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Daily Archives: September 15, 2020

Ministry of Education launches online teacher training programme

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday officially launched its online training programme for teachers to prepare them to deliver education through the use of information and communications technology (ICT). All educators from public and private schools, trainee teachers at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) and lecturers at the University of Guyana (UG) will be able to participate in ...

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APNU+AFC files questions again concerning US Secretary of State’s visit after House Speaker disallows first batch

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Tuesday filed questions again on the visit by United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, hours after House Speaker Manzoor Nadir refused to entertain several questions without notice on the same issue. Mr Nadir told the House that the questions by frontbencher Amanza Walton-Desir to Foreign Affairs Minister ...

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Coronavirus at Lusignan Prison; containment efforts intensify

Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels says two inmates of the Holding Bay at Lusignan have tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). He said that occurred despite “taking all necessary precautions.” He said official results came to the Prison Administration on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at approximately 15:00 hours. He said steps were being taken to minimize the spread of the ...

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APNU+AFC says Minister Edghill to face legal action for disclosing personnel file info of former GCAA lawyer

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has accused Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill of misconducting himself in public office by disclosing contents of a human resource personnel file to explain why a senior official of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) was dismissed.  The issue centres on Mr. Edghill disclosing the apparent reasons for the ...

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FAO funds feasibility study for Consolidated Log Yard to sell “legally produced timber”

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is funding a GYD$6 million study on whether it is feasible for Guyana to establish a Consolidated Log Yard (CLY) from which only legally produced timber would be sold on the local and international markets. “The establishment of any CLY should have as its intended purpose to improve growth within the forestry sector in ...

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