Category Archives: Academic News

Agrocaelum

Agrocaelum Drone Pilots to be Trained at CMI

Agrocaelum Drone Pilots to be Trained at Caribbean Maritime Institute Agrocaelum Summary The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has teamed with Agrocaelum Limited to train pilots for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly called drones. Along with the training of pilots, there will also be testing of the drones to meet regional agricultural needs, which involve the

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Korean University

CMI Partners with Korean University

CMI Partners with Korean University to Boost Training SUMMARY The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has forged a partnership with the Mokpo National Maritime Korean University to strengthen its training programmes. The entities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will boost offerings in logistics, supply chain management, maritime transportation and engineering, customs process, freight

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nursing

Paediatric Nursing Students Advance

Paediatric Nursing Students Advance Nursing students in paediatric advances at the University of the West Indies. The first cohort of Caribbean nurses undergoing specialist training to care for children with cancer and blood disorders have successfully completed the first semester, the University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced. Thirteen nurses from Jamaica, Barbados, The

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Studentship

What is a Postgraduate Studentship

What is a studentship? The meaning of studentship has varied over time, but nowadays it generally refers places on postgraduate programmes that come complete with funding via scholarships and grants (partial or complete) attached. Studentships are highly competitive as they often offer big financial rewards, so be prepared to go through a grueling application process

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Commonwealth Caribbean

UCC is now University of the Commonwealth Caribbean

UCC rebrands, changes name to University of the Commonwealth Caribbean The University College of the Caribbean (UCC) Board of Directors has announced that the institution is rebranding and changing its name to the “University of the Commonwealth Caribbean”, to reflect its new institutional profile and positioning. The change takes place tomorrow February 13. UCC has

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PATH benefits

$7 Billion increase in PATH Benefits

30% PATH Programme Benefits Increase Coming PATH programme increase of 30% is highly welcome! After months of pressure from the People’s National Party and urgings from the International Monetary Fund, the Government is set to increase benefits under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) by 30 per cent, or $7 billion. The

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HEART

HEART launches Absorptive Capacity programme

HEART launches three-year Absorptive Capacity programme Approximately 10,000 HEART Trust/NTA trainees are slated to benefit from a three-year Absorptive Capacity programme which is to commence on April 1, 2017 in select tertiary institutions across the island. Students are to undergo skills training offered in industry-driven areas targeted for economic growth including Business Process Outsourcing, Agriculture,

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students

Students Urged to Pursue Studies in Non-Traditional Areas

Students Urged to Pursue Studies in Non-Traditional Areas Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid is urging students to pursue academic studies and professions in non-traditional areas, such as agro-science. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid is urging students to pursue academic studies and professions in

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immigration orders

no need to panic over US immigration order

Ruel Reid (File photo) outlining that there is no need to worry about the new immigration order the Trump led white house. ‘Be calm; no need to panic over US immigration order’ THE Jamaican Government yesterday advised Jamaicans at home and overseas not to panic over the recent immigration orders issued by United States President

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Green

Green Help! Medical student seeks Scholarships

Green Help! UWI Medical student seeks assistance to pursue studies GORDON PEN, St Catherine: Second-year medical student Venessa Green, who is now pursuing a bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery degree at the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) is all set on making a difference in the lives of others. Medicine was the

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