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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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No salary increases for teachers as yet; recommendations with Finance Minister—Granger

Teachers will now have to await word from the Ministry of Finance, on any increases in wages and salaries and other remuneration to be afforded public school teachers. This was confirmed on May Day-Tuesday, May 1- by Head of State, President David Granger, when he met with Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) President, Mark Lyte, General Secretary Coretta McDonald and other ...

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US-based philanthropist funding GY$80 million state-of-the-art research centre at UG

The name Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Centre for Behavioral Studies and Research Centre will soon be emblazoned on a state-of-the-art facility at the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen campus. Jay Sobhraj, a Guyanese-born United States based philanthropist, has pumped a significant grant of GY$$80 million to establish the state-of-the-art behavioural study, research and multi-purpose centre in place of the old canteen ...

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Religious leaders uncover “massive” alleged irregularities in Guyana Police Force’s learner-driver’s exam

A number of religious leaders, who invigilated a learner-driver’s examination held by the Guyana Police Force, have uncovered massive padding of the number of candidates with answer sheets from persons who did not sit the exam. The force said those, who sat the examination on April 12, 2018 at the Felix Austin Police College, Georgetown will have to resit that particular ...

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Trinidad allows Guyanese child to sit Secondary Entrance Examination

REPRODUCED FROM TRINIDAD NEWSDAY THE 11 year-old Guyanese-born student who was being denied permission to sit the May 3 Secondary Entrance Examination (SEA) will be allowed to take it after all. He was originally told he would not be able to take the exam because he was a non-national. The acting permanent secretary of the Ministry of Education yesterday wrote ...

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Guyanese child prevented from sitting Trinidad’s Secondary Entrance Assessment.. Attorneys seek Education Minister’s intervention

Reproduced from Trinidad Newsday PARENTS of an 11-year-old student say their child is being prevented from writing the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam, next month, and are threatening to approach the High Court for an injunction to force the Education Ministry to permit him to sit the test. Attorneys for the child’s parents have written to Education Minister Anthony Garcia ...

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Law schools needed in Guyana, two other countries but Council of Legal Education must become regulator, says Caricom legal education survey

At least three new law schools, including one in Guyana, should be established, but the Caribbean’s Council for Legal Education (CLE) should regulate instead of manage all such institutions across the region, according to a survey report on Legal Education in the Caribbean. Funded by Canada and executed by the University of the West Indies and the Improved Access to ...

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Guyanese author dies

Well-known Guyanese author, Churaumanie Bissundyal died on Tuesday in New York, relatives said. He was 68 years old. Sources said Bissundyal died at  about 3:30 PM at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where he had gone for heart surgery. While in Guyana, he worked at the Mirror newspaper, a publication closely aligned to the main opposition People’s Progressive ...

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