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University of Guyana workers demand more facts about pay-hike

University of Guyana workers want the administration of that tertiary institution to justify a pay-hike increase of six to eight percent, according to Workers Union (UGWU) President, Bruce Haynes. Haynes said workers might be inclined to accept the pay increase- six percent for academic staff and eight percent for support staff- if they are told how much money is available ...

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University of Guyana prepares to switch on radio station

The teaching of broadcasting and the production of quality content are set to receive a major boost when the University of Guyana (UG) switches on its radio station by next year Easter, the tertiary institution announced in unveiling the project on Wednesday. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement), Professor Paloma Mohamed, said the project would cost US$79,000. The ...

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“Tough love” sees younger students at Chase Academy excelling at CSEC exams

As Guyana observes Education Month 2017, one of the country’s private schools says its “tough love” formula is paying off, resulting in a number of its students of lower forms passing Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations with very good grades. Chase Academy, owned by long-serving educator and Principal, Henry Chase, says  Form Two students have also been pasing Caribbean ...

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Contractor to finish works at Manchester Secondary in three weeks – says additional works delayed project

The contractor, who was accused of doing substandard works at the Manchester Secondary School resulting in cramped student accommodation, has refuted the claims recently made by the Regional Chairman, Mr. David Armagon. The contractor, Mark Gupta, revealed that the contracting company mentioned by the Regional Chairman is owned by his brother and was not awarded the contract rather it is ...

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Guyana’s Indigenous Amerindian traditional conservation strategies may be shared with Guiana Shield

A British-funded three-year project to integrate Amerindian traditional knowledge into national environmental conservation policy and practice is likely to serve as a pilot project for the rest of the Guiana Shield while ensuring that Guyana achieves benchmarks of several international agreements. The project is being undertaken by the Darwin Initiative, which was launched by Britain at the Rio Earth Summit ...

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Contractor leaves Berbice school incomplete as new school term begins

As hundreds of students and teachers turned out at their schools for the new September school term, the situation was a disappointing one at the Manchester Secondary School in Berbice. The students and teaching faculty were met with incomplete rehabilitation works among a number of other issues. Whens Demerara Waves Online News visited the school a week ago, parents were ...

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Colombia teaches more Guyanese public officials Spanish

Colombia continues to train more Guyanese public officials to use Spanish, as part of an ongoing cooperation programme between the two countries. Sixty participants in the 4th edition of Spanish as a Foreign Language Course for Public Officials completed the latest course that was conducted by Professor Nelson Giraldo through a cooperation agreement between the two South American countries that was ...

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George Norton takes over Culture, Youth and Sport from Nicolette Henry

Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry is to relinquish responsibility for the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport from September 1, 2017 and hand it over to Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton. “I believe that I have provided the leadership and policy direction that saw us through the two years,” she said. Henry, who has in the past been ...

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Queens College student tops CSEC, St Rose’s High pupil tops CAPE

The Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry revealed the Caribbean Secondary Education Council (CSEC) Examination and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results today. Michael Bhopaul, 16, of the Queens College Secondary School was the top CSEC performer with 25 subjects. The young lad recorded 24 grade ones and one grade 2. Michael secured grade one passes in Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, English ...

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Guyana taps into GRIF to finance hinterland ICT connectivity

Guyana has asked the Guyana REDD‐plus Investment Fund (GRIF) for US$17 million to fund a project to increase internet connectivity in hinterland communities, Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes has said. She is quoted by government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that the project-ICT Access and eServices for Hinterland, Poor and Remote Communities- is expected to bridge the Information ...

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