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Prof. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith is University of Guyana’s next Vice Chancellor

The Council of the University of Guyana on Tuesday announced that Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith has accepted its offer to become Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “Professor Griffith was selected after an exhaustive national, regional and international search, short listing of three candidates and evaluation based on a series of lectures, the candidates’ credentials and an interview by the Search Committee appointed ...

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Guyana, India sign US$1M MoU for set up of ICT Centre

Guyana and India have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a US$1 million Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Centre of Excellence in Guyana. Signing the document were Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and India’s High Commissioner in Guyana, Mr. Venkatachalam Mahalingam. This Centre will provide training for public sector ICT professionals to ensure the availability of a highly ...

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Education Minister opposes students writing numerous CXC subjects

Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine  on Saturday said he is in strongly in favour of discouraging secondary school students from writing more than eight Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects because those who sit more than that number of exams are not benefiting from a rounded education. “I am strongly in favour of whatever mechanism we can find to discourage the ...

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GET READY! Gov’t predicts economic boom for 50th anniversary

The Guyana Government is urging that the local private sector get ready to cash in on the opportunities that will be made available to them as Guyana’s celebrates 50 years of Independence in May 2016. This was the message delivered to an audience of tourism and private sector stakeholders as Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes launched Guyana’s 50th anniversary celebrations at ...

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Antigua-Barbuda prepares to join Guyana, others at Caribbean Court of Justice

Antigua and Barbuda appears poised to join Guyana and several other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member-states in having the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the final court of appeal. A three-month public education campaign was launched on Thursday in that twin-island nation as the government prepares to hold a referendum to determine whether to replace the London-based Privy Council as ...

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20 NGOs benefit from million dollar Guyana Goldfields grant

Guyana Goldfields has drilled GYD$20 million into several major social welfare projects across the country under its Children’s Needs Development Initiative. The presentations by Guyana Goldfields Inc./Aurora Gold Mines Inc’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on Wednesday February 24, 2016 at the Herdmandston Lodge, Peter Rose and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown. Guyana Gold Fields through the Children’s Needs Development Initiative has been able to provide ...

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Camera captures rare photos of Jaguar and her cubs in Guyana

by Daniel Uria Reproduced from United Press International RUPUNUNI , Guyana, March 1 (UPI) — Camera traps in Guyana captured rare photographs of a female jaguar and her two cubs living at Surama Eco Lodge. Rupununi Wildlife Research Unit shared photos of the jaguars to Facebook that show the jaguar and her two cubs walking through a forest. The photos ...

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Digicel (Guyana) boosting delivery of technical-vocational education

Students of the Practical Instruction Centre (PIC) will soon be taking classes and examinations in a more conducive environment, with the rehabilitation of the colonial wooden building in Kingston, Georgetown through a grant from Digicel (Guyana). Demerara Waves Online News was told that the project is as a result of a Digicel Group competition called “Waves” that the Guyana operations ...

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Four faculties for Public Service Staff College

The proposed Public Service Staff College will have four faculties that will produce graduates with university level qualifications, President David Granger announced at the weekend. The Head of State announced that the college is expected to have four faculties: International Relations (Foreign Service), Defence, Public Administration and Information Technology. “I have no interest in having an unprofessional Public Service… I ...

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No cash for UG Student Loan Fund; GYD$10 billion unpaid

Government has stopped providing additional monies to the University of Guyana’s Student Loan Fund because there is sufficient cash for another two years, even as Cabinet continues a so far secret paper to recover more than GYD$10 billion in unpaid loans. “The student loan agency has accumulated enough money for the fund to now revolve so the fund is revolving ...

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