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Old Students give back to St. Winefride’s Secondary School

The St. Winefrides Secondary School Old Students Association and a United States-based Guyanese have chipped in with support to that Newtown, Georgetown-based school The school received  sanitising materials from the old students association, at a time when Guyana and the rest of the world are battling to stave off the potentially deadly coronavirus, COVID-19. The items donated include sanitiser spray ...

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Ministry of Education removes Teachers Union from scholarship, duty free concession process; GTU so far silent

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced that it has taken over the management of the scholarship programme and award of duty free concessions from the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), in response to what the  ministry says are threats against teachers who have not participated in the protests. “The Government of Guyana is hereby reverting these two programs to the ...

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GTU rubbishes Education Ministry’s claims of retribution against non-striking teachers; criticises some branch executives for boycott

The Guyana Teachers’ Union is rejecting claims by the Ministry of Education that scholarships or concessions for educators will be in jeopardy if they refuse to join in protests against the COVID measures. A number of teachers last week protested outside the Ministry of Education for three days against the need for teachers to be vaccinated or present weekly PCR ...

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Teachers Union calls strike against COVID measures; Education Ministry says ‘no pay’, GTU hijacked politically

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) Tuesday night issued a call for its members to go on a three-day strike from Wednesday to protest the lockout or removal of teachers from schools because they are not vaccinated or do not have a negative COVID test. “The Guyana Teachers Union is not against vaccination. We are against forced vaccination. We are against ...

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ANUG calls for audit of countrywide “haphazard” cash disbursements; recommends ‘oil money’ welfare

A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party on Tuesday slammed the Irfaan Ali-led administration for doling out billions of dollars in actual cash seemingly without any accountability. “Money should not be taken from the State coffers in the haphazard way that we have seen,” ANUG said in a statement. That party, which is part of a joinder seat with ...

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Educators now specifically captured in new COVID rules

The latest COVID-19 measures now indicate that educators as well as well as other employees  working in all government-owned and privately-owned buildings  being used for public purposes must now be vaccinated or have a negative PCR test within seven days. The September 4, 2021 measures, signed by Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony and published in the Official Gazette, state that ...

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GTU sounds strike call but Education Minister relying on teachers’ commitment to students

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) on Wednesday called on all teachers to go on strike from next Monday if any unvaccinated teacher is turned away from school, but Minister of Education Priya Manickchand remained optimistic that many schools would be manned by teachers who have taken a jab against the coronavirus. “We will be monitoring very closely what will take ...

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Trade unions ask High Court to quash latest COVID-19 vaccination measures

The Guyana Teachers’ Union, Guyana Public Service Union and their umbrella Guyana Trades Union Congress on Tuesday  asked the High Court to quash government’s vaccination policy that they say amount to coercion to take the jab against the viral disease. Also named as applicants are GPSU Vice President Dawn Gardner, GTU General Secretary Coretta Mc Donald and GTUC General Secretary ...

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Huge turnout of school-age children for Pfizer vaccine at Movietowne

More than 1,000 school-age children by midday Sunday took a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine, as a steady stream of vehicles continued  to enter the Movietowne compound at Liliendaal where the jabs were being provided. “This is a great response. We have a lot of parents bringing their children out to get  vaccinated,” said Health Minister Frank Anthony, a medical doctor by ...

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Top Guyanese scientist at Pfizer hails quality of UG education

A Guyanese senior virologist at United States drug maker, Pfizer, Dr Vidia Roopchand, has hailed the quality of education being offered at the University of Guyana from which he obtained his first degree. “I know a lot of students in Guyana are sometimes tentative about the standard of education they are receiving but I can tell you this that the ...

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