Category Archives: Academic News


USF Provides $310 Million in Funding to the CMI

CMI Funding of $310 Million From the USF A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday (February 23) between the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) and the Universal Service Fund (USF) for the provision of $310 million in grant funding to the institution. The agreement will cover the establishment of a National Maritime Port Operations

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No Cut in Students Loan Bureau Budget

Government of Jamaica: No cut to Student Loan Bureau Budget by $100 million According to the Finance ministry, there will not be cuts to the Student Loan Bureau Budget. Funding for the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) for the 2017/18 Financial Year has not been cut. Based on Budget allocation, the SLB is projected to receive $2.827bn from

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MIND Offers Diploma in Auditing

The Management Institute for National Development (MIND) Offers Diploma in Auditing The Management Institute for National Development (MIND) has launched a Diploma in Auditing programme, aimed at enhancing the skills and competencies of auditors in the public and private sectors. State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Fayval Williams, speaking yesterday (March 13), at the launch

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Ministry to Target Youths through YERP

Ministry to Target Unattached Youth through YERP The Ministry of Youth and Culture will be seeking to target unattached youth between 12 and 29 years of age, through its Youth Empowerment and Reintegration Programme (YERP). The YERP is being developed for implementation, in partnership with a number of other Ministries, Departments and Agencies, more so

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Hidden Figures inspires Jamaica Girls Coding

Hidden Figures inspires Jamaica Girls Coding Learning how to code is good for your brain’s development and can take you to the top of your chosen profession. That’s what Melanie Subratie, chairperson of Jamaica Girls Coding, told more than 80 girls, aged 11-14, from high schools and places of safety, at a special viewing of

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Funding with Tertiary Institutions Discussion

Education Minister to Discuss Funding with Tertiary Institutions Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says he will be meeting with heads of all tertiary institutions for discussions aimed at ensuring that Government support to the sector is targeted at areas of national priority. Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon.

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Wheatley, UTech’s Degree Critical to the Region

Wheatley says UTech’s degree critical to regional cooperation on climate change Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley says the Master’s of Science in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change recently launched at the University of Technology (UTech) will play an important role in Jamaica’s collaboration with Caricom on green economy development. “It is

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Parents Urged to Support their Children for GSAT

Parents Urged to Support their Children as they Prepare for GSAT In one week, 39,129 students attending primary-level institutions across the island will sit the 2016 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). She says on the night before the examination, children should go to bed early to ensure that they are adequately rested and can perform

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US$31 million and counting for HEFI

The Heritage Education Funds International  (HEFI) plans to increase market share in 2017 Heritage Education Funds International (HEFI) might be celebrating the payout of more than US$31 million in savings and educational assistance (scholarships) to Jamaican families since it opened doors in Jamaica in 1995, but the company is not satisfied. Heritage International Scholarship Trust

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New UTech degree to fill green economy gap

New UTech degree to fill green economy gap The topics of energy and climate change are increasingly dominating conversations from the grassroots to the lecture room and boardroom, but there are precious few locals qualified in the area. Enter the University of Technology, Jamaica new Masters UTech degree. On Thursday, the institution launched a Master

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