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Commentary: UWI lecturer: A coveted intellectual experience

July 28, 2016
Commentary: UWI lecturer: A coveted intellectual experience I have genuinely found that being a lecturer in the philosophy of education at the UWI provided me with an enriched exposure to the Caribbean’s greatest minds. It was indeed a coveted intellectual experience. The academic resources available in my teaching area were immense.

Commentary: Educational improvement or transformation?

July 25, 2016
Commentary: Educational improvement or transformation? Education in the Caribbean seems to experience identical problems of performance of students, and the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. In one country, an institution that prepares teachers was said to have only three of its 17 courses accredited. Another report...

Youth in Haiti present health and education proposals to authorities

July 23, 2016
Youth in Haiti present health and education proposals to authorities PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Under the Scholas Citizenship program, 250 high school students from 20 public and private schools from across Haiti this month completed a civic and social learning experience that resulted in concrete proposals in the areas of health and education.

Eight St Kitts-Nevis students receive Cuban tertiary education scholarships

July 6, 2016
Eight St Kitts-Nevis students receive Cuban tertiary education scholarships BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The Cuban government who has awarded eight students from St Kitts and Nevis the opportunity to pursue tertiary studies in Cuba. The Cuban embassy hosted its annual scholarship awards ceremony on Friday July 1, 2016, moving forward with...

Commentary: Congrats to the University of the Virgin Islands

July 4, 2016
Commentary: Congrats to the University of the Virgin Islands The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is to be highly congratulated on offering its first PhD, and new masters programmes, as recently reported by Caribbean News Now. The university is widely known throughout the Caribbean region for its high levels of excellence, and in seeking to...

CDB launches US$15 million education project in Grenada

June 24, 2016
CDB launches US$15 million education project in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- At the J.W. Fletcher Catholic Secondary School in Grenada, 217 boys and girls have been making do with inadequate space. Teachers and students work together creatively to make the best of the eight classrooms, spread across two blocks.

Five students from St Kitts-Nevis graduate in Taiwan

June 21, 2016
Five students from St Kitts-Nevis graduate in Taiwan TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Five students from St Kitts and Nevis, who dismissed the thoughts of Taiwan being too far away and the study period too long, were among their fellow classmates this graduation season celebrating their academic achievements.  The proud graduates were able to pursue...

India offers fully-funded training courses to Commonwealth citizens

June 21, 2016
India offers fully-funded training courses to Commonwealth citizens LONDON, England -- The government of India is giving Commonwealth citizens the opportunity to attend fully-funded training courses across a range of areas, including rural development, IT, telecommunications and renewable energy, in association with the Commonwealth...

UVI's first PhD and new graduate programs to be featured in Caribbean

June 16, 2016
UVI's first PhD and new graduate programs to be featured in Caribbean ST THOMAS, USVI -- University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) alumni, political and corporate leaders, and others will get an opportunity to take advantage of career advancement opportunities offered by UVI, namely, the university’s first PhD and six master’s level programs in business and...

UWI graduate school of business signs MOU to improve maritime sector energy efficiency

June 14, 2016
UWI graduate school of business signs MOU to improve maritime sector energy efficiency PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- On May 25, 2016, The University of the West Indies Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (UWI-ALJGSB) and the Trinidad and Tobago Shipbuilding and Repair Maritime Cluster (TTSR) signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake maritime...

CDB-funded workshop promotes gender-mainstreaming in education

May 31, 2016
CDB-funded workshop promotes gender-mainstreaming in education BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Over 60 senior education planners, gender focal points and representatives of the Association of Caribbean Chief Education Officers from across the region are now better equipped to address the issues of gender mainstreaming in the education sector.

Jamaica's Christian conservatives point fingers over comprehensive sex education

April 25, 2016
Jamaica's Christian conservatives point fingers over comprehensive sex education KINGSTON, Jamaica -- There are two topics that really get Jamaicans hot under the collar: sexuality and religion. When the two are combined, fireworks are the likely result. The debate between fundamentalist Christian Jamaicans and those advocating for greater sexual and reproductive...

Commentary: It's time for the Haitian government to retake control of the state university system

April 13, 2016
Commentary: It's time for the Haitian government to retake control of the state university system I have never thought I would be advocating for such a measure given the fact that Haiti occupies one of the lowest ranks in the index of corruption in terms of good governance in the world. Indeed, I believe the State University of Haiti under the jurisdiction of a minister of higher education...

