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  • Photo of Practitioners in Education to get Opportunity in Designing Authentic Assessment

    Practitioners in Education to get Opportunity in Designing Authentic Assessment

    Classroom teachers across the Basic Education Sector and Teacher Educators are being given an opportunity to design authentic assessment activities to meet the challenges and opportunities of online teaching and learning. The CARICOM Secretariat has organised a Designing Authentic Assessment  workshop for 1 October from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. ECT via Zoom.  The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Camile…

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  • Photo of Prime Minister Holness gets General Elections landslide

    Prime Minister Holness gets General Elections landslide

    Jamaicans voted to return the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) of Prime Minister Mr Andrew Holness to office with a landslide in General Elections on Thursday. Preliminary results show the JLP won 49 of the 63 seats at stake with the other 14 going to the People’s National Party (PNP) led by the outgoing Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips.…

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  • Photo of Elections Day in Jamaica

    Elections Day in Jamaica

    Jamaicans vote today in General Elections which are a straight fight between the incumbent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) of Prime Minister Mr Andrew Holness and the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) led by Dr. Peter Phillips. One hundred and thirty nine (139) candidates, including 13 independents, will contents the elections for the sixty-three (63) seats at stake.  The Electoral Office…

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  • Photo of COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS and the British High Commission Extend Support to the Guyana Prison Service

    COVID-19: CARICOM IMPACS and the British High Commission Extend Support to the Guyana Prison Service

    Responding to the request from Guyana Prison Authorities to support national COVID-19 measures to minimize and control the risk of the contagion inside their prisons, the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS) with the support of the UKAID has immediately provided urgent assistance of medical and sanitation supplies and other related COVID-19 materials to the Guyana Prison…

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  • Photo of CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 58th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 58th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago on its fifty-eighth Anniversary of Independence, praising the country’s role in regional integration. “Trinidad and Tobago, one of the founding Members of the Community, has maintained its leadership role in advancing the integration movement, including through its leadership on regional security and energy issues,”…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago’s re-elected Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley

    CARICOM SG congratulates Trinidad and Tobago’s re-elected Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on his victory in the General Elections of 10 August 2020.   Dr Rowley and his Cabinet were sworn into office yesterday. The Secretary-General also congratulated the people of Trinidad and Tobago on the conduct of the elections under the difficult circumstances occasioned by the COVID-19…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Leaders prepare for Hurricanes amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    CARICOM Leaders prepare for Hurricanes amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have received proposals for dealing with the possibility of responding to a hurricane within the COVID-19 outbreak. At their 11th Special Meeting held by video conference on Monday 17 August, the Heads of Government recognised that such an occurrence would add a significant layer of complexity and would have an impact on…

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  • Photo of CARICAD pays tribute to former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur in its latest Newsletter

    CARICAD pays tribute to former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur in its latest Newsletter

    A tribute to the late former Prime Minister of Barbados, Professor Owen Arthur is the front page article in the July-August 2020 edition of the CARICAD Newsletter. CARICAD, the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration, is the Region’s focal point for transforming and modernizing the public sectors of its Member States to better formulate and implement public policy towards the achievement…

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  • Photo of Fifty-nine percent of business contemplate closure – JMEA Survey: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Fifty-nine percent of business contemplate closure – JMEA Survey: CARICOM BUSINESS

    Some 59% of Jamaican businesses have been considering temporary or permanent closure of business. That is one of the findings of a Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) Productive Sector COVID-19 Impact Survey conducted April 28 to May 22, 2020. The responses were garnered from the JMEA’s membership base. In making the disclosure at a Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica…

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  • Photo of CARPHA Turnaround Time for Testing Remains Consistent with No Test Results Pending

    CARPHA Turnaround Time for Testing Remains Consistent with No Test Results Pending

    As the regional reference laboratory, the CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML) continues to conduct tests for suspected COVID-19 cases for 18 of its 26 Member States. Throughout the pandemic period CARPHA has been guiding laboratory action through science-based testing protocols based on the latest recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).  CARPHA pledged…

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