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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Education Minister floats idea of licensing teachers; educator recommends specialised training in principalship

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 June 2021, 7:48 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand on Wednesday floated the idea of licensing teachers in Guyana, even as an educator strongly underscored the need for training to prepare teachers to become principals. They were participating in a virtual discussion on Legislative Action- Education as part of the observance of the ...

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More Afro-Guyanese dying from COVID-19 at Liliendaal Hospital… a sign of vaccine hesitancy- Carpen

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 22:36 by Denis Chabrol Even as Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon continues to insist that the Health Ministry suspend use vaccination with 200,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine until he gets satisfactory answers, one of Guyana’s top health experts says more than 50 percent of those who died from COVID-19 are Afro-Guyanese. Head of ...

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Jagdeo appeals High Court decision on compensating Ferguson for defamation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 12:33 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has appealed a decision by the High Court that he has to pay opposition politician Annette Ferguson damages for defamation. “The Appeal has a real chance of success since the Appellant has a real prospect of successfully defending his claim and a reasonable explanation for ...

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World Bank gives US$6.7 million to improve Guyana’s nursery, primary education

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 9:16 by Denis Chabrol The World Bank approved a US$6.7 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the Guyana Education Sector Program Project, the financial institution announced Wednesday. The World Bank said in a statement that the project aims to improve learning in nursery schools, increase technology use in primary ...

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Haitians, Cubans will require visas to visit Guyana- Attorney General

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 20:55 by Denis Chabrol Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall on Tuesday night announced that Haitians and Cubans would soon require visas to travel to Guyana, amid concerns about a well-organised human trafficking ring. “We are taking a position that will require visas for these nationals when they come including ...

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Russia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund confirms authenticity of Sputnik V vaccines shipped to Guyana

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 17:45 by Denis Chabrol Russia’s Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), that country’s wealth fund, on Tuesday confirmed that more than 300,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine that have been shipped to Guyana are authentic and they were authorised for sale by the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Aurugulf company. We would like to confirm, ...

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Harmon writes Russian vaccine manufacturer for answers

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 17:03 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Opposition Leader, Joseph Harmon¬† has written to the Russian manufacturer of the Sputnik V vaccine, in an effort to authenticate the supplies and the transaction of more than GYD$1 billion worth of doses. After failing to obtain a formal response to his questions from Health Minister Dr. Frank ...

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BREAKING: GECOM’s Lowenfield, Myers, Mingo sent on leave pending Chairman’s decision

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 16:27 by Denis Chabrol The Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield; the Deputy Chief Elections Officer, Roxanne Myers and the Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo were Tuesday sent on leave by the seven-member commission. Mr. Lowenfield is entitled to 42 days annual leave, Ms. Myers 120 days ...

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US thanks Guyana for backing OAS resolution calling for free and fair elections in Nicaragua

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 13:07 by Denis Chabrol The United States (US) has thanked Guyana for voting in favour of a resolution at the Organisation of American States (OAS), calling for free and fair elections in Nicaragua and an end to the locking up and harassment of political opponents. The American Embassy in Georgetown today confirmed that ...

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