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Guyana creates “homestead” for Venezuelans

The Guyana government on Monday announced that plans were being made to establish a homestead settlement area for the 260 confirmed Venezuelans, who are occupying areas in Barima-Waini (Region One). Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix made the announcement after the third multi-agency coordinating committee meeting held at the Ministry of Citizenship, Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown. Minister Felix said that ...

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Harmon, Trotman, Clive Thomas to participate in Buxton Emancipation Observances

The Buxton First of August Movement has organized its annual activities to observe the 180th anniversary of the end of plantation slavery in Guyana and the Anglophone Caribbean under the theme, “Emancipate Yourself from Mental and Economic Slavery”, the organisation said Tuesday. “This year’s theme draws attention to the ongoing need for African Guyanese to redouble their efforts to make ...

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Early childhood centres foster entrepreneurs – Finance Minister

The commissioning of Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC) in Ann’s Grove and Ithaca reflects the government’s commitment to facilitating the growth of entrepreneurs. Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan on Saturday commissioned the centres in Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara and Ithaca, Region Five. The minister said, having a safe, educational space for children provides parents with an opportunity to become ...

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University of Guyana launches Alumni Associations in Toronto, London and Washington this month

The University of Guyana (UG)  says it is is actively and intentionally reaching to embrace its own who are in the Diaspora with a series of strategic and structured events over this summer. UG will first rejuvenate the Toronto Guild of Graduates  on July 19 and  will launch an alumni association in London on August 3rd . “ Reignite ” is the Canada event billed ...

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Simona Broomes – security guards altercation “very unfortunate” if reports are accurate- Amna Ally

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Amna Ally on Wednesday said if the reported account of an altercation between Junior Minister of Natural Resources and two security guards at an East Bank Demerara restaurant’s parking lot is factual, then the incident is “unfortunate”. “Of course, if it is that something took place as is reported, it’s unfortunate, ...

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Proposed increases in teachers’ salaries, allowances trigger govt headache

Hefty salary increases and other benefits that have been recommended by a High-Level Task Force that examined demands by the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) have triggered renewed warnings against unrealistic expectations from an oil economy, Finance Ministry sources said. The draft report, which has been already dispatched to President David Granger and is expected to be considered by the Cabinet, ...

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Conservation International says “absolute independence” guaranteed in US$10 M deal with ExxonMobil

The United States-headquartered environmental organisation, Conservation International (CI), on Friday assured that although it took a US$10 million grant from ExxonMobil Foundation for capacity building in oil-rich Guyana, its independence was still intact. “As a science-based organization in a unique position to help Guyana achieve its green development goals, Conservation International determined that this effort will achieve its goals while ...

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Minimum State pension hiked

Guyana’s minimum State pension has been increased, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Thursday. He said the new figure is now GY$360,000 annually, up from GY$200,000. That means the new monthly State pension would be GY$30,000 instead of GY$10,000. The State Minister further announced that well-known Guyanese historian, Professor Noel Menezes will now be paid a State pension He described ...

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CIOG honours top 15 performing NGSA students

The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) has awarded GY$500,000 to the nation’s top 20 performers at the 2018 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA). Delivering the feature address, at Woolford Avenue, Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry told the students that access to quality education has resulted in significant improvements in the performance of students, including those in outlying schools. “This year’s ...

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Lethem flood: Schools closed, 25 persons evacuated to shelters

Rising flood waters in Lethem have forced the evacuation of 25 persons and the closure of several schools, a number of which were being used as shelters, authorities said Thursday. The flood is caused by heavy rainfall and overflowing Ireng and Takatu Rivers. Director-General of Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission, Col. Kester Craig told Demerara Waves Online News that the evacuees are in ...

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