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Daily Archives: July 20, 2016

Interest to be waived on outstanding University of Guyana student loans

Former students of the University of Guyana, who have not repaid student loans to the government, would soon have the interest rates waived, government hinted on Thursday. Briefing the media on the outcome of this week’s cabinet meeting, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said a detailed announcement on the future management of the student loan scheme would be made ...

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A lifetime chance for Guyanese youths to learn robotics

Guyanese youths will have a chance on Thursday to learn how to make robots as part of a larger push to cultivate their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The STEM team of American siblings of Guyanese parentage will Thursday, July 21 hold its first robotics camp for Guyanese students at Saint Roses High School from 10 a.m. – 2 ...

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Updated: Guyana loses US$18 million from Norway forest protection deal

by Gary Eleazar Guyana has lost more than US$18 million dollars under its Forest Protection Agreement with Norway inked in 2009. Marlon Bristol, Head of the Project Management Unit of the Office of Climate Change (OCC), made the charge on Wednesday when he testified before the Standing Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources. He was among the many department heads to ...

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Jagdeo’s “limited” Low Carbon Strategy being expanded

by Gary Eleazar The coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) government says it, “acknowledges” the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS)–flagship project of former, President Bharrat Jagdeo–but it is looking to adopt a different approach in terms of Climate Change challenges, since that strategy was limited. This was among the many disclosures made on Wednesday when the ...

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Education Ministry sets maximum limit for school registration fees

The Ministry of Education on Wednesday declared that no child must be denied registration because their parents or guardians could not afford to pay, while at the same announced a maximum limit for registration fees to be spent o n non-budgetary goods and services. The ministry expressed concern that some School Administrators have been requesting significant sums of money for ...

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Land lease rentals to be increased- Harmon

by Gary Eleazar Investors looking to lease lands for the establishment of industrial sites, agricultural or other domestic purposes will soon have to pay an increased rental fee, as Government is looking to go ahead with a land re-evaluation exercise. This disclosure was made by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, when he appeared on Wednesday, before the Standing Parliamentary Select ...

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Telecoms Bill only first step towards liberalisation – Guyana’s phone companies

The two main phone companies say they are now awaiting government’s next move to end the telephone monopoly, with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) saying it wants its contract with the Guyana government honoured. Chief Executive Officer of Digicel (Guyana) Limited, Kevin Kelly said in a brief comment that the passage of the Telecommunications Bill by the National Assembly is the ...

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