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Guyanese-parented Ethiopia princess to participate in Annual Women’s Leadership and Business Conference

WeLead Caribbean on Wednesday announced the inclusion of Her Imperial Highness Princess Ariana Austin Makonnen of Ethiopia as a speaker to the 3rd Annual Women’s Leadership and Business Conference, PowHERful: Transition from Inspiration to Action. This year’s event will be held on September 18th – 19th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre. Her Imperial ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge closed after collision

Thousands of Guyanese are Monday morning – the first day of school for the new school year – will be inconvenienced due to the closure of the Demerara Harbour Bridge. The management of the bridge says that’s because a tug and a barge collided with the bridge. A car that was crossing the East-West river corridor stuck immediately after the ...

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GTT awards bursaries to 11 grade sixers

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it has awarded 11 bursaries to children of its employees who performed exceptionally well at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA). “It is a great honour to give back to our employees and their children. I encourage you all to continue doing your best to maintain good grades,” GTT’s Director of ...

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Over 100 pupils benefit from GBTI’s annual back-to-school program

More than 100 primary and nursery school pupils from the Crabwood Creek and Moleson Creek areas in Berbice were outfitted with back-to-school gears for the new school term on Saturday, August 23 at the Crabwood Creek Community Centre popularly referred to as “ballfield”, the bank said Monday. The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) says its Corriverton Branch partnered ...

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ExxonMobil supports job readiness programme in Guyana

ExxonMobil Guyana has provided some GYD$15 million to Specialists in Sustained Youth Development and Research (SSYDR Inc.), a not-for-profit organization, to roll out a job readiness programme in several communities across the country. Employment Attack 102, is a summer camp geared at preparing young persons including early school leavers for the job market. Speaking at a press conference at the ...

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Caribbean Vocational Qualification pilot in 11 secondary schools from September

The Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) will be piloted in 11 secondary schools starting in September to provide students with validation of skills, the Ministry of Education said Monday. The Ministry of Education is collaborating with the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) on the implementation of the CVQ within the secondary schools identified, Canje Secondary, Aurora Secondary, New Bartica Secondary, Paramakatoi Secondary, ...

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10 students in ICT internship with MOPT company partners

Ten students from junior secondary schools in Georgetown began a ground-breaking paid five-week internship with the four leading private sector information communication and technology (ICT) enterprises in Guyana, the Ministry of Public Telecommunications (MOPT) said Monday. These enterprises have been working in partnership with MOPT since the first year of the Ministry’s existence—in 2017. Two of the five companies started ...

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US Coast Guard continuing to boost Guyana’s maritime security capacity

The Guyana’s Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) is benefiting from the expertise of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for a capacity building workshop on Port Safety Management. The first such training exercise in Guyana – a three-day seminar – opened Monday morning at Regency Suites, Georgetown. Participants include port facility security officers and representatives of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) ...

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“Girls in Tech” launches Guyana chapter

Girls in Tech (GIT), a global non-profit that work to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups will launch a Guyana chapter on August 7, the organisation said Wednesday. It is Girls in Tech’s mission to support women with the access and the community they need to succeed in the technology industry by educating and empowering ...

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30 early childhood practitioners graduate

Thirty Early Childhood Development practitioners received their certificates after a nine-week practical exercise that focused on the importance of early childhood development from zero to three years. The programme was facilitated by the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA), UNICEF and the Board of Industrial Training (BIT). At their graduation held at the National Library Conference on July 17, BIT Human ...

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