• 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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  • Photo of CXC launches first interactive Mobile App

    CXC launches first interactive Mobile App

    – app changing the job landscape Forget walking with CXC certificates and hoping not to lose or crease them and forget not having your credentials when you bump into a potential employer on the street. With the new CXC Connect mobile app those days are gone. The job landscape for millennials is going to look very different and the Caribbean…

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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 CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy gets attention of Regional Education Ministers

    CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy gets attention of Regional Education Ministers

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Education Ministers met in Guyana, Friday, with much of their  attention focused on a Human Resource Development strategy to meet the Region’s requirements for its 21st century  economy and society. The Ministers, joined by senior education officials and other regional education stakeholders at   the  Thirty-second Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), were scheduled…

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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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  • Photo of CXC e-testing begins

    CXC e-testing begins

    The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) reported success as it officially launched its Electronic Testing Service to the region yesterday. Some 500 candidates from seven countries – Jamaica, Grenada, Dominica, Cayman Islands, Anguilla, St Lucia and Montserrat and St Lucia – tested the online initiative which allowed students to use a computer or an electronic device to sit their Caribbean Secondary…

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  • Photo of U.G.  Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith Earns Impressive Report Card

    U.G.  Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith Earns Impressive Report Card

    By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine   The vision of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana is  simple: he wants to make the institution a dynamic, and nationally relevant world-class university. He also  wants to do so in a hurry. In June 2016 Pro- fessor Griffi th gave up lucrative offers in North America to re- turn to Guyana to serve…

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  • CDB Approves USD24.1 mn Education Project in Saint Lucia

    The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved USD23.4 million (mn) in financing for a project, which aims to strengthen Saint Lucia’s education system to better address the needs of diverse learners. The Saint Lucia Education Quality Improvement Project (EQuIP) will support the enhancement of mechanisms and capacity for improved planning, leadership and delivery of education…

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  • Guyana Education Minister expresses support for HRD Consultations

    The Guyana Minister of Education Hon. Rupert Roopnaraine has expressed the support of his Ministry and the Guyana Government for the national consultations on Human Resources Development that were launched in Guyana on Monday. Minister Roopnarine expressed those views in an interview with the CARICOM Secretariat following the opening ceremony for the first HRD Consultation at the  National Centre for Education…

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