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Guyana TVET programmes now internationally recognised

Guyana has been given the green light to award the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications or CVQs, as they are commonly called, in Technical Vocation Education Training (TVET). Deputy Chief Education Officer (Technical,) Ministry of Education, Patrick Chinedu Onwuzirike, in a recent interview, told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that the country received the go-ahead from the Caribbean Association of National Training ...

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President meets US-based Guyanese scholar Kelly Hyles

President David Granger on Monday met with Ms. Kelly Hyles, the 17-year-old Guyanese girl, who was accepted into 21 colleges across the United States of America, including eight Ivy League universities. Ms. Hyles was accompanied to the Ministry of the Presidency by her mother, Ms. Anetta Earl, her aunt, Mrs. Shaundelle Inniss-Munroe, her uncle, Mr. Kenneth Earl and social activist, ...

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Guyana lays groundwork to demand slavery compensation from Europe

Several books on the impact of slavery on Africans in Guyana will be presented to Attorney General Basil Williams to help him craft a resolution for tabling in the National Assembly to support the Caribbean’s case for compensation by Europe. Chairman of the Guyana Reparations Committee, Eric Phillips told Demerara Waves Online News that five of the 25 books, which will ...

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Former Guyana-born US professor killed, items stolen

A Guyana-born  retired United States (US) professor was Thursday night killed at his home in Prashad Nagar and a large quantity of valuables were carted off, police sources said. Dead is 75-year old Pairadeau “Perry” Mars, a former professor in Ethnic Studies at the Detroit, Michigan-based Wayne State University. Investigators said his bound and gagged body was found in his study ...

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Rihanna’s scholarships for Guyanese students

Reproduced from Artist Direct In 2012, Rihanna launched The Clara Lionel Foundation, a nonprofit that “works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture.” Yesterday, “Clara Lionel Foundation established a scholarship program to assist citizens or natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, or Jamaica who plan to continue ...

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Prof. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith is University of Guyana’s next Vice Chancellor

The Council of the University of Guyana on Tuesday announced that Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith has accepted its offer to become Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “Professor Griffith was selected after an exhaustive national, regional and international search, short listing of three candidates and evaluation based on a series of lectures, the candidates’ credentials and an interview by the Search Committee appointed ...

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Guyana, India sign US$1M MoU for set up of ICT Centre

Guyana and India have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a US$1 million Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Centre of Excellence in Guyana. Signing the document were Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and India’s High Commissioner in Guyana, Mr. Venkatachalam Mahalingam. This Centre will provide training for public sector ICT professionals to ensure the availability of a highly ...

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Education Minister opposes students writing numerous CXC subjects

Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine  on Saturday said he is in strongly in favour of discouraging secondary school students from writing more than eight Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects because those who sit more than that number of exams are not benefiting from a rounded education. “I am strongly in favour of whatever mechanism we can find to discourage the ...

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GET READY! Gov’t predicts economic boom for 50th anniversary

The Guyana Government is urging that the local private sector get ready to cash in on the opportunities that will be made available to them as Guyana’s celebrates 50 years of Independence in May 2016. This was the message delivered to an audience of tourism and private sector stakeholders as Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes launched Guyana’s 50th anniversary celebrations at ...

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Antigua-Barbuda prepares to join Guyana, others at Caribbean Court of Justice

Antigua and Barbuda appears poised to join Guyana and several other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member-states in having the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the final court of appeal. A three-month public education campaign was launched on Thursday in that twin-island nation as the government prepares to hold a referendum to determine whether to replace the London-based Privy Council as ...

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