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President woos Guyanese private sector, European trade mission to do business

President Irfaan Ali on Monday urged Guyana’s private sector to take advantage of business opportunities with European companies that are participating in the European Union’s (EU) first ever trade mission here, even as he urged Europe to “reset” its business relations with this South American country Addressing the opening of the mission’s two-day engagement here, the Guyanese leader explained that ...

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CARICOM supports Saudi Arabia to host Expo 2030, fight climate change, increase food production

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has formally agreed to back Saudi Arabia’s bid to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh and the establishment of an international water organisation,  in exchange for support in a range of areas including combatting climate change and boosting trade, investment and food security, according to a joint statement. The leaders declared to support Saudi Arabia’s bid ...

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Guyana takes top spot at CSEC, CAPE

Guyana has once again topped the region at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand announced during a broadcast on the Ministry of Education’s Facebook page on Friday. “Our students have performed excellently once again…This is evident that our education system is thriving and doing better and better ...

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GTU says most teachers will not benefit from Ali’s announced increased salaries, allowances

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) on Thursday criticised the increases in salaries and allowances that were announced by President Irfaan Ali hours earlier, saying that the majority of teachers would not benefit from the payout and is a clear breach of collective bargaining. GTU General Secretary Coretta Mc Donald, deeming the announced increases for university graduates as “dismissive”, said they ...

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President Ali announces increase in teachers’ salaries, allowances

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced the following increases in salaries and allowances for teachers. He said the announcement followed direct consultations with teachers and meeting between ministers and representatives of trade unions including the Guyana Teachers Union. Dr Ali said teachers are among government workers who would receive a one-off GY$25,000 bonus payable in December 2023. The President said ...

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EU prepares for first trade mission to Guyana; urges Guyanese to grab opportunities

At least 20 European companies have signaled their intention to participate in the European Union’s (EU) first ever trade mission under the “Global Gateway” partnership initiative with 150 countries, EU’s Ambassador to Guyana, “We would have the very first trade mission coming to Guyana and that trade mission is here under the heading of the Global Gateway,” Rene Van Nes ...

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UG investigating alleged “inappropriate” remarks by part-time lecturer

The University of Guyana (UG) on Friday said it was “appalled” at alleged utterances by a part-time lecturer and has asked its Law Department to conduct a probe. “The evidence and the circumstances surrounding the conversation are now being investigated by the Department of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences. This type of behaviour is unacceptable and is against the University’s ...

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UG to hold public discussion on “Prepare Rather Than Fear- Venezuela’s Illegal Claim and Its Possible Effects”

The University on Thursday said it is quickly producing “Prepare Rather Than Fear- Venezuela’s Illegal Claim and Its Possible Effects” its’ very successful first “Turkeyen and Tain Talks” series since COVID . The event will be held next Monday, November 6 at 4.45 pm at the Savannah Suite of the Hotel Pegasus in Kingston, Georgetown Guyana. The University says the ...

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Guyana to strengthen its education sector with IDB Support

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$90 million loan to contribute to human capital development in Guyana, the hemispheric bank said Wednesday. The loan approved by the IDB’s Board of Executive Directors is designed to expand access to safe and improved learning environments and enhance educational services for vulnerable students in Guyana. This is the first individual operation of ...

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Team Guyana Robotics in playoffs; top 24 teams out of 191 made it

The first all-female team is representing Guyana at the First Global Challenge annual Olympics-style robotics competition is now among the top 24 teams in the playoffs in the event being held in Singapore, St Stanislaus College statement. Ariel Taylor(Co-captain), T’Sehai Holder(Co-captain), Xaria Holder (Strategist), Lateisha MacArthur (Driver) and Italy Ton-Chung (Driver) competed against 190 other countries over the last three ...

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