The second annual Diaspora and Entrepreneurial Conference is set for June 16-20, 2019 at the Ramada Hotel, Providence, East Bank Demerara.
The focus will be on enhancing understanding of the ways in which skills within the Diaspora can contribute to the development of Guyana and the wider Caribbean.
Under the theme, ‘Building a New Business Paradigm: Engaging the Diaspora for an Enhanced Caribbean Competitive Landscape Consider Papers/Panels/Participation,’ the conference see...

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The University of Guyana [UG] is set to graduate its first batch of Speech and Language Therapists under its Medical Rehabilitation Programme next month.
This batch of therapists comprises of five females all of whom will be plugged into the public health sector to help advance its speech therapy agenda.
The inaugural Speech Therapy batch includes Lisa Sam, Gordonieka De Freitas, Sonia Fredericks, Kerianne Richards and Michelle Jackman. Four of the five students [Sam, Dr. Fre...

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The University of Guyana, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, officially launched the Institute for Food and Nutrition Security (IFANS) with a symposium yesterday at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.
The Institute, while serving as an education and research centre for students pursuing studies in like fields, is part of efforts to facilitate a national system of food and nutrition security, and a broader mechanism required by CARICOM,...

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(October 25, 2018) – “If we are to effectively create and disseminate knowledge on nutrition for safe, productive and sustainable societies, we need to develop our youth, bring them into the conversation and mechanics as it is the youth who will live with the consequences of hunger, poverty and climate change if these threats are not adequately addressed and mitigated.”

Those were the words of Minister of Education, Dr. Hon. Nicolette Henry as she addressed the gathering at the A...

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Mere days after celebrating his 90th birthday, Dr Yesu Persaud is being celebrated by Guyanese academics and businesspersons for his audacious authenticity in business, social entrepreneurship and civic life.

A true testimony of the heights to which determination can propel humans, the Dr Yesu Persaud story is nothing short of impressive with the Guyanese businessman now being celebrated for his outstanding contributions to business and philanthropy, in Guyana and abroad.

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By Feona Morrison

Attorney-at-law Ashley Henry, a 23-year-old Guyanese student was bestowed with several awards, including best performance from a Guyanese student, when the Hugh Wooding Law School held its graduation ceremony this year.
Among the coveted prizes she received are The Book Specialist Prize for the Second Outstanding Year II Student; Association of Law Officers of Trinidad and Tobago for Outstanding Performance in Ethics, Rights and Obligatio...

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– Promotes organic and healthy lifestyle

– Can promote local economic development

DPI, Guyana, Monday, October 22, 2018

Twenty-five persons are now equipped with the expertise to cultivate their own crop of white oyster mushrooms following a five-day workshop on the cultivation of edible mushroom and preparation of vermicomposting.

The exercise hosted by the University of Guyana’s B...

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The local Rastafarian community is calling for compensation for the years they have suffered because of the “draconian laws against the possession and use of marijuana.”

“We feel that some form of reparation is in order…for the social, psychological and economic devastation,” the Rastafarian community suffered, said Ras Khafra Mesesdjehuti at a public forum organized by the University of Guyana at the Umana Yana Wednesday evening.

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