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Pastor whipped orphans during search for missing cell phone

A Pastor, who is responsible for an orphanage, at Port Mourant, Corentyne was Sunday questioned in connection with the whipping of two male orphans during a search for a missing cellular phone. Police confirmed that Pastor Vernon D’Oliveira was questioned, gave a statement and released from custody on his own recognizance. He is expected to return to the station on ...

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University of Guyana removes “number of sittings” as entry requirement

The University of Guyana Wednesday announced the removal of the number of sittings of subjects as an entry requirement at the country’s publicly funded tertiary institution. UG said in a statement that its Academic Board, at a Special Meeting held late last year, unanimously approved that the number of sittings as a requirement for admission to the university be removed from ...

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President receives book on history of cricket in Guyana from Hand-in-Hand

President David Granger Wednesday received a copy of a book that chronicles the history of cricket in Guyana from members of the Board of Directors of the Hand-in-Hand Group of Companies, during a meeting at the Ministry of the Presidency. The book is a legacy project undertaken by the company to commemorate of its 150th anniversary. Renowned Caribbean writer, Mr. Ian ...

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Budget cuts for Indigenous Peoples and Child Rights Commissions

The Guyana government Thursday slashed huge chunks of monies from the proposed budgets of the Rights of the Child Commission and the Indigenous Peoples Commission for 2016. The ROC asked government for GYD$84 million but in the end only ended up with GYD$31 million, prompting opposition Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) MP, Gillian Burton-Persaud to observe that the reduction has ...

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AFC promises to promote racial and ethnic unity in school system

UNICEF Rep; Dr. Suleiman Braimoh and Chairperson of the Rights of the Child Commission, Aleema Nasir witness signing of a Call to Action by representatives of political parties. Alliance For Change (AFC) presidential candidate, Khemraj Ramjattan on Monday promised ethnic diversity education in the school system to help heal historical racial wounds. Addressing a forum organised by the Committee on the Rights of ...

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