By Elesha George “A policy coming out of ministry guiding how to bang people pickney”, is how Dr Cleon Athill, an educator and a former director of youth described new guidelines to administer corporal punishment in schools in Antigua and Barbuda. The Ministry of Education reportedly released the document, dated June 2019, which outlines and sanctions how corporal punishment is to be meted out to students attending schools on the island. In speaking directly to the idea of the guidelines, Dr Athill said: “I’m very disheartened that to see in 2019, today, that there can be a policy coming out […]

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