• Jamaica to host conference on STEM, TVET

    THE second International Con-ference on TVET in the Caribbean will be held May 13-15, 2015 at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica. An international panel of presenters will explore the theme “STEM Education in TVET: Imperative to National and Regional Development”. The conference is being hosted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona…

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  • Photo of UNESCO African Ancestry Project to be Launched in Nevis

    UNESCO African Ancestry Project to be Launched in Nevis

    (NATCOM) – St. Kitts, April 1, 2015: In an information statement released by the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS), Executive Director, Evelyn Henville said her organization is about to launch a project entitled “Educating the Population of St. Kitts and Nevis on Afro-Caribbean Ancestry” next Tuesday (April 07). Ms. Henville stated that implementation of the programme otherwise dubbed “The…

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  • Photo of Education Ministry achieves milestone in TVET policy implementation

    Education Ministry achieves milestone in TVET policy implementation

    The Ministry of Education on Thursday, March 19, held a sensitization workshop to design, develop and pilot a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for St. Kitts and Nevis. It marked another milestone in the implementing of the National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Policy. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Ionie Liburd-Willett, stated that the workshop comes…

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  • UNESCO team pleased with TVET policy progress in St. Kitts and Nevis

    A UNESCO team has reported that it is pleased with what has been accomplished with the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Policy. During their recent visit to the Federation, Associate Evaluation Specialist Ekaterina Sediakina and Senior Consultant/Managing Partner Bert-Jan Buiskool explained that UNESCO was doing an evaluation of organisations working under the TVET policy world-wide and had selected…

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  • Photo of Broadband the key to bringing ‘education to all’, says UN Broadband Commission

    Broadband the key to bringing ‘education to all’, says UN Broadband Commission

    Paris, 27 February 2015 – Mobile phones, tablets and e-readers with broadband connectivity could prove the long-sought panacea in the global effort to bring quality, ubiquitous multidisciplinary educational opportunities to people everywhere, especially the world’s poorest or most isolated communities, according to the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which held its 11th meeting at UNESCO headquarters in Paris today. A report…

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  • St. Kitts-Nevis joins International Mother Language Day observance

    A day aimed at developing a fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions around the world as well as promoting unity in diversity and international understanding, through multilingualism and multiculturalism; International Mother Languages Day, will be celebrated on Saturday February 21. The day is observed annually by the National Commission for UNESCO as part of its mandate to raise awareness…

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  • Photo of Jamaica to Introduce Blood Testing for Athletes

    Jamaica to Introduce Blood Testing for Athletes

    News Americas Now, NEW YORK, NY, Monday, February 2, 2015-Executive Director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), Carey Brown, has indicated that the agency is well to its way to introducing blood testing by the end of the 2014/15 fiscal year. He made the announcement at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ at the agency’s head office in Kingston.…

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  • Remarks by Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque   On The Occasion Of The Signing Of The Revised UNESCO-CARICOM Memorandum of Understanding and Meeting of the Director-General, UNESCO Her Excellency Irina Bokova and CARICOM Delegations to the Thirty-Seventh UNESCO General Conference   PARIS, FRANCE

    It is indeed a great pleasure for me to join you at this session between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and UNESCO taking place at its Thirty-Seventh General Conference.  I wish to express our appreciation to you, Director General, for affording the CARICOM delegations this opportunity to meet with you to discuss issues of specific importance to our Region.  I also…

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  • More to be done to strengthen heritage tourism, says CARICOM culture manager

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development, Dr Hilary Brown is of the opinion that the Caribbean needs to do more to strengthen its heritage tourism product. She believes that “much more could be done” to develop the Region’s natural and built heritage which is an invaluable resource in…

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