Back to school – in Chile – for Antiguan teachers

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, September 26, 2007 – The government of Antigua is sending some of its teachers back to school to learn Spanish.

They will be doing so through a teachers’ exchange programme with Chile where they will learn Spanish and teach English in Santiago.

The deal was sealed by Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and President Michelle Bachelet of Chile during bilateral talks at the United Nations where they are attending the 62nd General Assembly.

“I firmly believe in action and my government is prepared to send a team to Antigua and Barbuda to develop and action plan to give live to the items agreed upon.  My government will work with Antigua and Barbuda in an effort to exchange and transfer know how,” said President Bachelet.

Chile has also offered scholarships for police and military training.

The two countries are negotiating an agricultural agreement.