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UG Law Graduates again entitled to automatic entry to Hugh Wooding Law School

Guyana blocked the Caribbean’s Council of Legal Education (CLE) from discriminating against Guyanese  in gaining automatic entry to that regional institution, according to a statement issued through the Guyana Bar Association (GBA). In the new agreement between the University of Guyana (UG), University of the West Indies (UWI) and the CLE,  the top 25 UG Law Degree graduates would be ...

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Digicel , Ministry of Education push reading on International Literacy Day

Digicel (Guyana) on Thursday – International Literacy Day 2016- helped to reinforce the importance of reading by providing assistance to the St. Cuthbert’s Mission Nursery School, Mahaica River. “Today we are spending some time with these little ones to show them the importance of reading. The staff members are here today to give back to the community by interacting with ...

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Sunken draga cuts off food, fuel and mining supplies to Middle Mazaruni ; students cannot resume classes

Mining camps in the Upper Mazaruni are running low on food, fuel and other supplies, and secondary school students have been unable to travel to Bartica to begin the new school term because a partially submerged ‘draga’ is blocking the Mazaruni River channel. The mining raft has been  stuck  at the Pirimap Falls for the past three months. Crown Mining Supplies ...

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New Chief Education Officer identified; Education Minister criticizes Olato Sam

Assistant Chief Education Officer (Primary), Marcel Raymond Hutson, is tipped to become Guyana’s new Chief Education Officer, in the wake of concerns about the performance of Olato Sam whose contract has not been renewed. Minister of Education. Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine was quoted by the Government Information Agency (GINA) as saying that the decision  to replace Sam was one aimed at ensuring ...

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Energy Professor urges Guyana to negotiate best oil contracts for education, technologies

Prominent Trinidad and Tobago energy expert and University of the West Indies Professor, Andrew Jupiter has urged Guyana to use its recently discovered oil and natural gas as bargaining chip to secure higher quality education and technologies. “The resources are yours and when the resources are yours and you are inviting various multinationals into your countries, that is great. It ...

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Nagamootoo urges worker training for oil sector; CCWU concerned about insufficient govt funding for Critchlow Labour College

At a time when concerns are being raised about insufficient government funding for the Critchlow Labour College, Guyana Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo urged the labour movement to help train workers for the oil and gas sector. Speaking at the weekend at the Clerical and Commercial Workers’ Union’s (CCWU) 4th Triennial Delegates Conference, he said trade unions must rise to the challenge of ...

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Poor fire prevention, unqualified staff at Drop-In Centre where children died in fire- COI report

A Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of two children in a fire at the government-run Drop-in Centre last month has recommended that the mother be compensated, after finding that the staff is unqualified, there were insufficient officers on the night of the blaze as well as failure to heed six-year old recommendations by the Guyana Fire Service to improve ...

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GDF Coast Guard teams up with American company that’s supporting ExxonMobil’s offshore operations

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guardsmen are being trained aboard a supply vessel that is providing logistics support to ExxonMobil’s drilling operations in Guyana, the army announced on Tuesday. The GDF said Sub Lieutenant Eweart Andrews and Petty Officer Dornsford Wray embarked on MV Dante for sea training.  MV Dante is a vessel owned by the United States-based Edison Chouest ...

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Guyanese Wall Street executive donates computers to Tutorial High School

Guyana-born Wall Street civil engineering Principal of Constructomics Trevor Prince donatedten (10) computers and related accessories to the New York Tutorial Support Group Inc. (NYTSG) for use at Tutorial High School (THS). The computers were delivered to THS’s computer laboratory in July just before summer break, complementing 32 previously donated by NYTSG in 2007. The NYTSG noted that with existing ...

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