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Biden Administration Releases Data Showing 26 Million Are Eligible for Student Debt Relief

The Biden-Harris Administration has released new data showing the number of people in each state who applied for student debt relief or were automatically eligible for relief. These borrowers could be benefitting from the Administration’s program right now were it not for lawsuits brought by elected officials and special interests. In August, President Biden announced his Administration’s plan to provide up to $20,000 in debt relief for borrowers earning less than $125,000 per year. The Administration’s program aimed to protect borrowers most at risk of delinquency or default as a result of hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic when the payment pause ends.

Miami Dade College Professor Receives Silver Musgrave Medal in Literature

Miami, FL – Retired Miami Dade College (MDC) professor and alumnus Geoffrey Philp was recently awarded a Silver Musgrave Medal in Literature by the Institute of Jamaica at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. Awarded annually in recognition of excellence in art, science and literature, the Musgrave Medal is named in memory of Sir Anthony Musgrave, the founder of the Institute and the former Governor of Jamaica.

Geoffrey Philp

Young Men Encouraged to Seek Positive and Innovative Paths to Success

Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis – Male students from the Maude Cross Preparatory school were among several Caribbean youth who benefited from an all-male virtual empowerment session in which male Senior Executives of International Game Technology (IGT) and partners shared insights on personal and professional development.

Private Damien Barrow of The Barbados Defence Force (right in military attire) and several IGT ASA beneficiaries tune in to presenters on a screen ahead during an all-male virtual empowerment session hosted by IGT. Barrow had earlier addressed young male participants joining the session from Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis and Trinidad & Tobago.

Partnership Between Canada and Jamaica Successfully Delivers Training in Polygraph Examination

Kingston, Jamaica – With the support of the Government of Canada, Jamaica has gained a new cohort of Polygraph Examiners. Last week, seven Polygraph Examiners successfully graduated from the MOCA Polygraph Examiners' Course, a Canada-supported advanced training course to improve the capacity of law enforcement officers to conduct screening and general vetting services. " This course has been a wonderful example of a positive and successful international training initiative between the Canadian Police College, the law enforcement agencies, and Canada and Jamaica in building the capacity of polygraph examiners in Jamaica and the Caribbean." said Michel Drayton, Inspector of Advanced and Specialized Police Training at the Canadian Police College (CPC) who delivered the keynote address at the graduation ceremony.

Colonel Desmond Edwards, Director General of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency presents an appreciation award to Michel Drayton, Inspector of Advanced and Specialized Police Training at the Canadian Police College (CPC) to acknowledge the partnership between the Canadian Police College and MOCA on the Polygraph Examiners Training Course.

Regional Students to Benefit from Free E-Learning Courses

LONDON, UK – The London-based Commonwealth Secretariat, Friday announced it had entered into a partnership with global digital skills provider, Simplilearn, providing more than 2,000 free e-learning courses to young learners in the Caribbean, giving them access to crucial digital economy skills.

(Photo courtesy Commonwealth Secretariat)
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