September 28, 2022

The UWI Open Campus and UNESCO  launch training for 300 young Caribbean creatives

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Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Friday, May 27, 2022 — The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus and UNESCO have launched the Phase 2 of their collaboration agreement to offer online cultural training in the framework of the UNESCO Programme Transcultura: Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture […]

UWI Open Campus launches Transcultura Programme with UNESCO

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The UWI, Open Campus Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Wednesday, November 3, 2021—The University of the West Indies Open Campus on Monday, November 1, 2021 launched phase one of the Transcultura Programme for persons from Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries.  The programme titled “Integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the European Union through Culture and Creativity,” […]

OECS Commission hosts successful COVID-19 resurgence contingency planning workshop

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Three virtual capacity building workshops provided education professionals with the skills and tools to build resilient education systems in the face of pandemics and other emergencies. Thursday, October 28, 2021 — In February 2021, the Education Development Management Unit (EDMU) of the OECS Commission hosted 3 virtual workshops on COVID-19 Resurgence Contingency Planning for 130 education officials […]

UNESCO and WHO urge countries to make every school a health−promoting school4

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June 22, 2021. Geneva, Switzerland – UNESCO and the World Health Organization today launched the Global Standards for Health-promoting Schools, a resource package for schools to improve the health and well-being of 1.9 billion school-aged children and adolescents.  The closure of many schools around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruptions to education. […]

The Editor speaks: Another International Day I wasn’t aware of……

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It seems every day on our Calendar has “A Day” set aside to remember and/or recognize some one, some people, some occupation, etc. etc… The list goes on and on and as all the days in our Calendar Year have been used up there are now more than one “A Day” on the same day. […]

Destinations of the week

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15 Best Places to Visit in Northern Portugal By Gary Arndt From Everything-Everywhere Apart from Porto, Northern Portugal is often forgotten by international tourists. However, as Portuguese who traveled extensively in our country, we know that northern Portugal is probably the most authentic region, with a wide range of interesting destinations. If you are planning a […]

Destination of the week

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15 Best Places to Visit in Northern Portugal BY Gary Arndt From Everything-Everywhere Apart from Porto, Northern Portugal is often forgotten by international tourists. However, as Portuguese who traveled extensively in our country, we know that northern Portugal is probably the most authentic region, with a wide range of interesting destinations. If you are planning a […]

Open Science Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean: CILAC 2018

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From UNESCO The second Open Science Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean (CILAC) began in Panama City this Monday. The Forum aims to create a dynamic and inclusive space to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, by strengthening the scientific and technological capabilities of the countries of […]

Caribbean Tourism: Complacency puts Caribbean people and economies at risk

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By Erik Grimaldi From World Tourism Wire Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley has called on Caribbean states to take tsunami preparedness seriously, stating to do otherwise would put the people and regional economies at risk. Speaking in Paris, France, during a discussion organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]

UNESCO examining Jamaica’s reggae submission

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By Chad Bryan From JIS Story Highlights The Government will know in November whether it has been successful in its efforts to have reggae music inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative List. Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, said that UNESCO technical experts […]