Climate Change Environment Regional News Youth 

Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) Announces Partnership with Solar Head of State at COP23 Climate Conference

Plans to educate youth about renewable energy across the region During this year COP23 climate conference, the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and Solar Head of State (SHOS) launched a partnership to promote education on renewable energy across the Caribbean region. The CYEN is a non-profit, civil society, charitable body that focuses its resources on empowering young people and their communities to develop actions to address socio-economic and environmental issues. The CYEN programme aims at addressing issues such as poverty alleviation and youth employment, health and HIV/AIDS, climatic changes and global…

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Tourism Youth 

Newly Appointed Tourism Minister Focuses on the Youth

Newly appointed Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Max Fernandez has hit the ground running in charting the way forward for the continued development of the industry. The Hon. Minister has concurs that the multi-faceted industry relies heavily on the corporation of all stakeholders from the smallest of roles to the most cumbersome. The early identification and development of these roles is key to the overall success of the industry and thus the Hon. Minister found it necessary to make an impromptu visit to the Multi-purpose Cultural Center to witness first…

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Youth 

School Drama Students Benefit From Life-Changing Karen Meadows Workshop

Students from four schools across Antigua and Barbuda converged at the Multipurpose Cultural and Exhibition Centre to participate in a workshop entitled “Altars that Alter and Towers of Power”. This was organized by the Leonard Tim Hector Memorial Committee (LTHMC) in partnership with The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission (ABFC) through the Director of Education. Present at the workshop were, Director of Education Claire Browne and Mrs. Marion Byron who were given the task of organising drama students and teachers from Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions across the island. In…

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CDB Youth 

CDB Approves Project to Improve Support for Youth Development in the Caribbean Region

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has set in motion a process to improve how it supports youth development in its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs). The Bank has approved USD287,000 for the development of a CDB Youth Policy and Operational Strategy (YPOS)—a consultative process that will include engagement with stakeholders, especially youth, in its 19 BMCs, and an assessment of the key development challenges and opportunities in youth development. Daniel Best, Director of Projects, CDB noted, “Approximately 60 percent of the Caribbean’s citizens are under 30 years old; 20 percent of whom…

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Education Youth 

CDB funds project to develop digital toolkit for CAPE Environmental Science

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant to the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to support the delivery of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Environmental Science (ES) syllabus. This will include the development of a digital toolkit, which aims to improve students’ performance in the examination. Director of Projects at CDB, Daniel Best, said that the Project will promote greater environmental awareness among the broader population, fill gaps that exist in the delivery of the Environmental Science curriculum, and improve mastery of the subject by both teachers and…

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Education Technology Youth 

Early Exposure to Technology Training is Essential for Developing Solvers in Our Region

Starting October 9th, 2017, iLabGlobal will expand its unique Computational Thinking after-school program at its new location on the Old Parham Road upstairs in the Quality Muffler building complex.   Founder of iLabGlobal, Ms. Makŏ Williams, has been testing technology training for the past two and a half years, offering technology for various demographics. The company has developed a level-by-level technology-training program from the primary level and up to tertiary. The company has expanded its product, offering courses for the primary school student, the secondary school student in mobile game, app…

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CDB Health Youth 

CDB Approves Grant to Address Childhood Obesity Prevention

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of USD150,000 to the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), to support capacity building to address childhood obesity prevention in four countries. The project will strengthen the ability of civil society organisations (CSOs) in The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize and Jamaica to contribute to non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention and control, with specific focus on childhood obesity programmes. The grant agreement was signed at CDB headquarters in Barbados on Monday, September 18, 2017 by Sir Trevor Hassell, President of the HCC and CDB’s Vice-President (Operations),…

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Disaster Management Youth 

Gordon “Butch” Stewart Pledges $150,000 to Barbuda’s Children

Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart today announced that he is giving a personal donation of $150,000 to assist the children of the island of Barbuda. Stewart’s donation will be made to the Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Sandals group, which will work with the Ministry of Education in Antigua & Barbuda to directly assist Barbudan students who were evacuated due to the devastating effect of Hurricane Irma. “We are a Caribbean company and these are our people. These children, along with their families, have been…

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Education Youth 

Discussions Begin on Education Strategy for Barbudan students following relocation to Antigua

The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda, having received an assessment from the technicians and officials within the National Office of Disaster Services, the Central Board of Health, the Antigua Public Utilities Authority, the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force and the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross of the current conditions on Barbuda, following the passage of Hurricane Irma, has decided that no decision can be made at this time as to the opening of schools on Barbuda. Following a special meeting of the…

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Education Youth 

Charrelle J. Browne Gets Mill Reef Fund Education Grant for UWI 2017-18

Mill Reef Fund Board Chair James M. Lewis announced today that the University of the West Indies (UWI) has selected Ms. Charrelle J. Browne, an incoming third year student to Cave Hill, Barbados, to receive a Mill Reef Fund Education Grant for this school year. Mr. Lewis said, “We congratulate Ms. Browne on this well deserved honor and are confident that she will continue to excel academically and benefit from the opportunity to complete her undergraduate degree.” The up to US$16,000 grant covers the cost of tuition and board at…

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