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Internationally recognised marine safety training institute launched

Guyana’ maritime training institute MatPal and TOTALTEC Academy on Thursday announced they have teamed up to form the Maritime Safety Training Institute (MSTI), to offer state-of-the-art maritime and safety related training programmes. MatPal’s CEO Colleen Abrams told Demerara Waves Online News that even as the her entity and TOTALTEC “actively” pursue accreditation from the National Accreditation Council (NAC), the institute’s courses ...

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ExxonMobil donates US$40,000 worth equipment to University of Guyana

The University of Guyana’s Faculty of Natural Science was given a boost with the donation of over $8.3Million (US$40,000) in equipment by ExxonMobil, Yuesday morning. Among the highly specialised equipment presented were; a Baader Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector, a Bsc Optics Diode Laser; Wireless Temperature Sensor; Demo Mirror Concave; 1 Meade Series 5000 HD-60 Eyepiece Kit; 1 Orion XX 16G GO-TO Truss Dobson ...

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Teenage mothers reintegrated into education system

As part of efforts to give teenage mothers another opportunity to continue their education, 30 of them on Friday graduated from the Carnegie School of Home Economics, the Ministry of Education said. They pursued studies in Elementary Cookery and Cake Decorating. “These courses that were offered form part of the reintegration programme being executed by the Ministry of Education in ...

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Full scholarships for Essequibo Technical Institute

Principal of the Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI), Mr. Rawle Pearce on Friday offered full scholarships to two young women, who numbered among a total of 43 graduates from First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workshop in Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two). Mr. Pearce extended the offer to Best Graduating Student Ms. Atika DeJonge and Second Best Graduating Student, ...

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Anil Nandlall, Basil Williams talk up lose and wins…Attorney General puts Legal Education Council on notice

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall and his successor, Basil Williams clashed over  victories in the legal arena. Brushing aside heckling from the government about his alleged theft of law books, currently before the courts, Nandlall said Attorney General Williams not only lost numerous Court cases.  Nandlall jabbed Williams, saying that his biggest loss was his ...

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Nicolette Henry, Priya Manickchand square off on education sector in 2019 National Budget debate

Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry on Wednesday listed several successes geared to improve the delivery of quality education, even as Shadow Minister of Education Priya Manickchand lamented a lack of cooperation and involvement from the government. Henry also used the opportunity of her contribution to the debate on the 2019 National Budget to make it clear that a number of ...

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Caricom free movement for agricultural workers, beauticians, barbers, security guards

Guyana and other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member countries have agreed to add agricultural workers,  security guards, barbers and beauticians to the list of persons eligible to move and work freely across the single market bloc. Regional leaders, including Guyana’s Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, struck the agreement at a December 3 to 4, 2018 meeting held ...

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Politically impartial new public service needed- Harmon

A day after news broke that People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman, Volda Lawrence indicated that party supporters should not be deprived of jobs and contracts and that she would be employing her friends who are all party supporters, the Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the public service must be politically neutral. “The new public service, therefore, has to ...

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British university to pay reparations for £200 million extracted from Caribbean

Reproduced from Jamaica Gleaner Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles has reported that The University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom (UK) has agreed to pay reparations for £200 million (approximately GYD$53 billion) taken from the Caribbean. According to Beckles, who recently returned from the UK, “The University of Glasgow has recognised that ...

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Guyanese Professor appointed to top post at University of the South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific (USP) has appointed Professor Prem Misir as Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Professor and Head of School of Public Health for the new Solomon Islands Campus effective from 15 October 2018, that institution has announced. USP is instituting a programme in Public Health to be based in the new Solomon Island (SI) Campus and Professor will prepare for the delivery ...

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