News from the Caribbean:
March 26, 2015
PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- The embassy of Canada held a three-day educational forum in Suriname to expose Surinamese students to educational opportunities for study in Canada. The initiative took the form of a mini education fair working with three pre-selected private schools over the course of three days.
March 26, 2015
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Regional air carrier LIAT’s chief executive officer, David Evans, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Antigua State College (ASC) for an engineering technician training programme in aircraft maintenance. Other industry partners in the new programme...
March 18, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, USA -- The US embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS underscored its commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education when, on March 12, public affairs officer Yolonda Kerney was on location at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
March 18, 2015
As a child, impetuous and rebellious, Winston Churchill suffered from a severe speech impediment and had a poor academic record in school. His life was apparently a trajectory of disparate events. However, those deficiencies and misfortunes were easily overcome by the strength of his character.
March 14, 2015
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Steps were taken to further advance the College of the Bahamas transformation project when the project launch workshop was held March 2 – 5 in The Bahamas. Representatives from the ministry of education, science and technology; the College of the Bahamas...
March 13, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA -- Many of Puerto Rico's fourth- and eighth-grade public school students are falling short in mathematics achievement, according to The Nation's Report Card: 2013 Mathematics Assessment in Puerto Rico. The results in 2011 and 2013 come from the National...
March 9, 2015
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The ministry of education, the College of The Bahamas and the ministry of finance, in conjunction with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) held a three day workshop for The College of The Bahamas’s Transformation Project last Wednesday at the college.
March 5, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Performance in the 2015 January sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination continued the upward trend seen over the last two years. This year, 58 percent of subject entries achieved acceptable grades, that is Grades I – III.
February 27, 2015
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (EMU) -- Candidates who wrote the January 2015 sitting of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) can access their results online as of Thursday. This is according to local CXC registrar Solomon Claxton. The results are available on the website ors.cxc.org/studentportal.
February 24, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A number of UK universities, training institutions and skills training schools will join local higher education institutions that are offering UK qualifications, to showcase the wide array of options in the UK. The inaugural UK Higher Education and Skills Fair will take place on March 3.
February 23, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Barbadians may soon be able to access scholarships to Cuba to study areas other than medicine. This follows a call from minister of education, science, technology and innovation, Ronald Jones, to Cuban ambassador to Barbados, Francisco Fernández Peña...
February 23, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has made three appointments to its staff at its headquarters in Barbados. Kemaul Persaud, a Barbadian national, joined the Council on Monday 2 February in the post of director of corporate services. In this position...
February 23, 2015
CAVE HILL, Barbados -- At the invitation of Professor Cristina Jonsson of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados, the founder/president of the Global Adult Industry Association (GAIA), Charlie Spice, delivered a guest lecture on “The Impact of the Sex Trade on Tourism” on Thursday.
February 16, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced two senior management changes to drive the strategic direction of the regional institution in its delivery of world-class teaching and online education. The current principal and pro vice-chancellor of the UWI Open Campus...
February 16, 2015
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Teachers from more than 20 schools in western Jamaica will learn how to teach students about their right to work, travel and do business in 13 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, in a special two day workshop starting on Monday in Montego Bay.
February 9, 2015
PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba (ACN) -- After several months of travel, the 36 crew members of the German three-mast topsail schooner Thor Heyerdahl arrived in Pinar del Río, Cuba, where they will remain until Wednesday. The vessel is the floating campus of Classroom under Sail.
January 29, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- An 11-member delegation from the Dutch Caribbean territories of St Eustatius and Saba will visit the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in Barbados on 29 and 30 January 2015. The team will be on a fact-finding mission to gain a better understanding of CXC and its examinations.
January 26, 2015
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- A Basseterre High School (BHS) teacher, who spoke to the press about health concerns and demonstrated with other teachers over ongoing health issues at the St Kitts school, has been relieved of her duties in questionable circumstances.
January 24, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The UWI Open Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced the appointment of Dr Phyllis Fleming-Banks to oversee the operations of its Open Campus country sites in the British Overseas Territories (BOTs). The sites include Anguilla, British Virgin Islands...
January 16, 2015
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Grenadian teachers at the CXC and CCLC level got the opportunity to build on their skills to bring the CARICOM Single Market and its opportunities to life for students. The Tuesday, January 13, workshop was made possible under the Improving Information Flows...
January 13, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- What does the rise of China’s economy and active diplomacy mean for the Caribbean? The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean examines China’s hegemony during its first module for 2015. The week-long intensive course runs from January 19 to 24 at UWI’s...
January 9, 2015
PANAMA CITY, Panama (ACN) -- Panama is re-launching its national literacy programme based on the Cuban method known as Yes, I Can, after a five-year freeze under the government of Ricardo Martinelli. Social development minister Alcibiades Vazquez said that the programme was inaugurated...
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...