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Council of Caribbean Associations Canada – Scholarship Program

Council of Caribbean Associations Canada

P.O. Box 62518, 85 Ellesmere Road, Toronto, ON M1R 5G8 Website: caribbeancouncilcanada.org ~ Email: admin@caribbeancouncilcanada.org ~ Tel: 647-692-2724

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Purpose: • To encourage and assist youth from Caribbean countries who are currently resident in Ontario to pursue their educational goals at the university or college level.

• To recognize academic efforts, community involvement and contribution in the Caribbean community in Ontario.

Number and Value of Awards: In 2016, 2 bursaries will be awarded. The value of each bursary to be awarded is CDN $1,000.00, to one recipient. The bursary is non-renewable and non-transferable. The bursary is to be used towards full course of study, leading to a first diploma or first degree.   Continue reading

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 15 July 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 15 July 2016

GPSU will not allow GRA members to be mistreated

Posted: 15 Jul 2016 05:23 PM PDT – BY LE’ROI DA SILVA ADOLPHUS

Sports Roundup – July 15

Posted: 15 Jul 2016 05:14 PM PDT – BY ESAN GRIFFITH  

No compensation before end of Inquiry into Deadly Drop-In Center Fire

Posted: 15 Jul 2016 04:12 PM PDT – BY TRACEY KHAN-DRAKES

Somber funeral for Civil Engineer, Walter Willis

Posted: 15 Jul 2016 04:00 PM PDT – BY ROYSTON DRAKES

UG students prepare to study abroad in exchange programme

Posted: 15 Jul 2016 04:00 PM PDT – BY ROYSTON DRAKES        

Suspected arsonist in Police custody, following fire which leaves 10 homeless

Posted: 15 Jul 2016 03:45 PM PDT – BY TRACEY KHAN-DRAKES  

War of words erupts between Mayor and Opposition Leader over proposed container tax

Posted: 15 Jul 2016 08:37 AM PDT – BY ROYSTON DRAKES  

Police commences extradition process for former GPL Deputy CEO

Posted: 15 Jul 2016 08:02 AM PDT – BY ROYSTON DRAKES

The Vision of Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith for the Univ. of Guyana – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

The Vision of Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith for the University of Guyana

– By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

In late 2016 the University of Guyana (UG) will award degrees for the fiftieth time since its founding. This should be a special occasion. Guyana celebrated with much fanfare its fiftieth anniversary as an independent nation in May 2016. Guyana and its University then are intertwined.  There is every reason as to why the health of the University should be high on the list of policymakers but this has not always been the case.

A fact-finding tour by Education Resource Ambassadors in June 2016 found a number of areas in which improvement is needed. The list emerged from students and staff.    Continue reading

Guyana- Courage to grow- 37 poems – By Dmitri Allicock + video

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The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard – TED video

Published on Dec 22, 2014- View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlanti…

Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.

Immigrant-Refugee Specifics – featuring Pauline Willis from Guyana

 Immigrant-Refugee Specifics – Missing Pieces in Anti-Terrorism Debate

  • Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.Founder and Managing Director, Expert MS Inc.- Updated Dec 17, 2015
  • The scenes of the terrorist massacre in Paris shook the world – and also put a special spin on the presidential campaign debate which, according to Cathleen Decker, “demonstrated Clinton’s advantage once the focus turned to foreign policy.” She’s also the most trusted presidential candidate to handle terrorism, as recent poll found.

    Still, Hillary Clinton—as well as other American movers-and-shakers—needs to constantly consider BOTH sides of the war on terror:  

    1. A foreign policy side of “united we stand” with an extra push towards peaceful proactive efforts against ISIS – not only reactive military strikes.
    2.  A domestic policy side with more planning and funding allocated for preventing the homegrown terrorism.

    Letter: Tribute to my father David Horace Sookram – by Prof. David Dabydeen

    Letter: Tribute to my father David Horace Sookram – 1930-2016 (86)

    letters to the editor logoby Prof. David Dabydeen

    Dear Editor,

    David H. Sookram      

    David H. Sookram

    I wish to pay tribute to my father, David Horace Sookram, who died on June 9, 2016, aged 86, in North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    He was a lawyer and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Economics. Like many Guyanese, he came from a lowly and deprived background , but his thirst for education saw him qualify as a village schoolteacher in Berbice, where he had a reputation as an inspiring teacher, but a very strict one, wielding his cane freely, as tutors did in the bad old days.    Continue reading

    USA Elections: Embracing Sanders’ Higher-Ed Call, Clinton Expands Debt-Free College Plan

    USA Elections: Embracing Sanders’ Higher-Ed Call, Clinton Expands Debt-Free College Plan

    Clinton’s new proposals on college affordability are ‘a result of the work of both campaigns’

    by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer –  July 06, 2016 by Common Dreams
    "The persistence of the political coalition around Bernie Sanders has nudged Hillary Clinton toward a more progressive position on ensuring that working-class students can attend college debt-free," wrote columnist Isaiah Poole. (Photo: Matt Johnson/flickr/cc)

    “The persistence of the political coalition around Bernie Sanders has nudged Hillary Clinton toward a more progressive position on ensuring that working-class students can attend college debt-free,” wrote columnist Isaiah Poole. (Photo: Matt Johnson/flickr/cc)

    Hillary Clinton’s newly revised college affordability plan, unveiled Wednesday July 6, clearly bears the stamp of Bernie Sanders and his youth-powered movement—so much so that the senator from Vermont publicly praised it as “very bold initiative” that will “revolutionize the funding of higher education in America.”    Continue reading

    Guyana – National Grade Six Assessment 2016 – Top 1% Results

    Guyana – NATIONAL GRADE SIX ASSESSMENT – 2016

    Ministry of Education – Guyana

    The National Grade Six Assessment Results 2016 IS CURRENTLY accessible ONLY via the Ministry of Education NGSA Results website http://exams.moeguyana.org

    Just click the link above.

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    Anthony Ferreira of Mae’s Under 12 and Aryan Singh of Dharmic Rama Krishna have tied for the top spot in this year’s Grade Six Examination with 568 marks each.

    This was announced today by the Ministry of Education.

    Below are the names of the top one percent.  The top 10 results by region are also provided below.   Continue reading

    The University of Guyana (UG) Renaissance has Started – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

    The UG Renaissance has Started With VC Dr. Ivelaw Griffith and His Team

    Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

    Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

    By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

    Merit and mediocrity do not mix well. The University of Guyana, a once proud and meritorious institution, has been descending into mediocrity. The laundry list of what needs to be done keeps getting longer and the stories coming from students and staff paint a picture of a university that is struggling to stay afloat. It was not always this way.

    There was a time not so long ago when standards mattered, when the students and staff engaged in discussions way beyond the allotted time, when the UG bookshop functioned; grades would be handed in on time and students would flock to the bulletin boards to check them Sister Noel Menezes, our distinguished historian, said that during her tenure the final year students would be required to do research on an approved topic.    Continue reading

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