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Police Force’s Academy receives institutional accreditation certification

The Guyana Police Force made history today as it became the first Public Agency in Guyana to be recognised and accredited by the National Accreditation Council, that law enforcement agency said in a statement. In a historic ‘Handing Over Ceremony’ hosted at the Officers’ Training Centre earlier this morning (Friday, September 08, 2023), the Police Force’s Academy officially received the ...

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Chevening scholars in Guyana contributing to national discourse

The 40-year old United Kingdom government’s Chevening Scholarship is contributing “future leaders”, several of whom are periodically brainstorming issues in Guyana and encouraging more locals to apply. President of the Chevening Alumni (Guyana), Hubert Forrester said his organisation pairs previous scholarship awardees with new counterparts. Members, he said, also host online discussions titled’ Chevening Talks’ where they “share their expertise” ...

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PNCR’s Congress may be held this year or early next year

The People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) congress to elect a new leader and other executive members could be held this year but there is a chance it could spill over into early next year, party sources said Friday. While sources said the circular to party groups notifying them of a date for congress is yet to be dispatched, party General ...

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Jagdeo hints at govt paying GUYSUCO’s pension debt

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday signaled that government would pay the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s GY$420 million debt to the Sugar Trading Enterprise¬†Pension Scheme (STEPS), in the wake of a formal demand by the regulator to the State-owned producer of the sweetener. “Once it has to do with workers’ pension and contribution, then just like how we promised to keep ...

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PNCR-led APNU must acknowledge election rigging before involvement in executive- Jagdeo

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday demanded that the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) admit to its history of election rigging before there could be a possibility of engagement in the executive. “Our insistence, as a political party, on their acknowledgement that they have sought throughout their entire history to steal elections is an ...

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Wellness project launched to reduce chronic conditions in 150 persons

The Greater Guyana Initiative (GGI)-funded Enhancing Community Wellness Project, which aims to reduce the prevalence of chronic health conditions in 150 participants was officially launched August 30 at 3t EnerMech, Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD). This project is being led by the Roraima Learning Trust (RLT) and aims to reduce the prevalence of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and ...

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Rigorous tests underway for switching phone companies and keeping same numbers

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) said Guyana’s three telephone companies and the number portability company were conducting rigorous tests before launching the service that would allow subscribers to change their phone service providers but keep their existing numbers. “The critical stage of the live testing of numbers amongst the service providers is now a daily exercise. This testing component is ...

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Large number of Spanish-speaking migrant schoolchildren in Region Three

Migrants from Venezuela, and Trinidad and Tobago are contributing to a rise in the population of Region Three (West Demerara-Essequibo Islands), resulting in government having to cater for increasing school populations there, according to officials. President Irfaan Ali said the more than 1,000 Spanish-speaking children in schools there comes at a time when government was forging ahead with plans to ...

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Fire destroys White Boy’s Auto Spares bond

Fire early Wednesday morning destroyed White Boy’s Auto Spares and Accessories bond at Annandale, East Coast Demerara, the Guyana Fire Service said. Firefighters were yet to determine the cause of the fire that erupted at about 12:11 AM at Lots 446-447 Annandale, East Coast Demerara. “As a result of the fire, the building and its contents were destroyed,” the fire ...

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Seven homeless in Essequibo Coast fire

Fire of unknown on Wednesday morning rendered seven persons homeless at Lake Mainstay village, Essequibo Coast, the Guyana Police Force said. The one-storey house, which was built by the non-governmental charitable organisation, Food For The Poor,  13 years ago, was owned and occupied by Sherwin De Young and his wife, Anice De Young, and their five children, ages ten, eight, ...

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