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Digicel gears up Essequibo Coast students

More than 160 nursery, primary and secondary students from 13 classes at a privately-owned school on the Essequibo Coast are now better geared to go to school, with assistance from Digicel (Guyana), the telecoms company said Friday. Digicel said during the hosting of its 4th annual Triple Treat event in Essequibo, representatives visited the Al-Madinah Islamic Academy where they donated ...

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Education Ministry revamping nursery education

The Ministry of Education has begun laying the groundwork to revamp the delivery of education to nursery-aged learners, government’s Department of Public Information said. The National Early Childhood Education Conference, which opened at the Guyana Marriott Hotel on Thursday, is themed “Investing in quality early childhood education for successful lifelong learning” . The two-day nursery education sector conference is expected to ...

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School children to be taught financial literacy skills

More than 2,000 primary and secondary school students will be groomed in how to make smart financial decisions in observance of Teach a Child to Save Day on April 12, organisers said. The initiative will be held by Outliers Zone, a financial wellness non-governmental organisation, with support from the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) under the theme “Teaching ...

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6-year-old pupil killed in road accident

A six-year pupil of Eversham Primary School, Corentyne, Berbice, was killed after she ran out from behind a lorry and was struck down by a car, the Guyana Police Force said. The child was identified as Arianna Lowenfield with a given address as Epson Village, Corentyne. The car that struck her bears licence number HC 2523 and was being driven ...

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British High Commissioner to Guyana named for Honorary Doctorate

The United Kingdom High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn, is named Honorary Graduate for an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) by Queen’s University Belfast. Queen’s University is ranked in the top 180 universities in the world. Greg Quinn is a native of Northern Ireland and is expected to be conferred with the award this Summer. Also among the list of ...

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Favourable policy environment key to Caribbean agro-tourism integration – CTA

Barbados is among several Caribbean nations that is exploring integrating agriculture and tourism as that small Eastern Caribbean island on Wednesday opens its Agrotourism Policy Setting Workshop under the theme, “Strengthening Linkages Between Agriculture and Tourism” in the capital Bridgetown. Regional organisations, the World Bank and the World Travel and Tourism Council identify tourism and agriculture as the two critical ...

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Western Wakenaam village flooded

A section of the western side of Wakenaam Island, Essequibo River, was late Wednesday inundated with flood waters after a koker door collapsed, apparently due to intense pressure from the spring tide. Demerara Waves Online News understands that most of the residents at the village of Sarah were not badly affected because their houses are built on stilts. However, the ...

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Criminal justice system stakeholders being trained in forensic psychology and sexual offences

Guyana’s legal experts are to be trained in forensic psychology, aimed at applying more natural science techniques in securing convictions for sexual offences and violence against children. The eight-module programme is being supported by the University of Guyana’s (UG) Faculty of Health Sciences, United Nations Children’s Fund, the judiciary, the University of Guyana’s Psychology Task Force and the Caribbean Alliance ...

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Deaf drivers pilot programme in the making – Public Security Ministry

Deaf persons will be licensed to drive private vehicles, but a date has not yet been set for commencing piloting a programme for sitting  theoretical and practical drivers’ examinations, the Ministry of Public Security said Monday. Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said the pilot project, which would be confined to the Guyana Police Force’s ‘A’ Division, was in keeping with a Cabinet ...

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