Category: Education

Queen’s College Association awards first QCA-UWI Scholarships

Two recent graduates of Queen’s College have received some financial assistance from the Queen’s College Association (QCA) in pursuing their studies at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The QCA – the alumni association of Queen’s College – presented the inaugural QCA-UWI Scholarships to Brittanie Edwards and Ahmar Cumberbatch […]

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Barbados needs more faith-based schools: Forde

Barbados is in need of more faith-based schools and religious persons, going into schools to minister to children. Minister of People Empowerment Cynthia Forde, who made the observation, said she was shaken up, after she recently visited a school and noticed that though the bell rang to signal the start of the day’s proceedings,  there […]

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Sir Hilary Beckles

UWI to receive millions in reparation payments

The University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom has agreed to pay £200 million in reparation payments to the University of the West Indies. This was disclosed by Vice Chancellor of The UWI, Sir Hilary Beckles during a recent interview on the Jamaica News Network (JNN) programme – Insight. Beckles, who recently returned from the […]

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Statement – Ministry of Education on Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is aware of the issues surrounding the student protests at the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School. The acting Minister of Education, Senator Lucille Moe and other Officers from the Ministry of Education visited the school and are satisfied that the correct procedure was followed by the administration […]

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Resolve UWI funding issues – Arthur

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has called for swift action to resolve funding issues at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). During his hour-long presentation at the Cave Hill Campus’ Alumni Symposium on Saturday, Arthur called on regional governments to find new, creative, sustainable funding methods for the university. “The factor that stands […]

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Former Prime Minister appointed UWI professor

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has been conferred with the title of Professor of Practice: Economics of Development by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The appointment, which it took effect at the start of this month, was confirmed at the University Appointments Committee meeting in October. Arthur, who thanked the university […]

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Yvette Walcott-Dennis

Job search

Scores of displaced Government workers have been interviewed by recruiters from Ross University, which is set to start operation in Barbados from January next year. The interviews were held at the Warrens Office Complex, between 9 am and 4 pm. on Wednesday. Many of those interviewed had submitted their application letter and resumes online. There […]

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Education Minister wants BCC to help retrain retrenched workers

The Barbados Community College (BCC) has been called on to shape its curriculum to accommodate the retraining and retooling of retrenched workers. Minister of Education, Technological, and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, made the call while delivering the feature address at the college’s 2018 graduation ceremony, at the Wildey Gymnasium, Saturday evening. “You will provide a […]

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Dominica PM hints at legal action against Ross University

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said his administration is prepared to take legal action against the US-owned Ross University regarding the ownership and occupation of buildings on lands that had been leased to the offshore medical institution that has since relocated to Barbados. Earlier this year, Ross University left Dominica under controversial circumstances after having been […]

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Barbados to host international conference on higher education

A four-day international conference aimed at showcasing the emerging local, regional and international research that can enhance policy and practice at all levels in education gets underway here on Sunday. The sixth International Conference on Higher Education will be held under the theme “Modern Education and Economic Stimulation: Innovation, Praxis and Sustainability” and is being […]

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Some Lester Vaughan students to return to school Monday

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that classes will resume for third to fifth form students of the Lester Vaughan School tomorrow, Monday, October 22. An announcement will be made later about the date for the return of the first and second formers. (BGIS)

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UWI graduates urged to develop their island states, region

Graduates of the University of West Indies  Cave Hill campus were today reminded of their responsibility to develop their island states and the Caribbean. Chancellor Robert Bermudez was speaking during the graduation ceremony held this morning for the Faculties of Humanities & Education, Science and Technology, Law and Medical Sciences. The head of the UWI indicated that […]

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PM’s Address: Intervention was necessary to avert ‘humanitarian crisis’ at WUB

Government’s intervention to assist the students at Washington University of Barbados (WUB) was necessary to avert a humanitarian crisis, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Sunday. The mainly young Indian students were left stranded without food, electricity, water and money while chief executive officer of the St Philip-based institution Rao Venkata Gopi remains in custody facing […]

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The Ministry of Education closed the Lester Vaughan School on Wednesday for cleaning.

Lester Vaughan School closed this week

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the Lester Vaughan School, at Cane Garden, St Thomas, will remain closed this week. This is to allow for the necessary environmental remediation to take place at the school. The Ministry thanks staff, parents and guardians for their patience and understanding, and apologises for […]

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Schools to reopen tomorrow

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that all public educational institutions will reopen tomorrow, Friday, September 28. This includes all Government nursery, primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions. However, St Leonard’s Boys’ School will remain closed. Source: BGIS

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Ross University

Dominica Government officials refute claims the island was not ready for reopening of Ross University

Roseau, Dominica : The Dominica government had informed the US-owned Ross University School of Medicine that it could have resumed its operations on the hurricane struck island even before the start of the January semester in 2019, a senior government diplomat has said. Dominica’s ambassador to the United States and the Organization of American States (OAS), Vince […]

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New global mandate

Within the next two years the University of the West Indies (UWI) will have a presence on every continent, top officials of the learning institution are promising. Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said in light of a recent satisfactory ranking on one of the world’s prestigious university lists, UWI would redouble its efforts to […]

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