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AFC pleads with supporters for time and understanding

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is pleading with its supporters for time and understanding as it continues to face public backlash from its decision to support the now in limbo Amaila Falls Hydropower Project. Persons have taken to the social media sites and the comments section of the news websites to vent on what they see as the party’s “betrayal” ...

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AFC wants comprehensive approach to address education failures

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday congratulated the successful performers at this year’s CXC examinations but wasted little time in demanding what the government was doing about remedying the failures in the education system. At a news conference MP Trevor Williams began by extending congratulations to CSEC top performers Zimeena Rasheed and Yogeeta Persaud, CAPE top performer Shalita Appadu, ...

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PetroCaribe oil deal “fragile”- Canadian Professor

A Guyana-born Canadian Scientist on Wednesday cautioned that Venezuela’s oil concessionary deal, PetroCaribe, was on shaky ground and the Caribbean would soon have to pay more for fuel when the United States (US) finds shale oil. “Look at the energy dependence of this region and it’s a very tenuous, tenacious fragile relationship with PetroCaribe and the recent political changes that ...

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Three burnt in gas cylinder explosion

Three persons were Wednesday afternoon injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded at an outlet at 55 East La Penitence, Georgetown. Five year old Kevon Chance was treated at a nearby clinic for a slight facial burn and sent away, while two cousins- 18-year old Timeka Maxwell and 17-year old Shemar Barrow- were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation ...

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Student nurse burnt in acid attack near GPHC

A student nurse has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital after being doused with a corrosive substance. She has been identified as 33-year old Ann-Marie Hutson. She was severely burnt on her back by the acid, according to hospital sources. Demerara Waves Online News understands that the woman was walking towards the hospital sometime after 7AM when she was ...

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Guyana crafting 10-year strategy

Guyana on Wednesday began fine-tuning work on the crafting of a 10-year strategy for the country’s economic development. Commerce Minister, Irfan Ali told  Demerara Waves that the two-day National Economic Forum being held under the theme “Promoting Economic Growth through Innovation, Diversification and Partnership,”  would build on the National Development Strategy and Poverty Reduction Strategy that have been crafted several ...

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One man killed, body of another still to be indentified

The police are investigating the death of a Plaisance, East Coast Demerara man whose body was found on the road early Wednesday morning even as they seek to ascertain the identity of another found at Mabura. The Plaisance man has been identified as Clifford Singh, 35, of Prince William Street. “His body was found with suspected marks of violence at ...

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Math slide continues

Education Minister Priya Manickchand says it is time to rethink the country’s entire approach to teaching Mathematics as 2013 CXC results reveal a dip in the already dismal pass rate. A report from the ministry shows that Guyana recorded a 28.92 percent Grades One to Three pass rate in the subject this year, a marginal decrease from last year’s 29.69 ...

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Anna Regina Multi girls challenged themselves at CSEC

Sixteen-year-old Zimeena Rasheed is walking tall with what is possibly the best ever performance at any CXC-administered examinations across the region. Education Minister Priya Manickchand on Tuesday travelled to the teen’s school in Essequibo and disclosed that she had copped 18 Grade Ones and two Grade Twos at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. But the success for ...

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UPDATED: Anna Regina Multilateral tops CSEC; President’s College tops CAPE

Anna Regina Multilateral School’s (ARMS) Zimeena Rasheed is Guyana’s top performer at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination. She scored 18 Grade Ones and two Grade Twos. She was followed by Yogeeta Persaud, also of (ARMS) with 18 Grade Ones.CSEC Individual candidate performances. For Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations, Shelita Apadoo of President’s College was the top student with ...

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