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Monthly Archives: May 2015

CSEC/CAPE Candidates of Bishop’s High to sit exams at Queen’s College on Monday, June 1

The Ministry of Education is advising parents and CSEC/CAPE candidates of the Bishop’s High School that there has been a change in the venue for the sitting of examinations timetabled for Monday, June 1, 2015. Due to the inclement weather which caused flooding in Georgetown, CSEC/CAPE candidates of the Bishop’s High School who are scheduled to sit examinations tomorrow, Monday, June 1 will now ...

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Flood forces closure of many public schools

Georgetown, May 31, 2015) The Ministry of Education wishes to notify parents and guardians that due to flooding caused by heavy rains on Sunday, May 31 some schools will not be opened on Monday, June 1, 2015 so as to facilitate the cleaning and sanitization of school facilities and its environs. The following schools will be closed on Monday, June ...

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Aubrey Norton tipped to be presidential advisor

by Zena Henry Veteran Guyanese politician and International Relations expert, Aubrey Norton is tipped to be a presidential advisor on youth empowerment. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told Demerara Waves Online News on Sunday, May 31 that Norton would be serving the administration of President David Granger. Norton, a former University of Guyana lecturer and former People’s National Congress (PNC) ...

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72-hour plan to ease flood; evidence shows neglected drainage infrastructure

Even as more rain is forecast until Thursday, authorities are overseeing the implementation of a 72-hour action plan to remove several bottlenecks and so  drain the city and lower East Coast Demerara rapidly. Under the chairmanship of the Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, engineers and decision-makers have decided to tackle several areas immediately to bring relief to affected communities. ...

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Can the PPP be saved?

by Ralph Ramkarran (reproduced from www.conversationtree.gy ) The end of the Jagan leadership of the PPP terminated the era of real, as opposed to formal, internal democracy. Its structure and leadership model, third world and Leninist influenced, lent itself to authoritarian methods. But the Jagans ensured full discussions and neither dictated conclusions. Both changed their views from time to time ...

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Jagdeo must go if PPP is to revive- Clinton Urling

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) candidate, Clinton Urling has blamed former President Bharrat Jagdeo for the party’s defeat at the polls earlier this month and said the time has come for him to take a back seat if the party is to be rebuilt. Urling predicts that the PPP will face a difficult task  in rebuilding itself if Jagdeo remains ...

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Anglican Bishop of Guyana dies

Anglican Bishop of Guyana, Rt. Rev. Cornell Moss died on Saturday in Miami, Florida where he was recuperating from heart surgery, according to well-placed sources. Moss, who is a native of The Bahamas, died mid afternoon after suffering a relapse. Relatives and close associates are in shock at his passing because he had appeared to be recovering well from surgery ...

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PPP lashes out at govt for sending two Permanent Secretaries on leave

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Saturday confirmed that two Permanent Secretaries, who had been openly campaigning for that party for the recently held general elections, are off the job. Though no names were released by the main opposition party, Demerara Waves was reliably informed that those sent packing on leave are Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities ...

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Heads must roll in the State Media

by Dr. David Hinds I am opposed to any wholesale dismissal of members and supporters of the PPP from the Public Service. There should be no witch-hunting. But there are exceptions in my book–like the State media.Of all the blatant over-reach by the PPP government, the rape of the state media was among the most obscene. But the government could ...

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Hearing the Guyanese People’s Voice: The 2015 Election Results

by Nicholas Birns, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Several days after the Guyanese general election on May 11, a definite vote count has finally been taken. While for a time speculation swirled regarding the outcome, it has become clear, not just by the estimation of the opposition partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change that it has won, ...

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