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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Business Youth 

Young Entrepreneurs Sought for 2017 Youth Exhibition and Health Expo

The Department of Youth Affairs is inviting entrepreneurs, artists, and any young person with an interest in promoting their business or trade to be a part of our annual Youth Exhibition and Health Expo on Wednesday 27 th September 2017, from 8 am – 4 pm at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre at Perry Bay. The Youth Exhibition and Health Expo is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs (35 years and under) to showcase their business, network with others, and even sell their products to a guaranteed audience of over 1500 young persons. Registration for this event…

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Education Youth 

30 Monroe College Scholarships Valued US$150k Secured for Antiguans & Barbudans

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne has secured additional scholarships for qualified Antiguans and Barbudans to pursue tertiary level education in the United States of America. During a recent visit to the United States of America, Prime Minister Browne met with President of Monroe College Mr. Marc Jerome in New York and presented a proposal for government’s collaboration with the college for the provision of thirty (30) scholarships at a total value of US$150, 000. The three-year partnership, which also includes three full scholarships, requires candidates to hold Grade Point…

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Education Regional News Youth 

Eastern Caribbean Chevening Scholarship Winners Announced, None From Antigua

The Chevening Scholars for the academic year 2017-18 were announced yesterday by HE Janet Douglas, British High Commissioner. Awardees are: Grenada Kymanne Andrew- Alexander studying International Development at the University of Birmingham Rosana John studying Law at University College London Denee Toussaint studying Interaction Design and Computing at the University of Westminster St Kitts and Nevis Crios Freeman studying Law at Queen Mary University of London St Lucia Alisha Ally studying Media Practice for Development and Social Change at the University of Sussex Kendall Elva studying Social Development at the…

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Development Youth 

Award-winning Sandals Manager says training staff no longer optional

The importance of training and developing human resources for the hospitality sector cannot be taken for granted, and is a key requirement for the success of the industry, not just in Antigua and Barbuda, but throughout the world. This from Matara Murphy, the training and development manager at Sandals Grande Antigua, who received the Tourism Management Award at the National Youth Awards on February 5, 2017. “At Sandals, we have set up the Sandals Corporate University (SCU) which not only allows us to assist staff in obtaining industry-recognised certification, but…

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Youth 

Department of Youth Affairs Congratulates the 2016 Youth Awardees

On February 5th, 2017, the Department of Youth Affairs held it’s 2016 Antigua and Barbuda National Youth Awards at Casa Palmadita in Fitches Creek at 5:00 pm. The event was held to recognize a number of youth who performed exceptionally in a number of fields in Antigua and Barbuda. Corporate entities with a track record of contributions to the field of youth development were also recognized. In all, 24 awards were handed out with assistance from the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams, as well…

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Business Education Youth 

Education Receives a Boost from CIBC FirstCaribbean

Access to key reading material is now a little easier for the students of at least one primary school in Antigua. Staff and students of Pares Primary School were presented with a tabletop printer and a case of paper. Branch Manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Dawn Soleyn explained that the donation was made as a result of a request from the school. “We received a request from the school, explaining that this printer was essential to their reading programme for the students. To best improve students’ literacy development, books are printed and distributed since…

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