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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:24pm
As part of an ongoing drive to improve literacy, the Ministry of Education is set to embark on an initiative aimed at bringing together experts in the very field to help chart the way forward.This disclosure was recently made by Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, who said that “we are about to pull together all our local experts in literacy from across whatever divides we imagine we have; be it political, geographical or gender – all of our experts, wherever they are, we will bring them together to sit down, formulate and brainstorm what would be the best way forward in pushing the literacy agenda.”Education Minister Priya Manickchand and a Rotary Club of Georgetown official view a section of the ‘Reading Corner’ at the East Ruimveldt Primary School.This move, the Minister noted, is geared at putting the public education system in a better position to realise better results, particularly at the lower levels of the primary grades. It is expected, the Minister added, that the initiative will help to foster improved teaching sessions in the classrooms, thereby allowing for children to reap maximum benefits.The initiative comes at a time when education officials are of the firm belief that the public education system is much improved as it relates to the level of literacy. In fact, the Minister expressed her conviction that “we are at the best place that our country has ever been in terms of literacy.” She nonetheless confessed that there is much more work to be done.“We are not satisfied that every single child can read, that every single child can count, and until we are satisfied that not a single child is left behind in the areas of reading and numeracy, we will still consider ourselves as having a lot of work to do, Cheap NFL Jerseys, and that is where we are today. Although we are at the best place that we have ever been, we still have a whole lot of work to do.”Manickchand sought to emphasise, too, that the education system is on a mission to capitalise on the gains that have been made in order to accelerate its efforts in the area of literacy. She pointed out that “once we do that, we know fully that it is going to be our Guyana that benefits…each individual child will benefit.”Need for supportThe Minister asserted that while the Ministry’s initiative is a noble one which is poised to realise positive results, there is an ever growing need for support. She explained that the Ministry is not merely looking to partner with parents and teachers, but it is expected that corporate entities will endeavour to direct much needed assistance behind education programmes.She lauded the recent effort of the Rotary Club of Georgetown to partner with the Ministry to introduce reading clubs at three primary schools, a project, which according to President of the Club, Mr Khalil Ali, is poised for expansion.“We still have a lot of work to do and this partnership particularly is welcomed. We look forward to the rolling out of more of these kinds of activities by the Rotary Club and we invite other organisations to come on board and partner in this field, where books and space are provided and training is done so that children can benefit, ” the Minister added.The recent programme, which allowed for the launching of reading clubs at the East Ruimveldt, Patentia and Beterverwagting/Quamina Primary Schools last week, saw the Rotary Club soliciting support from three major business entities – Scotiabank, Ansa McAl, and Digicel Guyana.Such support, the Minister stressed, “is the epitome of the way we should be going as a country…Here we have a Rotary Club that is perhaps social in nature, but it is meeting its civic responsibilities and even soliciting from Corporations to engage in activities where our children are the ultimate beneficiaries.”
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:24pm
Police are investigating the daylight robbery of a Port Mourant grocery and some customers which occurred around 14:50 hours on Friday.The bandits escaped with over $6M in cash and jewelry, using a motorbike which they had earlier arrived on.The heist occurred at the Gobin’s Grocery Store at Port Mourant, Corentyne.  The robbers both of whom were armed with handguns posed as customers before holding up the proprietor and customers, Authentic China Jerseys, including an overseas-based Guyanese and a Banks DIH sales man who were in the shop at the time.Rhada Gobin told the media that when the bandits struck she was in the process of counting out some money (over $1.1M) to hand over to Banks DIH Limited.Some persons were in the shop when the two neatly dressed boys walked in.  They reportedly asked for some beverages and subsequently pulled out a gun and proceeded to stick up everybody in the shop.They targeted the overseas-based Guyanese.The men using expletives discharged a shot in the air and demanded that the people hand over all the money. The men produced a bag and told the woman to put everything inside.The woman was repeatedly struck on her head by one of the intruders. They were instructed to hand over everything.The men took the $1.1M and a further $.3.5M she had stashed to pay debtors.The customers were also robbed of foreign and Guyana currency.Ironically some person had gone to the shop to change some US money.   The customers were also relieved of   gold jewelry and cellular phones.Before escaping the bandits grabbed an overseas-based Guyanese and used her as a human shield.One person is in custody as the investigation continues.The entity has been robbed twice before, once in September 2014 when bandits cut a hole in the wall to get into the house.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:24pm
