News from the Caribbean:
December 16, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- An International Labour Organisation (ILO) report on key findings of a visit to the Basseterre High School in St Kitts in May, did in fact originate from the ILO according to documentation made available to WINN FM. Education Minister Nigel Carty, during the Budget Debate...
December 10, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) held its 46th meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, on Friday 5 December and the meeting of the School Committee on Thursday 4 December 2014 under the chairmanship of Professor E Nigel Harris, vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies.
December 4, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a new donation to expand access to education, improve the quality of education and strengthen the capacity of the ministry of education in Haiti. This is the fourth of five contributions in support of the 2010-2015...
November 29, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The region’s leading microfinance institution is tackling a significant problem in the Eastern Caribbean that has far reaching negative implications for the future workforce in the region. As part of a regional programme, Axcel Finance, has been holding a series of career preparation...
November 22, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica will host the annual governance meetings of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on 4th and 5th December 2014 in Kingston, Jamaica. The meeting of the School Examinations Committee (SEC) will be held on Thursday 4th December and the 46th meeting of Council...
November 20, 2014
NASSAU, Bahamas (BIS) -- Representatives from the Human Development, Education and Employment Department (DHDEE) of the Organization of American States (OAS) met with Bahamian stakeholders on Monday to apprise them of increased education and training opportunities for Bahamians.
November 19, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A book chronicling the 40 years since the establishment of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will be launched during a ceremony on Tuesday, 2 December, in Kingston, Jamaica. Entitled “A History of the Caribbean Examinations Council, 1973-2013”, the book...
November 17, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Basseterre High School stakeholders in St Kitts would likely not have agreed to return to the campus in September had they been aware of an International Labour Organization (ILO) report that was submitted in June, according to the president of the St Kitts Teachers Union.
November 14, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- A report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the Basseterre High School in St Kitts submitted in June noted that not only was the situation at the campus an occupational safety and health issue, but also a public health issue.
November 14, 2014
The government of Trinidad and Tobago has failed to follow-through on its written commitment to provide financial assistance to needy schoolchildren for the current academic year. I wish to inform the public that, in August 2014, all MPs received written correspondence from the government...
November 10, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haitian minister of economy and finance Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie and World Bank special envoy Mary Barton-Dock on Friday signed a grant of US$24 million from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to help 230,000 children in Haiti attend school and...
November 8, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- An arbitration panel established to address growing health and safety concerns at the Basseterre High School (BHS) in St Kitts has ordered the immediate relocation of the students and staff of that institution. The panel has also called for the immediate implementation of...
November 6, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- During the six months that the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean has been up and running, it has successfully trained 237 participants in programmes conducted by 12 internationally recognised experts – from within the region and overseas. In just a few days...
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...