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Jamaica Plans to Increase ICT Use in Education Sector

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government says it plans to increase the use of information and communication technology in its education sector. The plan is part of what it says is an effort to “bridge …

Haiti, MIT Sign Agreement to Promote Creole-Language Science Education

 Above: the signing ceremony at MIT (Photo: Dominick Reuter/MIT) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have signed an agreement to promote Creole-language education in science, technology, engineering and math. The agreement was signed during …

Survey: Haiti’s Children Show “Substantial Progress” in Education, Health

 Above: children receiving health care in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi)   By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s children have seen significant progress in the areas of education, nutrition, health and sanitation since 2006, according to a United Nations survey. The …

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 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (UN Photo/ J Carrier)   By Alexander Britell Haiti is trying to move the process of reconstruction into a higher gear. While the country’s GDP has been growing at a strong pace, natural disasters …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor   WE LIVE IN A CHANGING WORLD; one that is extremely competitive. The disparities between advanced nations and those lagging behind have never been wider at any point in human history than they are today. Within …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor An old school chum, who has his doctorate from the University of the West Indies, pointed out to me that many students seeking education at tertiary institutions these days don’t speak very well, or do not …

 Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Senator Floyd Morris is proposing a nearly 5 percent tax on all remittances entering the island as an additional funding source for education. “This is likely to yield $100 million or J$9 …

 Above: Curacao PM Gerrit Schott (centre) and Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe (right) (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti recently hosted a three-day visit by Curacao Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte in the framework of cooperation in renewable energy …

 Above: Suriname (IDB Photo/Willie Heinz) By the Caribbean Journal staff Suriname will soon receive a $13.7 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to improve the quality of education in the country. The loan, which has been approved by the …

 Above: Deputy Chief Education Officer Sharon Neil (left) after delivering a message on behalf of Education Minister Ronald Thwaites (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Ministry of Education is planning modifications to the country’s national curriculum, according to …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor I refer to April 23, Observer, in which a prominent educator speaks out against Jamaica’s GSAT examinations. I am always concerned when persons with knowledge of a subject turn to the government for a solution. This …

 Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Education Ministers from Organization of Eastern Caribbean States member countries met in Basseterre this week, looking to tackle the problem of creating secure learning environments for students. The Ministers looked …

 Above: Tabaré Vásquez and Ricardo Martinelli By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Uruguay President Tabaré Vázquez paid a visit Tuesday to President Ricardo Martinelli. Vazquez, who is in Panama to participate as a keynote speaker at a forum on Regional …

 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh met with members of the territory’s Board of Education this week to discuss a range of topics on public education …

 By Lorenzo SmithOp-Ed Contributor Aside from food, water, and shelter, the one thing that a person will most need in life is an education. Of those four necessities, education is the only one that can help ensure a person’s consistent …

 Above: Technology Minister Glenn Phillip, Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas and Taiwanese Ambassador Miguel Tsao (Photo: Erasmus Williams) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the lead of similar Chinese projects in Guyana and Antigua, the government of Taiwan presented 2,000 …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government is looking to nationals living in the Diaspora to provide more education opportunities for the country’s youth. It’s the Diaspora’s help that is crucial in the continued development of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff New St Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony said he would place an emphasis on developing the “human resource” of the state, aiming to allow citizens to explore their full potential. “We have already signaled our …