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UG: Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith not opposed to an evaluation of tenure

Letter from: Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith Principal and Vice-Chancellor

I have never been opposed to an evaluation of tenure at The University of Guyana (UG)

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Dear Editor,

Several weeks ago, I found it necessary to address some tendentious claims carried in your newspaper (Stabroek News), and to lament the deficit in journalistic professionalism reflected in the fact that no effort was made to verify the assertions by checking with officials at the university or getting a comment from me.

I find it necessary again to clarify  the  record  in  relation  to  the  article  in  your May 28, 2019 edition that speaks to the unions at The University of Guyana being vindicated with an evaluation to be conducted before the June 7 Council meeting. This is not vindication; it is duplicitous spin and continuation of efforts at character assassination.                Continue reading

The Guyana Economic Development Trust and Guyana Innovation Prize – NYC – June 2. 2019

The Guyana Economic Development Trust and Guyana Innovation Prize – NYC – June 2. 2019
June is National Caribbean Heritage Month in the U.S. Celebrate Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Guyana: Introducing the 2019 Guyana Innovation Prize. The Guyana Economic Development Trust (GEDT) (www.theguyanatrust.org) believes in the transformative impact of investing in research ideas with commercial promise coming from Guyana.
The Guyana Innovation Prize, a project of GEDT, in collaboration with the University of Guyana (UG), awards pre-seed grant funding to commercially viable ideas in agro-processing and tech from students, alumni, and faculty of the University of Guyana.

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Guyana: Vice Chancellor denies running UG broke as staff calls for audit

February 14, 2019 – Demerara Waves

GEORGETOWN – University of Guyana (UG) workers on Wednesday (February 13, 2019), intensified their demand for an in-depth examination of how the institution is spending its monies at a time when there is a cutback in certain expenses, but Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith denied responsibility for running the institution broke.

The workers’ unions believe that the Vice Chancellor has been wasting much-needed money on employing several select persons, including overseas-based Guyanese, at super-salaries, sending large delegations to overseas events, and holding social events at his residence on the university’s bill.       Continue reading

The Vision of Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith for the Univ. of Guyana – By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

The Vision of Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith for the University of Guyana

– By Dr Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith

In late 2016 the University of Guyana (UG) will award degrees for the fiftieth time since its founding. This should be a special occasion. Guyana celebrated with much fanfare its fiftieth anniversary as an independent nation in May 2016. Guyana and its University then are intertwined.  There is every reason as to why the health of the University should be high on the list of policymakers but this has not always been the case.

A fact-finding tour by Education Resource Ambassadors in June 2016 found a number of areas in which improvement is needed. The list emerged from students and staff.    Continue reading

Joey Jagan on “Coalition”, “government corruption” and U.G. – 3 videos

Joey Jagan, the son of the late Cheddie and Janet Jagan comments  on Guyana’s politics. In these three videos he suggests: (1) the need for “Coalition” to mend the rift between the two major ethnic groups; (2) the need to deal with government corruption and (3) the need to improve the University of Guyana (UG).



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Guyana: Capitol News Videos – May 23, 2014


  • LIAT begins using larger aircraft
  • Colwyn Harding files lawsuit
  • Tower staff not paid and GPL disconnects power to hotel
  • New Tetra Pak recycling plant launched
  • Teen remanded on drug charges
  • GT&T & Ministry of Culture collaborate on Art Publication
  • Crisis looms at UG

Click links below to view the videos:

LIAT begins using larger aircraft

Posted: 23 May 2014 03:55 PM PDT

Caribbean carrier LIAT has upgraded its aircraft with the hope of offering better services to Guyanese market. The arrival of the first LIAT 68-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft at the Ogle International Airport is said to be part of the company’s move to upgrade its fleet of aircraft. Guyanese pilot Christopher Cameron was the man who […] Continue reading

UG Library needs books and qualified librarians

UG Library needs books and qualified librarians


Having played a primary role in the University of Guyana (UG)’s existence, concerns are being raised regarding the current state of the UG library, due to it having to operate under severe shortages and lack of skilled personnel.

This fact was admitted by Chief Librarian, Gwyneth George, who noted that lack of funding, which has lately been rendered as a university problem, is having severe effects on the stock of publications available for research at the library.
The Librarian said that as a result, most of the collections that are currently available for use are outdated. She added that this problem is not new and has been “out in the open” for years.

UG’s Chief Librarian, Gwyneth George

UG’s Chief Librarian, Gwyneth George

Although being a beneficiary of book donations from several entities, the Librarian said that the literature does not always fall under the subject area in which the library is most lacking. The library recently received once such donation from the Mexican Embassy. The donation comprised a number of Spanish-titled books, based on Culture, History and Migration among other topics.

She said that in order to adequately bring their research material up-to-date, a massive funding dedicated solely to boosting the collection, is needed.        Continue reading

High Tide floods Lower East Coast road – Jan 2013 – video

High Tide Swamps Lower East Coast road in Guyana

Published on Jan 14, 2013 – Stabroek News – 

Huge waves overtopped the seawall yesterday from Kitty to Turkeyen as a result of an abnormal high tide flooding the East Coast Demerara road and creating traffic chaos as motorists were unable to journey beyond a certain point.

At around 4 pm yesterday (January 13), waves began to splash over the seawall between Kitty and Turkeyen and onto the roadway.

The situation quickly escalated into flooding after about half an hour. By 4.30, water had swamped the roadway, with the deepest section being between the Ocean View Hotel and the University of Guyana (UG) Road. Motorists were forced to use just one lane of the road but as the wave action continued, the entire roadway was flooded and even that had to be abandoned.  {Read more]

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Massive clean-up begins after East Coast flood – Jan 2013

UG lecture rooms padlocked as protest intensifies …..

UG lecture rooms padlocked as protest intensifies …..

February1, 2012 | BY  |

-lecturers plan “sit-in” today – February 1, 2012

Pull quote: “We are teaching people virtually. We need about $3m to get the research centre together, our issues are so large and the government is refusing to sign over the $10m loan to the university….they want us to provide substandard education and we are not going to do that. Enough is Enough” – Dr. Pasty Francis

By Latoya Giles

Students who turned up at the University of Guyana (UG) classes were confronted with padlocked classrooms and lecturers missing as “Operation Rescue UG” intensified.   read more

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Workers, students launch “Operation Rescue UG”

Workers, students launch “Operation Rescue UG”

January 25, 2012  – Demerara Waves

In the wake of the University of Guyana opting not to re-employ Political Scientist Freddie Kissoon, several university organisations on Wednesday decided to stage picketing demonstrations as part of “Operation Rescue UG”.

The Council has also decided to advertise for a Registrar in about two weeks and the incumbent office holder, Vincent Alexander would be free to re-apply, well-placed sources told Demerara Waves Online News.

Concerns are being raised in some quarters about the motive behind asking Alexander, currently on leave, to re-apply while renewing the contracts of the Director of UG’s Tain Campus and the Bursar without first advertising the vacancies.

A spokesman for Wednesday afternoon’s meeting told demwaves.com that the University of Guyana Students Society (UGSS), University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) deemed the action against Kissoon “absolutely unacceptable.” Continue reading