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Date: 14 Aug 17 01:40pm
Retired Brigadier David Granger has hinted that he will support an investigation into the role the army played during the ‘rigged elections’ during the Peoples National Congress’ administration.This was revealed by the former army Brigadier, who recently announced that he will be willing to accept the position of Presidential Candidate of the PNCR, Meliton Hernandez Mexico Jersey, during an interview last evening on the Plain talk Show hosted by Christopher Ram.Retired Brigadier David Granger Granger said that the Army has nothing to hide and he will be supportive of such an investigation.Ever since his announcement that he would accept the role as Presidential Candidate for the PNCR, Granger has been subjected to several criticisms as it relates to the army’s role in what has long been considered several rigged elections by the PNC.According to Granger, it must be understood what the relationship between the Army and the Executive is.He said that the Army is run by the Defence Board which is chaired by the Minister of Defence who happens to be the Head of State.Granger said that as long as an order is issued that is within the confines of the law then it has to be followed.It was explained by Granger that at that time, the Army was the only body that was in a position to safely transport and secure the ballot boxes.Meanwhile, speaking to the General Elections scheduled for next year, Granger said that the process currently being undertaken by the PNCR should have started ever since last year, given that a lot of time has gone by as it relates to preparing for the Elections.Granger said that he is confident that he can unite the party and that the PNCR can win the General Elections.He said that the party can cross the ethnic barriers in order to secure the 51 per cent of votes necessary.Granger said that while he is on record as saying that pursuing a security agenda, it is just a precondition for laying the foundation for a more stable safe investor friendly environment.According to Granger, what has failed the nation is the education system which has also led to the widening of the gap causing increased ethnic tension.He says that while, “this monster” cannot be dealt with in a year, education is the critical tool in eradicating racism.The former Brigadier said also that his party can provide hope for people to return to their homeland and that there is a greater need for the education system to churn out educated entrepreneurs.Granger said that despite the increase in infrastructure and the macroeconomic stability there is a sense of a loss of hope in Guyana.This he said must be addressed, speaking to the fact that persons are graduating in Guyana and their next move is to migrate.Granger spoke too of the ever widening gap between the social classes in Guyana saying that this gap between the rich and the poor is increasing and this has to be addressed.Granger said that he believes that he will be judged on merit and not as a political hack and as such is the right man for the PNCR to unite and lead the party into a successful elections.
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Date: 14 Aug 17 01:40pm
Nine employees of the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL), who were dismissed for alleged wrongdoing, have been ordered re-instated by an arbitrator.Some of the staffers were sent home as far back as 2005.According to the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE), on Friday, the one-man Arbitration Tribunal appointed to settle the dispute between GPL and the union announced his decision.Gladstone Cadogan, Deonarine Ramroop, Cheap China Jerseys, Otis Jamieson, Quacy La Rose, Rawle Benjamin, Brian Seecharran, Renville Mc Bean, Quinsie Huntley and Leon Andrews were all dismissed by GPL. The matter was reported to NAACIE, who took it to arbitration.  Both parties agreed to the lone arbitrator, Francis Carryl, to present the award based on the findings.“The reinstatement of the employees means that they are to return to work and be paid as if they had never left. They are to be paid all wages, and shall be entitled to leave, or payment in lieu of leave, and leave passage when applicable, ” NAACIE said.However, all emoluments calculated shall not attract any interest and are to be reduced by one-third, representing a sum assessed to have been earned elsewhere during the period of wrongful dismissal.GPL was represented by its Human Resources Director and its legal counsel, while the workers were represented by attorney-at-law Nikil Ramkarran and NAACIE General Secretary Kenneth Joseph.Cadogan, of New Amsterdam Transmission and Distribution Station, was dismissed in September 2005 for malpractice with fraudulent intent.Ramroop, of Versailles Power Station, was sent home in October 2005 for stealing the company’s property.Jamieson, La Rose, Benjamin, Seecharran, McBean, Huntley and Leon Andrews, all of the Lamaha Street Workshop, were dismissed in March 2006 for malpractice with fraudulent intent.
