News from the Caribbean:
March 1, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The UNESCO Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNESCO/IESALC) and The University of the West Indies (UWI) will convene the Second Conference on Higher Education in the Caribbean (II CCHE), May 8 and 9, 2014.
February 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- Scholarship opportunities for Bahamians and the possibility of a student exchange program between Howard University and the College of The Bahamas (COB) were among the topics discussed by Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas consul general to Washington, DC, with Howard’s...
February 22, 2014
BELMOPAN, Belize -- The El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) in Mexico has opened its 2014 scholarship call for applications for postgraduate programs. There are seven scholarships available for Belizean nationals for master’s degree programs and one for a doctorate degree program.
February 20, 2014
The children of Laventille West are being deprived of a quality education as a result of the mismanagement of the upgrades and repairs of their schools. There is poor management of the primary schools and the secondary schools in the Laventille area and in schools where...
January 27, 2014
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The government of Saint Lucia is exploring an alliance with the University of the West Indies (UWI) to establish a linkage between Saint Lucia’s hospitals and the Faculties of Medical Science of the university. This new partnership seeks to transform the New National Hospital...
January 25, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and Macmillan Publishers Limited have renewed their past alliance for the publication and distribution of learning support material for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency...
January 20, 2014
WARRENS, Barbados -- A partnership forged 11 years ago between two leading regional entities has seen CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank contributing over US$1.4 million to the University of the West Indies(UWI). According to a release, the funds have gone to support the education of...
January 11, 2014
NAIROBI, Kenya – A new collaborative programme will allow 11 students from the South Sudan to study medicine at St George’s University (SGU) in Grenada. SGU is offering free tuition, housing, and a special programme to prepare the students for the study of medicine.
January 11, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Steve Imperato of FutureFunds Ltd, advancement consultant to the University of the West Indies (UWI), on Wednesday presented a cheque for US$500 to pro vice-chancellor and principal of the UWI Open Campus, Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald in support of the UWI’s...
January 10, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Institute of International Relations (IIR) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will on January 14, 2014, sign a memorandum of agreement to establish a hub for the creation and facilitation of the...
January 7, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Jamaican Diaspora Education Task Force has joined forces with the Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA) to stage the first education summit between February 18 and 21, 2014. The summit, which will be in two phases, will kick-off in Montego Bay and bring together over...
December 10, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) held its 45th meeting in Georgetown, Guyana, last Friday and the meeting of the school committee (SEC) on Thursday under the chairmanship of Professor Nigel Harris, vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies.
December 9, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Professionals from the region and the Diaspora, and students and teachers from Guyana, gathered on December 2-3, 2013 to discuss how "stimulating education, innovation and entrepreneurship in science and engineering" can be promoted to help diversify the economies of the Caribbean.
December 4, 2013
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Coming out of two consultations specifically targeting Saint Lucian teachers, the OECS public education country mission team said it is heartened by the level of interest, investment and some solid recommendations made by the island’s educators. The economic union, which came into force...
December 2, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Hundreds of US students on board the MV Explorer, in what is known as the study-abroad program Semester at Sea, will come to Cuba after a nine-year interruption due to the US economic, financial and commercial embargo of the island. International relations director at the University of Havana...
November 27, 2013
Bullying is a serious violation against a child’s right to live in a safe and violent free environment. The Caribbean Mentoring Institute embarked on a pilot training over the summer period in Saint Lucia. A number of students and teachers were trained in bully prevention methods; however, as it stands...
November 25, 2013
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The University of the West Indies’ Dr Judith Gobin was part of a team of international scientists who made a major discovery located some 6,000ft under the sea, in the ‘debris avalanche’ deposit of the Grenada Basin, west of Kick'em Jenny volcano.
November 23, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana will host the annual governance meetings of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on 5th and 6th December 2013 in Georgetown. The meeting of the School Examinations Committee (SEC) will be held on Thursday 5th December and the 45th meeting of Council...
November 11, 2013
ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer Dr Judith Gobin has joined a team of international scientists on a six-day, deep sea exploration of the Kick’em Jenny volcano and Trinidad Tar Seeps on board the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus. Gobin, who is a lecturer of marine...
November 11, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The University of the West Indies (UWI) launched its single virtual university space (SVUS) with a telemedicine pilot at the Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit (HWFMU) in The University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona. The first telemedicine broadcast by the UWI was broadcast to...
November 6, 2013
BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- A leadership team put together by Minister of Education Colin Riley has announced plans to deal with the discovery of materials thought to contain asbestos at the Montserrat Secondary School (MSS). Following further investigations by the Project Implementation Unit on Monday...
October 29, 2013
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- St George's University School of Medicine 2013 graduates have achieved a record number of first-year US residency posts, marking the third year in a row the Grenada university placed more doctors into first year US residency posts than any other medical school.
October 28, 2013
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Miss Dea Thomas, a student of Ardenne High School in Jamaica is the 2013 winner of the Dennis Irvine Award, the symbol of academic excellence at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). Dea becomes the first Jamaica student...
October 26, 2013
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Caribbean Development Bank will provide a loan of US$13.4 million to the government of Antigua and Barbuda to assist the country’s efforts in providing more capacity at the secondary level, a necessity for achieving its goal of universal secondary education.
October 26, 2013
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Students from schools in Guyana have again taken the lion share of awards for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) 2013 May/June examination. Yogeeta Persaud of Anna Regina Secondary School is the Most Outstanding Candidate...
October 19, 2013
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has announced that a fourth medical school is expected to begin operations in St Vincent and the Grenadines by next year. The prime minister made the announcement during a news conference.
October 17, 2013
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In the 30 years since Operation Urgent Fury and the change of government into a parliamentary democracy, Grenada has emerged as a vibrant economy, poised for development into a vital entrepreneurial powerhouse in the Caribbean and the world.