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Daily Archives: November 10, 2016

Emergency plan approved to stem decline in Grade Six English, Math

A section of the students who attended the Education Month Rally 2015.

In the face of steadily declining performances in English and Mathematics,  government has given it stamp of approval for a seven-point plan to arrest the situation, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced on Thursday. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that Harmon said the strategy is termed the “Emergency Education intervention for improved performance in Mathematics by students in Grade ...

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Govt frowns on publicised spat between Police Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday registered government’s dismay at the publicising of a spat between Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud and Assistant Commissioner of Police (Administration), David Ramnarine over the latter’s promotion of several ranks while the top cop was on leave. “It is important that these matters that occur in the public space, in the media, that they ...

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No current extradition request for Barry Dataram – US Ambassador

The United States (US) prefers to allow Guyana to first punish drug lord, Barry Dataram before considering whether to renew an interest in him answering cocaine trafficking charges on American soil. “We do not have any other charges currently against him in the United States,” American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News. “Right ...

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High Court ruling paves way for fair promotion of teachers

Chief Justice, Yonette Cummings-Edwards on Thursday ruled that the procedure used by the  Teachers Services Commission to promote teachers was flawed and ought not to have been used, bringing an end to a long-running dispute with the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU). GTU President, Mark Lyte said the way was now clear for teachers who have long expected promotions based on ...

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