‘Believe in yourself’

…CSEC top student with 25 subjects urges OUT of 12,684 students who registered for the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) exams, 16-year-old Michael Bhopaul of Queen’s College (QC) emerged as this year’s top performer. Bhopaul was among some of the top performers who shared his journey with the Guyana Chronicle. A resident of Cummings Lodge,

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GRA seizes over 25,000lbs of smuggled chicken

SWIFT action by the Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has resulted in the removal of a large quantity of seized foreign chicken from two separate cold- storage facilities in the Berbice area after it was discovered that the commodities were unlawfully being disposed of by the curators. In

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Guyana records 63.8 % pass rate at CSEC

-performances in Maths, English remain weak GUYANA recorded a marginal increase at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations, gaining a grade 1-3 pass rate of 63.8 percent as compared to that of 2016, which was 63.39 percent. However, there were appreciable increases in a number of subject areas although mathematics remains dormant and

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Shadick never objected to broadcast bill at GNBA meeting

…when asked to comment, said ‘room was small’ PEOPLE’s Progressive Party-nominated director on the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority, Bibi Shadick, did not make any objections to the amendments to the Broadcast Bill when Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo met with the board of that entity last week. And some directors are questioning whether she was coerced

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Crippled murder accused found dead in prison

SHELTON George called “Boories,” who was awaiting trial for the 2014 alleged murder of Debra Blackman at Delicious Chinese Restaurant was found dead in the holding area at Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, early Tuesday morning. Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, confirmed that George was found at about 06:00hrs in an unresponsive state and was

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In high spirits!

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Tuesday visited Fazil Azeez who recently returned from Cuba where he underwent management of his crippled leg. Azeez, an outstanding broadcaster and former magistrate, was shot at point blank range just before the May 2015 elections, mere days after he had pledged support for the Coalition. Though he is still

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Abary ranchers want land back

–raise grouse with MMA at Land CoI A GROUP of cattle ranchers from Abary, West Coast Berbice, have raised with the Land Commission of Inquiry (CoI) a land matter that has been plaguing them for years. The matter at reference has to do with a dispute between them and the Mahaica-Mahaicony Abary/Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA).

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Quality over quantity

…exceptional students will be allowed to write more than 10 CSEC subjects THOSE students who are believed to be performing exceptionally well will not be limited by the implementation of a subject cap when it comes to the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) examinations. This was pointed out by Minister of Education Nicolette Henry and

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Own your region

PRESIDENT David Granger in an outreach to the Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo Region Nine last week charged residents to take responsibility for the prosperity and development of their villages, communities and region, and ultimately the country. This undoubtedly was a clarion call to the people, signalling a time for action, which should not be ignored.

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Principled response required from CARICOM countries to Venezuelan refugee crisis

Dear Editor GUYANESE organisations (listed below) are calling on Governments and civil societies of CARICOM to recognise the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis currently being experienced by the people of Venezuela. CARICOM countries are already beginning to feel the effects of the tens of thousands of refugees seeking asylum in neighbouring Latin American countries as

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