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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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Guyanese youths get GYD$2.5 million support to participate in First Global Robotic Challenge

A team of youths, who will be representing Guyana in the First Global Robotic Challenge in the United States (US) next month, has received support amounting to GYD$2.5 million, the Ministry of the Presidency announced Thursday. The group is part of the Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Guyana Project received the cheque from Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry. ...

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Counseling rooms established at several city schools

The increased rate of psycho-social issues among students has seen the Ministry of Education moving to hire councillors and establish counseling rooms at schools to address these issues. There are currently, ten (10) counseling rooms in schools around Georgetown, where councillors work on a daily basis.  The students, based on behavior patterns are referred for counselling to address the issues ...

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Few UG student loan borrowers repaying under Jubilee offer; govt turns to different payment methods

A less than satisfactory number of University of Guyana (UG) students and former students have taken advantage of the Independence Jubilee reduced tuition fee repayments, resulting in the Guyana government being still saddled with a huge number of outstanding student loans, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Monday. Addressing the launch of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GT&T) Mobile Money Guyana ...

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International technical visit to Brazil to learn about school feeding, family farming

Representatives from Guyana and twelve other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will be in Vitória, Brazil from May 16 to 18, to learn about the Brazilian experience of School Feeding Programmes and purchasing from Family Farming, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in a statement. The visit is an international exchange mission promoted by the Internal Cooperation ...

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UG votes against rental of five-story building for downtown campus

The University of Guyana’s Council– that tertiary institution’s highest decision-making body– on Thursday finally said ‘no’ against the rental of a building for US$28,000 monthly to house a proposed “downtown campus.” “It was not approved principally because it was not the best use of our resources,” a source told Demerara Waves Online News. Asked if it was a unanimous decision, ...

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PPP pushes for parliamentary debate on VAT on education

Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand, has again offered a formal challenge to the application of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on educational material and supplies –as applied by the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Government. The Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament, on Tuesday (April 25, 2017), filed a motion with the National ...

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