Seven Students from the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Guyana (UG) were selected to participate in the Florida International University (FIU) McNair Scholars Research Conference 2017, from Wednesday, October 19 to October 20, 2017. The conference is being held at the FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, the participants from a number of institutions will share their research and explore graduate studies possibilities.

The contingent consists of six undergraduates and one...

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A research project, currently being executed by Ms Nadia Hunte, a member of the Sacred Heart Church and Masters student in Forest Biology, University of Guyana, has captured the attention of the Church’s environmental group. This group, referred to as the Laudato Si Sacred Heart Group, was formed to give effect to the call issued in 2015 by Pope Francis for each and every person on the planet to play his or her part in saving the Earth from environmental deg...

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Local broadcasters were charged to more responsible and cognizant of the effect their words have on listeners when on-air.

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes delivered the charge Tuesday last, at the University of Guyana, Centre of Communications’ panel discussion on ‘Careers in Broadcasting’.

“You have such a huge responsibility and it’s really is not about you. When you get in front of that microphone, you must realise that you could be speaking t...

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The University of Guyana (UG) and the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), yesterday recorded wins in the latest round of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Noble House Seafoods, second-division 40 – overs competition.

UG completed a comprehensive seven-wicket win over the Guyana Defence Force (GCF) at Camp Ayanganna. After winning the toss, GDF decided to bat and were dismissed for a paltry 155 in 39.1 overs with off-spinner Dwayne Dodson picking up 4 -13.

The academic...

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The 2017 season of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/Noblehouse Seafoods, 2nd Division 2-day tournament continued last weekend at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) with a satisfying encounter between University of Guyana (UG) and Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC). UG salvaged 1st innings points in the match that was drawn. On the opening day, MSC won the toss and forced UG to bat. In response, the students amassed a total of 128 runs all out from 34.3 overs. None of their batte...

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The Guyana Defence Force and the University of Guyana today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for educational collaboration. The signing took place at a ceremony held in the television room of Base Camp Ayanganna. Chief of Staff Brigadier Patrick West explained that the MOU which is in keeping with international norms will result in Officer Cadets of the Standard Officers’ Course Number 50 and beyond receiving Associate Degrees in the field of Agriculture.

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As part of enhancing the national security strategy, the Guyana Defence Force, (GDF) yesterday inked a new agreement with the University of Guyana, (UG) to further the academic programme offered to army officers and ranks. According to Chief of Staff, Brigadier Patrick West, the Standard Officers Courses are set to be improved through collaboration with the tertiary institution.

The courses, the GDF Chief explained, are integral to “Effective Transformation for Total Nationa...

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He will tell you that his last name is Martins; people usually leave out the last letter. Martins is a Portuguese name; Dave’s forebears took the boat from Madeira. The stormy seas ended in British Guiana and the Empire has pro- duced a musician that has become an international icon. 

Dave Martins and the Trade Winds have etched their names in the folklore of the Caribbean. The Trade Winds is 51 years old and is going strong. Over the years, ...

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Labaria snakes and the corruption culture in Guyana

By Dr. Ken Danns

A CULTURE of corruption has for many decades been entrenched in the Guyana society. This culture has been driven by a normative disposition to utilise public office and government bureaucratic authority to unlawfully appropriate the resources of the government – both national and local – and the country as a whole for private gain.

The players in this venal...

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To commemorate the international days of Democracy and Universal Access to Information, the University of Guyana (UG) yesterday unveiled a mural, which it has dubbed the “Democracy Wall.”

Painted and designed by students Elodie Cage-Smith, Collis White and Rayann Darrell, the mural, located on the western end of the Natural Sciences building on the Turkeyen Campus, is intended to serve as a canvass for the inscription of views on the significance of the two days.

UG’s V...

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