Month: <span>October 2016</span>
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One Laptop per Teacher initiative launched on World Teachers’ Day

  • Posted: October 05, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 5, 2016) President David Granger said that the future of education requires teachers to have a fuller knowledge of Information Communications Technology (ICT). He was at the time addressing teachers at the official launch of ‘One Laptop per Teacher’ (OLPT) initiative held earlier today, at the Cyril Potter College of Education. …

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Cabinet examines declining performance in mathematics at the Grade Six level

  • Posted: October 05, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 5, 2016) Members of the Cabinet met yesterday October 4, 2016, and deliberated as a matter of extreme urgency and grave national importance, the unsatisfactory results in mathematics nationwide, at the 2016 Grade Six Examination. Senior officials from the Ministry of Education and Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine were engaged …

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High quality educational delivery critical to development of Guyana and Region – President Granger at opening of 13th CANQATE Conference

  • Posted: October 05, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 05, 2016) President David Granger said that poor performances at the nursery, primary and secondary levels of education are not just a problem for tertiary institutions but also for the development of a highly skilled and qualified workforce and called for a quality assurance approach to educational delivery in Guyana and …

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Command of GDF handed over to Brigadier George Lewis -Brigadier Mark Phillips heads off to retirement after 35 years of service

  • Posted: October 04, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 3, 2016) Former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Brigadier (Retired) Mark Phillips, this afternoon, ceremonially handed over the command of the GDF to the new Chief of Staff, Brigadier George Lewis, at a Change of Command Parade at the GDF Sports Ground. President David Granger swore in …

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Youth Development Initiative rolled out at Lusignan Primary School

  • Posted: October 04, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 4, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, yesterday, said that she was optimistic about the impact that the Lusignan Youth Development Initiative will have on its beneficiaries, at a simple opening ceremony, held at the Lusignan Primary School. Mrs. Granger said that the initiative was birthed from an idea she had …

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George Lewis promoted to rank of Brigadier, sworn in as GDF Chief of Staff

  • Posted: October 03, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 03, 2016) Pursuant to a decision taken by the Defence Board on September 28 and in keeping with the succession policy of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), President David Granger, today, promoted Colonel George Allan Lewis to the rank of Brigadier, before swearing him in as the ninth Chief of Staff …

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Guyana will become a green state but concerted effort needed

  • Posted: October 02, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 1, 2016) President David Granger, today, pledged to ensure that Guyana becomes a leader in the fight against climate change and in the pursuit of ‘green’ and sustainable development, but this he said, can only be achieved if a concerted effort is taken by all citizens of the country.  Demonstrating that …

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Guyanese weigh in on social cohesion in countrywide consultations

  • Posted: October 02, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 1, 2016) Residents from Demerara –Mahaica (Region Four) today, participated in a consultation session hosted by the Ministry of Social Cohesion and facilitated and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the Kuru Kururu Primary School to contribute to the ongoing discourse on social cohesion in Guyana. This meeting …

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First Lady supports oncology doctors, nurses at Georgetown hospital

  • Posted: October 02, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 1, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, threw her support behind the doctors and nurses attached to the Oncology Department of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation  (GPHC), at a simple ceremony, held at Merriman’s Mall to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016. The ceremony was facilitated by the Oncology Department …

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‘Plant a tree that will help to feed your family’

  • Posted: October 01, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 1, 2016) The Ministry of the Presidency, today, hosted a tree planting exercise in observance of National Tree Day, which also coincides with the beginning of Agriculture Month. The activity was held in the compound of the Department of Public Service at D’urban Street and Vlissengen Road. Minister of State, Mr. …

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