Politics

QC dominates top spots in CSEC examinations

Queen’s College continues to live up to its reputation as the top school in the country and has once again dominated in the top 26 at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examination (CSEC). With a total of 24 Grade Ones and one Grade Two, Michael Bhopaul was named this year’s top student for Guyana. […]

Guyana achieves slight increase in overall CSEC passes; English and Math grades still bad

With a consistent pass rate over the last five years, Guyana achieved a 63.68% pass rate with grades 1 -3 at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CESEC). Last year, Guyana recorded a 63.39% pass rate, which represented an increase of 0.46%. However, despite the slight increase, Minister of Education (acting) Nicolette Henry believes […]

President recommits Government to ensuring real development in Indigenous communities

President David Granger has recommitted himself and government to ensuring that the social and economic conditions of Guyana’s Indigenous people, undergo continuous improvement. The hopeful promise came as the President delivered the feature address at the opening of the five-day National Toshaos Conference on Monday. The President said the NTC should no longer be treated as […]

President urges GDF ranks in Region 9 to remain vigilant, following discovery of illegal airstrips

(MOTP)  President David Granger underscored the importance of strong security presence along Guyana’s borders as well as the various ports of entry; noting that porous borders create avenues for pirates, people traffickers and smugglers to perpetrate crimes that thwart efforts at public safety and societal stability. “Drug gangs will come into our country; illegal migrants […]

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge to begin next year; Pre Qualification of bidders set to start soon

The Public Infrastructure Ministry today announced that the Government is moving ahead with its plan to construct a new Demerara River Bridge. The process of pre-qualifying contractors for the project will begin soon. Contractors will be pre-qualified for the finance, design, building, and maintenance components of the New Demerara River Bridge, through the Public Infrastructure […]

City Council defers vote on parking meter contract

“Nobody will push my buttons to do anything in a hurry,” declared Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green, as she sought support from Councilors on Thursday to defer a vote which will decide the fate of paid parking in the city under the existing controversial contract with Smart City Solutions. The Council had gathered with the intention to […]

British Government widens Security Sector Reform project to help Guyana’s Prison system

-by Kurt Campbell- The United Kingdom has pledged new support to the Government of Guyana to reform the Prison Service under the current multimillion-dollar Security Sector Reform Action Plan (SSRAP). British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn said on Thursday that as a result of the recent incidents at the Georgetown Prison, the United Kingdom is now […]

Baramita to get new school and cottage hospital

(DPI)  A new zone is being developed in Baramita  to relocate all public facilities to  a more conducive environment. This was revealed by Permanent  Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Alfred King, who recently led a team  to the area. The intention is to remove the facilities from the distractions and noise […]

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