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University of Guyana rejects claims of politicisation, always works with sitting gov’t

The University of Guyana (UG) has rejected persistent claims that its Vice Chancellor Professor Paloma Mohammed-Martin’s appointment was not above board and that two of her deputies were elevated to professors. In clear reference to a letter published in the pro-government Guyana Times, the university chided the media for failing to check information as they may be enjoined in actions ...

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BREAKING: Public servants to get GYD$25,000 cash grant; teachers, joint services, health care workers among beneficiaries- President Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced a GYD$25,000 “cash grant” for 60,000 government employees including public servants, members of the joint services, teachers and healthcare workers. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said the total package is expected to cost the National Treasury about GYD$2 billion. In the announcement that was made on the Office of the President’s Facebook page, the Guyanese ...

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Education Ministry to distribute electronic tablets to Hinterland; welcomes Ansa Mc Al Foundation’s donation

The Ministry of Education is preparing to distribute electronic tablets to Guyana’s hinterland, Minister of Education Priya Manickchand announced even as she on Wednesday received 100 such devices from the Ansa Mc Al Foundation. Those tablets were purchased with funds raised from the ‘ONE YARD’ virtual benefit concert which aired on October 30, 2020. The concert which was powered by ...

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Free university education by end 2024- President Ali

President Irfaan Ali  on Sunday night announced that his administration would be working to provide free education at the University of Guyana by the end of 2024. The Head of State was at the time delivering a virtual address at the Guyana’s 50th Republic Awards Ceremony and Cultural Presentation organised by the Guyana Consulate in Canada. President Ali told his ...

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Three Guyanese for US Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellowship

Three Guyanese youths have  been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program. The American embassy in Georgetown said the programme would bring together 263 young leaders together from 37 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada for a virtual fellowship. This year, three young leaders from Guyana have been accepted ...

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Education Ministry creates new post to “improve the integrity and structure” of the exams system

Two months after a region-wide controversy over the accuracy of Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) results largely due to the 100 percent check of School-Based Assessments (SBA),  Guyana’s Ministry of Education on Wednesday announced the creation of a new post of Assistant Chief Education Officer (Examinations) to “improve the integrity and structure of the examination systems.” Performing the duties of that ...

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UWI, Guyana govt negotiating to train 20,000 Guyanese in five years

The Guyana government has asked the University of the West Indies (UWI) to train 20,000 Guyanese over the next five years, the regional tertiary institution said it is is set to begin discussions  with a number of ministers on getting the project off the  ground. “The UWI is currently negotiating an agreement with the government of Guyana to help to ...

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Sexual Offences law now available for the blind

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has handed over 98 copies of the Sexual Offences Act reproduced in braille to the National Commission on Disability (NCD). The organisation says the handover is part of a continuing initiative to ensure that all children, including those with disabilities, have access to important laws. Acting UNICEF Representative to Guyana and Suriname, Irfan Akhtar, ...

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Overseas-based Guyanese can help craft national development plan- new US think-tank study; Guyana gets low marks

A new study by the Washington DC-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has given the Guyana government low marks for harnessing the Diaspora, and recommends that every effort be made to encourage overseas-based Guyanese to  craft and implement a national development plan. In a report titled “The Guyanese Diaspora”, the Americas Division of the think-tank says the return ...

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