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Bahamas mourns the loss of two veteran educators, Mrs. Juliet Barnwell and Mrs. Darnell Adderley
By Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Sep 13, 2016 - 10:09:11 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas – The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology expresses sincere condolences to the families of Mrs. Juliet Barnwell and Mrs. Darnell Adderley.

Mrs. Barnwell was a veteran educator who came from a lineage of patriotic Bahamians who were nationalists in the truest sense. Both of her parents, Mr. Claudius Walker and Mrs. Mable Walker have schools named in their honour and Mrs. Juliet Barnwell continued her parents’ legacy of nationalism.

The Director of Education, Mr. Lionel Sands reflected on Mrs. Barnwell whom he says was his teacher in 1968 at the Harold Road Secondary School. According to the Director, Mrs. Barnwell was a fine educator. “She was always an excellent teacher whose desire was to see all of her students succeed. She was an exemplary educator who served with passion and distinction to the time of her demise.”

Mrs. Barnwell was a pioneer of the Bahamian school board movement and served as the Chairman of the National School Board as well as the Chairman of the School Board of the institution bearing her father’s name, C.R. Walker Senior High.

Assistant Director of Education, Ms. Paulene Adderley, a former principal of the C.R. Walker High School, remembers with fondness the late Juliet Barnwell. She recounted several of her interactions with Mrs. Barnwell and shared a few of her common phrases. “Treat people well; always treat people well” and “You must love children”, were sentiments often echoed by the late Mrs. Barnwell.

Mrs. Barnwell was an avid reader whose passion for education was manifested in her unselfish service and commitment to the children of The Bahamas.

Additionally, condolences are extended to the family of Ms. Darnell Adderley and the staff and students of the L.W. Young Junior High School. Ms. Adderley was a Senior Mistress whose education career spans more than three decades. She was a stellar educator who served with zeal and loyalty to her profession and country.

May their souls rest in peace.

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