New Board Named For Edna Manley College

Marigold Harding will serve as chairperson, with Donahue Martin as vice chairman. Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, has named a new14-member Board for the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.Marigold Harding will serve as chairperson, with Donahue Martin as vice chairman.The other members are Dr. L’Antoinette Stines, Dr. Tamika Benjamin, Professor Silvia Kouwenberg, Coleen Douglas, Dorraine Reid, Kachine Martin, Emprezz Golding, Winston Ewart, Winston McKain, Jo-Anne Archibald, Alison Dixon Stone, and Dr. Nicholeen Degrasse – ex officio.The Board will serve for three years and the appointments take immediate effect.“These are the folks who will now preside over the affairs of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts,” Minister Samuda said at Wednesday’s (September 4) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.“The Board will take appropriate steps that are required consistent with government policy, and we get involved at the Ministry level only when it is absolutely necessary for us to make the kind of executive decisions that are appropriate. But we don’t interfere with the management of the institutions that are under the control of the Board,” he said.The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts is the first institution of its kind within the English-speaking Caribbean to provide professional and technical training in the arts, offering qualification at the Bachelor, Associate Degree and Certificate levels. The other members are Dr. L’Antoinette Stines, Dr. Tamika Benjamin, Professor Silvia Kouwenberg, Coleen Douglas, Dorraine Reid, Kachine Martin, Emprezz Golding, Winston Ewart, Winston McKain, Jo-Anne Archibald, Alison Dixon Stone, and Dr. Nicholeen Degrasse – ex officio. Story Highlights Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, has named a new14-member Board for the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. read more

Minister Williams Urges More Women To Join Engineering Field

Mrs. Williams made the call in a speech delivered by Director of Project Management and Administration in the Ministry, Horace Buckley, at the launch of the Mona Engineering Society at the University of West Indies (UWI) campus in St. Andrew on Thursday (September 26). Story Highlights “I believe our women have much to contribute to the growth of this country, and the field of engineering is no exception,” she said. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, is encouraging more women to join the field of engineering.“I believe our women have much to contribute to the growth of this country, and the field of engineering is no exception,” she said.Mrs. Williams made the call in a speech delivered by Director of Project Management and Administration in the Ministry, Horace Buckley, at the launch of the Mona Engineering Society at the University of West Indies (UWI) campus in St. Andrew on Thursday (September 26).Minister Williams underscored the pivotal role played by engineers in society, noting that they are responsible for a number of major developments.“From bridges to roads, automobiles to airplanes, buildings to computers and software, engineering cuts across all sectors,” she said.She added that the assistance by engineering professionals in fields such as research and medicine is well documented.“As engineers, you serve a crucial role in the development of our society, and the ideas that you come up with today can drive our development agenda even further,” she noted.Minister Williams commended the engineering students at the Mona campus for coming together to establish the society.“A society such as this is instrumental in the university environment, as it serves as a training ground for student engineers to practise and hone their craft in preparation for the world outside of the halls of learning,” she noted.Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Alando Terrelonge, in his greetings also emphasised the important role played by engineers in society and commended the students for taking up the initiative to launch the Mona Engineering Society.“You will play a role in Jamaica and also in determining the future and the sustainability of our country,” he told them.Meanwhile, President of the Mona Engineering Society, Jachin Mullings, said the group was established to being students together from the various engineering fields.He encouraged the members to ensure that there is unity among engineering students and that they look out for and support each other. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, is encouraging more women to join the field of engineering. read more