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UWI Promotes Environmental Projects Under its

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has committed to what it has dubbed, a ‘Greeninitiative’, as part of its efforts to promote environmentally sound practices. The pact provides the UWI with a unique opportunity, as a regional university, and … Continued

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Government to Spend Over $200m on Basic Schools

A project aimed at enabling young children to learn and develop optimally, will receive $228.5 million in the 2009/10 Budget. According to the Estimates of Expenditure for the new fiscal year, the Enhancement of Basic Schools project, supported by the … Continued

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Boost for School Feeding Programme

The Government has earmarked $31.9 million for students’ nutrition, in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The money will go towards grants to Nutrition Products Limited. Most of the $31.9 million will be used to … Continued

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Focus on Special Education Institutions

The Ministry of Education has been allocated $2.6 million, to carry out repairs and maintenance to several special education institutions. The project is outlined in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. This fiscal year, $1.4 … Continued

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$211 Million to Rehabilitate Schools

The Government has allocated $211.6 million to repair and rehabilitate educational infrastructure damaged by Tropical Storm Gustav, last August, as outlined in the Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. Some $55 million will be spent by the … Continued

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WSUC Gets $6 Million to Build New School

Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Horace Chang, on Wednesday April 8, handed over a Letter of Commitment for approximately $6 million to the Western Society for the Upliftment of Children (WSUC), an organisation which seeks to educate needy and … Continued

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NCU Stages 2-Day Literacy Conference

A two-day literacy conference, which is aimed at arming educators and parents with the information and skills to improve reading among children, got underway on April 7 at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville. The conference, which is being … Continued

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Substantial CDF Support for Education in Northern Clarendon

Seventeen students from Northern Clarendon are the beneficiaries of scholarships, totaling $500,000, from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF). The scholarships were awarded as part of an educational programme run by the constituency’s Member of Parliament, Laurence Broderick, who is also … Continued

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Campion College Student Wins ATI Essay Competition

Campion College student, Sherraine Phillips, was named the winner of the Access to Information (ATI) Unit’s National Essay Competition on Thursday(April 2). She won the competition with an essay on the topic, ‘Why is the Access to Information Act 2002 … Continued

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Ministry of Education to Fence 64 Schools This Year

Approximately 64 schools are to receive security fencing, as part of the safety and security initiative of the Ministry of Education (MOE), at a cost of $429.7 million, during the 2009-2010 academic year. The disclosure was made by Chief Building … Continued

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Students for Transformation Launch Peace Campaign for Champs

Students For Transformation, the grouping of corporate area secondary schools, has launched a campaign aimed at promoting peace and camaraderie leading up to the staging of the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Championships. Members of the organisation’s executive body today (March … Continued

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