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Daily Archives: July 24, 2014

Several persons deemed ineligible for PNCR Congress

As the countdown continues to the People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) biennial congress, the names of several persons have been scratched off because they have not met the one-year membership criteria, party General Secretary Oscar Clarke said Thursday evening. This revelation came less than one day before the PNCR begins its 18th biennial congress which would end on Sunday. He ...

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City businessman’s mother-in-law among five jailed for armed robbery

Five persons were Thursday handed lengthy jail terms for robberies committed at the Bel Air Gardens home of city businessman, Malcolm Panday, three years ago. The five- including Panday’s mother-in-law Chadradha Rampersaud- were sentenced to four years each on two counts of robbery under arms but they will only serve four years because they sentences will run concurrently. The others ...

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Guyanese to learn animation to address youth crime, protect culture

A group of young people in Guyana will get an opportunity to learn valuable animation skills through a project coordinated by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the regional headquarters said in a statement. The project, which is being implemented in collaboration with Animae Caribe and the Guyana Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, is designed around the use of animation ...

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Latin American/Caribbean children in public schools miss one day of instruction each week

LIMA, July 24, 2014—Every week, public school students in Latin America and the Caribbean are deprived of the equivalent of one full day of class, according to a new World Bank report. The source: the low teacher effectiveness. Based on unprecedented research involving the observation of more than 15,000 classrooms in 3,000 primary and secondary schools in seven Latin American ...

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Woman charged with murder in dismemberment of missing Brooklyn-based Guyanese mom

(WNBC-TV – NBCNewYork.com).-A 42-year-old Brooklyn woman has been charged in the killing of a missing mother of four whose partially dismembered body was found in a parking lot on Long Island earlier this month, police say. Leah Cuevas is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Chinelle Latoya Browne, who lived at the same Brooklyn address as the ...

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Rupununi gets seed financing for agri, tourism businesses

Residents in Rupununi, southern Guyana can now tap into a GUY$60 million Investment Fund to fund a range of small and medium scale agriculture and tourism enterprised, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.Funding is being provided by the Guyana government, in collaboration with the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry and Conservation International (CI) Guyana. Authorities hope that communities in ...

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APNU’s Sharma Solomon favours no-confidence vote; PPP wants Granger kicked out

Amid assertions by the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) push for a no-confidence motion against the government is aimed at influencing this weekend’s congress of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), one of the latter party’s candidates promises to support the vote if elected party leader. Region 10 Chairman, Sharma Solomon said in a ...

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