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First Principal of President’s College dies

The first principal of President’s College, Oswald Kendall has died. He was 80 years old. Mr. Kendall’s wife, Joan Kendall, confirmed that her husband passed away Monday morning at their residence following a brief illness. She said her husband fell ill in September. Mr. Kendall was also a former Chief Education Officer under then Education Minister, Malcolm Parris. Minister of ...

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Buxton reviving agriculture on 180 acres of cleared land

Efforts are continuing to revive agriculture in Buxton, with the clearance of at least 180 acres of land aback the village and the improvement of drainage, officials said Sunday. An update on the project was provided at the first Economic Development and Health Seminar that was organized by the Buxton-Friendship Museum, Archives and Culture Centre and the Young Visionaries. Village ...

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UG bus service to take students directly along the East Coast route from campus

University of Guyana (UG) students will now benefit from a much-needed enhancement to their travel arrangements in light of robberies in the Turkeyen-Cummings Lodge area, following discussions between the UG Student Society’s (UGSS) newly-elected President, Jafar Gibbons and bus operators. One day after his swearing in, Mr Jafar and two other faculty representatives, Kimalie George and Desmond Kissoon, met with ...

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PODCAST: Guyana Bureau of Statistics conducting Household Budget and Living Standard Survey

The Guyana Bureau of Statistics is currently conducting its Household Budget and Living Standards Survey to ascertain the quality of life among Guyanese and the value of a basic basket of goods. News-Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News spoke with Deputy Chief Statistician, Ian Manifold and Statistician, Misenga Baird on this second edition of “Statistics for Daily Life”. “Statistics ...

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PODCAST: “Statistics for Daily Life” – Caribbean Statistics Day 2019

The Guyana Bureau of Statistics will be joining the rest of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in observing Caribbean Statistics Day 2019 on October 15 under the theme, “Building the Resilience of the Caribbean Community”. On Thursday, News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News hosted the Deputy Director of the Bureau, Ian Manifold and Statistician, Keshauna Sertimer. They gave ...

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Granger woos Linden to vote for PNCR-led coalition

President David Granger Saturday evening appealed to residents of Linden to again vote solidly for his People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated coalition, citing a number of achievements including an end to drugs-related killings. “We deserve another five years to conduct, to carry on the work we have started,” he told about 1,500 supporters at the PNCR’s 62nd anniversary rally outside ...

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Granger pushing high quality education; no room for “handouts”

President David Granger says his administration’s priority is ensuring that Guyanese have access to high-quality, free education across the country instead of doling out “handouts” to the population. “It does not speak about gifts, it does not speak about handouts, it does not speak about vouchers. It speaks about education…if you follow me,” he said in reference to the United ...

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28 Guyanese signal interest in returning home from The Bahamas; family of 5 back home: “I know despite wherever we go, Guyana will not refuse its citizens out there,”- teacher

Even as the government finalises arrangements to facilitate the evacuation 28 other Guyanese from storm-torn Bahamas to their homeland, a man and his family Sunday night were the first State-sponsored returnees. “We dealt with this first five, this family, and we anticipate there are others…We do not leave Guyanese in distress outside of Guyana,” said Minister of Citizenship and Immigration ...

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US Fulbright Scholar pursues accreditation for UG’s engineering programme, research in oil pipeline corrosion

Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Norman Munroe will begin research in Guyana on preventing corrosion of pipelines in the oil and gas industry and facilitate accrediting engineering programmes at the University of Guyana, the United States (U.S.) embassy in Guyana said. That research is currently underway at Florida International University’s (FIU) laboratory. The U.S. embassy says Dr. Munroe, who is an FIU ...

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