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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...

Education in the Dutch Caribbean: Interview with senior vice president of American Institutes for Research

November 17, 2015
Education in the Dutch Caribbean: Interview with senior vice president of American Institutes for Research WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- In this first of a two part interview with Johannes M. (Hans) Bos, senior vice president, education and international development at American Institutes for Research (AIR), headquartered in Washington DC, we start to take a look at education in the Dutch Caribbean.

US university announces Cuba program for medical students

October 31, 2015
US university announces Cuba program for medical students HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Michigan State University announced this week that its medical students will be able to do part of their curriculum in Cuban hospital as of April 2016. According to the announcement on the university website, following the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Washington ...

St Lucia education officials conclude Barbados study tour

October 28, 2015
St Lucia education officials conclude Barbados study tour BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- With support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), officials from the government of Saint Lucia spent the past week learning from Barbados’ approaches to meeting the needs of special education students in its school system. The Barbados ministry of education, science...

CDB gives education in Barbados US$7.75 million boost

October 27, 2015
CDB gives education in Barbados US$7.75 million boost BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) board of directors has approved US$7.75 million in financing to improve access to tertiary education in Barbados and to strengthen the business operations of the country’s Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF). The loan will assist...

Commentary: SVG's 'Education Revolution': A revolution against education

October 27, 2015
Commentary: SVG's 'Education Revolution': A revolution against education “Jesus wept!” Not because He was weak or flawed, but the fact remained that Jesus loved His brethren Lazarus who was dead – four days prior to Jesus’ arrival to Bethany. After assessing the education system and the injustices to a significant number of students – like Jesus on Bethany, I shook my head and cried!

Britain doubles Chevening Scholarships for the Commonwealth Caribbean

October 23, 2015
Britain doubles Chevening Scholarships for the Commonwealth Caribbean LONDON, England -- British prime minister, David Cameron, in a recent visit to the Caribbean islands of Jamaica and Grenada, announced an immediate doubling of Chevening Scholarships available to Commonwealth Caribbean countries. The increase comes off the back of a tripling of the number of...

Islamic Bank approves US$30.8 million education loan for Suriname

October 7, 2015
Islamic Bank approves US$30.8 million education loan for Suriname JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- On Monday, the board of executive directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), approved nearly US$895 million to contribute towards new development projects in IDB member countries. US$30.8 million will go to Suriname to support a secondary and technical education...

Montserrat students offered medical scholarship in Antigua

September 17, 2015
Montserrat students offered medical scholarship in Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Montserrat students have been offered a scholarship to pursue studies at the American International College of Arts and Sciences (AICASA) or the American University of Antigua – College of Medicine (AUA). Following discussions with premier of Montserrat Donaldson Romeo...

Cuban and US universities to start exchanges

September 10, 2015
Cuban and US universities to start exchanges HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Staff members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) met this week with officials of the University of Havana to consider ways for bilateral collaboration. Havana University Law School and the Center for Research Studies on International Economy...

WIPA and UWI Open Campus sign MOU

September 10, 2015
WIPA and UWI Open Campus sign MOU KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and the University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) reflective of both parties’ commitment to the development of WIPA, its members and Caribbean civilization.

CXC launches rebranding programme

September 1, 2015
CXC launches rebranding programme BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) launched a corporate rebranding programme on Monday. The goal of the CXC rebranding programme is to reinvigorate the CXC brand among all stakeholders with a view to consolidate CXC’s position as the major market leader...

A new home in Trinidad for the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean

August 31, 2015
A new home in Trinidad for the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- On Friday August 21, the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean hosted an evening reception to celebrate one year of achievements since its 2014 launch in Trinidad and Tobago. The gathering included guests from the diplomatic corps, current and past students of the Academy...

New Generation CAPE subjects do well in first sitting

August 28, 2015
New Generation CAPE subjects do well in first sitting BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The ten Units of five New Generation CAPE subjects, which were offered for the first time in the May/June 2015 sitting, performed very well. More than 90 per cent of entries in all of the Units achieved Grades I-V, which are the acceptable grades at CAPE.

Slight improvement in CSEC performance

August 27, 2015
Slight improvement in CSEC performance BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Sixty-eight per cent of the subject entries submitted for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) May/June 2015 examinations achieved Grades I-III, the acceptable grades at this level. This compares favourably with performance in 2014 when 66 percent...

Commentary: Trinidad and Tobago: Education reform and societal mobilisation

August 11, 2015
Commentary: Trinidad and Tobago: Education reform and societal mobilisation Trinidad and Tobago may begin the process of paving the way for structural reforms within the Caribbean by making dramatic changes to its education system. The country of about 1.34 million people is attempting to reform higher education so that it may increase its economic output. In addition to economic gain...

OECS statisticians to discuss strengthening of data systems for education decision-making

August 10, 2015
OECS statisticians to discuss strengthening of data systems for education decision-making CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Education statisticians across the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will attend an annual meeting in St Kitts and Nevis from August 11-14, 2015 to provide OECS statisticians with a forum to identify and adopt best practices for improved education data for regional...

Thirteen St Kitts-Nevis students to be awarded Taiwan scholarships

August 5, 2015
Thirteen St Kitts-Nevis students to be awarded Taiwan scholarships BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- After months of waiting in anticipation 13 students from St Kitts and Nevis will be awarded scholarships to pursue studies in various fields in Taiwan. An award ceremony, which is being organized by Taiwan’s embassy in Basseterre, will be held on Thursday to present...

Commentary: Big Dragon on Campus: China's soft power-play in academia

July 29, 2015
Commentary: Big Dragon on Campus: China's soft power-play in academia This past April, in a ceremony attended by the Chinese ambassador, Barbados announced the establishment of a Confucius Institute at the University of the West Indies (UWI)-Cave Hill. This institute is one of over 400 Confucius Institutes established in schools across 115 countries.

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