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Queens College student tops CSEC, St Rose’s High pupil tops CAPE

The Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry revealed the Caribbean Secondary Education Council (CSEC) Examination and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results today. Michael Bhopaul, 16, of the Queens College Secondary School was the top CSEC performer with 25 subjects. The young lad recorded 24 grade ones and one grade 2. Michael secured grade one passes in Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, English ...

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Guyana taps into GRIF to finance hinterland ICT connectivity

Guyana has asked the Guyana REDD‐plus Investment Fund (GRIF) for US$17 million to fund a project to increase internet connectivity in hinterland communities, Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes has said. She is quoted by government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that the project-ICT Access and eServices for Hinterland, Poor and Remote Communities- is expected to bridge the Information ...

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Iwokrama staff members cop scholarships to study in Fiji

Three staff members of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development have been awarded scholarships to study in Fiji, the centre announced Thursday to coincide with an informal visit by Secretary General of the African Caribbean Pacific Group of States (ACP), Dr. Patrick Gomes. “Dr Gomes toured Iwokrama’s offices where he met and interacted with two of ...

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Cheddi Jagan Research Centre to remain at Red House until final High Court decision

The Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Inc (CJRC); a company closely associated with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP),  on Wednesday claimed partial victory against government’s efforts to quash a 999 year lease for Red House where the centre is located. CJRC lawyer, Anil Nandlall said Chief Justice, Roxane George granted two conservatory orders, essentially granting the centre temporary use of ...

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Youth in Natural Resources Mentorship Programme launched

The Ministry of Natural Resources on Monday launched its three-week Youth in Natural Resources Mentorship Programme which aims to introduce young people to the natural resources sector through the work of the Ministry and its agencies and corporate partners. “In doing so the youth are expected to come to an understanding that working in the natural resources sector can be fulfilling ...

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Police Force announces junior promotions

The Guyana Police Force on Saturday announced promotions to the rank of Corporal to Sergeant, Lance Corporal and Constable to Corporal and Constable to Lance Corporal. Those promotions have been approved by the Commissioner of Police with effect from July 08, 2017, on the occasion of the Guyana Police Force 178th Anniversary. Please read the list by clicking here:

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Read some of the results of National Grade Six Assessment 2017

The results of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) written on 12 and 13 April 2017 are being released to schools. Thirteen thousand three hundred twenty-nine candidates wrote this assessment. The results being released give a report on the candidates’ performance at National Grade Six Assessment. You can read some of the results here:  The NGSA results are available on ...

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School children loitering, smoking marijuana at city bus parks; Schools’ Welfare has not asked for help

Concerns have been raised about the loitering of uniformed school children at a number of city bus parks where they also smoke marijuana. However, ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Marlon Chapman said since he has been posted to the division a few months ago, the Ministry of Education has not asked for help in countering deviant behaviour by students. “We ...

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Booklets launched targeting adults and youths about Guyana’s parliamentary functions

  Parliament on Friday launched two informative booklets, one of which targets youths and another for adults along with online versions titled, “Our House, an Introduction to the Parliament of Guyana.” The booklets are aimed to help inform the public about their rights and how Parliament functions, amongst other areas. In brief remarks, Speaker of the House, Dr. Barton Scotland ...

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