‘Antiquated’ Public Service Act

Barbados is robbing itself by not allowing public servants to serve the public.

This is according to some political scientists who agree the Public Service Act needs reviewing in light of the suspension and disciplinary charges being brought against two teachers who took part in the January 19 General Election.

Former Barbados Union of Teachers president Pedro Shepherd and coach Alwyn Babb have both been suspended with half-pay by the Ministry of Public Service pending the outcome of disciplinary hearings related to their candidacy for the Democratic Labour Party’s campaign, prompting cries of victimisation from the party.

Yesterday, political scientists Senator Dr Kristina Hinds, Dr George Belle, Devaron Bruce and Peter Wickham weighed in on the hot topic. (CA)


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