Education

  • Photo of Emotional PM Minnis outlines plan to assist Dominicans

    Emotional PM Minnis outlines plan to assist Dominicans

    NASSAU, The Bahamas, Guardian – As he laid out a part of the government’s plan to assist Dominican children and their families today, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis choked back tears as he recounted the devastation that Hurricane Maria unleashed on the small island nation and expressed shame at the vitriolic response of some Bahamians to his pledge to assist…

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  • Photo of SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

                                    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chair of the  Spouses of the Caribbean Leaders Action Network (SCLAN), H.E. Kim Simplis Barrow, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize and Special Envoy for Women and Children in Belize…

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  • PANCAP hosts HIV Edutainment event

     The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, upon the initiative and request from the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General will facilitate an awareness activity on HIV and AIDS titled ‘HIV Edutainment Hangout’. The special initiative will focus on the children of CARICOM employees, ages…

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  • App development critical to Single ICT Space – CARICOM official

      The development of applications such as the recently launched CXC Connect, is critical to the CARICOM Single ICT Space. Speaking at the Guyana launch of the application on Monday, 31 July, 2017, Deputy Programme Manager ICT4D at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Ms. Jennifer Britton said that the Single ICT Space was one of the initiatives undertaken by the CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • CARICOM, UN to strengthen cooperation at New York meeting

    Cooperation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN) System will be further strengthened around several issues including climate change, security, human development, health and education at the Ninth CARICOM-United Nations General Meeting this week. The two-day meeting begins 20 July 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It is happening against the backdrop of a…

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  • Robert Bermudez confirmed as The UWI’s 6th Chancellor

    The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Bermudez has been appointed as its 6th Chancellor. The appointment came after members of the University Council accepted the recommendation of the Search Committee for the Chancellor at the Council’s annual business meeting, held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The UWI Cave Hill Campus…

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  • Photo of Investing in early childhood development essential to helping more children and communities thrive, reveals Lancet Series on ECD

    Investing in early childhood development essential to helping more children and communities thrive, reveals Lancet Series on ECD

    An estimated 43 percent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting, according to findings from The Lancet’s Series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale. The Caribbean Regional Launch of the series took place immediately following the 32 Meeting of the Council for Human…

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  • CSME Education for 300 Secondary School Students in Clarendon, Jamaica

      CSME Education for 300 Secondary School Students in Clarendon, Jamaica The CARICOM Secretariat is collaborating with the Jamaica Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to educate students on regional integration and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). On Tuesday, March 14 approximately 300 students from secondary schools in the parish of Clarendon will gather at the Clarendon…

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  • Further UG, UWI collaboration – students to mix programmes between two institutions

    University of Guyana (UG) students will benefit from a mixed programme through collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI). Vice Chancellor of UWI, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said UWI is already collaborating with UG on programmes in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, medicine and law among others, but there needs to be full mobility where students can mix their programmes…

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  • Caribbean Export Supports Literacy in Schools

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) distributed the first set of the books from its inaugural book drive during May 2014 with presentations to the students of the West Terrace and St. Stephen’s Primary Schools. During the first presentation at West Terrace, Ms. JoEllen Laryea Caribbean Export’s PR and Communications Advisor, stressed the importance of reading for the cultivation…

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