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Youths trained in democracy, mobilisation, other areas

Sixty youths on Sunday graduated from a Ministry of the Presidency-sponsored Leadership Course  that included subjects such as democracy, mobilisation and the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS), government’s flagship development plan. Senior Education and Training Officer, Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture Youth and Sport, Ronald Austin Jr. said persons, who are 14 to 25 years old, are ...

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UG announces unilateral pay hike but insists on ‘no grades, no increases’ policy

The University of Guyana (UG) has announced an increase in salaries for academic and non-academic staff for this year, saying the administration and unions failed to actually negotiate the package. Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith maintained that only lecturers who have submitted grades would be receiving the increase. “The Administration maintains the principled position that performance will be a factor ...

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CH&PA ups service with GIS, drone imagery

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it has been improving the delivery of its services with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The entity’s GIS analyst, Malini Jaikarran said the use of this service, will help to improve the development, manage operations and update policies and decision-making processes. Jaikarran was delivering a presentation on Wednesday at a ...

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Aspiring attorney loses Law Schools’ challenge at Caribbean Court of Justice

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The legal challenge alleging that the Law Schools’ admissions process discriminates against holders of non-University of the West Indies (UWI) law degrees was dismissed Friday afternoon in a judgment delivered at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). In July 2018, Mr. Jason Jones filed an application for special leave against the Council of Legal Education (CLE), ...

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19th Century historical records of Georgetown poorly stored in a room at dilapidated Constabulary Training School

Historical records of Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, dating back to the 1800s, are being poorly stored and vulnerable to termites and water damage. A visit to the abandoned and dilapidated Municipal Constabulary Training School, Water Street by Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the City administration, Retired  Justice Cecil Kennard and Legal Officer, Sherwin Benjamin revealed that ...

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Teachers to get 8 and 12 percent salary hike for 2016, 8 percent across-the-board for 2018; allowances unchanged

Government-employed teachers would get between 8 and 12 percent salary increases and an 8 percent across-the-board increase for 2018, but there would be no increase in allowances. Those are based on agreement signed on Wednesday between the Guyana Teachers’ Union and the Ministry of Education. The agreement states that teachers earning below GY$100,000 would get 12 percent increase on their ...

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Granger boasts improved performance in Math, English, Science

President David Granger on Wednesday boasted improvements in education performance since 2016, and steps were being taken to were the result of additional teacher training. Addressing the Parliament, he said “targeted interventions, especially in numeracy and literacy, have resulted in improved performance in the National Grade Six Assessment.” Granger said the percentage passes in English moved from 42 per cent ...

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“I had to practically bully Granger to meet with the teachers”- Jagdeo; GTU General Secretary says “quite disappointed” with pay deal

Even as an internal controversy among teachers brews over the pending salary increases, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday claimed credit for pushing President David Granger to meet with the Guyana Teachers’ Union  (GTU) to stave off another strike. “I had to practically bully Granger to meet with the teachers; finally he did. I had to practically bully him,” Jagdeo ...

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Ban sugar-sweetened drinks from school areas; integrate school-feeding strategy to fight deadly diseases

Caribbean governments are being urged to ban sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) from school environments and integrate the health, education and agriculture ministries, in an effort to reduce stem the scourge of  non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. President of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Sir Trevor Hassell issued the call at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2018 being held in Barbados. He ...

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