On Friday night the St. Stephen’s Church Auditorium in Newkirk Avenue, Brooklyn, was a hive of dramatic moments and laughter, as emigrant Guyanese acted out ‘Queh Queh’ ceremonies. Traditionally, Queh Queh is a premarital ceremony, the night before marriage, done mainly by the rural Afro community in Guyana. It’s a night when the prospective bride is hidden away and the prospective groom has to find her, as the beating of drums to the rhythm of folk songs charge the atmosphere.  On finding her, their family processions meet and the prospective husband and wife are soon encircled.Double amputee showing her ‘science’; some say catching cumfa.The tempo of the drums intensifies, and the songs become increasingly rhythmical, brazen in extemporaneous composition and romantic suggestiveness. Among other things, the prospective bride and groom, individually and collectively are asked to “show me yuh ‘science’”; they have to wine. Onlookers are amused, impressed or disappointed and accordingly speculate on the couples’ romantic capabilities and potential outcomes.“Queh Queh Nite” as promoted by the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc., Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Outlet, is another attempt at helping the Guyanese emigrant community to retain elements of their culture.  Earlier this summer it sponsored a Heritage Camp where children were taught Masquerade among other things.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:23pm
Members of the Police Force’s Fallen Heroes Foundation Inc., led by its President Pastor(Above) Ms. Rehanna Bollers, the spouse of Corporal Romain Cleto, Nike NFL Jerseys China, receives the donation from Dr. Winston McGowan of Fallen Heroes Foundation Inc.(Below) Foundation President Pastor Raphael Massiah presents the donation to Ms. Enola Pantlitz, the spouse of Corporal Sherwayne Pantlitz.Raphael Massiah, made its first set of donations on Tuesday, last, to relatives of four police ranks who were killed in the line of duty.Receiving significant monetary donations at their residences were the immediate relatives of Corporal  Sherwayne Pantlitz, who was shot and killed during a confrontation with a licenced firearm holder who had gone berserk at Middle Street, Georgetown; Corporal Romain Cleto who lost his life during an armed confrontation with criminal elements at Avenue of Republic, Georgetown; Corporal Silburn Elias who was shot and killed while making  efforts to recapture a prisoner who had escaped from police custody and had taken away a firearm from a police rank; and Constable Antonio Dawson who was fatally stabbed during efforts to arrest an alleged mentally unstable man.The Guyana Police Force with the support of religious leaders of the Cops and Faith Community Network and members of the business community, had established the Fallen Heroes Foundation on November 5, 2015, with the aim of providing adequate assistance to the relatives of those ranks who had lost their lives in the line of duty with emphasis on providing educational facilities for their children among other initiatives.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:23pm
Forty-nine Officers and 225 Other Ranks of the Guyana Defence Force have gained promotions. Leading the promotions list is Acting Colonel Kemraj Persaud, who was elevated from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.One officer’s elevation in rank is effective from January 1, 2009, while the promotions of another officer and eight other ranks are effective from January 1, 2010.Colonel Bruce Lovell and Chief of Staff Gary Best (right) affix the insignia to Colonel Kemraj PersaudTwenty-six Officers and 179 Other Ranks were confirmed in their Rank while 23 officers and 46 Other Ranks were elevated in rank.Acting Lieutenant Colonels Paul Arthur and Leon Saul were confirmed in their rank while Substantive Major Ron Hercules was elevated in rank to Acting Lieutenant Colonel.Four Majors have been confirmed in their rank, while Authorised to Wear Major Jermain Cort was promoted to Acting Major.Five Acting Captains have been promoted to Substantive Captain while five Substantive Lieutenants are now Acting Captains.Nine Acting Lieutenants including Authorized to Wear Cedric Fraser have been made Substantive Lieutenants, while 11 Second Lieutenants were elevated to the rank of Acting Lieutenant.Three Coast Guard Officers, including one female, have been elevated in rank to Acting Sub Lieutenant.In the GDF Reserve, Nike Roshe Run Men, Acting Captain Manesh Seeram has been promoted to Substantive Captain while Authorised to Wear Lieutenant Marlon Daniels has been elevated in rank to Acting Captain and five Lieutenants have been confirmed in thir rank.Two hundred and twenty-five Other Ranks have been promoted. Of this number, 179 have been confirmed in their rank while 46 have been elevated in rank. Leading thesepromotions are Substantive Staff Sergeants, Marvin Pilgrim, Troy Gaskin, Shirlon Damon, John Croker, Sherlock Rigby, Dyanor Wilson, and Leroy Garnett.The remaining 218 Other Ranks were promoted through ranks ranging from Substantive Sergeant to Acting Lance Corporal.In the Coast Guard, one rank was confirmed as Substantive Petty Officer, two as Acting Petty Officer, 10 as Leading Ratings, three as Acting Leading Ratings, and nine as Able Ratings.Soldiers who are appointed to “Substantive” rank have earned their confirmation in that rank after previously holding the “Acting” rank.
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