LIME'S CLASSROOM
In keeping with its new slogan, Value Every Moment, Lime has taken another step toward increasing the number of services it provides by offering e-learning to the region’s students. And on this occasion it has joined with Caribbean Exams.com to offer this service to 60,000 subscribers to date with Barbados being the first country in the region benefiting from the programme.
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Lime, Rachel Pilgrim, made these announcements today during a Press conference at the Windsor Lodge headquarters on Government Hill, St. Michael. Pilgrim noted that "in this day and age of busy working parents it was a relief to know your child could be at home getting assistance with their homework and research even if you cannot be there all the time to assist."
Pilgrim disclosed that CaribbeanExams.com’s education packages included a range of practice tests, study guides, worksheets, and handouts; weekly reports emailed to parents for monitoring progress; interactive tests; real time grade books, multi-media notes and fun and games. She further pointed out that the services provided by CaribbeanExams.com were on a subscription basis and the package to which a person subscribes would determine the level of access and assistance provided. Pilgrim told members of the Press that there were three levels of access to CaribbeanExams.com available from Lime. There is the “bronze” for customers with packages of below 6 Mbps; “silver” for customers with 6 Mbps to 20 Mbps and “gold” for customers with a higher than 20 Mbps package. The marketing head however stressed that through Lime’s partnership with CaribbeanExams.com, the company now offers all of its residential broadband customers free access to CaribbeanExams.com based on the Internet package they have with the company. Pilgrim pointed out that this partnership translated into a huge cost saving to Lime customers.
Meanwhile, Vice President of Operations and Marketing with CaribbeanExams.com, Shalette East, said the programme began in 2005 and they had become the leading test preparation system in the Caribbean. East noted that they do test preparation exclusively online, where students are able to interact with live tutors, to get assistance with their homework and to ask questions. (NC)
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LIME IN ON ONLINE STUDY TOOL
June 21, 2013: Telecommunications company LIME has formed a partnership with caribbeanexams.com to assist the region’s primary and secondary school students. The online tool includes a range of practice tests, study guides and worksheets. It will also provide students with live tutors, e-mentoring, daily homework and research help, as well as a 24-hour help desk through which students interact with teachers in real time. Students are evaluated and weekly reports are sent to them.
Caribbeanexams.com was started in 2005 and so far there are over 60 000 subscribers. The online Jamaican-based educational facility is offered in all English-speaking Caribbean islands and employs hundreds of teachers, the majority of them part-time.
The announcement of the partnership was made in a Press conference yesterday at LIME’s Windsor Lodge, St Michael location. (MM)
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LIME JOINS FORCES WITH CARIBBEANEXAMS
June 20, 2013
BRIDGETOWN-- LIME, Barbados' leading telecommunications provider, is pleased to announce its new partnership with CaribbeanExams.com, the region's premier test preparation website that provides both primary and secondary school students with educational content, practice quizzes, interactive games and a grade book to track their progress. The online tool also provides students with live tutors, assistance with homework, essay grading, eMentoring and topic-specific tests. Rachel Pilgrim, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications for LIME, expressed her delight at the new education-based initiative which would afford all residential broadband customers the opportunity to sign up for the service free of charge.
"Education is the cornerstone of our society and we are especially pleased to offer this value added service free of cost to our internet subscribers," she said. "The future of our country lies in the hands of our talented youth and we see our commitment to their education as a golden investment." From June 21, every LIME residential broadband customer in Barbados can request their login name (username/password) for one of three levels - Gold, Silver and Bronze - of CaribbeanExams.com. The levels are linked to personal internet accounts, with Quantum Starter users entitled to the Bronze package, Quantum Surfer users the Silver package, and Quantum Plus and Power users the Gold package.
"If we were to put a dollar-value on the savings that LIME customers will enjoy with this offer, those who receive the bronze package will save $360 per year, the silver package $480 and the gold package $1080," added Pilgrim. "At LIME we truly live up to our Value Every Moment slogan and this partnership cements yet another value element which we offer to our customers." Customers can request their login details by visiting the "Customize your Broadband" page at www.lime.com.
