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Letter: Short changing Turks and Caicos Islands students

August 14, 2017
Letter: Short changing Turks and Caicos Islands students Despite the PNP taking possession of an almost bankrupt Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government after the election of 2012, that party managed to provide over 100 scholarships for TCI students during the first year of the PNP administration and the PNP party eventually worked up to nearly 300...

Letter: Punishing Trinidad and Tobago's tertiary students

August 11, 2017
Letter: Punishing Trinidad and Tobago's tertiary students Minister of Education Anthony Garcia is further punishing the nation’s tertiary students with dark threats of means testing to access Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) mere weeks before the start of the new semester. Mr Garcia is compounding the severe cuts to GATE funding with...

Cuba graduates 170 doctors from the United States

August 4, 2017
Cuba graduates 170 doctors from the United States HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba has graduated 170 doctors from the United States through a project implemented the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), which was initiated in November 1999. In an exclusive interview with Cuban News Agency, Zenia Díaz Catalá, director of the general secretariat...

Commentary: Iris Cleola Stubbs - A Turks and Caicos Islands stalwart in education

August 1, 2017
Commentary: Iris Cleola Stubbs - A Turks and Caicos Islands stalwart in education South Caicos has produced several individuals, who dedicated their lives to service – particularly in the field of education. One of these individuals was the late Iris Cleola Lightbourne (affectionately known as Tita). She was born on 8th March 1925. Unfortunately for her, due to her father’s death when she...

CXC launches mobile app

July 27, 2017
CXC launches mobile app BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) launched its first mobile App – CXC Connect – on Wednesday in Barbados. Speaking about the need for the CXC App, registrar of CXC, Glenroy Cumberbatch explained, “Increasingly, more of CXC stakeholders are using their mobile...

Feature: Raising charity one child at a time

July 13, 2017
Feature: Raising charity one child at a time On June 27, 2017, Aveeno Campbell, a promising five-year-old, became the first recipient of Carleas’ Dream Initiative award. The JA$50,000 (US$391) bursary was made possible due to Carleas’ efforts and the kind patronage of Regina Franklin and Dr Renee Reynolds PMP, in support of a little girl's...

Historic launch for agriculture and education projects in Haiti

July 7, 2017
Historic launch for agriculture and education projects in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has held its first ever project launch workshop in Haiti, signalling a historic start to the implementation of two CDB-funded interventions. The projects, which focus on community-based agriculture and rural development, and technical and...

Letter: Decline in academic results is disheartening and disturbing

July 7, 2017
Letter: Decline in academic results is disheartening and disturbing The deterioration in this year’s secondary entrance assessment (SEA) results in Trinidad and Tobago is the direct result of the reversal of a number of policy initiatives of the People’s Partnership administration. The current minister of education and his junior minister have quashed a comprehensive...

USAID provides US$3 million for safety and security in schools in Jamaica

July 5, 2017
USAID provides US$3 million for safety and security in schools in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with the education, youth and information ministry in Jamaica to provide grant funding in the sum of US$3 million for a safety and security in schools project. Under the partnership, USAID will...

Grenada PM calls on UK to increase scholarships to the Caribbean

July 4, 2017
Grenada PM calls on UK to increase scholarships to the Caribbean ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has called on the United Kingdom to increase its quota of scholarships offered to students in Grenada and the rest of the Caribbean. Mitchell, an advocate of education, made the appeal during a meeting with Janet Douglas, the United...

Caribbean ancestry groups lag behind US educational level

June 29, 2017
Caribbean ancestry groups lag behind US educational level WASHINGTON, USA -- While about 61 percent of people with Nigerian ancestry age 25 and older had a bachelor's degree or higher -- more than twice the US rate of 28.5 percent -- Caribbean ancestry groups in the United States lagged behind, according to a new US Census Bureau report.

Stakeholders recommend regional coordination effort to improve education results

June 23, 2017
Stakeholders recommend regional coordination effort to improve education results BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Education stakeholders from across the Caribbean are recommending the establishment of a dedicated coordination platform, which will implement and monitor the Region’s progress on achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 Education Goals and Targets.

Commentary: Politics is education, not tribalism

May 4, 2017
Commentary: Politics is education, not tribalism Rickey Singh, a popular Caribbean journalist, in an article in the Saturday Express titled “Promises of new Jamaican politics,” says that the PNP opposition leader in Jamaica, Dr Peter Phillips, made a plea for his people to pursue a new kind of politics to overcome ‘tribal divisiveness’ and rebuild...

