20th annual awards gala

AMONG THE THINGS a teacher and a student at a rural school in Barbados had in common was a dream to make something of their lives.

Eudine Barriteau was a young teacher at St George Secondary and Earl Phillips was a student in her classroom decades ago with high hopes of reaching the pinnacle of life’s ladder. But they soon parted ways, not to meet again for more than 25 years.

That was until recently when they greeted each other at a glitzy gala in Manhattan, the 20th annual awards function of the American Foundation of the University of the West Indies (AFUWI).

“You were one of my students,” Barriteau, now the Principal of the UWI’s Cave Hill campus, told Phillips, the secretary-treasurer of Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union, one of New York’s most influential labour organisations. Read more

Source: Nation News (Barbados)