About LIME
LIME is the Caribbean's largest telecommunications company with a proud history in the region, and which is always working to improve life in the Caribbean. LIME delivers the very best communication services to governments, businesses and families in 13 Caribbean countries with one unifying promise—building, connecting and serving communities. LIME is part of Cable & Wireless Communications PLC, one of the world's leading communications companies.
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LIME JOINS FORCES WITH CARIBBEANEXAMS
June 20, 2013: LIME, Barbados' leading telecommunications provider, is pleased to announce its new partnership with CaribbeanExams.com the region's premier test preparation website that provides both primary and secondary school students with educational content, practice quizzes, interactive games and a grade book to track their progress. The online tool also provides students with live tutors, assistance with homework, essay grading, eMentoring and topic-specific tests.
Rachel Pilgrim, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications for LIME, expressed her delight at the new education-based initiative which would afford all residential broadband customers the opportunity to sign up for the service free of charge. "Education is the cornerstone of our society and we are especially pleased to offer this value added service free of cost to our internet subscribers," she said. "The future of our country lies in the hands of our talented youth and we see our commitment to their education as a golden investment." From June 21, every LIME residential broadband customer in Barbados can request their login name (username/password) for one of three levels - Gold, Silver and Bronze - of CaribbeanExams.com.
The levels are linked to personal internet accounts, with Quantum Starter users entitled to the Bronze package, Quantum Surfer users the Silver package, and Quantum Plus and Power users the Gold package. "If we were to put a dollar-value on the savings that LIME customers will enjoy with this offer, those who receive the bronze package will save $360 per year, the silver package $480 and the gold package $1080," added Pilgrim. "At LIME we truly live up to our Value Every Moment slogan and this partnership cements yet another value element which we offer to our customers." Customers can request their login details by visiting the "Customize your Broadband" page at www.lime.com.
About LIME
LIME is the Caribbean's largest telecommunications company with a proud history in the region, and which is always working to improve life in the Caribbean. LIME delivers the very best communication services to governments, businesses and families in 13 Caribbean countries with one unifying promise—building, connecting and serving communities. LIME is part of Cable & Wireless Communications PLC, one of the world's leading communications companies.
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LIME CELEBRATES TELECOMS BY PROVIDING GIFT TO THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION IN MONTSERRAT
Some 75 students will get a free online account to access CAPE and CSEC content relevant to the Caribbean.
Montserrat - May 17, 2011: LIME supports Education. In keeping with the World Telecoms Day theme of "Better life in rural communities with ICT's" and based on the local LIME objective of 100% broadband penetration over the next 5 years, the staff and management of the Montserrat business unit are proud to make a presentation to the Ministry of Education of 75 online accounts for the Caribbean Examinations portal.
CaribbeanExams.com is an online system designed by test development professionals to assist Caribbean primary and high school students. The system is especially useful for students preparing for their pre-high school and post-high school examinations. It features thousands of practice questions from Macmillan publishers, Nelson Thornes publishers, the Gleaner Company, experienced teachers, test writers, as well as textbook authors. The high level of professionalism involved in the material design, guarantees that students are working with the best-quality materials that conform to established guidelines and curricula. The system has two main portals:
Portal 1: Students in grades 1-6 use CaribbeanExams.com to prepare for their pre-high school examination. This portal provides practice tests in Science, Social Studies, Mathematics and English Language.
Portal 2: Students in grades 10 to 13 use CaribbeanExams.com to prepare for the CSEC and CAPE. The online portal provides topic specific and full practice tests in:
CSEC: CSEC Spanish, CSEC Geography, CSEC Chemistry, CSEC Biology, CSEC Physics, CSEC Accounts, CSEC Principles of Business, CSEC History, CSEC Information Technology, CSEC Literature, CSEC Mathematics, and CSEC Social Studies.
