CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY 2013 CELEBRATIONS

 

OVERVIEW

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat wishes to announce the observance of Caribbean Statistics Day on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 as agreed to by the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) at its Thirty Fifth Meeting.

Expectations are that the observance of Caribbean Statistics Day would garner greater profile for statistics across the Community.

 

CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY 2013 MESSAGE

MESSAGE BY AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM)
ON THE OCCASION OF CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY
Georgetown, Guyana 15 October 2013

Statistics has been playing a significant part in the evolution of our Community through the provision of data based upon which decisions could be guided. It is a happy coincidence that such an important element of the Region’s social and economic life, is celebrating the International Year of Statistics in the same year of the Community’s 40th Anniversary.

Today, Tuesday, 15 October 2013, marks the fifth observance by the Community of Caribbean Statistics Day. The observance is aimed at recognising the vital role of statistics in improving the daily lives of the peoples of our Community and in raising the profile of statistics and statisticians across the Region.

This year’s observance of Caribbean Statistics Day takes on special significance given that there are two noteworthy events taking place in 2013, the first being the Fortieth Anniversary of our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the second being the observance of International Year of Statistics.

The Fortieth Anniversary of our Community is a milestone that symbolises the vision of our founding fathers that saw regional integration as the path to achieving growth and development, and in consolidating the bonds that historically existed among our peoples. With the passing of time, not only has there been recommitment to the visionary goals of the founding fathers, but the agenda has been expanded to a more enhanced integration movement with the establishment of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in 2006, with the free movement of skilled Community nationals, capital, goods, the right of establishment and the provision of services.

The CARICOM Secretariat has been collaborating with Member States to observe the International Year of Statistics, 2013 under the theme, Statistics in Everyday Life; Let us Educate and Appreciate.

The over-riding goals of dedicating an entire year to statistics are to:

• Increase public awareness of the power and far-reaching impact of statistics on all aspects of society;

• Promote and nurture statistics as a profession, especially among young people;

• Promote creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics.

The commemoration of Caribbean Statistics Day against the background of the International Year of Statistics and of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Community provides a very valuable opportunity for us to recognise the importance of statistics in the improvement of our lives, our countries and our Community.

Therefore, I take this opportunity to commend statisticians across this Region for their continued dedication and commitment as we acknowledge the crucial role of their discipline in advancing the goals of our Community.

 

PRIZE- GIVING PRESENTATION - ESSAY COMPETITION AND FOURTH ANNUAL INTER-SCHOOL COMPETITION
Georgetown, Guyana 15 October 2013

The observance of Caribbean Statistics Day on 15 October 2013 entailed the hosting of the Fourth Inter-School Quiz Competition for both Primary and Secondary Schools in Guyana. In addition to the Quiz Competition, the Secretariat also hosted an Essay Competition for both Primary and Secondary Schools.The objective of the Essay Competition was to stimulate interest in Statistics among young people in Guyana through the nurturing of the creative talents of these students. The activities were done in collaboration with the Guyana Bureau of Statistics and with funding provided by the European Union through its 10th European Development Fund. See pictures of the winners below!!.

Ms. Jada Angoy receiving her prize from Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary General, CARICOM Secretariat - 1st Place Winner in Essay Competition, primary division.

Ms. Jaleesa Brummell receiving her prize from Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary General, CARICOM Secretariat - 2nd Place Winner in Essay Competition, primary division.

Mr. Jelani Tappin receiving his prize from Ambassador Colin Granderson,Assistant Secretary General, CARICOM Secretariat - 3rd Place Winner in Essay Competition, primary division.

Ms. Krista Christian receiving her prize from Ambassador Robert Kopecký , Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and for the Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories - 1st Place Winner in Essay Competition, secondary division.

 

Ms. Nanda Idu receiving her prize from Ambassador Robert Kopecký , Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and for the Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories - 2nd Place Winner in Essay Competition, secondary division.

Ms. Chonnette King receiving her prize from Ambassador Robert Kopecký , Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and for the Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories - 3rd Place Winner in Essay Competition, secondary division.

Winfer Gardens Primary School team, 1st Place Winners of the Primary division of Inter-School Quiz Competition receiving their prizes from Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary General, CARICOM Secretariat

West Ruimveldt Primary School team, 2nd Place Winners of the Primary division of Inter-School Quiz Competition receiving their prizes from Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary General, CARICOM Secretariat

North Georgetown Primary School team, 3rd Place Winners of Primary division of Inter-School Quiz Competition receiving their prizes from Ambassador Colin Granderson, Assistant Secretary General, CARICOM Secretariat

Brickdam Secondary School team, 1st Place Winners of the Secondary division of Inter-School Quiz Competition receiving receiving their prizes from Ambassador Robert Kopecký , Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and for the Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories

St. Stanislaus College team, 2nd Place Winners of the Secondary division of Inter-School Quiz Competition receiving receiving their prizes from Ambassador Robert Kopecký , Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and for the Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories

Central High School team, 3rd Place Winners of the Secondary division of Inter-School Quiz Competition receiving receiving their prizes from Ambassador Robert Kopecký , Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and for the Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories

 

   

SEE WHAT MEMBERSTATES ARE DOING FOR CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY!

BARBADOS

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SEE WHAT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSTATES ARE DOING FOR CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY!

 

ANGUILLA

 

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

 

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BERMUDA

Department of Statistics Open House Day -

• News Stories on event- http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20131014/NEWS/131019837

                                            - http://bermudasun.bm/Content/BUSINESS/Business/Article/Statistics-Department-to-host-Open-House/72/205/71100

See Poster on event

See Live Radio Broadcast Schedule

Message from Secretary to the Cabinet on Occassion of Caribbean Statistics Day 2013.


 

CAYMAN ISLANDS

 

1.Everday Life Logo
2.Activity - Statistics Fair to Highlight Connectivity

 

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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