Principal suspended


Valdez Francis, the principal at Grantley Adams Memorial, who was at the centre of a student protest at the school last year, has been suspended.

Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw confirmed recently that Francis was no longer at the Blackman’s, St Joseph school.

“Mr Francis has been suspended and the ministry is carrying out an investigation following the findings of an inspection report. As I am sure you would appreciate, I wouldn’t want to say anything more at this stage which may prejudice those investigations,” she stated.

Sources told THE NATION that on one of the occasions when several ministry officials were at the school, a fight broke out resulting in the search and confiscation of several weapons.


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