FARMERS will soon be able to make a better judgment of the soil, now that local rice company, Nand Persaud and Company Limited has invested $40M in the University of Guyana (UG) to have a soil testing facility built at Tain Campus, Berbice.

The Company’s Managing Director, Ragindra Persaud, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Guyana (UG) at the 10th session of Turkeyen and Tain talks at the Pegasus Hotel on Thursday evening.

Studies have pr...

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced that it will be supporting the establishment of a Food and Nutrition Institute at the University of Guyana (UG) and help that tertiary institution conduct several studies on climate change related to the agriculture sector.

The announcements were made by the FAO Representative in Guyana, Reuben Robertson at the 10th Turkeyen and Tain Talks, a public forum on various national issues that is organised and held periodically b...

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Recently the Minister of Education, Marilyn Alcala-Walle received a courtesy visit from Dr. Nigel Gravesande B.A., M.A., PhD, who is the registrar of the University of Guyana together with Guno Rugde, a professor at the University of Curaçao. Dr. Gravensande came to Curaçao to represent the Guyanese Minister of Education, Mrs. Nicolette O. Henry MP.

The objective of the University of Guyana is to offer the Curaçao students the opportunity to continue their education on a bachelor...

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Georgetown, Guyana – (November 25, 2017) Permanent Secretary, Department of the Public Service, Ministry of the Presidency, Mr. Reginald Brotherson, this afternoon, told the estimated 409 recipients of 2017/2018 University of Guyana (UG) and Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) scholarships that the Government of Guyana’s investment in their education is a demonstration of its commitment to national development and to transforming Guyana into an “education nation”.  Speaking at the...

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The University of Guyana (UG) has agreed to host the J.O.F Haynes Law School at its Turkeyen Campus and has since written the Attorney General, Basil Williams about its decision.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dr Barbara Reynolds confirmed to the News Room during a recent interview that the administration “will make the appropriate arrangements to host the law school”.

The Attorney General recently reaffirmed that the construction of the law school is still o...

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Today, the University of Guyana began consultations on identifying and meeting demands for engineering and operations management skills in the oil and gas industry.

The one-day symposium was held at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, in commending the university for its resourcefulness, noted that this stakeholder engagement advances the local content narrative.

“I see this initiative by the University of Guyana as another pi...

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Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman Friday outlined a series of initiatives the government is currently engaged in to create an enabling environment for the oil and gas industry to thrive and for the nation to “flourish.”

“This new sector will provide increased revenue for the country whilst offering significant opportunities for the development of our businesses and talents.

“To say that it will be transformative will be to understate its impact,” Trotman sai...

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A year into owning and operating what is almost certainly the first local company to manufacture such a broad range of detergents and sanitizers, Melissa Younge readily admits that her efforts to secure significant market recognition against a product base long dominated by better-known foreign brands has been no proverbial ‘walk in the park.’ Far from losing heart, however, she appears determined to soldier on, seemingly animated by a feeling that as far as business trends are concerned, ...

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The University of Guyana Administration and the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) reached an agreement on salary increases of six percent for UA staff for 2017, after months of negotiations. Although the Administration and the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) had inked their agreement for a raise of 8% for UB staff earlier, the UGWU also needed to be part of the settlement, as it also represents some UA workers.

In addition to the...

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UNIVERSITY of Guyana (UG) students studying geography got the unique opportunity last Wednesday of learning hands-on about using the platform, OpenStreetMap (OSM).

The occasion was the observance of Geographic Information System (GIS) Day, which happens to coincide with observances to mark Geography Awareness Week, better known as GEOWEEK.

The event, which was hosted by UG in collaboration with a host of other agencies, was held on campus at the Centre for Information T...

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