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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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Iwokrama staff members cop scholarships to study in Fiji

Three staff members of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development have been awarded scholarships to study in Fiji, the centre announced Thursday to coincide with an informal visit by Secretary General of the African Caribbean Pacific Group of States (ACP), Dr. Patrick Gomes. “Dr Gomes toured Iwokrama’s offices where he met and interacted with two of ...

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Cheddi Jagan Research Centre to remain at Red House until final High Court decision

The Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Inc (CJRC); a company closely associated with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP),  on Wednesday claimed partial victory against government’s efforts to quash a 999 year lease for Red House where the centre is located. CJRC lawyer, Anil Nandlall said Chief Justice, Roxane George granted two conservatory orders, essentially granting the centre temporary use of ...

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Youth in Natural Resources Mentorship Programme launched

The Ministry of Natural Resources on Monday launched its three-week Youth in Natural Resources Mentorship Programme which aims to introduce young people to the natural resources sector through the work of the Ministry and its agencies and corporate partners. “In doing so the youth are expected to come to an understanding that working in the natural resources sector can be fulfilling ...

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Police Force announces junior promotions

The Guyana Police Force on Saturday announced promotions to the rank of Corporal to Sergeant, Lance Corporal and Constable to Corporal and Constable to Lance Corporal. Those promotions have been approved by the Commissioner of Police with effect from July 08, 2017, on the occasion of the Guyana Police Force 178th Anniversary. Please read the list by clicking here:

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