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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Corentyne man shot, robbed

A Corentyne man was shot and he and his mother and wife were robbed of cash by bandits, police said. Thirty-two year old Jerry Babulall of Johanna South, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne was shot to his right hand and has been admitted to a hospital. He and his wife and mother were robbed of GUY$165,000, a quantity of jewellery and ...

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GECOM appoints new Deputy Chief Elections Officer

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has filled the post of Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO), according to well-placed sources. Mr. Vishnu Persaud’s appointment was ratified by the seven-member commission on Tuesday, one day before he is due to be sworn in. He will be Head of Operations. Persaud, a long-serving Public Relations Officer of GECOM, recently attained a Higher National ...

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CSEC Mathematics performance improve by 9% , English records slight improvement

A nine percent increase in performance in Mathematics at the 2014 Caribbean Examinations Council Examinations (CSEC) has been deemed the best Guyana has ever done in the subject. The CSEC results that were announced today by Minister of Education Priya Manickchand showed that Mathematics recorded 38.7 percent passes in Grades One to Three, as opposed to 28.92 percent in 2013. ...

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Queen’s College student tops CSEC with 19 Grade Ones ; others excel at CAPE

This year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination results clearly reflect that the many investments made by the administration are producing positive outcomes as the country’s top performers are drawn from several of the administrative regions. Elisa Hamilton of Queen’s College, is this year’s top CSEC performer, while Bharti Bhoge of Skeldon Line Path Secondary, Region Six and Larissa Whiltshire ...

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Bogus ‘Community Service Officers’ in Region One verifying voters list- officials

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday warned against unauthorized persons in Region One (Barima-Waini) going on house-to-house verification of the preliminary voters list, but the Region One Executive Officer (REO), Nigel Fischer denied issuing any such permission. In a statement, the elections management authority said it received reports that persons calling themselves “Community Support Officers” have been visiting homes ...

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GWI introduces monthly billing

The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) on Tuesday announced that it has begun a new Monthly Billing Programme from August 1, 2014 for metered GWI customers.  Hence, metered customers will receive a monthly bill for water service from August 2014. According to Customer Services Manager, GWI, Jeanette Thomas, the change from quarterly to monthly billing is meant to improve the overall efficiency ...

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Automatic Promotion helped improve CSEC performance- Manickchand

Education Minister, Priya Manickchand on Tuesday partly attributed improvements in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) to the Automatic Promotion System (APS) that prevents students from repeating grades or opting to drop out of school. Manickchand told a news briefing after announcing top CSEC and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) performers that the APS impacted on the results this ...

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New York-based Guyana lawyer guilty of obstruction of justice

(TIMES LEDGER).-A federal jury found Ozone Park Democrat Guyana-born Albert Baldeo guilty of obstruction of justice, but acquitted him of mail and wire fraud charges Monday, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Baldeo, a former Democratic district leader and candidate for office, turned himself into the FBI in November 2012, after he was charged with having fake donors contribute ...

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GWI employee gunned down near Sophia

A Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) employee was Monday night gunned down on Eastern Highway, Prashad Nagar while he was riding his motorcycle. He has been identified as 29-year old Marvin Cumbermack of 190 North East La Penitence, Georgetown. He worked at the GWI Sophia Water Treatment Plant Sources said he was going to meet his girlfriend when he was shot ...

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