CAPE: CAPE Chemistry, CAPE Physics, CAPE Biology, CAPE Mathematics, CAPE Sociology and CAPE History.
www.CaribbeanExams.com also showcases select past-paper questions with permission from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC). All students will be exposed to the CaribbeanExams‟ LiveMarker feature. This is a simulation tool developed to help students prepare for the written aspect of their standardized examination.
LIME's local General Manager , Joseph Cassell: "LIME has been an integral part of Montserrat's history and its economic development and we want out people to excel in Education" LIME is proud to provide our youth with the achievement advantage right in the comfort of their home.
LIME is the Caribbean's largest telecommunications company with a proud history in the region, and which is always working to improve life in the Caribbean. LIME delivers the very best communication services to governments, businesses and families in 13 Caribbean countries with one unifying promise-building, connecting and serving communities. LIME is part of Cable & Wireless Communications PLC, one of the world's leading communications companies.
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Don't wait, start getting ready for GSAT today
You can never start too early to prepare for your future. With the GSAT exams just a few months away, now is the perfect time for students to start getting ready.
The GSAT examinations are taken by all sixth grade students and cover the key ares of science, language and math as well as general knowledge. Each student must receive at least a 50 to pass, allowing them to move on to high school.
Your performance on this important test can have a great impact on your future, so take it seriously and give yourself a head start on your future. The key to studying for an examination is to get started early and to pace yourself.
According to testtakingtips.com, by spacing out your studying, you'll learn more by studying a little every day instead of waiting to cram at the last minute. By studying every day, the material will stay in your long-term memory, but if you try to study at the last moment, the material will only reside in your short-term memory that you'll easily forget.
Also, be sure to take advantage of the caribbeanexams.com website. This site was developed to help students across the Caribbean and in the TCI practice for their national exams in order to give them the best chance at success. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from LIME, sixth grade students across the country have been given access to the site's premium service and can utilize its practice tests and learn essential examination techniques.
Free Bronze access is also available to all grade 1 through 6 students, offering 24/7 access to Pop Quizzes with thousands of interactive practice questions, interactive study guides in mathematics, English, social studies and science and much more. As a Super Bonus, Harvard University students will serve as mentors to users in the system's chat room.
So get started now to achieve GSAT success in 2011.
Here are some common sense tips from Shalette A. East of Caribbeanexams.com that can make a difference in your performance:
  • Find a quiet, comfortable place for studying at home.
  • Read lots of different books and magazines. By reading new materials, you will learn new words that might appear on the GSAT.
  • Get lots of rest on school days and especially the day of the GSAT. Children who are tired are less able to pay attention in class or to handle the demands of a test.
  • Utilize the Caribbeanexams.com website for practice.
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JONBONAE Chung, an 11-year-old Jamaican, is the Turks and Caicos Island's top student for 2010.
Chung, a student of Precious Treasures Pre-School and Primary got the highest grades in the island's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) this year and has won herself a scholarship from LIME, TCI valued at US$55,000 for the five years she will be attending British West Indies Collegiate.
Her average for Mathematics, English Language, Science and General Paper was 89.13 per cent.
GSAT in the TCI is different from the Jamaican GSAT. There, students sit two papers for some subjects, one of which is multiple choice and the other, short answer.
Chung was born in Buff Bay, Portland, but migrated at age eight with her family. Since then she has been attending Precious Treasures Pre-school and Primary, an institution which was founded by two Jamaicans, the Honorary Consul of Jamaica to the TCI, Allan Hutchinson and his wife, Yvonne, the principal.
"It feels great!" says Chung, whose hobbies are reading, writing, singing, dancing and surfing the internet.
When asked how she felt about her daughter's accomplishment, Michelle Chung said, "I'm so happy that she did her very best and we're really happy with the results". "Whatever her dreams are I will direct them. Whatever her dreams are I will support them. We encouraged her to study, study, study. We tried to motivate her and we prayed. We told her whatever the results are, as long as she did her best, we [would be] proud."
