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Education, ethnic impact statements can address race, ethnicity and wealth gaps

Two US-based political science professors have strongly recommended education and ethnic impact assessments to close wealth gaps among Guyana’s races, and constitutional reform to help Guyana resolve decades-old politically charged differences. However, former President Donald Ramotar of the People’s Progressive Party said Guyana has more of a class rather than a race problem and he instead accused the People’s National ...

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School of the Nations’ parents, administration want face-to-face answers from police

Despite strenuous efforts by the School of the Nations to tighten security measures in the face of ongoing violent threats, the parents and school’s administration Friday afternoon called on the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to face them and provide satisfactory information about the probe. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Deputy Commissioner Lyndon Alves told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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4 questioned in connection with School of the Nations threats

Four current and past students of School of the Nations have been questioned by investigators, even as the Guyana Police Force’s cyber-security sleuths try to locate the person or persons responsible for the violent threats against that school, Police Commissioner Leslie James said. “We have questioned at least four persons to my knowledge… They might either be current or former ...

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Person threatening School of the Nations willing to open negotiations with police; police ready to talk

The Guyana Police Force stands ready to meet with the person who claims to have been issuing violent threats against School of the Nations, after the individual said he/she was willing to open negotiations with police for protection because his/her colleagues have turned against him/her, a senior police officer said. “The force is prepared to meet with this individual but to ...

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School of the Nations administration faced with unanswered security questions

Under a barrage of questions by concerned parents about security plans and emergency response, the administration of School of the Nations decided to close the institution’s doors for a second straight day on Tuesday while they come up with proper answers. Chief Executive Officer of School of the Nations, Dr. Dexter Phillips did not answer many pointed questions that parents ...

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Post mortem on Mae’s student fails to show cause of death

A post mortem examination failed to determine the cause of death of the 15-year old female student of Mae’s School, Subryanville, Georgetown, who ingested poison, police said. The Guyana Police Force said “the cause of death is undetermined” based on an autopsy done on the body of Vanica Schultz. Police said body contents, blood and urine samples were extracted to be tested ...

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BREAKING: School of the Nations principal shot

The Principal of School of the Nations, Brian O’Toole, was shot and injured Sunday night, his wife said. Dr. O’Toole was shot near the front door of his residence located at Bel Air Promenade, Prashad Nagar. His wife confirmed that he is conscious and stable at a city hospital. Unofficial information indicates Dr. O’Toole sustained gunshot wounds to both hands. ...

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Pres. Granger reissues “The Rupununi Rebellion” book on 50-year old attempt to establish breakaway republic

President David Granger has reissued his book, The Rupununi Rebellion to mark the 50th anniversary of the quelling of the Rupununi rebellion which broke out on January 2, 1969, less than three years after Guyana achieved Independence. The President was serving as Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) which had operational responsibility for restoring peace ...

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