News from the Caribbean:
October 31, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in collaboration with Macmillan will launch CXC’s online commercial presence called the CXC Store at www.cxc-store.com on Friday 7 November during a concert in Jamaica. The launch will be held at Jamaica College auditorium.
October 29, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Former opposition Peoples Action Movement (PAM) leader Lindsay Grant says the environmental health problems at the Basseterre High School in St Kitts are a concern for parents like himself. He was responding to suggestions that some people are politicizing the issue.
October 28, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Teachers at Basseterre High School (BHS) in St Kitts demonstrated on Friday outside the school gate, calling for classes to be relocated until all remedial work to address potential health risks be completed, and ultimately they want to see a new school constructed.
October 27, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Caribbean News Now columnist, former member of the Board of the International Programme for the Development of Communication at UNESCO (1983 to 1985) and an elected member of the Executive Board of UNESCO (1985 to 1987) Sir Ronald Sanders...
October 21, 2014
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- After the devastating earthquake of 2010, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) came to the aid of Haiti to help in the reconstruction of five schools in the form of a grant of US$5 million. Last Tuesday, the head of the IsDB, Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali al-Madani, visited Haiti.
October 21, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CXC) -- A student from Queen’s College in Guyana is once again the Most Outstanding Candidate in the region in the May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Elisa Hamilton leads a trio of Queen’s College top performers.
October 20, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Students from schools in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica dominated the awards for the Most Outstanding Performance in the 2014 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). The awards were announced last Thursday at the meeting of CXC’s Sub-Committee...
October 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- Jerome Fitzgerald, Bahamas minister of education, science and technology, last week participated in a series of meetings aimed at identifying partners to leverage and maximize the existing $16 million that his ministry annually dedicates to tertiary education scholarships.
October 16, 2014
ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- “Education is a public right and our governments have the obligation to increase their quality for the well-being of our people.” These were the words of Michel Martelly, president of Haiti, on October 8, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus.
October 11, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) senator, Ron Green, is concerned about the sorry state of the Dominica’s education sector, particularly as it relates the universal secondary education (USE) programme, treatment of teachers and the condition of infrastructure.
September 29, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Tertiary education and skills training minister, Fazal Karim, has offered to extend the services of Trinidad and Tobago’s National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) to Antigua and Barbuda. The minister gave the feature address at NESC’s orientation ceremony at its...
September 24, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in collaboration with the Students Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education in Trinidad and Tobago will host two one-day stakeholder events on 25 and 26 September 2014. The first event on Thursday...
September 22, 2014
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College has issued a response to reports that have been circulating locally in relation to accreditation of associate degrees offered by the college. The reports claim that students who have completed associate degrees...
September 22, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- Chief education officers and education planners are to meet in Dominica to plan the implementation of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) education sector strategy. The meeting, which takes place from September 23-26, 2014, will be held under the theme...
September 20, 2014
September used to be one of the best months of the year when I was a lad in Haiti. It was the time when the abundant crop of coffee and coco was ready to be harvested. The chain of people in production from the grower to the consolidator to the shipper and the receiver was happy making...
September 9, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States has announced the final two members of the 2014 slate of Fulbright and Humphrey Fellows for this academic year. St Lucian Halim Ernest and Grenadian Keane Mark...
September 9, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- An extraordinary meeting of the University Council, convened pursuant to Statue 22 paragraph 5 and presided over by the Chancellor of the University, has accepted the report from the search committee established to identify a new vice-chancellor and agreed to appoint Sir Hilary Beckles.
September 6, 2014
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre (Trinidad and Tobago IFC), the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) announced a new partnership on Thursday to boost financial education in Trinidad and Tobago.
September 4, 2014
BEIJING, China -- Premier of China Li Keqiang has pledged to support the Antigua and Barbuda government’s thrust in education. During a meeting with Li, Prime Minister Gaston Browne outlined his government’s plans for developing the education system in Antigua and Barbuda.
September 4, 2014
Recently, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) education minister, Girlyn Miguel, and CXC's Charles Mayenga, senior assistant registrar, examinations administration and security division, gave an analysis and breakdown of our national performance at the 2014 external examinations.
August 29, 2014
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is set to reconfirm its commitment to Puerto Rico with the grand opening of a new regional campus in San Juan. The new campus represents an expansion of offerings at NSU and also provides increased opportunities for students.
August 28, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- National security intelligence is witnessing a paradigm shift in the 21st century where new transnational security challenges have appeared, along with the realisation that security issues are interconnected around the globe. The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean’s...
August 27, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has officially informed the principals of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) of his government’s desire for the Five Islands Secondary School now under construction, to be converted into the...
August 22, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will host a delegation from the ministry of education and training in Lesotho, Southern Africa, from Monday to Wednesday of next week at its headquarters in Barbados. The five-member Lesotho delegation is being led by...
August 16, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The overall performance for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) May/June 2014 examination continued the gradual upward trend started in 2012. This year, 66 percent of entries achieved acceptable grades, Grades I – III.
August 14, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Digital media, offered in May/June 2014 as the first 100 percent paper-less examination by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has returned excellent results in its first sitting. One hundred percent of the candidates taking Digital Media Units 1 and 2...
August 13, 2014
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- St Vincent and the Grenadines will host the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) annual release of results for the May/June examinations on Monday 18 August 2014. The event will be held at the Peace Memorial Hall in Kingstown.