Youth 

Kiwanis Commemorates April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

The Kiwanis Club of St. John’s Antigua commemorates April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Child abuse and neglect are not foreign concepts in Antigua and Barbuda. In fact, child abuse and neglect is a problem occurring in every community across our twin-island nation. Child abuse and neglect appear in many forms, including, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Yet, the subject of child abuse and neglect is often a taboo subject. Child abuse and neglect can be prevented by raising public awareness. According to the Hague (2017), “Child abuse and…

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Crime & Police Youth 

14 Yearold Missing Since Wednesday- Police seeks help

The Police and the family of 14 year old Brittany Skerritt of Briggins is seeking the public’s help in locating her. Brittany is a second form student of the Princess Margaret School and was last seen leaving home around 6:20 a.m on Wednesday. She was dressed in a blue blouse with a pair of long blue jeans and pink slippers. She is described as slim built with brown complexion and is approximately 5 feet 4 inches in height with short natural hair. Anyone with information as to her whereabouts is…

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Community Youth 

Antigua & Barbuda Red Cross Receives Donation from St. Anthony’s Student

The Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross (ABRC) has received a very timely and welcome donation from 14-year-old St. Antony’s Student, Jayden Noel. Jayden, a youth volunteer, assisted the Red Cross in it Christmas Feeding Programme where the National Society provided meals for over fifty (50) homeless persons. Jayden’s donation to the Red Cross included a Four-burner Stove, Microwave, Can Opener, Food Processor and Hand Mixer. Jayden stated that he was inspired to make the donation to make the food preparation easier for the volunteers who would be involved in the…

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Tourism Youth 

Minister of Tourism Awards the Top Tourism

It was a landmark celebration last Thursday at the Pleasure Cove where Minister of Tourism, Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Charles “Max” Fernandez awarded Mr. Amar Singh and Ms. Makkedah Lawrence as Top Tourism Cadets of the year 2017/2018. The occasion, the 2017/2018 Tourism Cadet Graduation Ceremony, which saw over 100 students from various secondary and tertiary institutions from across the island commemorating the end of their vigorous year of training in all aspects of the industry. It was the first for the Hon. Minister during his tenure as…

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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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