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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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Blackberry thief caught on BBM date

A woman, who stole her friend’s Blackberry and was caught when she accepted a BBM date with another of the owner’s friends, was Monday jailed. 21-year old Tricia Persaud of 1231 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. The prosecution’s case is that she stole the Blackberry from Amit ...

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Text message triggers husband’s assault

A man, who assaulted his wife after she read a text message he had received from another woman, was fined after the victim begged for him. City Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan fined 38-year old Keith Azore GUY$5,000 and placed him and his wife, Christine Azore, on a one-year bond to keep the peace. The prosecution’s case was that on August ...

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US-bound cocaine-in-ochroes intercepted

Two persons were Monday arrested in connection with the discovery of a quantity of cocaine in a shipment of ochros destined for the United States (US), according to well-placed sources. The amount of the narcotic was not immediately known.Sources said the cocaine was stashed inside a number of the vegetable. Police intercepted the cocaine-in-ochroes shortyly before the boxes were due ...

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APNU sees no political risk in opposing Amaila project

Leader of the Opposition David Granger has indicated that the APNU would rather face the wrath of the electors than the potential fallout from the US$858M Amaila Falls Hydro Power project which he said was flawed. At a news conference on Monday he was asked whether the APNU had calculated the political risk they were taking in voting against the ...

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New York group seeks to help people outside Guyana

BY By Prem Calvin Prashad (TIMES LEDGER).-The recently formed group West Indians Serving Humanity has bold plans to aid underprivileged children through tapping the large West Indian community in Queens. I spoke with WISH group members Safraz Deen and Deven Dindiyal on their experiences, aspirations for their group and the charitable spirit they have discovered in borough residents. Many members ...

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Body of missing man recovered from city canal

The body of a 33-year old man was Sunday recovered from near the Lombard Street koker, a day after he might have been beaten by several men. He has been identified as Jules Walker of 7 Ogle Front, East Coast Demerara. Investigators said marks of violence were seen on what was described as a “fresh body”. An autopsy is scheduled ...

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