Friday, April 12, 2024

Handyman gets axed


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AN ELECTRICIAN/MAINTENANCE MAN man who was fired yesterday from Combermere School said he believes it was because he spoke out about the ongoing environmental problem there.

Kemal Harvey-Bowen, a 32-year-old artisan employed at the Waterford, St Michael school since last September, was handed his termination letter when he arrived for work yesterday. It stated that his probationary period was unsatisfactory and he had failed to produce his qualifications and a police certificate of character as required.

However, the father of three said he had spoken out twice at meetings of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), the latest last Thursday, and that might account for him now being jobless.

“People’s children are at risk and that is being overlooked to keep the prestige and reputation of the school . . . . I am the father of three and I wouldn’t like that to happen to any of my children. That is the reason I spoke,” Harvey-Bowen told the DAILY NATION. (AC)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.



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