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University of Guyana launches Alumni Associations in Toronto, London and Washington this month

The University of Guyana (UG)  says it is is actively and intentionally reaching to embrace its own who are in the Diaspora with a series of strategic and structured events over this summer. UG will first rejuvenate the Toronto Guild of Graduates  on July 19 and  will launch an alumni association in London on August 3rd . “ Reignite ” is the Canada event billed ...

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Simona Broomes – security guards altercation “very unfortunate” if reports are accurate- Amna Ally

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Amna Ally on Wednesday said if the reported account of an altercation between Junior Minister of Natural Resources and two security guards at an East Bank Demerara restaurant’s parking lot is factual, then the incident is “unfortunate”. “Of course, if it is that something took place as is reported, it’s unfortunate, ...

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Proposed increases in teachers’ salaries, allowances trigger govt headache

Hefty salary increases and other benefits that have been recommended by a High-Level Task Force that examined demands by the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) have triggered renewed warnings against unrealistic expectations from an oil economy, Finance Ministry sources said. The draft report, which has been already dispatched to President David Granger and is expected to be considered by the Cabinet, ...

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Conservation International says “absolute independence” guaranteed in US$10 M deal with ExxonMobil

The United States-headquartered environmental organisation, Conservation International (CI), on Friday assured that although it took a US$10 million grant from ExxonMobil Foundation for capacity building in oil-rich Guyana, its independence was still intact. “As a science-based organization in a unique position to help Guyana achieve its green development goals, Conservation International determined that this effort will achieve its goals while ...

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Minimum State pension hiked

Guyana’s minimum State pension has been increased, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Thursday. He said the new figure is now GY$360,000 annually, up from GY$200,000. That means the new monthly State pension would be GY$30,000 instead of GY$10,000. The State Minister further announced that well-known Guyanese historian, Professor Noel Menezes will now be paid a State pension He described ...

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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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