The pre-teen said she did study hard, remained focus, paid much attention in class and practiced on the web-based resource centre Caribbeanexams.com.
She is excited about her new school and is eager to join the science and debating clubs there.
She aspires to become a scientist and will begin working on completing the foundation of this in her new school.
Principal of Precious Treasures, Yvonne Hutchinson said all 14 of her students who sat the exams this year, passed. The 100 per cent pass rate, she said, has been consistent for the last six years. The school has a population of 170 students.
The student who placed seventh in the island is also from precious Treasures. Her name is Shadae Williams. The other top performers in the island are Sasha Arthur, Daphne Zaguirre, Herkeema Adams, Cristacha Cesaire, Modlin Orange, Tzar Brodber, Cassie Khan and Jody-Ann Pratt.
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LIME makes GSAT easier to sit
LIME the region's full service telecommunications provider has come to the aid of children sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), by providing all Government Primary Schools access to caribbeanexams.com, where they will have the opportunity to peruse subject matters which would likely be on their examinations papers next May. According to Drexwell Seymour, Country Manager for LIME TCI, the total annual cost for the accessing the site is in the neighbourhood of $50,000. The site will provide among other things, tutorials, practice tests and assignments. Seymour said the programme is non-discriminatory, since it is geared towards providing access to students of all backgrounds and nationalities attending Government High School in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The initiative is the brainchild of Althea Been, HOD for LIME, who said when the programme comes on stream in January, students would receive much more practice going into the examinations, since they would be more equipped as opposed to previous years. She said without LIME's intervention, accessing the site would be $US 129 per child. Been said the pre-registration of the schools have already taken place and all that is left to be done is to assign passwords to the children, which she said will be done in January. "In January, myself and other representatives from LIME and the Caribbean Examinations Office will be going to the schools at special PTA presentation to demonstrate what the website provides, such as online tutorials, practice tests and assignments to assist with GSAT," Been said.
The move has been endorsed by Director of Education, Edgar Howell, who reminded the students that even though they will be given free access to the site to prepare them for the exams, it will not be for free since LIME will be paying for it, and as such, should ensure that it is utilised. Howell informed the gathering that caribbeanexams.com has gone to the extent of formulating their social studies programme around the TCI social studies curriculum. He said the caribbeanexams.com website features a 24 hour online help desk, to assist students with their queries, saying also that it is manned by a full time cadre of graduate teachers with exams experience. "The caribbeanexams.com website also features exclusive examination techniques. One of the things that we found teaching in high school is that children were not prepared to take an exam - neither we they fed, they did not have enough sleep, they didn't study well - and so they came into the exam wondering what’s going on," Howell said. He noted that the caribbeanexams.com site will provide a real time, online grade book, which will be able to be accessed no only by students, but also teachers, education officers and parents, so that the progress of the children can be tracked.
Refereeing to the initiative as a golden opportunity, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Education, Sonia Williams, urged the students to take advantage of the opportunity. "We are happy that you have extended this to all students registered to sit the GSAT on May of 2010, and so, for your efforts, I want to encourage our students to take advantage of this golden opportunity. I want you all to commit yourself to using this free access to the online service, so that you can enhance the quality of your performance in the GSAT exam," Williams said.
Meanwhile, former minister of education and education enthusiast, Dr. Carlton Mills lauded the efforts of LIME, while urging parents to not let the festive holidays pass without their children being allowed to visit the site to see what it is all about, and if possible, try their hands at practicing some of the assignments there. "Tell me of another company in this country who is investing in education on a competitive level as LIME. LIME is a premier example of a corporate business that is concerned about the education welfare of our people. This is the Christmas season a season of giving. What a great gift to our Children this year by LIME. Parents, let your child use this holiday to do GSAT online. I implore you to see to it that your children use this opportunity productively. This initiative will help to support them where they are weak and further improve on their strengths," Dr. Mills said.
