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Tag Archives: education

  1. THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE 2020 CXC EXAM FIASCO IS SO IMPORTANT TO US ALL

    ‘The fish rots from the head‘ The COVID-19 Pandemic has served to reveal pre-existing inequities and challenges within our societies. It has ripped the scab off of the wound that is our societal ills. Similarly, the 2020 CXC Exam Fiasco  from September 2020′, has revealed to the entire region what teachers and principals have been […]

    April 19, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Approaches to CXC 2021 Exit Examinations, Another View: CXC Matters by Khaleel Kothdiwala

    “On Wednesday April 7th, the Caribbean Union of Teachers held a panel discussion and webinar on the approaches to the CXC 2021 examinations. This forum was addressed by teachers, principals, students, parents and teacher unionists. There was unanimous concern expressed with CXC’s stated plans for the administration of the 2021 examinations, announced at the beginning […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  3. PANDEMIC OF PERFORMANCE: A TRANSFORMATIVE INITIATIVE THROUGH INNOVATION & CREATIVITY

    ReThink in collaboration with the University for Peace established by the General Assembly of the United Nations, will host a series of entrepreneurial, branding and inspirational webinars from April 21st through May 12th 2021, titled “Pandemic of Performance“, a regional initiative aimed at providing broad based support to those individuals and small businesses most affected […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  4. “UWI leadership sound and strategic” – Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

    Culminating with yesterday’s presentation by the Five Islands Campus, over the past few weeks the Councils that govern the campuses of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) heard how the regional University has fared favourably over the 2019-2020 academic year. In the face of increasing challenges crippling Caribbean economies and the global higher […]

    March 31, 2021EducationNo comments
  5. Barbados Accreditation Council urges Bajans to ‘Seek Opportunity in the face of Uncertainty’

    From the small business owner to major companies, re-strategizing with careful use of foresight and analysis has become paramount for maneuvering during this difficult COVID-19 period. The International Labour Organization (ILO) reported that there have been 34 million job losses in Latin America and the Caribbean. Moreover, the Inter-American Development Bank conducted over-the-phone surveys for […]

    February 12, 2021EducationNo comments
  6. Barbadian accorded honor of World Peace Ambassador

    Dr. Adrian Daisley from Barbados has been the recent recipient of the World Peace Ambassador Award by Peace Tracts. Their mission is to bring hope, change hearts and reduce hatred and violence. To Lobby for peace, alleviate the sufferings of war, broker truce between warring parties and to secure the release of hostages and captives […]

    February 11, 2021PoliticalNo comments
  7. Caribbean Diplomat named to London University Committee

    Veteran Caribbean diplomat, Sir Ronald Sanders, has been named to a 10-person committee to conduct an inquiry into the future of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London. The announcement of the Committee members was made today by the University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Wendy Thompson. The Committee will be chaired by Sir Malcolm Rifkind, a […]

    January 17, 2021EducationNo comments
  8. Reynold Weekes Primary – Honest act leads to new walkway for students

    The students of Reynolds Weekes Primary School recently had a most valuable lesson – that when you do good, good will follow you, you can benefit others, sometimes even a long time after your good deed! Sometime last year, four pupils of the St. Philip school found a wallet and returned it to the owner. […]

    December 17, 2020EducationNo comments
  9. ‘Writing your book’ By Roslyn Franken

    When doing author presentations about my book, Meant to Be, people often ask me afterwards, “How did you write your book?”  I answer, “Why do you ask?” and inevitably they tell me that they too have an inspirational story they want to share but have no idea how to write a book or even get started. What I discovered […]

    December 11, 2020BooksNo comments
  10. UNCTAD 15 CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM TO BE HOSTED AT THE COLERIDGE & PARRY SCHOOL

    The venue for the Civil Society Forum for the fifteenth session of the UNCTAD Ministerial Conference (UNCTAD 15) is the Coleridge and Parry School in Ashton Hall, St. Peter. This is the final venue to be confirmed for the six forums which will precede the Conference. In addition to Civil Society, there will be forums […]

    December 1, 2020Events, FeaturedNo comments
  11. BAC’s Plans for Expansion Revealed

    In celebration of the start of a week to celebrate its 16th anniversary, the Barbados Accreditation Council joined Senator Dr. Rev. John Rogers and his congregation at St. George Parish Church in worship. In attendance were current staff, members of the Board led by the Chairman Ann Lady Hewitt, as well as some familiar faces, […]

    November 18, 2020EventsNo comments
  12. UWI and ACS through MOU commit to sustainable development, decolonisation and regionalism

    “This day we take another critical step in the deconstruction of the colonial Caribbean.” The MoU, signed in the English, Spanish and French languages, provides a framework for both institutions to cooperate on resource mobilisation, integration and furthering the sustainable development of the Caribbean region. In practical terms, the agreement will allow for the exchange […]

    November 17, 2020EducationNo comments
  13. PwC donates ten tablets to assist class three and four students at St. Paul’s Primary School

