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After fire, new girls’ orphanage needs computers

Six months after the Shaheed Girls’ Orphanage rose from the ashes into a spanking new edifice, calls were Sunday made for support to equip the facility with a computer laboratory and Internet, and for caregivers to ensure the orphans’ properties are respected. After the wooden facility at Oleander Gardens, East Coast Demerara, was destroyed by fire in October 2018, forcing ...

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PPPC’s Irfaan Ali: “I’m an honest candidate”…”I stand completely by all my qualifications out there”

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali continues to maintain that his academic credentials are above board, telling reporters on Thursday, “I’m an honest candidate. …I am very comfortable with my qualifications.” However, he provided few details including whether he used a suspicious paper from a virtually unheard of West Coast Demerara institution to register for his first ...

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Guyana seeks Islamic bank funding for technical-vocational training for oil sector jobs

Guyana has asked the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to finance the training of local persons for the emerging oil and gas sector, even as top officials said foreigners would have to be employed if there are insufficient Guyanese to fill vacancies. “A reverse linkage programme in technical and vocational training with emphasis on addressing the critical needs of our emerging ...

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New Amsterdam Technical’s bully suspended; school to be declared “no bullying” institution

A student of the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI), who severely assaulted three schoolmates, has been suspended and all of them would be counselled, the Ministry of Education said. The ministry says the four students were recruited under the Ministry of Public Security’s Citizen’s Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) for at-risk youth. The perpetrator told authorities he had been also bullied. ...

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Digicel gears up Essequibo Coast students

More than 160 nursery, primary and secondary students from 13 classes at a privately-owned school on the Essequibo Coast are now better geared to go to school, with assistance from Digicel (Guyana), the telecoms company said Friday. Digicel said during the hosting of its 4th annual Triple Treat event in Essequibo, representatives visited the Al-Madinah Islamic Academy where they donated ...

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Education Ministry revamping nursery education

The Ministry of Education has begun laying the groundwork to revamp the delivery of education to nursery-aged learners, government’s Department of Public Information said. The National Early Childhood Education Conference, which opened at the Guyana Marriott Hotel on Thursday, is themed “Investing in quality early childhood education for successful lifelong learning” . The two-day nursery education sector conference is expected to ...

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School children to be taught financial literacy skills

More than 2,000 primary and secondary school students will be groomed in how to make smart financial decisions in observance of Teach a Child to Save Day on April 12, organisers said. The initiative will be held by Outliers Zone, a financial wellness non-governmental organisation, with support from the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) under the theme “Teaching ...

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6-year-old pupil killed in road accident

A six-year pupil of Eversham Primary School, Corentyne, Berbice, was killed after she ran out from behind a lorry and was struck down by a car, the Guyana Police Force said. The child was identified as Arianna Lowenfield with a given address as Epson Village, Corentyne. The car that struck her bears licence number HC 2523 and was being driven ...

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British High Commissioner to Guyana named for Honorary Doctorate

The United Kingdom High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn, is named Honorary Graduate for an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) by Queen’s University Belfast. Queen’s University is ranked in the top 180 universities in the world. Greg Quinn is a native of Northern Ireland and is expected to be conferred with the award this Summer. Also among the list of ...

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Favourable policy environment key to Caribbean agro-tourism integration – CTA

Barbados is among several Caribbean nations that is exploring integrating agriculture and tourism as that small Eastern Caribbean island on Wednesday opens its Agrotourism Policy Setting Workshop under the theme, “Strengthening Linkages Between Agriculture and Tourism” in the capital Bridgetown. Regional organisations, the World Bank and the World Travel and Tourism Council identify tourism and agriculture as the two critical ...

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