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Education Ministry to distribute electronic tablets to Hinterland; welcomes Ansa Mc Al Foundation’s donation

The Ministry of Education is preparing to distribute electronic tablets to Guyana’s hinterland, Minister of Education Priya Manickchand announced even as she on Wednesday received 100 such devices from the Ansa Mc Al Foundation. Those tablets were purchased with funds raised from the ‘ONE YARD’ virtual benefit concert which aired on October 30, 2020. The concert which was powered by ...

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GTT contributing to community employment- Industry and Commerce Minister as telecoms company opens new stores

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond has lauded the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) for opening two news stores and creating jobs for communities in which they are operating, saying it is a sign of confidence in the economy. Minister Walrond, who commissioned the stores at Parika, East Bank Essequibo and Grove, East Bank Demerara, noted that ...

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Guyana Telephone and Telegraph hosts EduConnect Webinar Series

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, recently wrapped up an EduConnect virtual Series, aimed at supporting teachers, parents and children as they adapt to online learning and instruction. The Series was launched in response to changes in instruction, learning and entertainment due to COVID-19. “We are aware that many of our students, teachers and ...

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10 students in ICT internship with MOPT company partners

Ten students from junior secondary schools in Georgetown began a ground-breaking paid five-week internship with the four leading private sector information communication and technology (ICT) enterprises in Guyana, the Ministry of Public Telecommunications (MOPT) said Monday. These enterprises have been working in partnership with MOPT since the first year of the Ministry’s existence—in 2017. Two of the five companies started ...

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“Girls in Tech” launches Guyana chapter

Girls in Tech (GIT), a global non-profit that work to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups will launch a Guyana chapter on August 7, the organisation said Wednesday. It is Girls in Tech’s mission to support women with the access and the community they need to succeed in the technology industry by educating and empowering ...

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Civil Aviation to acquire modern Instrument Landing System

Pilots landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) are from next year expected to do so with the help of an upgraded Instrument Landing System (ILS), the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says. The regulatory agency and Canada’s Intelcan Technosystems Inc. signed a contract for that company to install the new system to assist pilots in landing on the ...

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Scrap Grade Six exam, improve access to good quality education- CDB official

The Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Director of Economics, Justin Ram on Friday recommended the scrapping of the National Grade Six Assessment, even as he urged Guyana to be wary of a reduced population by 2100. Addressing the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s launch of the 10th edition of Business Guyana titled ‘Guyana: Potential Unleashed’, he commended the Barbados government ...

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Antigua: Digicel challenges spectrum confiscation in court

Friday 31st May 2019 – St. John’s, Antigua. In a bid to shield its customers in Antigua & Barbuda from significant service disruption and a negative impact on coverage, Digicel on Thursday secured a court order against the Government of Antigua & Barbuda. The Court order prevents the Government from confiscating any of the 850 MHz spectrum which Digicel has ...

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US gives Guyana more money to fight crime; ex-cop faces extradition for alleged cocaine trafficking

The United States (US) on Tuesday announced increased funding to help Guyana fight crime, even as Washington asked for the extradition of a former Guyanese policeman to face prosecution for alleged drug trafficking. “The Embassy notes the work of the Government of Guyana to ensure the security of its citizens, counter transnational crime, and increase effective and timely prosecutions, and ...

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GTT sets up oil and gas “big data” unit

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has established an oil and gas unit that is serving oil companies in the secure transmission of data through its submarine fibre optic cable, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Justin Nedd said. “I can tell you we have an oil and gas unit that deals with the folks onshore,” he told a midday ...

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