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Guyanese author, educator and diplomat- E.R. Braithwaite dies

E.R. Braithwaite, the Guyanese author, educator and diplomat whose years teaching in the slums of London’s East End inspired the international best-seller “To Sir, With Love” and the popular Sidney Poitier movie of the same name, has died at age 104, the Associated Press  (AP)  reported. Braithwaite’s companion, Ginette Ast, told The Associated Press that he became ill Monday and ...

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New counselling rooms for 10 secondary schools; new medical school for UG- Education Minister

With 17% of $250B in budget 2017 allocated to the education sector, Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine announced in the national assembly a new medical school for the University of Guyana as well as ten new counselling rooms in secondary schools. The schools identified include Cummings Lodge, Richard Ishmael, St. Mary’s, Lodge Community, South Ruimveldt, Tutorial High, Dolphin Secondary, East ...

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Prince Harry interacts with teenage mothers and TIP victims

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger on Sundayt hosted Prince Henry of Wales, familiarly known as Prince Harry, at a reception on the Lawns of State House where he had the opportunity to interact with teenage mothers and victims of Trafficking In Persons. The Ministry of the Presidency said the Women’s Empowerment Programme is responsible for the teenage mothers and  they were ...

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GDF Sergeant Academy graduates third batch of Sergeants

Nineteen Sergeants are the most recent graduates of the Guyana Defence Force Sergeants Academy, the army said in a statement on Thursday. The new Sergeants graduated on Wednesday, November 30, at Base Camp Stephenson following a graduation parade attended by Officers and Ranks, as well as the parents and relatives of the graduates. Welcoming the Sergeants to the Corps of ...

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Public Service College launched on advice of Commission of Inquiry

Stemming from the Harold Lutchman report on the commission of inquiry into Guyana’s public service, the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service was launched Wednesday at the Public Service Department’s Training Division. “The Lutchman Report sets the groundwork for moving forward,” State  Minister Joseph Harmon said in his address to the gathering about the 80 recommendations made in the ...

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GTUC to review position on taking govt’s grant for Critchlow Labour College

Newly-elected President of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Coretta Mc Donald on Wednesday said she and other executive members would be reviewing the reason for not taking government’s subvention for the Critchlow Labour College (CLC). “This new body will definitely have to sit, look at the proposals that are being offered, have discussions and then we’ll make a decision ...

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Nursing exam paper leaked, sold

Investigations are ongoing to identify person or persons who may have been responsible for the leak of examination papers before the sitting and assessment of 250 nursing students on October 19 and 20, 2016, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Tuesday. Nurses who sat the Clinical and Functional examination in October were informed by Principal Tutor of the Georgetown ...

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Stay and build oil-rich Guyana; US, other countries increasingly shun foreigners– Guyana-born US energy expert

A  University of Guyana (UG) graduate, who admittedly migrated to the United States (US) and eventually rose to a senior official of that country’s Department of Energy (DOE), on Saturday urged graduates to remain and build Guyana because it is destined to become a prosperous nation , even as a number of developed nations frown on foreigners. “At the risk ...

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Emergency plan approved to stem decline in Grade Six English, Math

A section of the students who attended the Education Month Rally 2015.

In the face of steadily declining performances in English and Mathematics,  government has given it stamp of approval for a seven-point plan to arrest the situation, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced on Thursday. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that Harmon said the strategy is termed the “Emergency Education intervention for improved performance in Mathematics by students in Grade ...

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UG administration, lecturers differ over rental of off-campus building

The University of Guyana’s (UG) likely rental of a five-storey building at the corner of Lamaha and Camp Streets, Georgetown has sparked off criticisms from a number of lecturers, but senior administrative academics are justifying the rental of another building off the Turkeyen Campus. “The justification for renting a building by a cash-strapped university is, for instance, at least 20 ...

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