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'You can't say that on this radio!'- Talk show host scolds Snr ESHS official

- Veteran educator slips up during radio conversation about indiscipline among school children
Assistant Principal at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), Mr Cecil A. Hodge and Principal of the ESHS Ms Vanessa K. Garraway during a converation on discipline in schools on ZKING 100.9 FM. Photo: Facebook
On the Tuesday, September 17, 2019, edition of the 'My BVI Radio Show on ZKING 100.9 FM'—the brainchild of Bishop John I. Cline for a Christian perspective on issues in the territory—the educator got a little too illustrative when trying to detail his methods of reprimanding indiscipline in the school institution. Photo: Facebook
On the Tuesday, September 17, 2019, edition of the 'My BVI Radio Show on ZKING 100.9 FM'—the brainchild of Bishop John I. Cline for a Christian perspective on issues in the territory—the educator got a little too illustrative when trying to detail his methods of reprimanding indiscipline in the school institution. Photo: Facebook
Host of My BVI Radio Show, Angelle A. Cameron was not impressed when a guest on her live show used the words 'bitch' and 'slut'. Photo: VINO/File
Host of My BVI Radio Show, Angelle A. Cameron was not impressed when a guest on her live show used the words 'bitch' and 'slut'. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Disciplinarian, Educator and Assistant Principal at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), Mr Cecil A. Hodge may have gotten a little carried away, breaking broadcast etiquette during a conversation about discipline in the school system when he used the word "bitch" on live radio in the Virgin Islands.

On the Tuesday, September 17, 2019, edition of the 'My BVI Radio Show' on ZKING 100.9 FM, the brainchild of Bishop John I. Cline for a Christian perspective on issues in the territory, the educator got a little too illustrative when trying to detail his methods of reprimanding students for indiscipline in the learning institution. 

'Bitch & Sluts' - Mr Hodge 

In explaining the origins of sternness in the school system, he said, "I get that question a lot about the whole issue of sternness and the aggressiveness and I said you have to understand where that error came from, that came out of a period where people believe students are not little people and they can't learn and understand and we have to use this brute force!" 

According to the educator, brute force is not always necessary in the school system as children can react to change via other methods.

"Discipline in itself, in my definition, is the ability to do something good each day... in other words, you discipline yourself to make changes which are going to impact you in a successful way every day," he said.  

However, it was at this time when Mr Hodge was illustrating his processes, the slipups happened, "Let's say for example a child would say to a child, you bitch or slut or anything like that..." he said the action would be taken to ascertain the origins of the child's use of the word. 

Gasping, the host Angelle A. Cameron immediately moved to reprehend the educator for the use of the words, "You can't say that on this radio!" she reacted, to which another voice whispered, "bitch is a female dog".  

Quick conversation change   

Following that, the conversation quickly veered to the need to get to the origins of why students are exhibiting certain behaviours at the institutional level. According to Mr Hodge, "If someone happens to display behaviour that is not in keeping with [proper standards], it is our duty to stop that person and educate them at that particular time."

"When you take time to literally educate somebody about what it means to change their behaviour and to change their ways... we don't have to use the methods that we come up with, there's other methods," he said.

Over the past week, the ESHS has been roasted by social media users, following alligations of some 70 girls being sent home for uniform violations.

ESHS Principal Vanessa K. Garraway has since denied those allegations, noting that the school's uniform policy plays a pivotal role in inculcating disciplinary principles necessary for their future. 

24 Responses to “'You can't say that on this radio!'- Talk show host scolds Snr ESHS official”

  • The Watcher (19/09/2019, 15:01) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    "Gasping, the host Angelle A. Cameron immediately moved to reprehended the educator for the use of the words". What does reprehend mean?
  • Time & Place (19/09/2019, 15:23) Like (3) Dislike (15) Reply
    A top official should know better man... come on, Bitch was totally inappropriate.
  • No wonder (19/09/2019, 15:28) Like (1) Dislike (17) Reply
    No wonder this place is the way it is and these children are the way they are... they learning it from the TOP.
    • me again (19/09/2019, 17:05) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ No Wonder
      Mr Hodge made a reference; to some of the things that students SAY
      Which child does not know the word OR which one in high school
      You all need to take stock of the “ animals” you are reading for children .
      Oohhhh you might be one whose child is the parent in the home . SORRY
  • There you go (19/09/2019, 15:41) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    "You can't say that on this radio!" she reacted, to which another voice whispered, "bitch is a female dog". lmfao, thin to laugh.
  • watch (19/09/2019, 16:40) Like (41) Dislike (0) Reply
    Check the context . It was merely an example . Lets not get holier than thou people .... relax and absorb the point being made .
    • Wow (19/09/2019, 18:15) Like (4) Dislike (23) Reply
      Context? come on... wer must conduct ourselves better on the public airways, context or not.
    • what if (19/09/2019, 21:18) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply

      So if he used f**k as an example, would that mean the context would have been correct?

    • Mikeeee (20/09/2019, 11:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I think you should check the context once more..
  • Wow (19/09/2019, 19:28) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Willie Lynch f...ed y'all up for eternity.
    • jokes (19/09/2019, 21:13) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      There was no Willie Lynch, do your research before posting negative.
  • TBS (19/09/2019, 22:09) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    It was an example. I wish society in general would be scandalized when such words are used in the home, on the streets, on the dance floor, in the supermarkets, in front the church, in the restaurants, in the work place...
  • SMH (19/09/2019, 22:24) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

    Then stupid a*******s dont even want students to go upstairs during lunch time.I want all parents to pass by the school lunch time on monday at senior and see what thise students are going through.

    • Get Real (20/09/2019, 09:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Some of you need to home school your children. You expect everything to be just Perfect for your fragile offsprings. CTL was a problem. Down here is a problem. This is the real world. It is going to take some time to get back to normal. Quit bitching about crap.
  • What is going on in this place (20/09/2019, 07:28) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    Here it is this educator is trying to explain to you as an audience the way in which he will deal with the extreme behavior of some of the students in the school and he is interrupted and told you can’t say that on the radio but they can listen to it said over and over in a song where it’s used In wore ways ,something is very wrong with the people in this little town call the BVI ,I was speaking yo my son the other day and asked him if they had allowed him to see his brother when he was in the hospital and he told me they said that he was not old enough he was 12 years old then , but when he was born his brother was 5 years old and we were at the hospital in Florida the doctor went to the waiting room where he was in the hospital brought in a chair and put it right where he could see his brother coming in to this world and at this time and age kids can’t go to the hospital to see their relatives is it that we are too good to be smarter is it that or is it that we are just slow .
  • nonsense (20/09/2019, 08:37) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    You have to excuse the host as she is new to this thing. But check this out...https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36627061
  • dude (20/09/2019, 12:13) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    He really didn't do anything wrong just being too real for the fanatsy folks that listen to that station. Host should be more smooth about it if something like that ever happens again. & it is a radio friendly word. The overreaction was as tho he called someone that but he did not.
  • Tank (20/09/2019, 21:56) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is so petty. People are very quick to tell you what you can't do.or say. Seize the time. Grow to hell up. Life is real.
  • Really?! (22/09/2019, 02:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So Mr educator instead of saying the actual terms how about utilizing an alternative... Example if students utilize derogatory terms and or language certain actions will b taken..... Lord help our leaders!!


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