Community Education 

Six Antiguan Medical Students Graduate with High Academic Achievements

On Friday, six young Antiguans proudly walked across the stage and accepted their Medical Degrees during a special graduation ceremony which took place at the Court Yard of the Office of the Prime Minister. Family, friends and well-wishers witnessed this event along with specially invited Government and diplomatic officials. Approximately 100 persons attended the ceremony. Directors of proceedings, Dr. Asha Robins and Dr. Preston Goodwin, congratulated the grandaunts on their remarkable achievement and thanked the attendees for their support during the students’ time of study. Special remarks were given by…

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Carnival Charity Community Development Disaster Disaster Management Education 

Aid for Devastated Barbuda school

On 8th May a visit was arranged by the Antigua and Barbuda High Commission to Barbuda with the purpose of presenting a number of necessary items to help the Sir McChesney George Secondary School in Barbuda. As we are all aware, the island was devastated by Hurricane Irma last September. Recovery efforts are on-going and a number of Barbudans are returning home and facing a daunting task of re-settlement given that many properties are roofless and many others completely devastated. Her Excellency Karen-Mae Hill, the Antigua and Barbuda High Commissioner in…

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Education 

Antigua’s National Hero ‘Nellie’ Robinson Included in new Social Studies Textbook

Information on Antigua & Barbuda’s lone female national hero Dame Georgianna (Nellie) Robinson has been included in a new Social Studies textbook that has already been adopted for use in schools in a number of other neighbouring Caribbean Islands. The Collins Caribbean Social Studies 1 and the accompanying workbook has a picture of English Harbour on the cover and is designed for use in first form classrooms.  It is part of a three book series for 1st – 3rd form. The two-page spread introduces the region’s youth to Dame Nellie and speaks of…

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Community Education 

Sandals Foundation Erects Fence at Buckleys Primary School

Agricultural education at the Buckleys Primary School received much needed support thanks to the Sandals Foundation which has recently erected a 50ft by 50ft fence and gate around an agricultural plot on the school compound which is farmed by students. The project was executed as part of the Sandals Foundation Team Member Support Project, a programme which invites employees at Sandals and Beaches Resorts across the Caribbean to advocate for projects in their communities worthy of receiving funding. Through a competition that was run last year among Sandals Grande Antigua…

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Education 

Sir Novelle Richards Academy students get timely lessons on kidney health

Over 100 students from the Sir Novelle Richards Academy paid keen attention to what Chief Nutritionist in the Ministry of Health and the Environment, Samantha Moitt, had to say regarding ‘best practices’ for healthy kidneys. The session was interactive as the students were told of the importance of eating healthy to ensure good nutrition and good control of their blood sugar. She used the opportunity to discourage the habit of some students who tend to go without breakfast. When the question was asked about how many students have had or…

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Development Education 

International Speakers on island for Entrepreneur Workshop

UK, USA and Caribbean Experts touch down in Antigua and Barbuda this week to deliver inspiring networking workshops on key business topics and motivational talks. A unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and, now back in it’s 3rd year,  inspireUrBiz is back Celebrating international women’s day as well as entrepreneurs on the island, the event promises to give attendees lots of value and know how on topics that include – digital marketing – how to build a brand on small budget – sales techniques and strategies – how to use social media…

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CDB Education 

CDB, UNICEF partner to improve quality of early childhood education

International and Regional academicians, researchers and practitioners have convened in Antigua and Barbuda to discuss opportunities and plans for improving the quality of and access to early childhood education for Caribbean children ages zero to five. The three-day Early Childhood Development Regional Research Conference, themed “Early Moments Matter – Nurturing Care in the Early Years”, took place February 13 to 15. Despite a strong correlation between investment in early childhood development (ECD) and high levels of social and economic development, research suggests that the Caribbean still invests too little, or…

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Accident & Tragedy Education 

Antiguan Scholar Dies in Cuba

The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Committee announces the passing of Dane Jamel Anthony, a Fifth Year Spanish student at the University of Havana, on Sunday 28th January, 2018 after a period of illness. He was 24 years old. Dane, who was from the village of Bendals, was a diligent, friendly student who earned the respect of all in the Scholarship Division in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Embassy’s staff in Cuba, teachers at the University of Havana and his peers. His sudden passing saddens everyone who knows him and…

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Education 

Mary E. Pigott Primary School Wins Literacy Award for Antigua

Recognizing a steady four-year development that has resulted in a first-class lending library,the Mary E. Pigott Primary School has been awarded the 2017-2018 Hands Literacy Award for Antigua. The prize is USD $1,000 retail value in new books or literacy resources of the school’s choice. Deputy Principal Anthea Anthonyhas been a leading light in the library’s progress, along with colleagues Ms. Teague, Mrs. Severin, and Ms. Thwaites, and together they worked with Lisa Tomlinson, the Hands Literacy Link for Antigua, to create the school’s first-ever lending library. Generous, multiyear funding…

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Culture Development Education Regional News 

HAITI: Caribbean Dignity Unbowed.

The following statement is issued by the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles. The democratic, nation-building debt the American nation owes the Caribbean, and the Haitian nation in particular that resides at its core, is not expected to be repaid but must be respected. Any nation without a nominal notion of its own making can never comprehend the forces that fashion it origins. Haiti’s Caribbean vision illuminated America’s way out of its colonial darkness. This is the debt President Trump’s America owes Toussaint L’Ouverture’s…

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