Education

  • Photo of Teaching Regional Integration and the CSME in CARICOM classrooms

    Teaching Regional Integration and the CSME in CARICOM classrooms

    Approximately fifty high school students from Belize and Guyana participated in a merged on-line classroom on Monday, that was taught by Ms. Eletha Stewart-Johnson of Queen’s College in Guyana. This was the first leg of a pilot activity on teaching regional integration and the CSME in CARICOM classrooms and Ms. Stewart-Johnson taught the class of Mr. Abdiel Medina of the…

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  • Photo of Teaching regional integration, CSME in CARICOM classrooms

    Teaching regional integration, CSME in CARICOM classrooms

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is continuing efforts to increase the teaching of regional integration and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in CARICOM classrooms via a new initiative due to start Monday, 10 May 2021. Ms. Eletha Stewart-Johnson, a teacher in Social Studies and History at Queen’s College in Guyana, will teach virtually, students at the Ladyville Technical…

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  • Photo of Early childhood educators access training in distance learning through CARICOM, UNESCO, UWI – Open Campus collaboration

    Early childhood educators access training in distance learning through CARICOM, UNESCO, UWI – Open Campus collaboration

    Teachers and educators in early childhood education from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are involved in a four-week training workshop to improve their capacity to deliver high quality distance learning experiences for young children. The workshop commenced on Wednesday March 17, through a partnership among the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of Agreement reached on administration of 2021 regional examinations

    Agreement reached on administration of 2021 regional examinations

    In recognition of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the education sector, candidates registered for CAPE®, CSEC® and CCLSC®  will sit these Exams during the period June/July 2021. Ministries of Education will receive the results in the last week of September. CARICOM Ministers of Education reached those and other critical agreements for the Administration of the 2021 CAPE…

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  • Photo of MoU signed establishing Centre for Excellence for Oceanography and the Blue Economy at The University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus

    MoU signed establishing Centre for Excellence for Oceanography and the Blue Economy at The University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 19th January, 2021……….The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles and the Chair of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Professor Sir Ed Byrne have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise their collaboration in support of a…

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  • 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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