Sunday, July 6, 2014

AlphaMax Graduation & Opening of Cosmic Heart Fountain

2014 Graduates
 with Milton Drepaul
Last weekend, the school year at the AlphaMax Academy came to a close in a sphere of festive activities.  On Saturday, nine students received their diplomas.
Valedictorian for the Class of 2014 was Reann Kersenhout.  Reann received the highest school awards for her super performance in the Global Assessment Certificate program, which she completed with 17 distinctions out of 18 subjects.  Her super performance gave the 16 year student of Suriname a perfect average score of 4.00.  This very rare achievement – perhaps the only one this year worldwide – was applauded with a special Certificate of Achievement and a Scholarship Award from examiners in Australia.

Among the highlights of this year’s Graduation and Awards ceremonies was the opening in the Academy’s courtyard of the Cosmic Heart fountain.  It is a unique gift from Caribbean sculptor, James Barrow, who lives in Barbados.

The AlphaMax Academy was established in Suriname in September 1998; the school attracts students from Suriname who are keen to receive their education in English, the world language.  The Academy offers classes to students from Kindergarten through the VWO level, the first-year of University study.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Reann Kersenhout achieves perfect GPA score for GAC 2014

The GAC team in Australia has congratulated Reann Kersenhout on achieving a perfect GPA of 4.0 from her GAC work this year.

To acknowledge her work Reaan will receive two awards.
Reann speaking at Mandela Memorial

One is a certificate of Achievement from Ros Washington , Head of GAC and her AES academic team. The second is a cash award from the General Manager , Gaye Pullyn.

The AlphaMax community is proud of Reann's achievements.

Monday, June 2, 2014

A smart horse m

Light bedrooms may have role in weight gain.

Light bedrooms 'link to obesity'

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Google to build cars.

Google to build self-driving cars

Guyana Research Trip for Carinlangs Students

Twelve first year students on the Caribbean Institute of Language Studies  (Carinlangs ) first year BA TESOL program  will be visiting New Amsterdam , Guyana as part of their Special Seminar primary research course. Four tutors  including Director Dr. Robby Morroy will accompany the students.
Carinlangs Dance Item

The group will be travelling overland and will spend three days. On Friday the students will meet and interview professionals in nine areas of life in New Amsterdam.

On their return the students will do a research paper and a PowerPoint presentation on a selected aspect of the life and culture of Guyana. a

The Ministry of Sports and Culture  in Guyana has arranged for Ms. Shaundrel  Phillips, the acting principal of the New Amsterdam Multilateral school to link up with the Carinlangs group.

The New Amsterdam Library has invited the students to visit the library on Friday at 11.00 am to meet and interact with children during their weekly story telling time.  Two of our students will read Surinamese stories in English for the group. Mr . France Olivera Carinlangs lecturer will assist these students

The Mayor of New Amsterdam, Mr. Henry will meet the Carinlangs students when they arrive on Thursday. They will then have a mini tour of the city.

On Saturday the group hopes to be able to visit the University of Guyana’s  Berbice campus at Tain. In the evening the group will hold a mini reception at Berbice Inn for all the people who assisted them on the tour.

The group returns to Suriname on the 1st June.

This research project completes the first trimester for the Carinlangs students who began their one year BA capstone program in March. The students have already demonstrated their presentation and event management skills in a brilliant joint production with Alphamax Academy and the Indian Cultural Center celebrating Tagore’s birthday on May 10.
Carinlangs MC with Ambassadors from India & Guyana and ICC performers.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Golden Milk

Friday, May 16, 2014

Suriname aims for.25% stake in gold minem$200m-loan/21145309.article

Culture, dreams and sleep

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Columbus's Santa Maria may have been found.

Santa Maria Replica
More than five centuries after Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, was wrecked in the Caribbean, archaeological investigators think they may have discovered the vessel’s long-lost remains – lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti. It’s likely to be one of the world’s most important underwater archaeological discoveries.
“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” said the leader of a recent reconnaissance expedition to the site, one of America’s top underwater archaeological investigators, Barry Clifford. 
“The Haitian government has been extremely helpful – and we now need to continue working  with them to carry out a detailed archaeological excavation of the wreck,” he said.
So far, Mr Clifford’s team has carried out purely non-invasive survey work at the site – measuring and photographing it.
Tentatively identifying the wreck as the Santa Maria has been made possible by quite separate discoveries made by other archaeologists in 2003 suggesting the probable location of Columbus’ fort relatively nearby. Armed with this new information about the location of the fort, Clifford was able to use data in  Christopher Columbus’ diary to work out where the wreck should be.