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Caricom Single Market and Economy training for Guyana’s secondary school teachers

Secondary school teachers in Guyana are set to be more knowledgeable about the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) headquarters said Monday. This is due to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat’s hosting of a two-day CSME training workshop from Tuesday, January 17 at the Church View International Hotel in Berbice. Approximately 30  teachers will be ...

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Ministry of Presidency’s scholarship award to CH&PA official raises serious questions

The Ministry of the Presidency has granted a scholarship for a senior official of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to study in Korea at a time when there is a probe into alleged payroll fraud, according to official documents. Board members and the management team have been warned that the CH&PA and Guyana could face “unnecessary embarrassment” and ...

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Hinterland Employment Youth Service participants to be paid by year-end

Participants of the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) programme were assured that they will receive outstanding payments owed by the end of December. Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe met with residents of Moruca, Region One  on Saturday, and offered apologies to HEYS participants that have not been paid since the end of September. “Before the ...

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E-Gov’s Centre of Excellence in Information Technology to be completed in January

The eGovernment Agency’s Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) is expected to be officially opened in February, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Representatives from the Agency, the High Commission of India, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Public Telecommunications and board members of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday visited the construction site where the CEIT ...

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Ministers cautiously defend their govt-paid tuition fees ; opposition calls coalition “absolutely indecent”

Evidently fazed that it’s now in the open that government is paying their university tuition fees to the tune of millions of dollars from the National Treasury, two government ministers reacted cautiously while the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) began slamming the government. Junior Minister, Annette Ferguson said she became eligible for a GYD$3.3 million per year scholarship to ...

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Guyanese author, educator and diplomat- E.R. Braithwaite dies

E.R. Braithwaite, the Guyanese author, educator and diplomat whose years teaching in the slums of London’s East End inspired the international best-seller “To Sir, With Love” and the popular Sidney Poitier movie of the same name, has died at age 104, the Associated Press  (AP)  reported. Braithwaite’s companion, Ginette Ast, told The Associated Press that he became ill Monday and ...

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New counselling rooms for 10 secondary schools; new medical school for UG- Education Minister

With 17% of $250B in budget 2017 allocated to the education sector, Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine announced in the national assembly a new medical school for the University of Guyana as well as ten new counselling rooms in secondary schools. The schools identified include Cummings Lodge, Richard Ishmael, St. Mary’s, Lodge Community, South Ruimveldt, Tutorial High, Dolphin Secondary, East ...

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Prince Harry interacts with teenage mothers and TIP victims

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger on Sundayt hosted Prince Henry of Wales, familiarly known as Prince Harry, at a reception on the Lawns of State House where he had the opportunity to interact with teenage mothers and victims of Trafficking In Persons. The Ministry of the Presidency said the Women’s Empowerment Programme is responsible for the teenage mothers and  they were ...

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GDF Sergeant Academy graduates third batch of Sergeants

Nineteen Sergeants are the most recent graduates of the Guyana Defence Force Sergeants Academy, the army said in a statement on Thursday. The new Sergeants graduated on Wednesday, November 30, at Base Camp Stephenson following a graduation parade attended by Officers and Ranks, as well as the parents and relatives of the graduates. Welcoming the Sergeants to the Corps of ...

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Public Service College launched on advice of Commission of Inquiry

Stemming from the Harold Lutchman report on the commission of inquiry into Guyana’s public service, the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service was launched Wednesday at the Public Service Department’s Training Division. “The Lutchman Report sets the groundwork for moving forward,” State  Minister Joseph Harmon said in his address to the gathering about the 80 recommendations made in the ...

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