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UNICEF calls on CXC, Caribbean education ministers to adjust CAPE, CSEC exams due to COVID-19

The United Nations children’s agency  (UNICEF)  is urging the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) not to proceed with this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations in their current form. Following is the full text of a statement issued by the UNICEF representatives including Nicolas Pron, Representative UNICEF Office for Guyana. UNICEF is concerned over the decision ...

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Executive member of A New and United Guyana resigns over failure to hold elections, suspend former GUYOIL Board member

Mr. Jonathan Yearwood on Monday resigned from the executive member of A New and United Guyana (ANUG) over the failure of his party to hold long overdue internal elections. Mr.  Yearwood says also that he has resigned because of the ANUG executive has refused to suspend Akanni Blair from the executive because he is embroiled in a fuel purchase controversy ...

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DPP opposes Chief Elections Officer becoming party to case on Statements of Poll, Statements of Recount

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Monday opposed the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield being a party to a High Court case for “true” copies of the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount to be handed over to police and the DPP as part of a probe into alleged electoral fraud. Mr. Lowenfield, who is one of several ...

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Corentyne businessman, woman robbed of cash, jewellery

A businessman and a woman were  Sunday night robbed of $1.3 million in cash, jewellery and 30 vehicle registrations by three gunmen who invaded their home at Friendship, Corentyne, Berbice. The 57-year old businessman and the 23-year-old woman told police that the “masked” bandits attacked them about 8 PM Sunday while they were in their yard. “The victims were sitting ...

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Three dead after fireman ploughs vehicle into group on Linden-Soesdyke Highway

Three persons  are dead and two others, including an eight-year old,  are injured after a vehicle driven by a fireman ran off the road at Kairuni Public Road, Linden-Soesdyke Highway and and struck a group who was sitting in the curb, police said. The Guyana Police Force said fireman,  39-year old Kevin Bizzeth of Rainbow City, Mackenzie, Linden was speeding ...

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Fire rips through several Albouystown houses

An early Monday morning fire destroyed a house and severely damaged several others in the congested residential area of Albouystown, Georgetown. The fire began shortly after 1 AM and ripped through several wooden houses at James and King Edward Streets. Fire Chief Kalamadeen Edo told News-Talk Radio Guyana/ Demerara Waves Online News there were no immediate reports of injuries. He ...

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Two die, one seriously injured in Timehri accident

Two men have died after the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle which slammed into two utility poles on the Timehri Public Road on Saturday night, police said. The Guyana Police Force identified the deceased as 24-year old Pascal Dainty of Unity Place,  Festival City,  North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and 32-year old Delon Whitehead of William Street, Kitty, ...

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Four Better Hope residents robbed by lone gunman

Four residents of Better Hope, East Coast Demerara have been robbed by a gun-toting bandit of cash, jewellery and other items with a total value of GYD$841,000. Police said he has not yet been arrested for the robbery that was committed at about 10:15 Saturday night. Those robbed are a 45-year old businesswoman, a 44-year old fisherman, a 23-year old ...

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Oil revenue fund to be restructured to rapidly improve infrastructure- Ali, Jagdeo

President Irfaan Ali and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday said that Guyana’s sovereign wealth fund would be restructured to spend the ‘oil money’ on significantly improving the country’s social and physical infrastructure. “That is the stage we are in now- giving Guyana that opportunity to become competitive, giving us the people of Guyana the opportunity to get world-class services, ...

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No State-owned airline on the cards- Finance Minister

Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh on Saturday virtually ruled out the Guyana government establishing a State-owned airline once again. “It is not currently on the agenda to establish a state-owned airline,” he told a trade and investment forum at the the Inaugural Diaspora Conference. He noted that a government investing a State-owned airline is too risky, citing the example of ...

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