Education

  • Photo of CARICOM Education Ministers reminded of sector’s importance in post COVID-19 recovery

    CARICOM Education Ministers reminded of sector’s importance in post COVID-19 recovery

    Caribbean Community Education Ministers were reminded of Education’s critical role in the post COVID-19 economic recovery, as the 25th Special Meeting of CARICOM’s Council for Human and Social and Development (COHSOD) opened Tuesday. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, remined the Meeting that there is no economic recovery and resilience without an education system designed to strengthen workforce capacity and innovation,…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    CARIFORUM Capacity Building Intervention starts:  Youth investment, policies and prevention programmes, partnerships emphasised

    The importance of investing in youth, including treatment and rehabilitation for those who are using and addicted to alcohol and other drugs, was underscored at the Official Opening of the Regional Adolescent Training Workshops on 4 February 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. To this end, partnerships, relevant policies and adolescents’ prevention programmes, among others, were emphasised by speakers who represented…

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  • Govts paying up – UWI

    (Barbados Today) 12 October, 2018 – A CARICOM leader’s “shuttle diplomacy” appears to be prompting governments to clear arrears in contributions to the University of the West Indies (UWI) as the Vice Chancellor reports progress in recouping millions of dollars. Sir Hilary Beckles revealed this morning during a news conference at the Cave Hill Campus that the CARICOM leaders’ selection of Prime Minister of…

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  • Photo of New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 percent of best Universities in the world

    New Rankings put The UWI among top 5 percent of best Universities in the world

    (The UWI Press Release), September 27, 2018—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has broken into the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the first time. The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked The UWI among the world’s top institutions. The rankings show that The UWI is located among the 1,258 top universities in world…

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  • Photo of Rihanna named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Barbados

    Rihanna named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Barbados

    (Barbados Government Information Service) Government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stated that Government was honoured to be able to confer the title on this outstanding Barbadian who has contributed significantly to raising the island’s profile…

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  • Photo of Implementation of HRD Strategy will address issues articulated by youth, parents, community

    Implementation of HRD Strategy will address issues articulated by youth, parents, community

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chairman of the Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD) and Minister of Education, Science and Culture of Suriname, the Hon. Lilian Ferrier, said that the implementation of the CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy will focus on issues that have been raised by youth, parents and communities of the Region in a 2010 Report of the Commission on…

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  • Photo of HRD Strategy: another step in evolution of development of regional capital – CARICOM SG

    HRD Strategy: another step in evolution of development of regional capital – CARICOM SG

    Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has described the Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy as another step in the evolution of the development of human capital in the Region. The Secretary-General was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Council for Human and Social Development COHSOD. The ceremony was held at the Theatre Guild Playhouse in Guyana on Wednesday and included a Thought Forum…

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  • Photo of Fascinating, sophisticated displays at The Bishops’ High School CARICOM Project event

    Fascinating, sophisticated displays at The Bishops’ High School CARICOM Project event

    The Bishops’ High School in Georgetown, Guyana, hosted its annual 9th Grade (3rd Form) CARICOM Project at the school on Friday, 13 April, 2018. This year’s activity was observed under the theme, ‘Climate: Resilience and Mitigation – Safeguarding Our Physical and Cultural Integrity’ Two CARICOM Member States – Dominica, and Haiti – were featured this year. The other country featured was Puerto…

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  • Photo of Guyana signs CXC and MASA Agreements

    Guyana signs CXC and MASA Agreements

    Guyana signed the Revised Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the CARICOM Multilateral Air Services Agreement (MASA) during the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Haiti, Tuesday. Foreign Minister Hon Carl Greenidge, who is heading the country’s delegation to the Meeting signed the Agreements. The Revised Agreement Establishing the CXC seeks to update the…

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  • Photo of Montserrat signs two Agreements at CARICOM Inter-Sessional  Meeting

    Montserrat signs two Agreements at CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting

    Montserrat’s Minister of Education, Health and Youth Hon Delmaude Ryan, who is heading the island’s delegation to the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Haiti, signed two agreements during the second day of the meeting, Tuesday. Montserrat signed on to the Agreement establishing the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions, and the Agreement…

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