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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Nigel Harris says the institution, through CARICOM, will be seeking to take action to create a regional accreditation body, to ensure quality in the tertiary education sector. "We are very concerned that a number of... read more...



Thursday, June 24, 2010

ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- The economic costs of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are beyond what farmers spend to control the pest and beyond the resources that agricultural scientists employ to determine best control strategies or loss in trade opportunities. This was the view of Dr Govind Seepersad. read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

SCOTCH PLAINS, USA -- The sustainability of tourism in the region is reliant on ensuring vigilance in the media, excellence among young journalists, and by actively engaging the Caribbean community abroad, asserted a leading media exchange organization. CMEx will examine ways of working with the Caribbean Diaspora. read more...



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Young entrepreneurs at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus will benefit from a new programme supported by FirstCaribbean International Bank. The bank has pledged grant funding of US$45,000 to provide seed capital on a competitive basis to graduates. read more...



Saturday, May 15, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Havana University (UH) and the University of West Indies (UWI) signed in Jamaica a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the bonds between the two higher studies centers. UWI Chancellor Gordon Shirley highlighted his institution’s interest of increasing exchanges. read more...



Friday, May 14, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The education sector in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will see further development with a commitment from Brazil to expand the number and disciplines of Brazilian lecturers at the universities in the Region. Given the critical importance of diplomacy in strengthening the voice of... read more...



Thursday, May 13, 2010

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) -- Little more than a fortnight after his first posting on Twitter, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has used the micro-blogging service to tweet his decision to nationalize a university. The message went out to the nearly 300,000 Twitter users who subscribe to the president's account. read more...



Thursday, April 29, 2010

NEW YORK, USA -- On Sunday, St Lucians and supporters in New York will gather at the St Lucia House (formerly Helenites) in Brooklyn to officially launch a new initiative called Project Education. The brainchild of Jeremiah Hyacinth of the World Scholar Foundation, Project Education is a new initiative that provides... read more...



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

COVENTRY, England -- The University of Warwick in England has renamed its Centre for Caribbean Studies the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies in honour of the Guyanese philanthropist and businessman. The year 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Centre. read more...



Friday, April 23, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) -- The meal doesn't look like much, rice, a few vegetables and a little bit of meat, but for the Haitian school children who receive it for free, it is reason enough to come to class. By 10:30 am on a Wednesday, the smell of chicken stock wafts through the Rosalie Javoukey school. read more...



Thursday, April 15, 2010

An issue has developed with respect to Belizean students with LLB degrees from the University of Guyana, and the fact that they are required to sit an entrance examination in order to enter the Norman Manley Law School at the Mona campus in Jamaica. The issue is complicated because Guyanese students... read more...



Thursday, April 8, 2010

BELMOPAN, Belize -- The Executive Committee of the Council of Legal Education (CLE) has expressed sympathy for the plight of some two dozen Belizeans who hold the LLB degrees but cannot gain entry into the Norman Manley Law School to complete their legal studies because, under an agreement signed more than... read more...



Saturday, April 3, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) -- Dozens of schools in southern quake-hit Haiti are to reopen on Monday as part of UN efforts to bring back education to the devastated country, a UNICEF spokeswoman told AFP. The UN's children fund estimates that over 4,000 schools were destroyed, along with the Ministry of Education. read more...



Thursday, March 25, 2010

BELMOPAN, Belize -- The Government of Belize is taking steps for its students who were successful at the Bachelor of Laws examination at the University of Guyana to gain automatic admission to the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica without passing another qualifying examination. read more...



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Further details are being unveiled on proposed changes in the delivery of formal education throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. For decades, students at primary school have had to pass the Common Entrance Examination (CEE) to gain a place at one of the nation’s... read more...



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

LONDON, UK -- Ten teachers from Carriacou and Petite Martinique will return to Grenada on Wednesday after participating in the Reading Reform Foundation Conference (RRF), held in London, United Kingdom. The team of phonics leaders commenced the programme in August of 2006. read more...



Saturday, March 20, 2010

ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- Following the Annual General Meeting of the Association of Universities and Research Institutions of the Caribbean (UNICA) on March 16 2010, the Association announced the appointment of UWI Vice Chancellor, Professor E. Nigel Harris as the new President of UNICA. read more...



Thursday, March 11, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The number of candidates sitting the 2010 January Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations more than doubled, with some 54,866 candidates writing the examinations compared with 26,093 in 2009. Subject entries also increased significantly. read more...



Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Approaches to school counseling are straightforward, argues Oliver Mills in his compelling animated desire to debate several important issues that my earlier article explored on school counseling. What is so impressive about his critique are the rhetorical skills that mark his relentless search for truth. read more...



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

An education debate appears to be emerging in Barbados over the issue of the percentage of new students that should be allowed at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.The debate was triggered by a suggestion of Professor Michael Howard that the flow of students to the cave Hill Campus be slowed. read more...



