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Social workers need legal regulation, more involvement in policy making

Two Social Work academics are recommending that a law be enacted to regulate Social Work practice and that Social Workers and the wider society do more to recognise and involve practitioners in project formulation and implementation. Appearing on News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM to mark World Social Work Day 2021, Doctoral candidate in Social Policy, Mrs. Dionne Frank  advocated for ...

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‘Achieve’ preparing orphans for ‘Common Entrance’ during COVID-19

A newly-formed non-governmental organisation is assisting residents of Guyanese orphanages to prepare for the Common Entrance examination and provide counselling services The organisation is also sounding a public appeal for support. If you would like to donate to Achieve or volunteer, you can message their Facebook page called “Achieve” or email at [email protected] . All monetary donations will fund counseling ...

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UG, NASA, SERVIR-Amazonia Sign MoU to support research, geospatial skills to help Guyana manage climate risks  

The University of Guyana (UG) says it will benefit from  an inter-institutional collaboration that will strengthen the development of information  services for mangrove mapping and monitoring. Signing the  Memorandum of  Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday with UG were SERVIR-Amazonia and the National Aeronautics and Space  Administration (NASA). SERVIR-Amazonia, a subsidiary of SERVIR Global, is part of a joint development initiative  by ...

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Schools may reopen after Easter holiday to avoid long-term learning loss

Minister of  Education Priya Manickchand on Saturday announced that face-to-face teaching in classrooms may resume after the Easter holiday after government intensifies its COVID-19 vaccination programme during March. She said the Education Ministry would not take any decision without directions from the Ministry of Health. Among the steps she said that are being taken is a “comprehensive vaccination programme” during ...

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CXC changes some CAPE grades for Guyana

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) says that so far, for the Caribbean Proficiency Examination (CAPE) there have been 145 grade changes while the grades of 348 others have not been changed, according to the Ministry of Education. The  Ministry of Education says that in May/June 2020, 853  candidates from 10 secondary schools and five private centres wrote CAPE in Guyana. ...

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Courtney Benn Construction sued for GYD$359 million for two-year delay in building school dorms

The Guyana government has moved to the High Court to claim more than GYD$359 million from Courtney Benn Construction Company after it failed to complete the construction of dormitories at the Linden Technical Institute two years ago. “The actions of the Defendant have impacted the interest of the public  in the non-completion of the construction of the dormitories at the ...

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University of Guyana rejects claims of politicisation, always works with sitting gov’t

The University of Guyana (UG) has rejected persistent claims that its Vice Chancellor Professor Paloma Mohammed-Martin’s appointment was not above board and that two of her deputies were elevated to professors. In clear reference to a letter published in the pro-government Guyana Times, the university chided the media for failing to check information as they may be enjoined in actions ...

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BREAKING: Public servants to get GYD$25,000 cash grant; teachers, joint services, health care workers among beneficiaries- President Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced a GYD$25,000 “cash grant” for 60,000 government employees including public servants, members of the joint services, teachers and healthcare workers. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said the total package is expected to cost the National Treasury about GYD$2 billion. In the announcement that was made on the Office of the President’s Facebook page, the Guyanese ...

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