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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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Gov’t clamps down on unlicensed day care facilities

The Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) is urging day care service providers to get their facilities registered by March or face closure. Head of the CPA, Ann Greene said persons who are desirous of registering their day care facility must possess a valid Police Clearance and Food Handlers Certificate. She added that the facilities will be Inspected by the Fire ...

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First Bauxite promises improved education facilities for Sand Hills students

A new school building with more modern facilities will be constructed in the Sand Hills community in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara). According to the Head of First Bauxite Corporation-Guyana Office, Ian Christie, the initiative is part of the company’s capital project for the community. “During this year as part of our capital project we will be doing three things ...

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Guyana gets international help to modernise intellectual property, copyright protection

Guyana is moving to establish a “blueprint” to strengthen protection of intellectual property and copyright in a country where copying of books, movies and music and other works is almost routine, the Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said Guyana would soon be drafting the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) with assistance from the Switzerland-based World Intellectual ...

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Guyana among countries to benefit from US$2.6 million Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund 

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Friday announced the launch of a new fund to provide financial support and stability for the Region’s cultural and creative industries in Guyana and other borrowing member-nations. The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) will provide grants for innovative projects within the creative industries sector. It was established with an initial US$2.6 million contribution from ...

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Internationally recognised marine safety training institute launched

Guyana’ maritime training institute MatPal and TOTALTEC Academy on Thursday announced they have teamed up to form the Maritime Safety Training Institute (MSTI), to offer state-of-the-art maritime and safety related training programmes. MatPal’s CEO Colleen Abrams told Demerara Waves Online News that even as the her entity and TOTALTEC “actively” pursue accreditation from the National Accreditation Council (NAC), the institute’s courses ...

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ExxonMobil donates US$40,000 worth equipment to University of Guyana

The University of Guyana’s Faculty of Natural Science was given a boost with the donation of over $8.3Million (US$40,000) in equipment by ExxonMobil, Yuesday morning. Among the highly specialised equipment presented were; a Baader Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector, a Bsc Optics Diode Laser; Wireless Temperature Sensor; Demo Mirror Concave; 1 Meade Series 5000 HD-60 Eyepiece Kit; 1 Orion XX 16G GO-TO Truss Dobson ...

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Teenage mothers reintegrated into education system

As part of efforts to give teenage mothers another opportunity to continue their education, 30 of them on Friday graduated from the Carnegie School of Home Economics, the Ministry of Education said. They pursued studies in Elementary Cookery and Cake Decorating. “These courses that were offered form part of the reintegration programme being executed by the Ministry of Education in ...

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Full scholarships for Essequibo Technical Institute

Principal of the Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI), Mr. Rawle Pearce on Friday offered full scholarships to two young women, who numbered among a total of 43 graduates from First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workshop in Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two). Mr. Pearce extended the offer to Best Graduating Student Ms. Atika DeJonge and Second Best Graduating Student, ...

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