Saturday, February 27, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA (JIS) -- A loan agreement for US$45 million (J$4 billion) was signed between the government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank at its headquarters in Washington DC, on Thursday. Minister of Finance and Public Service, Audley Shaw, signed on behalf of the Jamaican Government. read more...



Thursday, February 4, 2010

I was happy to see that Dr Thomas has responded to my letter in which I made certain observations with respect to his article on the issue of school counsellors. This is the kind of thing that Caribbean educators and professionals need to do, if the Caribbean public is to be educated on the issues. read more...



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I wish to thank Oliver Mills for taking the time to respond to my article on School Counselors: Vital to our Children’s Success. From the start, Mr Mills’ enthusiasm was remarkable. He deserves much credit for taking what I had to say serious. But his analysis turns out to be a problematic experiment in image making. read more...



Monday, January 11, 2010

My attention was drawn to the commentary by Dr Oswald R Thomas, which was published in Caribbean Net News on December 16, 2009, dealing with school counselors and their work being vital to children's success. The artical is rather bookish, traditional, and gives a tone of certainty. read more...



Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Young people in Antigua and Barbuda need to be nurtured, guided, and coached, by exemplary leadership to become the next generation of parents, workers, leaders, and productive citizens. They desperately need support and opportunities during childhood/ adolescence, a period of rapid growth and change. read more...



Saturday, December 12, 2009

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- Applications are now being accepted from suitably qualified citizens of Antigua and Barbuda and other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to pursue bachelor’s degrees in Mexico. As part of its bicentennial celebrations, Mexico has approved 50 scholarships. read more...



Friday, December 11, 2009

ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) held its 41st Meeting under the Chairmanship of Professor E Nigel Harris, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies in the British Virgin Islands on 4th December 2009. The Council last met in the BVI in 1994. The Council recorded its appreciation... read more...



Saturday, December 5, 2009

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Compton Bourne, president of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has been appointed Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG), this country’s only tertiary institution. Bourne, a Guyanese scholar, was sworn in on Thursday as the eighth chancellor of the institution. read more...



Friday, November 20, 2009

Caribbean Net News recently carried two important pieces of information regarding new challenges and developments in higher education in the Caribbean. The first deals with a statement by the Principal of the Mona campus of the UWI, and the other with co-operation between Cuba and Venezuela. read more...



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Principal of the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Mona campus, Professor Gordon Shirley, said that the institution has taken steps to address some of the challenges arising from the global economic downturn. Speaking at the launch of the campus' engineering programme... read more...



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba’s access to master’s degrees and postgraduate courses in Venezuela was highlighted at the 9th Joint Commission on Higher Education, held at Pueblo Guri, in the Venezuelan state of Bolivar. At the meeting the participants also acknowledged Cuba’s collaboration in the project. read more...



Saturday, October 24, 2009

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Just seven years since the establishment of the Dominica State College by an Act of Parliament, the institution continues to grow both in terms of student membership and the partnerships it has developed with regional and international institutions. read more...



Thursday, October 22, 2009

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The University of the West Indies (UWI) celebrated an historic first with the inaugural formal Graduation Ceremony of its newest campus, the Open Campus, at the Beausejour Indoor Sports Facility in St Lucia on Saturday, October 21, 2009. Almost 150 graduands were present. read more...



Wednesday, October 14, 2009

As our Caribbean countries face the challenges of developing their human resources, many of them are taking a serious look at the performance of their students. Jamaica has always been very proactive in experimenting with various strategies aimed at enhancing student performance. read more...



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua-Barbuda is continuing to position itself as a front runner in the development of ICT. On this occasion, the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications, Science & Technology is sending two officers to South Korea to participate in an e-learning training programme. read more...



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Many Caribbean countries have now realised that in order for their schools to perform effectively, that the leadership provided by school managers is a significant factor in making this happen. As a result, several countries have been running various leadership and management programmes that would equip... read more...



Monday, September 21, 2009

In your Education Section, you recently published an interview conducted by the Nassau Institute concerning education in the Bahamas. The teacher interviewed noted some of the issues facing the education system there such as, the poor quality of teachers, the problem of the qualifications and... read more...



Saturday, September 19, 2009

In your education section of September 12, 2009, you published a statement by Prime Minister Thomas of Grenada in which he called for a collaborative approach to improving education. Among other ideas he states that parents and communities must be involved, as well as church boards, and that students... read more...



Saturday, September 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, USA -- US Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen has announced that the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park has received a $2 million dollar investment award from the Economic Development Administration within the US Department of Commerce. read more...



Saturday, September 19, 2009

I read the second of two letters by Foxy Stewart “Grenada’s education system” with great interest. Not being a resident of the island (as s/he put it) with both hands in the air well and truly above my head may I confess up front that I know nothing at all about the country’s education system neither would I dare... read more...



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