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Guyanese academic Gordon Rohlehr dies

Emeritus Professor at Trinidad’s St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Guyana-born Gordon Rohlehr has died, plunging the academic and arts community into mourning. He was 80 years old. Former UWI International Relations Professor, Mark Kirton reflected on the life of Dr Rohlehr. “I knew of his work and of his achievements as an alumnus of ...

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Prayers ease ‘spiritual’ attacks at St Ignatius Secondary School, Rupununi

Authorities in the Rupununi say that prayers by religious leaders appeared to have reduce the number of ‘spiritual’ attacks on students of St Ignatius Secondary School, and those who have been missing face-to-face classes are being assisted. A number of students have been affected the strange occurrence during the past six weeks. The issue was raised this past week by ...

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Ramjattan yields to Benn’s request to disavow burning of schools

Leader of the opposition Alliance For Change (AFC) Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday took up Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn’s call on the floor of the National Assembly to deny any responsibility for the burning of schools in Guyana. “I disavow all violence and destruction of schools. You could write it for me and I will certainly deliver it,” Mr Ramjattan ...

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Christ Church Secondary to be rebuilt; free university education promise won’t be broken- Manickchand

Less than one month after Christ Church Secondary School was destroyed by fire, Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Tuesday announced that a new building would be constructed even as she accused the opposition of double-standards on free university education. “The Christ Church Secondary School that was just destroyed by fire…,” she said in listing a number of new secondary ...

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Christ Church Secondary to be relocated to CPCE complex, Turkeyen

The hundreds of students and teachers of Christ Church Secondary School, who were displaced by last week’s fire, are to resume face-to-face classes next week at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) complex, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Minister of Education Priya Manickchand said Tuesday. She earlier Tuesday met with teachers, parents and guardians at the Queen’s College auditorium where she ...

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Christ Church Secondary School fire was arson- Fire Service

The fire that destroyed the Christ Church Secondary School last week Thursday was “malciously” set, the Guyana Fire Service said on Monday. The Service noted that eight days before the inferno, a small fire in the school’s laboratory had been extinguished. Investigators indicated that the second fire started on several seats in the school but the common link is the ...

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Investigations into Christ Church Secondary’s fire continue

Fire fighters and police were Saturday continuing to probe the destruction by fire of Christ Church Secondary School, Fire Chief Gregory Wickham said. He said it was too early to determine whether the fire at the decades-old wooden and concrete structure at Camp and Middle Streets was the work of arsonists. “Investigators are still going through the debris,” he told ...

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Christ Church School fire update: Students to be relocated next week; talks start with CXC about SBAs

The more than 500 students, who attended the now destroyed Christ Church Secondary School on Camp and Middle Streets, Georgetown are to be relocated from next week Monday, and already the Ministry of Education is consulting the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) about options for students whose records have been destroyed, officials said at the fire scene. “We are talking to ...

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UG confers Honorary Doctorate on Eureka Labs CEO

Eureka’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), William Andrew Boyle adds yet another feather to his cap, as he was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Letters, by the University of Guyana (UG) on December 9, 2022 during its Commencement Exercises.  Boyle also gave the Graduation address. An honorary degree is an academic tribute to those whose life and work exemplify professional, intellectual, ...

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Teachers to get salary increases but no date fixed

Teachers in Guyana will get increased salaries, but President Irfaan Ali could not say how soon. “The day for teachers will come. As I said, it’s progressive. It’s  a holistic approach. We are dealing with the greatest anomalies in the system first,” he said. He cited nurses who were working for GY$98,000 would from next month be earning GY$160,000. Pressed ...

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