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OPINION: Perfectionism, meritocracy, and Protestant work ethic under attack

By GHK Lall “NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has made ‘whiteness’ toxic, Department of Education insiders claim” (NY Post May 18). Unfortunately, switch the color scheme to ‘brownness’ or ‘blackness’ and that claim would quickly find volume and mileage right here in political and bureaucratic Guyana. All one has to do is weigh the years. First, some foreign context. The ...

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Bandits killed, guns recovered in shootout with police

In the wake of a spate of violent robberies in East Berbice, three suspected bandits were Sunday afternoon shot dead, police said. Police Commissioner Leslie James confirmed that three men were shot and four guns were recovered during the confrontation. Sources said those killed include Ramnarine Jagmohan, who was recently released from jail on a murder charge, Kevin Shivgobin who ...

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Afro-Guyanese must unite, learn about self-identity, lobby for oil money, land reform – renowned academic

Internationally renowned Guyanese historian, Professor Kimani Nehusi on Sunday called for African-Guyanese organisations to unite, and he singled out the need for that racial group to have a sense of identity if they are to lobby the State to redistribute lands and spend some of the oil revenues on addressing the horrendous impacts of slavery. Speaking at an interactive session ...

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After fire, new girls’ orphanage needs computers

Six months after the Shaheed Girls’ Orphanage rose from the ashes into a spanking new edifice, calls were Sunday made for support to equip the facility with a computer laboratory and Internet, and for caregivers to ensure the orphans’ properties are respected. After the wooden facility at Oleander Gardens, East Coast Demerara, was destroyed by fire in October 2018, forcing ...

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New Amsterdam Technical’s bully suspended; school to be declared “no bullying” institution

A student of the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI), who severely assaulted three schoolmates, has been suspended and all of them would be counselled, the Ministry of Education said. The ministry says the four students were recruited under the Ministry of Public Security’s Citizen’s Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) for at-risk youth. The perpetrator told authorities he had been also bullied. ...

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Dirty cash being laundered through money transfer agencies

Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Guyana, Matthew Langevine says there are increasing suspicious reports of money launderers and drug traffickers piping their dirty monies through money transfer agencies. The FIU head said it has also been discovered that individuals involved in predicate offences tied to drug and human trafficking and money laundering are utilising the services of ...

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