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GOGSAT GIVES BACK TO REGIONAL PARTNER SCHOOLS USING GOGSAT.COM AND CARIBBEANEXAMS.COM
Between June 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010, GoGSAT will be contributing a percentage of students' subscription fees to partner schools' technology funds. GoGSAT hopes partner schools will use these funds to boost their computing facilities and help with the running of their computer labs.
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NELSON THORNES PARTNERS WITH CARIBBEANEXAMS®
Nelson Thornes to provide CAPE® Exam Preparation Materials for Caribbean Exams
May 18, 2010
Nelson Thornes, one of the UK's leading educational publishers, has partnered with CaribbeanExams.com the leading examination preparation website in the Caribbean to provide Caribbean students with comprehensive preparation for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). This partnership will see Nelson Thornes providing test preparation material, sourced from their comprehensive range of titles, and support for the CAPE section of the CaribbeanExams.com website.
With operations spanning the region, CaribbeanExams.com provides examination preparation for all Caribbean examinations. With thousands of users, hundreds of partner schools, partnerships with regional and international publishers, government ministries and ministries of education, caribbeanexams.com has definitely revolutionised examination preparation in the Caribbean.
To register for caribbeanexams.com, visit www.caribbeanexams.com or contact caribbeanexams.com at (876) 906-8144, or (954) 903-9171 or admin@caribbeanexams.org.
Nelson Thornes is a leading UK educational publisher of print and electronic resources with over 75 years' experience publishing for the Caribbean. Nelson Thornes prides itself on producing learning resources of the highest quality that support teachers and motivate students. Nelson Thornes is a part of Infinitas Learning, one of the largest multimedia educational publishers in Europe.
If you would like further information, or to schedule an interview, please call or email Jonathan Partington (Nelson Thornes International Marketing Manager) in the UK.
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LIME DONATION
Posted on December 10, 2009

Apart from a generous effort by LIME to feed primary school students, they also had a ceremony at their headquarters where another BIG gesture was revealed.

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New eGSAT Tutorial Pilot Program
Posted on March 23, 2009

Ministry of education officials are calling the GSAT tutorial pilot program, which started last year September and is focused on helping Caribbean students prepare for the GSAT exams a huge success.

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New eLearning Platform Rolls Out
Saturday, 17 January 2009 15:57
An exciting and innovative new pilot program has been launched to help the children of the Caribbean become all they can be as future adults and citizens of the world. The program, called Caribbeanexams.com is based on children using their computers to take exams preparing them for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), the Grade Nine Achievement Test (GNAT), and the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). The goal is to give students a tool to use at their own pace and for their own individual needs.
Here in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the program has been specifically designed to help students grades 4 to 6 prepare for GSAT exams. The program prepares students in areas such as Math, English Language, and Science. Educational Officer Keydeen Miles said that she is particularly enthusiastic about the Social Studies program being specifically tailored to the students of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The CaribbeanExams.com system features full-length, timed, computer-adaptive tests whose delivery simulates that of the actual exam. It includes actual past questions, homework help, teacher monitored chat rooms, and resources for parents, comprehensive review sections, as well as a 24/7 online help desk. There is no limit to the number of times a student can attempt each of the many practice tests in each subject area.
The Turks and Caicos Government has Partnered with CaribbeanExams.com as a proactive learning tool in its ongoing efforts to put education first and foremost to help the children of the country.
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See the article in the Turks and Caicos Free Press.


"Practice Makes Perfect" Says TCI Bank Boss
January 2009
PUPILS in Downtown Providenciales will be better prepared for their exams thanks to a donation from the country's only indigenous bank.
TCI Bank Limited has partnered with New Age Academy and CaribbeanExams.com to assist students with their CSEC examination preparations.
The CaribbeanExams.com programme offers comprehensive examination preparation to students preparing for the GSAT, CSEC and CAPE exams.
