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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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UAE to train 150,000 Guyanese in coding; Pres. Ali offers CARICOM similar opportunity

Guyana, with assistance from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will be training at least 150,000 Guyanese school children in coding for Information Communications Technology (ICT), and President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday said he would be pushing for students in sister-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to also get similar trading. “We have discussed with this team prior visit that this coding ...

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US welcomes govt salary increases to stem brain drain

United States Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch on Tuesday welcomed the Guyana government’s increase in salaries, in particular public sector healthcare workers, in an effort to retain them in country. “We know that very well that Guyanese are smart, capable professionals who need to be paid fairly for their work and steps like the one you took yesterday, earlier this ...

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Football coach rescues Christ Church student from further beating by schoolmates

Police are investigating the brutal beating of a Christ Church Secondary School student by his schoolmates, even as he remained hospitalised recovering from severe head and facial injuries, police said. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Deputy Commissioner Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that two persons have since been questioned by investigators. Mr Blanhum ...

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New privately-owned, approved healthcare training institution opens doors

A privately-owned healthcare institution, Royalty Home-Care and Private Nurse Services, has expanded its operations and is now training patient care assistants at its Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo  headquarters. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Royalty Home-Care and Private Nurse Services, Nurse Alicia Solomon, who is also studying to become a medical doctor, said the institution has been properly registered. She ...

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University of Guyana working on project to reduce wheaten flour in bread

The University of Guyana (UG), in collaboration with Banks DIH Ltd., has been making progress in baking bread with 25 percent less wheaten flour,  according to Head of UG’s Institute of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Patsy Francis. She said tests were carried out using cassava flour and sweet potato flour and so far there is a preference for the latter. ...

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