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DDL infuses sanitiser into Ministry of Education’s COVID-19 fight for CXC exams

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) on Friday announced a donation of alcohol based sanitizing cleaner, Environ, to the Ministry of Education to assist secondary schools with preparation for the upcoming Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Examinations (CSEC and CAPE). One hundred and twenty-eight secondary schools across the country will each receive a 19 litres (5 gallons) of the cleanser to ensure that ...

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Hundreds call for London primary school ‘named after slaver’ to be renamed after first black Guyanese headteacher

REPRODUCED FROM Evening Standard ( https://www.standard.co.uk/ ) by NAOMI ACKERMAN Hundreds of north London parents and former pupils are calling for a primary school named after an 18th century slave owner to be rechristened in honour of one of London’s first black headteachers. Beckford School in West Hampstead is believed to have been named in the 1920s after William Beckford, a former Lord Mayor ...

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Former educator, Permanent Secretary Joyce Sinclair dies

Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service, Joyce Sinclair died on Saturday. She was 84 years old. Her brother, Director-General of Tourism, Donald Sinclair, confirmed that she died at her residence. Sinclair was also well-known for the training of employees in the public and private sector when she had branched off into human resources management consultancy. Ms. Sinclair ...

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Govt prepares to rush relief to vulnerable households, farmers, businesses, students

Director General, Ministry of the Presidency and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) Permanent Secretariat, Mr. Joseph Harmon on Saturday said the Government is focused on implementing a multi-faceted approach to bring relief to citizens in the wake of emergency measures put in place to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In an invited comment during a ...

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COVID-19 kills Guyanese literary icons in US, Britain

Guyanese poet, actor, playwright, director, and literary critic, Michael Gilkes, passed away on Tuesday morning after spending three nights in the intensive care unit fighting the Covid-19 coronavirus in England. He died at the age of 86. Dr Gilkes will be remembered for his meaningful contribution to the theatre industry in Guyana, the Caribbean and other parts of the world. ...

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CXC modifies its exam process due to COVID-19

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has modified its examination process as the region and the international community grapple with the impact of COVID-19. The Council says it recognises the impact of COVID-19 on the education system in general and, more specifically, on the schedule of CXC regional examinations. The council recommends administration of at least one common multiple choice paper, ...

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Total lockdown at University of Guyana

The University of Guyana (UG), has imposed a total lockdown of its campuses beginning Wednesday, March 25, to stave off the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19). This will last until April 20. The university says it has decided on self-isolation and imposed total restricted physical contact. The revised measures apply to all staff, students and departments of the campuses. The institution says ...

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