News from the Caribbean:
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.
August 12, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Ocean Security International (OSI) has announced that Professor W. Andy Knight, director of the Institute of International Relations of The University of the West Indies, has agreed to serve on the OSI Scientific and Academic Board to facilitate and coordinate OSI’s future work...
August 6, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- In anticipation of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69), the University of the West Indies (UWI) Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean’s fourth module will focus on Understanding the United Nations. This module is geared towards...
August 1, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The education sector in St Kitts and Nevis received the bulk of the resources offered by the Washington-based Organisation of American States (OAS) under the leadership of former director Starret Greene. Greene, who succeeded Ken Parker in 2006, ended an...
July 24, 2014
What will it be for you? When it comes to personal education, the cake has to come first -- one has to know something to shine -- and if one knows a lot more then that is the icing on the cake. The same should apply to educational methods: a solid foundation, a strong structure at all levels...
July 7, 2014
ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- On June 24 and 25, representatives of the University of West Indies (UWI) and the University of Havana, Cuba, met at the Institute of International Relations located at the UWI’s St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago to discuss “Development challenges and possibilities for...
July 2, 2014
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The St Kitts Teachers Union has labelled a move by the Ministry of Education to discipline the principal of the Basseterre High School (BHS) as “vindictive” and it says it will move to industrial action if action is taken against the over 30-year teaching veteran.
June 30, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- Seven students from top universities in Haiti arrived in the US capital this week to work at the Haitian embassy as part of a new summer fellowship and work-training program. Their arrival followed the departure to Haiti last week of six Haitian-American graduate students.
June 28, 2014
High school graduation is certainly a memorable occasion for all of you, and it gives me great pleasure to remind you as you graduate to “remember yesterday, dream for tomorrow and live for today.” As I reflected on this theme in preparation to address you graduates, I realized that the theme encompasses...
June 26, 2014
MONA, Jamaica -- The Institute of Criminal Justice and Security (ICJS), based at the regional headquarters of the University of the West Indies (UWI), has announced the launch of its latest publication, the Caribbean Journal of Criminology. The Caribbean Journal of Criminology is...
June 19, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is utilising electronic marking or e-marking for some of its scripts for the 2014 May/June examination sitting. The Council will be marking 11 papers in seven Caribbean Secondary Education (CSEC) subjects.
June 19, 2014
ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- You wouldn't normally expect to hear a conversation about "ionization in the earth's atmosphere" happening between a group of 12-to 14-year-old youngsters. But that conversation is exactly what led enterprising youth from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago...
June 14, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $10 million loan designed to help Belize improve its primary education and the governance of its education system. The program aims to prepare the teachers of today and tomorrow by supporting...
June 14, 2014
ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- The University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced the award of an honorary Doctorate of Letters (DLtt) to outstanding Guyanese/Antiguan scholar, journalist and diplomat Sir Ronald Michael Sanders, 66, KCMG, KCN, AM, in recognition of his long and distinguished...
June 14, 2014
Most economists, prime ministers and politicians are very happy if economic activity shows growth of at least two percent each year. When a plane goes into a nosedive does anyone get anxious? I think you know the answer! Part of what drives an improving economy is the increasing knowledge and...
June 9, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- With some $28 million owed to the Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF), Barbados minister of education, science, technology and innovation, Ronald Jones, told defaulters at a press conference on Friday: pay back the money you owe or else!