Category Archives: Education

BOOK: A Proud Product of Guyana’s Bitter-Sweet Sugar – by Nowrang Persaud (Author)

A Proud Product of Guyana’s Bitter-Sweet Sugar  – by Nowrang Persaud (Author)Paperback – July 27, 2018 

  • A Review of Nowrang Persaud’s autobiography “A Proud Product of Guyana’s Bitter-Sweet Sugar” by Harry Hergash
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Nowrang Persaud was born in 1937 at Number 47 Village, Corentyne Berbice, Guyana (then British Guiana). A year earlier, an eighteen year-old named Cheddi Jagan, from a nearby sugar plantation, left the colony to pursue studies in dentistry in the United States of America (USA). By the time Jagan returned to Guyana in late 1943, Nowrang and his siblings were living with their mother, step-father, and several step siblings in a one-bedroom logie at Blairmont Estate.

About living in a logie, Nowrang writes “In common with all other sugar estates, living conditions in the Blairmont Estate in which I grew up as a boy were dangerously unhealthy, unkempt and atrocious.        Continue reading

Cricket and Baseball: Real or deception? – Is the ball “Juiced”?

  Editorial – 10 July 2019

ICC World Cup

CRICKET: T20 Format      Continue reading

UG #PPL – The Magazine of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine 2nd Edition

UG #PPL – The Magazine of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine 2nd Edition

PACE is delighted to share with you its second edition of the University of Guyana’s Alumni Magazine “UG#PPL” (UG People). UG#PPL . Please receive your personal copy. We would be delighted if you would share UG#PPL  with your own networks.

Please also feel free to send your contributions for inclusion in future publications.

Please find Link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G3NGsOvzfwXPE2WD-x6YtEuDFfDWBeMi/view

Do read and enjoy!

 

Philanthropy, Alumni & Civic Engagement (PACE)

Turkeyen Campus, Georgetown.

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NGSA 2019: CV Nunes Primary School reclaims spot as Region 2’s top performer

Deputy Headmistress, Bindawattie Ketwaru with some of her students

Formerly the Anna Regina Primary School, CV Nunes was renamed in honour of former Headmaster and Minister of Education, Cedric Vernon Nunes during the early 2000s.

Nunes was credited with the transformation of the education system.

This year CV Nunes produced the top performer of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations.   Continue reading

Guyana: Road Hogs continue the Road Slaughter – by Francis Quamina Farrier

– by Francis Quamina Farrier

As the Guyana Police Force celebrates its 180th. Anniversary, I am revealing the grim fact supplied by the Traffic Division, that over nine thousand (9,000) Guyanese have been killed in Road Crashes since the country gained its independence in 1966.

You should also know that on four separate occasions, I was almost run over by a vehicle while using a pedestrian crossing in Georgetown, for this year, so far. I have to give credit to my Ballet Teacher for the excellent training which I received when as a teenager, I attended ballet classes and thank goodness, I can still make some life-saving ballet moves.    Continue reading

The education system is failing Guyana’s young people – By Adam Harris

The education system is failing Guyana’s young people

  Jul 07, 2019  Features / ColumnistsMy ColumnBy Adam Harris

Once more attention has been shifted to the school curriculum. This was caused by the recent results of the Grade Six Examinations. Again attention was on the top performers.

For starters, people began to look at the performance of the public schools. The two top performers came from public schools in rural Guyana. That in itself tells a story that one does not have to pay exorbitant fees for one’s child to do well. It boils down to the ability of the child to learn and the quality of the teachers.

EXCELLENT TEACHERS : THE KEY                Continue reading

Why Busy-ness Is So Damaging to Individuals and Community Happiness

Published on Monday, July 08, 2019 by OpenDemocracy.net –by
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Our economic and political order fuels a state of constant activity which harms both individual and community well-being
Thinking is also dangerous, primarily to those in positions of power.(Photo: Pixabay/B_me. Pixabay Licence)

Thinking is also dangerous, primarily to those in positions of power. (Photo: Pixabay/B_me. Pixabay Licence)

There never seems to be enough time to accomplish all the things we must do. Life gets busier and busier. But what does all that busy-ness add to our lives?

Mainstream culture tells us that being busy is a virtue, so we want to be busy even if we complain about it. It means we’re productive and have purpose.          Continue reading

USA: 50 maps that explain how America lives, spends, and believes

  and Jul. 4, 2019 – Business Insider

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America is a complicated place.
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  • To celebrate Independence Day, we’ve assembled a collection of maps that illustrate who Americans are and how they live.
  • Geography matters — where we reside and where we come from affect many facets of our lives.
  • The US is a large, complex place, and maps can provide a big-picture sense of how we’re doing as a community and as citizens.

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Guyana: Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – June 2019

Download: http://buxtonguyana.net/Buxton-FriendshipExpress2019-06.pdf

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UG: University of Guyana: Call for Papers: Teaching Conference – October 3-4, 2019

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