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North West pupil wins Caribbean Tax Administrators essay competition

Sarah Fernandes a 14-year-old fourth form student of the North West Secondary School, Region One is the winner of the national level Caribbean Organisation for Tax Administrators (COTA) 5th Essay Competition 2017, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) said Monday. Fernandes’ essay on the topic “If I were the head of my country’s Tax Administration, what would I do to increase ...

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UG executives’ salary increase hinges on Council appointment; ready to pay other staff next week

University of Guyana (UG) executive staff members will have to await the appointment of a Council before they are paid salary increases, but academic and non-academic staff can receive their six to eight percent salary hike by October 9. UG Registrar, Dr. Nigel Gravesande told Demerara Waves Online News that the executive staff members would not be paid until the ...

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University of Guyana workers demand more facts about pay-hike

University of Guyana workers want the administration of that tertiary institution to justify a pay-hike increase of six to eight percent, according to Workers Union (UGWU) President, Bruce Haynes. Haynes said workers might be inclined to accept the pay increase- six percent for academic staff and eight percent for support staff- if they are told how much money is available ...

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University of Guyana prepares to switch on radio station

The teaching of broadcasting and the production of quality content are set to receive a major boost when the University of Guyana (UG) switches on its radio station by next year Easter, the tertiary institution announced in unveiling the project on Wednesday. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement), Professor Paloma Mohamed, said the project would cost US$79,000. The ...

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“Tough love” sees younger students at Chase Academy excelling at CSEC exams

As Guyana observes Education Month 2017, one of the country’s private schools says its “tough love” formula is paying off, resulting in a number of its students of lower forms passing Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations with very good grades. Chase Academy, owned by long-serving educator and Principal, Henry Chase, says  Form Two students have also been pasing Caribbean ...

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Contractor to finish works at Manchester Secondary in three weeks – says additional works delayed project

The contractor, who was accused of doing substandard works at the Manchester Secondary School resulting in cramped student accommodation, has refuted the claims recently made by the Regional Chairman, Mr. David Armagon. The contractor, Mark Gupta, revealed that the contracting company mentioned by the Regional Chairman is owned by his brother and was not awarded the contract rather it is ...

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Guyana’s Indigenous Amerindian traditional conservation strategies may be shared with Guiana Shield

A British-funded three-year project to integrate Amerindian traditional knowledge into national environmental conservation policy and practice is likely to serve as a pilot project for the rest of the Guiana Shield while ensuring that Guyana achieves benchmarks of several international agreements. The project is being undertaken by the Darwin Initiative, which was launched by Britain at the Rio Earth Summit ...

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Contractor leaves Berbice school incomplete as new school term begins

As hundreds of students and teachers turned out at their schools for the new September school term, the situation was a disappointing one at the Manchester Secondary School in Berbice. The students and teaching faculty were met with incomplete rehabilitation works among a number of other issues. Whens Demerara Waves Online News visited the school a week ago, parents were ...

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