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Camera captures rare photos of Jaguar and her cubs in Guyana

by Daniel Uria Reproduced from United Press International RUPUNUNI , Guyana, March 1 (UPI) — Camera traps in Guyana captured rare photographs of a female jaguar and her two cubs living at Surama Eco Lodge. Rupununi Wildlife Research Unit shared photos of the jaguars to Facebook that show the jaguar and her two cubs walking through a forest. The photos ...

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Digicel (Guyana) boosting delivery of technical-vocational education

Students of the Practical Instruction Centre (PIC) will soon be taking classes and examinations in a more conducive environment, with the rehabilitation of the colonial wooden building in Kingston, Georgetown through a grant from Digicel (Guyana). Demerara Waves Online News was told that the project is as a result of a Digicel Group competition called “Waves” that the Guyana operations ...

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Four faculties for Public Service Staff College

The proposed Public Service Staff College will have four faculties that will produce graduates with university level qualifications, President David Granger announced at the weekend. The Head of State announced that the college is expected to have four faculties: International Relations (Foreign Service), Defence, Public Administration and Information Technology. “I have no interest in having an unprofessional Public Service… I ...

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No cash for UG Student Loan Fund; GYD$10 billion unpaid

Government has stopped providing additional monies to the University of Guyana’s Student Loan Fund because there is sufficient cash for another two years, even as Cabinet continues a so far secret paper to recover more than GYD$10 billion in unpaid loans. “The student loan agency has accumulated enough money for the fund to now revolve so the fund is revolving ...

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Appeal Court readies to hear cross-dressing case; SASOD gears up for constitutional reform

Guyana’s gay and lesbian community hopes to soon have a clearer idea whether they could cross-dress freely without fear of being charged, even as they thicken their dossier for constitutional reform. Co-Chairman of the local gay rights organisation, Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), Joel Simpson said a Registrar has already contacted a number of plaintiffs in a pending appeal ...

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Kato Secondary under “integrity investigation”

Government says that it has launched an investigation into the integrity of the Kato Secondary School in Region 8, in a bid to ensure that all the facilities are intact and the construction is sound. Kato Secondary was constructed in a controversial manner which has left many persons questioning the integrity of the structure, despite the previous People’s Progressive Party/Civic ...

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Opadeyi bids adieu to three “very successful” years at UG

Regaled as one of the most controversial Vice Chancellors that the University of Guyana has ever seen, Professor Jacob Opadey’s contract with the Guyana Government has expired and is bidding farewell to the publicly funded institution. Opadeyi, already replaced by Acting Vice Chancellor Barbara Reynolds, is currently in his last week at the University and says that he is looking ...

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Pastor whipped orphans during search for missing cell phone

A Pastor, who is responsible for an orphanage, at Port Mourant, Corentyne was Sunday questioned in connection with the whipping of two male orphans during a search for a missing cellular phone. Police confirmed that Pastor Vernon D’Oliveira was questioned, gave a statement and released from custody on his own recognizance. He is expected to return to the station on ...

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University of Guyana removes “number of sittings” as entry requirement

The University of Guyana Wednesday announced the removal of the number of sittings of subjects as an entry requirement at the country’s publicly funded tertiary institution. UG said in a statement that its Academic Board, at a Special Meeting held late last year, unanimously approved that the number of sittings as a requirement for admission to the university be removed from ...

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