August 19, 2022

Regional Work-planning Meeting for Child Protection Focal Points

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Port of Spain: On 14th August 2018, the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) together with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) hosted the first Regional Work-Planning Meeting for Child Protection Focal Points in the Caribbean. This meeting which takes place from August 14 to 16, 2018, will engage eleven (11) Regional […]

High numbers of East Caribbean teens at risk of dropping out, failing

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From St Kitts & Nevis Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– A ground-breaking study has found that up to 33 per cent of the children in secondary schools across the Eastern Caribbean are at risk of either dropping out or failing. The report from the study, co-authored by lecturer in Social Studies Education in the School of Education […]

Education minister denies UNICEF pressuring St Lucia to scrap corporal punishment

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From Caribbean360 CASTRIES, St.Lucia, Friday August 15, 2014, CMC – St Lucia’s Education Minister Robert Lewis has denied that the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is pressuring the country to get rid of corporal punishment in schools. According to the Lewis,while his ministry is looking into the matter of corporal punishment, a decision must be […]