Many children in Curacao without school supplies

School Bags photo SIGE (Curacao, Caribisch Netwerk)

WILLEMSTAD – Caribisch Netwerk writes that the new school year has started and again it appears that quite a few families can urgently use help with the purchase of school supplies. “My grandson is not going to school yet because he has no pens, pencils, folders and no sneakers,” says grandma C. who takes care of two grandchildren. She More...

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MP Ardwell Irion - 20 March 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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MP Irion bemoans lack of action on motion

PHILIPSBURG — National Alliance MP Ardwell Irion queried Education Minister Wycliffe Smith on Monday about a seemingly reasonable issue: why had the ministry not done anything with a motion Parliament passed More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Government cuts electricity budget for schools

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Keshia Richards obtains Masters Degree in Notary Law

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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Teachers and educators to meet on behavioral management

PHILIPSBURG — Teachers and educators will be attending meetings today and tomorrow on a training program on behavioral management which is geared to address the behavior children in the classroom and the More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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Suspect in teacher vehicle theft still under investigation

~ Student will have his day in court ~ PHILIPSBURG — The recent theft of a teachers’ vehicle still has the teacher in question traumatized. The fact that the teacher had left her vehicle keys on her desk More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 25th, 2019
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MOU signed between USM, American University and NIPA

PHILIPSBURG—A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on collaboration was signed between the American University Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), the University of St. Maarten (USM) and the National Institute More...

Min Education Wycliffe Smith - Pressbriefing 23 Jan 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Education Minister calls on adults to protect children

PHILIPSBURG—The Minister of Education Wycliffe Smith has issued a strong statement with regard to pedophiles who molest children. He said that the gravity of the situation that the pedophiles inflict on the children More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Students for Study Financing have until end of January to apply

PHILIPSBURG—There has been an increase of students applying for study financing this year. According the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Wycliffe Smith although some 267 students have applied More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Some 40 students to receive awards for outstanding achievements

PHILIPSBURG — Some 40 students from various high schools have been nominated to receive the Kings and Queens’s awards by the Gifted Foundation. These students who have been making positive and outstanding More...