Benchmark educational standards for better policy development, says IDB

April 18, 2017
Benchmark educational standards for better policy development, says IDB KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Therese Turner-Jones, the general manager for the Inter-American Development Bank’s Caribbean Country Department, has emphasized the importance of benchmarking based upon international standards in education, with the goal of developing better educational policies.

Guyanese doctor describes experience at university in Russia

April 18, 2017
Guyanese doctor describes experience at university in Russia GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Every year since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Guyana in 1970, the Russian government has provided scholarships to Guyanese students for studies in Russia. More than 100 Guyanese students, including doctors, engineers, politicians...

Commentary: The importance of professional development in teaching

April 18, 2017
Commentary: The importance of professional development in teaching Teachers need to become partners in and ultimately responsible for their own learning. The process whereby this is achieved is through professional development. Professional development is an ongoing, continuous process. Teachers should be desirous of constantly improving themselves.

Antigua-Barbuda launches new education course on Travel Agent University

April 6, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda launches new education course on Travel Agent University NEW YORK, USA -- Antigua and Barbuda has announced the launch of its new agent specialist course on the premiere e-learning platform, Travel Agent University (TAU). TAU, with 45,000 plus active members, is the industry's largest online travel agent community, having graduated...

CTO launches digital tourism education learning series for Caribbean primary schools

March 23, 2017
CTO launches digital tourism education learning series for Caribbean primary schools BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The teaching of tourism education in Caribbean primary school just got easier with the launch this week of creative teaching tools by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The region’s tourism development agency has introduced its first ever tourism education...

Commentary: Character-based leadership: The game changer

March 18, 2017
Commentary: Character-based leadership: The game changer The idea of leadership has come in for much analysis and discussion recently. It has replaced management as a strategy for organizational and employee development, and has deeper dimensions, including areas such as winning the confidence and commitment of others, and stirring...

Barbados receives $10 million education boost from China

March 9, 2017
Barbados receives $10 million education boost from China BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Education in Barbados has been bolstered with a donation of some BDS$10 million (US$5 million) in teaching equipment from China, which will be allocated to schools and institutions across the island. The donation was accepted on Wednesday by minister of...

Higher education in Puerto Rico in crisis

February 24, 2017
Higher education in Puerto Rico in crisis SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- UPR, the University of Puerto Rico, finds itself in crisis, following funding cutbacks that have led to a wave of resignations by top administrators. Last summer, the US Congress adopted PROMESA (the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act).

Commentary: Is education itself a mishap?

February 16, 2017
Commentary: Is education itself a mishap? In the Caribbean, we have always valued education, and although we are not always sure what it means, we feel it is something beneficial to have. The argument is that education is a contested concept. It means different things to different people at different times. But whatever it is, it is seen...

Laundered money handed to Guyana university, says Nigerian prosecutor

February 4, 2017
Laundered money handed to Guyana university, says Nigerian prosecutor LAGOS, Nigeria -- In an indictment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of Nigeria against embattled justice of the Federal High Court, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, prosecutors are claiming (among other things) that Ofili-Ajumogobia had influenced the Nigeria Maritime...

Guyana university moves to silence local media

February 2, 2017
Guyana university moves to silence local media GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Fearing further public scrutiny of its operations in Guyana, Texila American University recently move to court asking that international journalist and editor-in-chief of the Guyana Guardian, Dennis Adonis, be silenced from making any form of negative disclosures in an impending...

Applications open for Caribbean youth entrepreneurship tech incubation programme

January 25, 2017
Applications open for Caribbean youth entrepreneurship tech incubation programme BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- A technology incubation programme that provides business support services for young entrepreneurs in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and Haiti is open for applications. The Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Programme (CTEP) is an initiative of the...

Commentary: The brain drain of the Caribbean trained nurses

January 23, 2017
Commentary: The brain drain of the Caribbean trained nurses Our quiet need: The role of a nurse is equally important as a good doctor, education, clean criminal record, and a productive safe community. These caretakers and medicine givers are eyes and ears of doctors, from preparing a clean bed to escorting sick and helpless patients, even ones...

Commentary: Marjorie Basden - A stalwart in education in the Turks and Caicos Islands

January 23, 2017
Commentary: Marjorie Basden - A stalwart in education in the Turks and Caicos Islands Mrs Majorie Lightbourne-Basden was born in South Caicos on August 1, 1924. She attended the pre-school of the late Miss Mary Robinson. She also attended pre-school headed by the late Mrs Euphemia Lockhart. At the age of seven, she entered the Government All Age Primary School. 

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