Along with a database of practice questions in 13 subject areas, pupils will be given access to a personalised help desk, teacher monitored chat-rooms and homework assistance. CaribbeanExams will also ensure that the school is fully set up and trained to use the system.
Shalette East, vice president of CaribbeanExams, said: "CarribeanExams is happy to partner with TCI Bank on this initiative and will work diligently to enhance New Age Academy's examination preparation"
John Benjamin, managing director of TCI Bank, attended the high school on Thursday to present the cheque.
"At TCI Bank, we believe very strongly in the education of our youth," he said.
"We are happy to support New Age Academy in areas where they may not typically be able to offer test exams for their students."
"TCI Bank would like students to properly prepare themselves for the future and to excel in all exams in furtherance of their chosen careers."
He added: "We are also thinking of other positive ways to assist young people of the Turks and Caicos Islands to increase their life chances by developing financial literacy programmes designed around the concepts of planning, saving, investing and decision making."
Claudette Munroe Clare, director of the New Age Academy and Learning Centre, said she was “thankful for the support from TCI Bank in aiding our students to grow, especially at this time when cash is in short supply.
"We are confident that this resource will enhance examination performance."
TCI Bank will deliver the sponsorship to Director; Mrs. Claudette Clare of New Age Academy on January 15th at 10AM along with Ms. Shallette East; Vice President for Caribbean Exams.
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See the article in the Weekly News.


TCI Bank Sponsors Examination Preparation System for New Age Academy
January 2009
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See the article in the Sun: the People's Paper.


CaribbeanExams.com being pilot tested in Turks & Caicos
Saturday January 16, 2009
Recent Television News Articles:
The Turks and Caicos Islands join the CaribbeanExams.com program
The Turks and Caicos Islands are one of the first Caribbean countries partnering with the new CaribbeanExams.com program geared towards preparing students for external examinations. Just how will this new program impact students here in the TCI? Heres Alison Capron with the report.


Clement Howell High Award Presentation
Officials from CaribbeanExams.com and sponsor company IGA Supermarket gathered at the Clement Howell High School this morning for the award presentations from the online CXC prep program. Our TeAnn Thomas was on hand for the presentations and filed this report.
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New eLearning Platform Rolls Out
Sunday, October 12, 2008
AN INNOVATIVE window of opportunity has been opened for students preparing for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), the Grade Nine Achievement Test (GNAT), and the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) through a partnership between The Gleaner Online and GoGSAT Ltd.
Through this exciting project, study guides will be made available on youthlinkjamaica.com, gogsat.com and caribbeanexams.com. Together, these avenues will boost student access to online e-Learning and exam preparation.
At the regional level, thousands of students and schools will now be able to utilise the system to prepare for their pre-high school, CSEC and CAPE examinations. According to Shalette East, vice-president (operations) GoGSAT Ltd. "Caribbean students will benefit from the combination of GoGSAT.com and CaribbeanExams.com examination preparation capabilities."
Easy-to-follow examination lessons and tests for GSAT, CSEC and CAPE are already available for parents and students interested in exploring this online option.
Marlene Davis, managing director, Gleaner Online, said that The Gleaner is happy to partner with GoGSAT Ltd. "This agreement allows The Gleaner to further fulfill its mandate to expand eLearning initiatives. For the last five years, the Gleaner Online has been working to encourage schools/students to explore the Internet with its Go-Local in school project - www.golocaljamaica.com," said Davis.
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Scotiabank (Turks and Caicos) Ltd. Supports Local Students With Examination Preparation.
March 19th, 2008.
Grand Turk / Providenciales: Scotiabank (Turks and Caicos) Ltd. continues the momentum of its corporate and social responsibility in the Turk and Caicos Islands, "One Customer at a Time" by partnering with CaribbeanExams.com enabling the youth of our nation in succeeding through Education. Raymond Gardiner High School has been chosen as a recipient of licences provided by our sponsorship to this exclusive website which will allow four students exclusive use to study, review and practice questions to exams such as CSEC, CAPE, GSAT etc. Scotiabank (Turks & Caicos) Ltd. pride ourselves in the support of "Emerging Global Leaders" propelling themselves academically through the use of this innovative technological programme. We join others before us who believe that this creative "attempt marries well with wisdom in preparing students for these exams".
It has been our pleasure to be a part of the Turks and Caicos Islands since 1982, our past 25 years has been very rewarding and we look forward to serving our Customers with pride for another 25 years and beyond. www.turksandcaicos.scotiabank.com.
Scotiabank has been part of the Caribbean and Central America since 1889. It is now the leading bank in the region, with operations in 25 countries. The bank has some 10,260 employees in the region, serving more than two million customers, with about 348 branches and about 777 automated banking machines.
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With more than 60,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12 million customers in some 50 countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. With $412 billion in assets (as at October 31, 2007), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit www.scotiabank.com.
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Students Test out New CXC/CSEC Online Tool
February 22, 2008
Students at Clement Howell High School test pilot programme created by CaribbeanExams.com to help them study for the CXC Exam. WIV4s Joydel Trail has more on the new programme.
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Graceway IGA Helps To Prepare Turks and Caicos Students for CXC/CSEC
February 20, 2008
Providenciales Turks and Caicos: Turks and Caicos students are finding it easier to prepare for their CXC exams, thanks to a joint venture initiative between the Graceway IGA group and the Ministry of Education.
The joint venture programme funded by the Graceway IGA group begins mid February and will serve fourth and fifth form Clement Howell High school students. The students will be able to gain access to the CaribbeanExams unique online examination coaching services for a one-year period to better prepare them for their CXC/CSEC exams. A six week pilot of the programme involving 20 students will start on February 20th 2008 and will run until the end of March. The Ministry of Education will subsequently review the success of the pilot to determine its wider application in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Graceway IGA Group is sponsoring the inaugural year of the CaribbeanExams programme available to the students of the Clement Howell High School. Edith Cox, Vice President of Graceway IGA stated at the launch event earlier today: "The project offers an opportunity for developing and educating the minds of today's youth in a bid to maximize their learning potential." She further stated that the "Graceway IGA group is one of the most active supporters of youth and education in the TCI; for nearly ten years it has supported youth sports, community and education through a wide range of programmes".
The joint venture with the Ministry of Education adds to the list of education sponsored programs that the Graceway IGA is involved in, most notably their ongoing scholarship program at the British West Indies Collegiate where dedicated students requiring financial assistance for their education have the opportunity to apply for a full scholarship of their senior education.
Shalette East, Vice President-Operations of CaribbeanExams explained how the programme will work. Students will have access to practice material in eleven subject areas with particular focus on Mathematics and Biology. They will be able to take full practice tests and will have the opportunity to draw on material for specific topics. Additionally, students will have access to a 24 hr online Help Desk where they can communicate queries relating to their studies directly with teachers and experienced examiners. They will also have access to a Chatroom where they can speak with a live tutor and other local and international students from other Caribbean regions.
After the initial pilot period, Clement Howell High will continue to have access to the system for one full year. Teachers and parents can also keep track of students' grades and progress through a special facility called a 'Grade-book' system. Students participating in the programme will have to complete a learner characteristic survey, while teachers will complete a survey which is geared toward the improvement they have noticed in the students during the programme.
