– The Ministry of Public Works issued a Certificate of Inspection today approving the electrical works which have been done at Tucville Primary and Secondary Schools over the last few weeks.  Recently, parents of pupils attending the schools which share the same compound raised concerns that there were several electrical issues at the schools which made them unsafe to occupy.  […]

Approximately $1.1 billion in road works will be undertaken in Linden and Kwakwani, Region 10, according to Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill. He said about $800 million will be spent in Linden and about $300 million in the community of Kwakwani. The minister was delivering remarks at the recent contract signing and sod turning ceremony for the new […]

Senior Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh is working with the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to make pensions payable immediately after contributors turn 60. Dr. Singh was speaking at a recent outreach on the East Coast of Demerara, where he acknowledged the challenges persons encounter while seeking to access their pension. “I […]

The Ministry of Education on Monday rolled out a three-day programme for preparing for the rollout of the renewed curriculum. The programme is being held in the National Center of Educational Resources Development’s (NCERD) auditorium and is being facilitated by NCERD, Mindbloom Consulting and St. Francis Xavier University. Three-day programme for preparing for the rollout of the renewed curriculum being […]

Guyana and Dominica are exploring becoming partners in corn production and the Agriculture and Innovation Entrepreneurship Programme, as aggressive effort is being made to ensure that sufficient food is available for citizens of the two CARICOM states. “The President and I have agreed on some areas of cooperation and collaboration on this, and I think in the next few weeks, […]

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) today can confirm reports of significant flooding in Upper Takutu – Upper Essequibo (Region 9). Due to the consistent rainfall in the area water levels continue to rise from deep South to the South Pakaraimas. Several communities and farms are inundated resulting in the relocation of families. Working with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), Lethem […]

Youth from across the Caribbean were engaged by UNFPA in a discussion about unintended pregnancies and its effects last Tuesday. They provided their perspectives on the issue in a virtual Youth Roundtable Talk to launch the State of the World Population (SoWP) report in the Caribbean. Titled “Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended […]

PM Mottley tells Caricom in wake of increases in food prices Painting a vivid picture of the growing challenges being experienced in the global market as countries such as Russia, Ukraine, India and Argentina impose export restrictions, Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley said as the Region awaits the introduction of global initiatives by the UN Secretary General’s Global Crisis […]

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