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- Deputy Prime Minister Attends 3rd CARICOM/Cuba Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Havana
RelatedDeputy Prime Minister Attends 3rd CARICOM/Cuba Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Havana RelatedDeputy Prime Minister Attends 3rd CARICOM/Cuba Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Havana FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Dr. Kenneth Baugh departed the island yesterday (Wednesday) for Havana, Cuba to participate in the Third CARICOM Cuba Meeting of Foreign Ministers scheduled for Friday, September 17.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Dr. Kenneth BaughThe Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), and the Honourable Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, will co-chair the meeting.The meeting’s agenda is expected to focus on topics such as: Integration and Political Coordination in Latin America and the Caribbean, the situation in Haiti and CARICOM/Cuba Relations.The CARICOM-Cuba Ministerial Meetings were established under the Havana Declaration adopted by the Heads of Government of CARICOM and Cuba at the First CARICOM-Cuba Summit held in Havana, Cuba on 8 December 2002. They continue the tradition of cooperation in the economic, social, cultural and technical spheres.These ongoing areas of cooperation include: the CARICOM/Cuba Scholarship Programme for Physical Education and Sports, Accounting, Natural Science, Humanities, Economy, Special Education and Health and Medicine, Disaster Relief and Energy Saving. RelatedDeputy Prime Minister Attends 3rd CARICOM/Cuba Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Havana Deputy Prime Minister Attends 3rd CARICOM/Cuba Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Havana Foreign AffairsSeptember 16, 2010 Advertisements
- Youth Ministry Provides $15M in Tertiary Level Scholarships
Photo: Michael ShawYouth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna (left seated), signs a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing implementation of the Ministry’s Access to Higher Education Partnership Programme (AHEPP) at the College of Agriculture, Science, and Education (CASE), during signing Wednesday’s (September 3) signing ceremony at the institution, in Portland. The programme, being administered by the National Youth Service (NYS), will see 50 scholarships, valued $100,000 each per annum, being awarded to students deemed in need of assistance to finance their tuition and other associated expenses. Also signing are: CASE Board Chairman, Ambassador Derrick Heaven (centre, seated); and NYS Board member, Lorenzo Ellis (right, seated). Observing the formalities, from left, are: CASE President, Rev. Dr. Mary Nichols; College Guidance Counsellor, Bishop Joslyn Williams; Principal Director, Technical Services, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Peter Thompson (partly hidden); and NYS Community Services Director, Omar Newell. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Youth Ministry Provides $15M in Tertiary Level ScholarshipsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Youth Ministry Provides $15M in Tertiary Level Scholarships CultureSeptember 5, 2014Written by: Douglas McIntosh Related‘An Evening with Miss Lou’ Tribute Concert on September 7 Related‘An Evening With Miss Lou’ Celebration Set For September 7 Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Youth and Culture is providing $15 million in scholarships this year, to benefit 150 students attending three of the island’s tertiary institutions.Valued at $100,000 each, per annum, the awards are being made under the Ministry’s Access to Higher Education Partnership Programme (AHEPP).Fifty scholarships each will be presented to the College of Agriculture, Science, and Education (CASE), Portland; Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), Kingston; and Brown’s Town Community College, St. Ann. Advertisements The Ministry of Youth and Culture is providing $15 million in scholarships this year, to benefit 150 students attending three of the island’s tertiary institutions.Valued at $100,000 each, per annum, the awards are being made under the Ministry’s Access to Higher Education Partnership Programme (AHEPP), aimed at preparing young people to become entrepreneurs. The initiative is one of several National Youth Service (NYS) programmes being financed through a $435 million allocation earmarked for the agency in the administration’s 2014/15 budget.Fifty scholarships each will be presented to the College of Agriculture, Science, and Education (CASE), Portland; Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), Kingston; and Brown’s Town Community College, St. Ann.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna formally launched the CASE segment of the programme on Wednesday, September 4, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with College Chairman, Ambassador Derrick Heaven; President, Rev. Dr. Mary Nichols; and NYS Board member, Lorenzo Ellis, who represented Chairperson, Maureen Webber.The launch followed a pilot at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Manchester in 2013, where 50 scholarships were provided.Minister Hanna said AHEPP is intended to prepare and enable students to create their own employment.“We have to develop a generation of job creators…we need entrepreneurs…and we have to give you the best opportunity to do that…we have to give you access to the best support mechanism(s). So this programme, as well as the programmes that we will launch at the CMI and other institutions, are (intended) to train persons…to become the best in their (chosen) fields…so that at the end of the day, you are (better able to help) this country,” she said.Director of Community Services at the NYS, which is administering AHEPP, Omar Newell, said in evaluating the NCU pilot programme, it was agreed that the programme’s benefits could be best maximized by targeting its provisions to programmes aligned with national growth areas such as agriculture, tourism, and the pending logistics hub initiative.“So, we deliberately approached CASE and CMI to partner in this initiative, and they both, from day one, agreed that they would be on board,” he said.The scholarships are being awarded to students age 17 to 24 years, who are in need of financial assistance for their tuition and other associated expenses.This will be based on assessments of their status by special selection panels, comprising representatives from each institution, and the NYS.The students will be required to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, and must complete 20 hours of volunteer service per semester at pre-approved locations agreed on by the NYS and partner institution, to retain their scholarships.Each institution is also expected to provide the equivalent of 20 per cent tuition support to the students.Mr. Newell advised that the application period commenced on Wednesday and will run until September 30, adding that “disbursements will be (done) before the end of October”.He said application forms are available at CASE, and will also be online, beginning September 4.“Our (NYS) officers (will be) here, from time to time, to collect the application forms,…(which) can be dropped off at CASE, here on campus,” he further informed, pointing out that no new applications will taken at NCU, as their 50 scholarships have already been earmarked for the recipients.In her remarks, Dr. Nichols said AHEPP’s launch is indicative of the Ministry’s commitment to advancing tertiary education for young people, “not only in words, but in (action)”.Interim Students Council President, Brian Townsend, in welcoming the scholarships, said the gesture is “well appreciated by the student body.”“In these times when parents are having it hard to finance students for schooling, it is very timely, and we the students are very appreciative of this move by the National Youth Service. We will make sure to do whatever it takes to maintain the (accompanying) requirements,” he assured. RelatedMissing Children Down