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ExxonMobil Foundation Invests US$10M in Guyana for Research, Sustainable Employment and Conservation

ExxonMobil Foundation Invests US$10 Million in Guyana for Research, Sustainable Employment and Conservation

  • New collaboration established between ExxonMobil Foundation, Conservation International and University of Guyana
  • Program to advance Guyana’s sustainable economy through investments in education, research, sustainable management and conservation of the country’s vast ecosystems
  • Part of ExxonMobil’s long-term investment in supporting local priorities in Guyana

July 02, 2018 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

IRVING, Texas & GEORGETOWN, Guyana–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil Foundation said today that it will contribute US$10 million to a new collaboration with Conservation International and the University of Guyana to train Guyanese for sustainable job opportunities and to expand community-supported conservation.     Continue reading

Diaspora Engagement: Mexico and India Show the Way! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Diaspora Engagement: Mexico and India Show the Way!

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana is an anomaly. There are more Guyanese living abroad than in Guyana. It is recognized that the Guyanese diaspora has tremendous resources.

The Diaspora Conference sponsored by the University of Guyana broke new ground. It was the first gathering of persons from different backgrounds, and on such a scale, to discuss the impact of the diaspora on national  development.

It was fitting that the representatives of the highest levels should address the Conference. The Mexican and Indian top diplomats to Guyana outlined their country’s approach to the diaspora.

Read more: Diaspora Engagement- Mexico and India Show the Way – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana: A Voice from the Diaspora – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

A Voice from the Diaspora – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

University of Guyana

This is an excerpt from my presentation at the Diaspora Conference in Guyana. The Conference was sponsored by the University of Guyana.

Thank you Mr. Chairman. Your Excellency, the President of Guyana, our esteemed Vice Chancellor, members of the Diplomatic Corp, UG staff and students, members of the media and friends all. Welcome to this historic Conference.

Please allow me to recognize the role of the media and in particular my good friend Mr. Mohamed Alim Hassim from ‘The West Indian’ in New York. Alim has not only publicized this Conference for free but has traveled to Guyana to cover it for the readers and he is here. Thank you, Alim.     Continue reading

Diaspora wants what locals don’t have and don’t get – By Freddie Kissoon

Diaspora wants what locals don’t have and don’t get

A young agronomist invaded a local bank a few weeks ago with his gang to rob it and was killed by security personnel. The details of his life revealed that he was earning G$180,000 monthly (app US $900). When the Council of the University of Guyana terminated my contract in January 2016, I was earning G$182,000 after twenty-six consecutive years with no break.
For the three universities I attended with 26 years of service I earned two thousand dollars more than this young man. I think if he went on to achieve 26 years of service, he certainly would have ended up earning more than G$400,000. Yesu Persaud, a larger than life Guyanese icon, is a living witness.    Continue reading

Discussion on USA Election Nov 15, 2016 – at University of Guyana

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Down Turnpike Lane, London N8 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Turnpike Lane, London N8 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Turnpike Lane was the avenue of my dreams. It gave me everything I wanted, and more. It was from Turnpike Lane that I took the Tube to St. John’s Wood to watch cricket at Lords or to venture further afield to the Oval. But it was not cricket that took me to Turnpike Lane. It was something else and it had its roots in America and in Amazonia.

One day while browsing a copy of the ‘Guyana Graphic’ I was intrigued to learn that John F. Kennedy went to the London School of Economics (LSE) as a student. Why would someone like Kennedy leave the United States and travel all the way to London to study at the LSE? My mind was made up after reading that article. If John F. Kennedy could do it so could I and this became my dream. I would be going to the LSE too. Many friends dissuaded me by saying that the LSE won’t accept me; it’s only for the top one per cent of the world and besides who would fund it? But my mind was made up.    Continue reading

Government News Brief December 4, 2015

Government News Brief December 4, 2015

  1. Gina GuyanaRoad Expansion Projects planned: East Bank and East Coast roads expansion to be completed.
  2. University of Guyana upgrading planned.  Education Minister Dr. Rupert Roopnarine noted that the UG Council runs the University and not the Government.
  3. Bauxite workers tax-free overtime to be reinstated. It was taken away in 2007 by the previous government.
  4. Unami Yama foundation being laid for its rebuilding by the Amerindians. Previous building was destroyed by fire.. the new building will have automatic water sprinkler systems.
  5. Consumer protection rights being highlighted by the Ministry of Tourism. Consumer education regarding their rights to be stressed.

 

 

GUYANA – Latest News – 17 August 2015

 GUYANA – Latest News – 17 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 06 February 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 06 February 2015

  • AFC protests for an end to use of public funds in PPP’s elections campaign
  • Justice for All party confirms running with APNU for May 11 polls
  • GRA drops tax evasion charge against Kaieteur News Publisher
  • University of Guyana workers set for major strike Monday
  • Chief pathologist robbed at gunpoint
  • Father, two sons remanded for hacking Mahaica accountant to death
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News Videos  

AFC protests for an end to use of public funds in PPP’s elections campaign

Posted: 06 Feb 2015 04:03 PM PST   Continue reading

Fixing Things – at the University of Guyana (UG)

Fixing things – at the University of Guyana (UG)

Stabroek News – February 5, 2015 –Editorial |

To say that the physical environment at the University of Guyana (UG) is disgraceful would be to make a colossal understatement.

Over the years, students have complained about, among other things, broken toilets, leaking roofs, damaged furniture, sweltering heat in some buildings as a result of damaged air conditioning units, animals roaming the campus and thick bushes in sections which encourage the breeding of mosquitoes and could provide cover from where bandits could pounce on unsuspecting passersby.   Continue reading

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