Columns Education Letter to the Editor 

Scholarship Recipient Cites Communication Breakdown, Late Remittance in Desperate Cry for Support

In an anonymous letter penned to Antigua Chronicle, a beneficiary of a government scholarship has alleged total disregard and a serious breakdown in communication from Chairperson of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Committee Maurice Merchant and students like herself. The letter, emailed on November 10, 2017, cites its author as a student still based overseas and still very much reliant on the scholarship support. It reads, “I am writing this letter to publicly express my grievances as well as my disappointment in how the scholarship department of Antigua, more specifically Mr….

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Education Regional News 

Renaming of The UWI St Augustine Campus’ Milner Hall

(The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica) On October 30, 2017, The Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) of The University of the West Indies (The UWI)—a body comprising all stakeholders, from governments to graduates—accepted a unanimous recommendation from the University’s Senior Executive Management, that its Milner Hall of Residence at the St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, after 90 years of existence, should receive a name change, in accordance with the recommendations of the report by Pro Vice-Chancellor, Alan Cobley on this matter. While recognising that the gravity of the matter…

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Education 

Technical Task Force for UWI Antigua Campus

After hearing presentations from Vice Chancellor Hilary Beckles, Chairman Antigua and Barbuda University Committee Mr. Hyram Forde and the Attorney General the Hon. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin on Monday the Council of the University of the West Indies having showered praises on the government of Antigua and Barbuda unanimously agreed to establish a Technical Task Force. The Task force will comprise University officials, students and non-university persons, to examine and evaluate the financial, operational and strategic viability and sustainability of the establishment of a campus of the University of the West…

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Education 

AG Leads Team to UWI to Discuss Possible Campus for Antigua

A delegation appointed by the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda and headed by the Attorney General, Minister of Legal Affairs, Public Safety and Labour the Hon. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin has traveled to Jamaica to participate in a meeting with the Council of the University of the West Indies. Discussions will center on the establishment of a landed campus here in Antigua and Barbuda. This will be the fourth landed Campus of the University of the West Indies in the Caribbean region. The other campus being St Augustine in Trinidad, Mona…

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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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Community Education Entertianment Literature 

Logos Hope Coming to Antigua

Logos Hope will soon arrive in St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda and be opened to the public from October 5th through October 15th at Nevis Street Pier. This unique vessel with international crewmembers offers exclusive onboard events for people of all ages, in addition to its array of quality, affordable books. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the crew in the book fair and the events on the ship! Guests can experience unique cultures and hear stories from people representing many nations around the world. All events have…

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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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Education 

Logos Hope Brings International Crew

Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, will soon bring its international crew with their life-changing stories to St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. After so many years away from this region, crewmembers are excited to return and anticipate an unforgettable time. John Bell was one of the ship’s international crewmembers representing Antigua and Barbuda, having served on Logos Hope from 2007 until 2009. He first served on board our sister ship, Logos 2, in 2006 in the International Café and on Logos Hope he served in the Deck Department….

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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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