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Daily Archives: October 18, 2018

Granger boasts improved performance in Math, English, Science

President David Granger on Wednesday boasted improvements in education performance since 2016, and steps were being taken to were the result of additional teacher training. Addressing the Parliament, he said “targeted interventions, especially in numeracy and literacy, have resulted in improved performance in the National Grade Six Assessment.” Granger said the percentage passes in English moved from 42 per cent ...

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Millions needed for drainage in former Guysuco estate areas; GY$2.4 billion for workers’ severance

With the closure of several sugar estates and the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation no longer responsible for drainage in those communities, government on Thursday asked the National Assembly for GY$350 million to finance additional works by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA). Government is also seeking parliamentary approval for GY$2.451 billion to pay the final tranche of severance to ...

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Govt wants GYD$4.8 million for relief to Venezuelan migrants

The Guyana government is seeking GYD$4.8 million to help support Venezuelans who have sought refuge here from the political and economic meltdown in their homeland. According to a financial paper tabled in the National Assembly on Thursday at the first session following the two-month annual parliamentary recess, the Ministry of Finance wants the money, equivalent to US$22,535, to provide relief ...

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Court of Appeal dismisses challenge to constitutionality of GECOM Chairman

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Thursday unanimously upheld a High Court decision that President David Granger acted constitutionally in unilaterally appointing Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission ( GECOM). Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said he would be appealing the decision to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Justice Dawn Gregory said, in her judgement, that ...

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OPINION: Local commentators coy and silent about local ‘Exxons’… pre-oil poor will be poorer after oil

by GHK Lall Everybody (except me) have dived into the national sport that is Exxon bashing.  Though I still stand by what I shared from the inception, I agree that some of the barbs and blows might be deserving.  But I believe that the attention and obsession of the sentinels and verbal pile-drivers are misplaced, and indicative of coyness and ...

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