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Date: 14 Aug 17 01:40pm
“Head teachers must play a critical role in ensuring that the educational objective within the public education system is achieved. In no way would I like you to underestimate the impact that you can possibly have on changing the status quo…”This was the notion expressed by Technical Officer within the Education Ministry, Olato Sam, Nike Eagles #91 Fletcher Cox Black Mens Stitched NFL Elite Pro Line Gold Collection Jersey, during a one-day workshop held for head teachers at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).The session, according to Sam, was streamlined by Minister of Education, Shaik Baksh, in recognition of the fact that in order for improvement to be realised in the school system head teachers must “buy into every level and be fully aware of the wide range of interventions that are being actually worked out and implemented at the level of Central Ministry.”He underscored that it is essential that the heads of schools take on the responsibility of ensuring that the various proposed measures are properly implemented. He further asserted that “if we fail in that regard all of our efforts will be wasted. It is you (teachers) that have to play the critical role of bridging the gap between our students, parents and communities and the broader objectives that will emerge from the policy planning departments of the Ministry.”He pointed out that there are several top officials within the Ministry who continually dedicate considerable time strategising in an attempt to produce suitable ideas on how to improve the system.  And in the process of strategising, the question is often raised as to whether methods introduced into the system are taking the desired anticipated effect.“We have trained, we have done workshop after workshop, and we have done a number of things, but we are not sure that these things are filtering down to the classrooms and that our students are ultimately benefiting from all of the work that we have done….It is time this stops, and it will only stop when our head teachers begin to take responsibility for the implementation of the ideas that are emerging, ” Samadded.He lamented the fact that many head teachers operate as though they are not a part of the education system, reacting in a way which suggests that it is a separate entity. He asserted that the teachers are in fact the image of the system and therefore must seek to internalise this notion and embrace the efforts of the Ministry.With a view of improving performance in secondary schools, the Ministry of Education has been continually engaging a number of innovative strategies.  In this regard, Minister Baksh recently met with school heads with a view of formulating additional measures to help boost the performance in various subject areas, particularly the core areas of Mathematics and English.The move, the Minister disclosed, started out with discussions at the Central Ministry level which saw the low performance in Mathematics being scrutinised. And it was discovered even then that the situation was one of serious concern, thus the need for an urgent intervention.“What can we do? What changes or strategic programmes can we advance to correct the situation and see a significant improvement in Mathematics? “Not in five or three years or even two years from now but next year!”According to the Minister, the Ministry already has a target outlined and therefore requires the support of head teachers if the desired result is to be realised.“We want to see a significant improvement in Mathematics. As you know in the last Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination we had a 34 percent pass rate. We are not satisfied with that and we want to move that up significantly come next CSEC.”At the same time, Baksh said that it is expected that the satisfactory performance in English ‘A’ remains constant even as he commended the effort that was displayed by all secondary schools. He attributed the improvement in English ‘A’ to good organising and quality teaching which saw the pass rate moving from 50 percent last year to 59 percent this year. “Indeed it was an exemplary performance and we want to sustain that and we want to improve in all of the subject areas…”It was against this background, he said, that a meeting was planned to look broadly at what is being done for secondary education in Guyana in order for a more holistic approach to be engaged.The Minister maintained that secondary schools’ performances have been improving, particularly over the last three years, despite some criticisms that were highlighted in the media.“You can see it from the statistics, not only our performance at the CSEC, by receiving the top student award and the best performing students in Caricom for Business and Science but the data shows that we have been improving.”Baksh admitted that there are existing challenges thus the need for collaboration with head teachers.
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Date: 14 Aug 17 01:40pm
– AFC’s Cathy HughesWhile American charter, Delta Airlines, has decided to pull its services out of Guyana because of insufficient passengers, the government is throwing up a US multiple million dollar Marriott Hotel which just doesn’t make sense, said Alliance for Change (AFC) executive member Cathy Hughes.While protesting outside the hotel’s construction site earlier this week, the AFC member told the media that there is no need for the Marriott Hotel and Delta’s pull out from Guyana is evidence of this.On Friday last, Delta confirmed its pull out from Guyana and a spokesperson said that it was unable to continue its services because of a significant decline in passengers and that it was losing money. Hughes said that this shows the prospects for the Marriott if the airline is unable to full its seats.“Delta has told us clearly that they do not have enough (passengers) to continue a profitable run and to include Guyana in their market. So it goes to show, that we have some fundamental problems and we have done nothing about it. Clearly not enough people are coming to Guyana, so why would you need a Marriott?” Hughes questioned.Hughes charged that the Government should thus listen to tax payers whose money is being invested into the project.  She said the Government has gone to great lengths to imply that hundreds of thousands of people come to the country, instead of listening to the people who have elected them to be their representatives.Sarah Lora, Delta’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Latin American and Caribbean, stated in the airline’s official statement that “Delta Airlines will close its station in Georgetown, Marcus Williams Saints Jersey, Guyana, discontinuing flights between the John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.”The close, the statement said would be effective May 6, 2013, due to poor performance of the route. It was also indicated that although Delta would prefer to continue serving the market, flights between Georgetown and New York’s JFK International Airport have experienced a notable “decline in passenger loads and revenues for the past 18 months, leading to unsustainable losses.”The government however said it was disappointed since not only was the airline doing well, indications were that it was commanding near full passenger loads, this year racking up its highest percentage…89 per cent, according to a government spokesperson.
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Date: 14 Aug 17 01:39pm
Kaieteur News wishes to correct an article published in its most recent Sunday edition which suggested that Magistrate Allan Wilson has been reassigned to Court 12 of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Magistrate Wilson is still the substantive Magistrate of the Matthews Ridge Magistrates’ Court. He is also the magistrate responsible for the court in the Rupununi, Todd Frazier White Sox Jersey, to which he travelled yesterday.He will be in the Rupununi for three weeks. On his return to the city he will hear cases in the city until he is scheduled to return to the hinterland courts.
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