    PwC East Caribbean Tax Leader, Gloria Eduardo recently presented ten new tablets to students at St. Paul’s Primary School, The tablets were donated as a part of the Firm’s corporate responsibility charitable donations initiative. Community is one of their top corporate responsibility focus areas and what is evident during the COVID-19 pandemic is the need […]

    November 11, 2020EducationNo comments
  14. DIGICEL STEPS OUT AS A DIGITAL OPERATOR

    Digicel just launched itself as a Digital Operator and is marking the occasion by delivering simply more through a suite of eight apps and a promise of powerful digital experiences. It heralds a new frontier for Digicel as it goes all in on digital. Nineteen years after its launch in Jamaica as a mobile operator […]

    October 24, 2020Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. Reaction to Release of Preliminary Findings of the Independent Review Team into the Conduct of CXC Exams 2020

    On Sunday, October 18, Sir Hilary Beckles, in his capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Examinations Council, and Dr. Wayne Wesley, Registrar of CXC, held a virtual press conference to release the preliminary findings of the Independent Review Team, empaneled to investigate the examination process, allocated examination results and general performance expectations, inter alia. For […]

    October 20, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  16. New scholarship program campaign “Developing talent for a sustainable future”

    The Barbados National Oil Company Ltd, Scholarship will be awarded to students who meet the criteria set forth annually. Scholarships will be awarded based on the availability of funds. A total of (11) eleven scholarships shall be granted. This Scholarship shall be funded with a cash gift of $1,000BBD per selected student and shall be […]

    October 3, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  17. Embassy of Argentina hosts Spanish Course Award Ceremony for Children

    Recently, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Barbados hosted its first Certificate Award Ceremony for Barbadian children, who successfully completed the Level One Spanish course taught during the COVID-19 pandemic. Barbadian Russell Banfield, who lives and works in Argentina, was among the instructors of this course, a fact that Pandiani was particularly happy to […]

    October 2, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  18. FCIB LENDS ASSISTANCE TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL

    The Salvation Army’s Division Youth and Candidate Secretary, Captain Monesha Broome is urging parents to look for creative ways to help their children cope with the school/life challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Captain Broome who was addressing the presentation ceremony for the Salvation Army’s Back-To-School Programme recently, noted that this year was one of […]

    September 29, 2020EducationNo comments
  19. TWO STUDENTS AWARDED G.E.L SCHOLARHSIPS

    Two students of the St. Mary’s Primary School were recently awarded the Annual Goddard Enterprises Ltd Scholarships for 2020 as they prepared to transition from primary to secondary school. Faith Simpson and Tyler Haynes were chosen from the graduating class of 35 students based on their attitude, hard work and dedication which they had demonstrated […]

    September 23, 2020EducationNo comments
  20. National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) guides Barbados Fire Academy on Stress Management

    Training Officer at Barbados Fire Academy Acting Station Officer Marlon Small is applauding the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), for what he called a “timely intervention” by the organization that recently conducted training for its recruits. He was speaking following a two-day Substance Abuse and Stress management training conducted by the NCSA to twenty-three […]

    September 9, 2020EducationNo comments
  21. 3 WAY PARTNERSHIP TO BENEFIT SCHOOL CHILDREN VIA FIRST CARIBBEAN

    Twenty school children will be able to log on and benefit from the online schooling that is likely to continue into the new school term as a result of a three way partnership between the Rotary Club of Barbados, the Ministry of Education Technological and Vocational Training and a local bank. CIBC FirstCaribbean recently presented […]

    August 27, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  22. Maritime Affairs Minister sees Job Potential through Multi-departmental “Swim For Life” project

    Kirk Humphrey – Minister of #MMABE the Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Ministry engaged with reporters this weekend at the Aquatic Centre in #Wildey to give an update on the Multi-Departmental initiative ensuring a new generation of young #Barbadians have a skillset which entails a healthy respect for water – be it ocean or […]

    August 24, 2020Nature, Photo GalleryNo comments
  23. A New Auxiliary Nursing Programme Launched with Sagicor

    Barbados will soon have a cadre of trained nursing auxiliaries who will be able to meet the demand for public and private care of the older adult, with a novel focus on hospitality. Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2019, Sagicor and The Barbados Community College have announced the introduction of […]

    August 12, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  24. “We Sea, We Life” massive Multi-Dept Swimming Initiative, Min. Humphrey emphasises Safety at every level

    Preservation and production are two of the main principles engaging the attention of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy and those tenets also form the basis of a new initiative aimed at teaching 1,000 Barbadian youth how to swim this summer.   View this post on Instagram   This weekend @kirkhumphrey7 Minister […]

    August 9, 2020Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  25. GRADUATION GIFTS FOR TEN FROM FIRST CARIBBEAN

    Ten students transitioning from the Charles F. Broome Memorial School‘s Special Unit got rounds of applause, gifts of school supplies, and words of advice two days after the Common Entrance Examination when officials of a local bank visited the school for a presentation ceremony. Thompson stressed the importance of having confidence and urged Harris to […]

    July 23, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments