Over one hundred students are beneficiaries of the General Employees Co-operative Credit Union (GECCU) Annual Scholarship Program.
Eleven students were awarded scholarships and one hundred and one received one hundred dollars bursaries at the 11th Annual Scholarship Award ceremony.
Scholarships were presented to Kelcey Allen, Phildon Charles, Similon Hamilton, Andre Nicholls, Dimilon Francis, Joydon Joseph, Ethan Myers, Teah Jackson, Ashely Scott, Radel Grant, and Shavay McIntosh.
Speaking at the award ceremony, chairperson of GECCU’s scholarship committee, Dr. Mineva Glasgow congratulated the awardees on their achievements. She said the company has increased the number of students receiving scholarships.
President of the General Employees Co-operative Credit Union GECCU, Clarence Harry encouraged the children to make use of the scholarships and to work hard.
The ceremony was held at the Methodist Church Hall under the theme “Follow Your Dreams".
Source: NBC Radio
The SVG Community College will hold a poster session of its Summer Science Research Program on “Plant-Derived Anticancer Agents” sponsored by UNESCO. This is the culmination of a six-week program in which second year students in Chemistry and Biology were engaged in identifying and classifying additional medicinal plants of SVG, extracting the active medicinal components from some of these plants such as Soursop and screening the extracts as potential anticancer agents by their effect on bacteria. Come and see what our second year students have accomplished.
The poster session will take place at the SVG Community College Chemistry and Biology Laboratories at Villa Flat on Friday, August 23, 2013 between 12.00 p.m. and 4.30 pm. The general public is invited.
UWI Professor, Sir Hilary Beckles delivered a lecture on his book “Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide”.
The lecture and book signing was hosted by the UWI Open Campus to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the English speaking Caribbean.