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PM Youth Award Recipient in Question and Answer Session on CaribbeanExams.com
Tuesday January 9, 2007
Fort Lauderdale USA: 21 year-old Rochelle Morrison, recipient of the Jamaican Prime Ministers Youth Award for Academic Excellence in 2006, will appear on Caribbeanexams.com on January 22, 2007 between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Rochelle graduated from the Immaculate Conception High School in 2003 with eight distinctions (grade 1) in the CSEC examination including Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Spanish as well as Additional Mathematics for which she scored a grade A. For CAPE, Rochelle earned grade 1 in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. She was awarded the CSEC and CAPE National Council Awards for Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
Extra-curricular activities played an important role in Rochelles high-school life and helped to develop her inter-personal and leadership skills, as among other things, she participated in chorale speaking, dancing, swimming, netball, Schools Challenge Quiz, piano and Missionary Youth Club. Rochelle was a Prefect and Deputy Head Girl at Immaculate Conception High School and was the Valedictorian for her graduating class in 2001.
She was actively involved in many aspects of university life, holding positions on her Hall Committee Trinity Hall at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad. She also held positions in the Interact Club and was Director of International Understanding, Secretary of the Inter-School Christian Fellowship and Treasurer of the Missionary Youth Fellowship.
She was awarded Best Student in Level 1 Chemical and Process Engineering for the Academic Year 2003 2004 and the H.J. Fenton Memorial Scholarship for Chemical Engineering from Petrojam Ltd. (2003 2006). In 2006, she earned the Jamaica Institute of Engineers Award for Outstanding Final Year Student.
The question and answer session, featuring Rochelle will be hosted on www.Caribbeanexam.com as part of their motivational drive sessions for students sitting the CXC/CSEC examination. The system provides resources that enhance the process of preparing students for their primary and high school transitional examinations.
In her online help desk session on January 22, 2007, Rochelle will respond to questions posted by participants and provide pertinent study tips to CXC students. Passes are required for participation and Caribbeanexams.com will provide these free of cost to their subscribers. Caribbean students who wish to participate must contact Shalette East at admin@caribbeanexams.com for registration information.
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Post Grad Students Launch Test Preparation Website For Major Caribbean Examinations
Tuesday, April 25th 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, USA: A group of Caribbean post-graduate students have launched an online website, that will give Caribbean schoolchildren access to more than 4,000 practice questions.
The student training system found at www.caribbeanexams.com features full-length, timed, computer-adaptive tests whose delivery simulates that of the actual exam. It includes resources for parents, practice questions, answers, and explanations (via an online help desk), as well as a comprehensive Language Arts review section.
The website provides resources to enhance the preparation process for the following examinations:
  • Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CXC/CSEC),
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE),
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCE/GCSE),
  • Guyana National Third Form Examination (NTFE),
  • Dominica Junior Secondary Programme (JSP),
  • Grade Level Assessment Test (GLAT),
  • Bahamas Junior Certificate Examination (BJC),
  • Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE),
  • Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT),
  • Grade Nine Achievement Test (GNAT).
  • Common Entrance Examination (CEE),
  • Continuous Assessment Programme (CAP), and
  • Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA).
After a student takes a practice test, they receive their scores instantly. They are able to review each of the test questions to see which items they missed. The system allows students to return and rework the questions they got wrong on the practice test with a view to developing successful test-taking strategies.
The site also features a real-time online grade book that identifies the student's weaknesses and strengths, allowing them to focus on the areas that most need improvement.
The website's exclusive examination techniques will show students super speed methods to get through the questions they know with ease, saving them time so they can concentrate on the hardest questions without rushing. Students will also:
  • Learn to avoid procrastination.
  • Learn to tell the difference between right answers and clever-sounding traps.
  • Learn the secret to using contextual clues to make important distinctions between right and wrong answer choices.
"We are very excited to provide Caribbean students with this opportunity to improve their chances on their examinations," said Shalette Ashman-East, who spearheaded the project.
Technological infrastructure for the system is provided by the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, an educational research institute based in South Florida.
"We've undergone many months of pilot testing, and we're delighted with the response now that it is widely available," Ashman-East said.
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The student training system found at www.caribbeanexams.com features over forty full-length, timed, computer-adaptive tests whose delivery simulates that of the actual exam. It includes resources for parents, practice questions, answers, and explanations (via an online help desk), as well as a comprehensive Language Arts review section.
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