Education

  • 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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  • Barbados to Develop “Blueprint” For Science, Technology Education

    Barbados’ government says it is planning to develop a “blueprint” to reform its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teaching across its education system. Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development Minister Dr Esther Byer Suckoo pointed this week to what she saw as the “need to create a culture of research, innovation and entrepreneurship” in Barbados. “STEM education opens…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Classrooms of the Future Initiative Launched in Trinidad and Tobago with the OAS, Virtual Educa and the Private Sector

    Caribbean Classrooms of the Future Initiative Launched in Trinidad and Tobago with the OAS, Virtual Educa and the Private Sector

    A series of technologically advanced classrooms, designed to benefit thousands of students and educators in schools across the Caribbean, is being launched following a commitment from international telecommunications company Samsung to the Organization of American States (OAS) and Virtual Educa. The initiative follows the lead taken by the government of Trinidad and Tobago and its Ministry of Education to establish…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat celebrates girls in ICT with interactive session, exhibit

    CARICOM Secretariat celebrates girls in ICT with interactive session, exhibit

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     An interactive session, hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat to commemorate Girls in ICT Day, opened this morning at the Secretariat’s headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. The Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan in her remarks to the gathering noted that observance of the day at the Secretariat showed continued solidarity with the…

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  • Photo of New School in Haiti to be named in honor of CARICOM

    New School in Haiti to be named in honor of CARICOM

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     A new school which was built under the Medianet Haiti Relief Fund (TMHRF) is to be called the CARICOM Community School of Digue Matheux in honor of CARICOM’s solidarity with the project.  Under the fund, fifteen houses were also handed over to beneficiaries. Assistant Secretary General in charge of Foreign and Community Relations Ambassador…

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  • Professor Beckles: Ten-Point Plan makes a case for reparatory justice

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – Victims of crimes against humanity and their descendants have a legal right to call for reparatory justice. As such, the CARICOM Reparatory Justice Committee has come up with a ten-point plan of action, which outlines the path to reconciliation and justice for such persons. According to Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the…

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  • CARICOM asks Council of Legal Education to take UG Law graduates

    There appears to be a resolution towards the issue of accommodating Guyanese law students at the Hugh Wooding Law Faculty for the upcoming academic year, Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General (AG) Anil Nandlall said today. The AG was part of the Guyana delegation participating in the 25th Inter-Sessional CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in St Vincent and the Grenadines.…

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  • Photo of PM Douglas leads on transformation of education and human resource development issues

    PM Douglas leads on transformation of education and human resource development issues

    BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MARCH 11TH 2014 (CUOPM) – An urgent call has been made to transform education and human resource development in the Caribbean, has come from the region’s leading statesman and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas. Dr. Douglas was at the time on Monday afternoon making a presentation to the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Canada Assist Suriname to Incorporate Regional Integration and the CSME into School Curricula

    CARICOM and Canada Assist Suriname to Incorporate Regional Integration and the CSME into School Curricula

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Approximately four hundred teachers in Suriname will be trained on the operations of the Caribbean Community and CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The sessions begin on Monday 3 March, 2014 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Paramaribo and will run until 24 March, 2014. The activity in Suriname falls under the CARICOM Trade…

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  • CARICOM moves to harmonise literacy data

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is forging ahead with a programme designed to harmonise the measurement of literacy data to advance the production of reliable information for better decision making in this area. Education officials, statisticians and other experts gathered in Barbados on Tuesday and Wednesday for the CARICOM Fourth Technical Workshop on a Common…

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