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CIOG honours top 15 performing NGSA students

The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) has awarded GY$500,000 to the nation’s top 20 performers at the 2018 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA). Delivering the feature address, at Woolford Avenue, Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry told the students that access to quality education has resulted in significant improvements in the performance of students, including those in outlying schools. “This year’s ...

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Lethem flood: Schools closed, 25 persons evacuated to shelters

Rising flood waters in Lethem have forced the evacuation of 25 persons and the closure of several schools, a number of which were being used as shelters, authorities said Thursday. The flood is caused by heavy rainfall and overflowing Ireng and Takatu Rivers. Director-General of Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission, Col. Kester Craig told Demerara Waves Online News that the evacuees are in ...

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ExxonMobil Foundation Invests US$10 million in Guyana for research, sustainable employment and conservation

ExxonMobil Foundation said Monday that it will contribute US$10 million to a new collaboration with Conservation International and the University of Guyana to train Guyanese for sustainable job opportunities and to expand community-supported conservation. The investment is also intended to support Guyana’s Green State Development Plan, the country’s 15-year development plan that aims, among other things, to diversify Guyana’s economy ...

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Region Six students, teachers and coaches educated on sexual harassment in sport

Students, teachers and coaches in Region Six were today educated on sexual harassment in sports at the New Amsterdam Town Hall, auditorium. Leading the team was Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton, Assistant Director of Sport, Melissa Dow-Richardson and Attorney-at-Law, Leslyn Charles. Charles told the audience that sexual harassment is a serious issue and most times the act is ...

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New policy will compel public schools to reintegrate teenage mothers

Government-run schools will no longer be allowed to shun adolescent mothers and will, instead, be required to abide by a policy that provides for their reintegration into the school system to continue studies, Minister of Education Nicolette Henry said. “Policies are not optional so if you do get an opportunity to go through the policy, you would see that it ...

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Dr. Prem Misir resigns as Vice Chancellor of University of Fiji

Vice-Chancellor of The University of Fiji Professor Prem Misir resigned amid drama in senior management, the Fiji Sun newspaper reported. Misir resigned on June 7, 2018, about three years after  taking up the post. He resigned as the University of Guyana’s Pro-Chancellor on June 2,2014, ahead of his contractual period that would have expired on October 31, 2015. In making ...

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UG Vice Chancellor to have greater control of UG’s day-to-day operations; interest groups to be removed from Council if governance model changes

The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday announced that  a proposal is on the table for a smaller Council that will be solely responsible for policy while the Vice Chancellor and team will be given greater autonomy to run the institution. UG Registrar, Dr. Nigel Gravesande said the Task Force’s proposed removal of political party, legal, medical, private sector, farmers ...

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GBTI promotes early saving habits – awards Early Savers

The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) has said it continues to promote savings especially among youths, and gives an incentive to those already doing so to encourage others to join the bank;s Early Savers Club. “GBTI continues to promote savings. The bank believes that an early start to good saving habits could influence a good lifestyle,” the bank ...

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Birth registration, secondary education major challenges for Amerindians- UNICEF study

Although Guyana has the single largest number of Indigenous Indians in Latin America and the Caribbean, a recent United Nations-sponsored study has found they are doing poorly in the areas of birth registration and accessing secondary education compared to national averages. Guyana’s indigenous population is about 76,000. The study on Indigenous Women and Children, which was officially handed over by ...

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