Daily Archives: 06/13/2014

Guyana: 2014 Grade Six Assessment (Common Entrance) – more details

New Guyana School student tops NGSA 2014

JUNE 13, 2014 | BY  |

“This is just the beginning; the sky is the limit,” Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, was heard telling some of the top performers in the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) as she scurried around the city to personally congratulate them yesterday.
The Minister, accompanied by some of her senior officers, braved inclement weather to meet the pupils and teachers at their schools and present them with bouquets of appreciation.grade six 2014 - top 10
The Minister had earlier announced the NGSA results at a press conference convened at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).
The announcement saw the Ministry adopting an inclusive twist which embraced technological advances, thereby allowing the nation to share in the moment as it was streamed live via the Ministry’s website and simultaneously broadcast via the National Communications Network (NCN)’s radio and television.   Continue reading

Dynamic Airways touches down at CJIA

Dynamic Airways touches down at CJIA

JUNE 13, 2014 | BY  |

With two weeks to go before the inaugural flight for Dynamic Airways in Guyana, one of

Dynamic Airways crewmembers yesterday shortly after landing at CIJA.

Dynamic Airways crewmembers

the aircraft along with pilots and flight attendants arrived yesterday (June 12, 2014). The Boeing 767/200 landed shortly after 13:00hrs at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

According to the Captain, David Withers, their commitment is with the Guyanese people. Withers said that although this is not his first trip to Guyana, he is extremely happy to be here to serve the country. He said that travellers can expect nothing but the best when using the airline. Continue reading

Gold smuggling…Industry calls for tighter border checks

Gold smuggling…Industry calls for tighter border checks

JUNE 12, 2014 | BY  | – dealer buys the most, declares the least

Stakeholders of the gold industry are calling for tighter border controls amidst claims of smuggling to Suriname.

Stakeholders of the gold industry are calling for tighter border controls amidst claims of smuggling to Suriname.

Stakeholders in the gold mining sector yesterday called on Government to tighten security at the country’s borders, including those with neighbouring Suriname, amidst shocking reports of a large-scale smuggling operation.

At the centre of the allegations is a dealer from the North Georgetown area who is being accused of buying hundreds of millions of dollars in gold from miners and instead of declaring it to authorities, which would attract a mandatory seven per cent tax and royalty charge, reportedly opted to sell it in Suriname.

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