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  • Photo of Panama Keen To Cooperate with Barbados In Education

    Panama Keen To Cooperate with Barbados In Education

    Panama is seeking to strengthen cooperation with Barbados by creating linkages in the area of education. This was expressed today as Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, and officials of his Ministry met with Panama’s Minister of Education, Marcela Paredes de Vásquez, and her delegation, on the margins of the 36th Regular Meeting of the Conference of…

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  • Photo of PM Christie calls for realistic approach towards education

    PM Christie calls for realistic approach towards education

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The three-day meeting of Commonwealth Education Ministers has opened here with Prime Minister Perry Christie calling for the 53-member grouping to “identify realistic and practical measures to ensure that every Commonwealth country is able to provide a world class education”.   “Education transforms lives. When we realise that education is the most powerful way of improving a…

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  • Photo of Economist says Regional education systems must be refocused

    Economist says Regional education systems must be refocused

    An economist is calling for an overhaul of the education system in the region in order to bolster development. Head of the Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness, Indera Sagewan-Ali said while regional governments have been good at setting up learning institutions, they have failed to ensure the schools are functional and fulfilling their mandate. She said institutions are resourced “then we…

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  • Photo of CDB approves US$35M loan to improve education access in Belize

    CDB approves US$35M loan to improve education access in Belize

    More children are expected to gain access to education in Belize with the construction of 35 new schools and the provision of 5,300 additional places across pre-primary, primary and secondary levels. These are among the benefits to flow from a USD35 million loan and a USD 461,000 grant approved  by the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)…

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  • Photo of Focus more on TVET in schools – CDB study

    Focus more on TVET in schools – CDB study

    [SKN] Specific challenges of giving youth the right training and tools for the labour market were examined in a Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) study presented today at a seminar at the 45th Annual General Meeting of the CDB’s Board of Governors in St Kitts and Nevis, May 20-21. The report, entitled “Youth are the Future, the Imperative of Youth Employment…

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  • Photo of Education Minister Michael Browne to present nation’s Position on Gender Equity in Education at World Education Forum

    Education Minister Michael Browne to present nation’s Position on Gender Equity in Education at World Education Forum

    Education and Science and Technology Minister the Hon. Michael Browne will on Wednesday present Antigua and Barbuda’s position on Gender Equity in Education at the World Education Forum being held here in the Republic of Korea under the theme, “Equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030.  Transforming lives through Education.”   Minister Browne, speaking ahead of…

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  • Photo of Logistics and Youth Entrepreneurship Focus of #CDBBoG45 Seminars

    Logistics and Youth Entrepreneurship Focus of #CDBBoG45 Seminars

    Industry leaders in regional air transport, educational professionals, economists and development partners from across the globe will gather to discuss solutions to the main constraints to Regional air transport growth and development, and youth unemployment, during the 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) (#CDBBoG45) in St. Kitts and Nevis from May 20-21,…

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  • Photo of France to modernise Haiti’s education system

    France to modernise Haiti’s education system

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – French President Francois Hollande has promised to finance a large scale education programme to modernise the country’s education system. Hollande who arrived here on Tuesday, is also scheduled to sign several agreements with Haitian President Michel Martelly including one that will allow the exportation of organically grown bananas to Europe. In a brief speech…

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  • Photo of Food security programme begins in all schools

    Food security programme begins in all schools

    As it gets ready to re-launch its food security programme to secure investment from the private sector, the Ministry of Agriculture is doing its best to ensure primary and secondary schools are also part of the process. The exercise, which commenced last week with the donation of fruit trees to several primary schools, aims is to establish a garden in…

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  • Photo of A UWI campus could possibly be established in China, says Beckles

    A UWI campus could possibly be established in China, says Beckles

    A RECIPROCAL agreement has been forged following a recent trip by officials from the University of the West Indies to the People’s Republic of China which could see the establishment of a UWI campus in Suzhou China and the Global Institute for Software Technology establishing a campus in Barbados. This was revealed by Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Principal of the Cave Hill…

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