Education: Tips for choosing a unique Latin America topic for your essay

April 2, 2016
Education: Tips for choosing a unique Latin America topic for your essay Latin America is extremely lively and filled with boundless culture. This huge geographical landscape brings in a variety of potential stories as well as offers a wealth of areas for you to study. When writing your thesis or essay about Latin America, it should be fairly easy to find a unique topic.

CXC to launch latest new generation CAPE subject - animation and game design

March 9, 2016
CXC to launch latest new generation CAPE subject - animation and game design KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will launch its latest New Generation CAPE subject, animation and game design, on Saturday at the KingstOOn Festival in Jamaica. The launch will take place at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.

Letter: Researching the future of vocational legal education in the Caribbean

March 9, 2016
Letter: Researching the future of vocational legal education in the Caribbean I am an attorney-at-law and a course director at the Hugh Wooding Law School pursuing a doctoral degree in education at Sheffield University. My research is on vocational legal education in the Caribbean and is focused on where we are now and where we need to go in order to make...

St Kitts-Nevis native focuses on homeland security

March 8, 2016
St Kitts-Nevis native focuses on homeland security DALLAS, USA -- Caribbean News Now contributor, Mutryce Williams, describes herself as “mother, writer, social commentator, advocate, columnist, educator, cultural conservationist, poet, artist, former diplomat, volunteer extraordinaire, certified homeland protection professional...

Commentary: To learn or not to learn - the graduated use of language

February 29, 2016
Commentary: To learn or not to learn - the graduated use of language Young children – those at primary school and younger – have developing brains. They are developing at different speeds. Handling shorter words is easier than handling longer words. The English language is rich in synonyms. For example talk, speak, chatter, converse and communicate...

CDB launches education sector reform programme in Belize

January 29, 2016
CDB launches education sector reform programme in Belize BELIZE CITY, Belize -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Wednesday launched in Belize a programme that will build 35 new schools, benefitting 5,300 students at the pre-primary, primary and secondary education levels. The Belize education sector reform programme focuses on...

Education: Research paper writing about the Caribbean and the West Indies

January 28, 2016
Research paper writing is not an easy job, and can consume a huge amount of time depending on how deep one has researched. It is not uncommon for college and university students to get an assignment to write on the history of the Caribbean and the West Indies.

Commentary: Why science and math literacy are key to Caribbean development

January 18, 2016
Commentary: Why science and math literacy are key to Caribbean development The lack of racial diversity in the tech industry is a big problem, one that Silicon Valley’s largest firms are trying to solve. For companies like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google, a more diverse workplace means a better grasp of what customers want, which translates into increased sales.

Iowa legislators to lead trade mission to Cuba

January 6, 2016
Iowa legislators to lead trade mission to Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Two legislators from the US state of Iowa are planning to visit Cuba this week, leading a delegation interested in fostering bilateral links for future trade exchange. According to local media in Iowa, Sen. Steve Sodders, D-Marshalltown, and Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt...

Caribbean Examinations Council meets in Belize

December 10, 2015
Caribbean Examinations Council meets in Belize BELIZE CITY, Belize -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) held its 47th meeting in Belize City on Friday 4 December and the meeting of the School Committee (SEC) on Thursday 3 December 2015 under the chairmanship of Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, vice chancellor of the...

Suriname to continue education reforms with IDB support

December 5, 2015
Suriname to continue education reforms with IDB support WASHINGTON, USA -- Improvements in the access, quality and equity of Suriname's educational system that will benefit 90,000 students and 6,500 teachers are part of a new phase of the country's Basic Education Improvement Program (BEIP), to be financed with a loan approved by the...

Belize to host CXC governance meetings

November 26, 2015
Belize to host CXC governance meetings BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Belize, the only Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) participating country in Central America, will host the 2015 annual governance meetings of CXC. The CXC governance meetings are held annually in one of the CXC participating countries.

Ask Nina: Kansas University outranks Curacao's business schools

November 26, 2015
Ask Nina: Kansas University outranks Curacao's business schools This week’s column is very different and highlights the performance of last week’s survey on business schools in Curacao. We at Ask Nina would like to sincerely thank all those who helped assisted and participated, half participated and “not at all participated”, your efforts were well noted by students...

Ask Nina: Curacao's business schools perform disappointingly poor in survey!

November 19, 2015
Ask Nina: Curacao's business schools perform disappointingly poor in survey! I'm so glad that there is a column like yours that deals about the Caribbean region, LAC and Dutch Caribbean.  You are such a good person; the world needs more helpful people like you to become a better place for us all. You know, in our group we discuss your column...

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