Category Archives: Education

CIMBUX: 1st Economic Development Seminar – June 29, 2014

CIMBUX Inc. 1ST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

 BUXTON/ FRIENDSHIP ON SUNDAY, JUNE 29th 2014.

Attendees at CIMBUX Economic Development Meeting

Attendees at CIMBUX Economic Development Seminar

On Sunday June 29th, 2014 Cimbux Inc. {Committee for the Improvement of Buxton Inc.) held its 1st “Economic Development Conference” at the Friendship Primary School, Friendship Village, East Coast Demerara, Guyana. The theme was “Reviving Buxton/ Friendship Village Economy” and fostering sustainable development for Vigilance, Annandale, and the surrounding villages.

The seminar was sponsored based on the decline in the Social and Economic conditions in the villages over the years. It was coordinated by Mr. Keith Easton- Vice President, of Cimbux Inc. of the U.S.A, and Guyana’s, Mr. Deon Abrams, Educator, Community Activist, and TV host, along with Assistant Co-ordinator, Ms. Yvette Herod, Community Activist and Founder of Toucan 11 Multipurpose club in Buxton. Both persons are honorees of Cimbux Inc. Continue reading

Book: English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants – by Lear Matthews

Announcing the publication of a new book entitled:

ENGLISH-SPEAKING CARIBBEAN IMMIGRANTS: Transnational Identities

Lear MatthewsBy Lear Matthews.  

Published by University Press of America (Rowman & Littlefield).  

ISBN: 978-0-7618-6202-4.  On Amazon. < click link to look inside the book and order from amazon.com

This book highlights a range of issues relating to the transnational experiences and identity of English Speaking Caribbean Immigrants in the United States, with implications for immigrants in general. Few students of international migration envisioned the changes in migration trends, policies and events that have shaped the immigration process at the onset of the 21st Century. Continue reading

Senior Guyanese Friendship Association – Wine Tour – Niagara – Aug 9, 2014

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The Song of Guyana’s Children & My Native Land – 2 videos

The Song of Guyana’s Children – by Success Elementary School

- view next video…    Continue reading

Update from Moray House Trust: July 2014 – for Guyanese Online

Update from Moray House Trust: July 2014 –

for Guyanese Online

Website: http://www.morayhousetrust.com/

YouTube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6sdaywVZ80fX5QV2-F3E7w

Andrew Snyder, biologist and photographer

Andrew Snyder, biologist and photographer

On Thursday 3rd July, Moray House Trust hosted a slideshow by biologist and photographer, Andrew Snyder. Andrew’s areas of expertise include neotropical herpetology, biogeography and taxonomy and his main field of research is patterns of evolution across Guiana Shield reptiles and amphibians. He is studying for a doctorate in Biological Sciences and has worked in several parts of the hinterland in the last three years for Operation Wallacea and the World Wildlife Fund.

Andrew used a series of photos to illustrate the enormous diversity of plant and animal species in Guyana. This is partly due to the varied nature of Guyana’s landscape.  Continue reading

Guyana Christian Charities requests help for Rev. John O’Conner teaching nurses in Guyana.

Guyana Christian Charities requests help for Rev. John O’Conner teaching nurses in Guyana – tablet computers required

Guyana Christian Charities supports and encourages one of its members, Rev. John O’Connor, who has been teaching at the school of Nursing, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Georgetown since 2002.

He teaches for three months, September through November. For the last several years, he has introduced the McMaster Medical School “Problem Based Learning” method, in which there are no lectures and teachers are guides.

It is the students who set their own learning goals, which they then achieve in student-driven small groups. This methodology is facilitated by student access to the internet. Hence, Rev. John has sought donations so that every first year student can have a good tablet computer.

This year he is again seeking to raise money for these tablets. If you  would like to help, you can make a donation to Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc., marked Mercy/O’Connor or through Canada Helps.

 John may be contacted at: revsx2@gmail.com.”

Maya Angelou and the Prince – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Maya Angelou and the Prince!

By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Maya Angelou

I barely lifted my head as she knocked on my door. After ten years as a teacher in New York I knew the drill rather well. The Guidance Counselor would come into my room, introduce the student and wish me a wonderful year. But this time it was different. It was the last day of the semester and six weeks of  summer school would begin in two days.

“This is Prince. He is in the eighth grade, you will have an interesting summer,”
Ms. Schulman said  and left quickly. Prince was tall and muscular with rounded shoulders and he had the habit of hitting the insides of both hands as if he were in a boxing ring.
As I was leaving the school I ran into Ms.Schulman. She looked at me and smiled. “You will find that Prince is special, really special. Continue reading

Guyana: 2014 Grade Six Assessment (Common Entrance) – more details

New Guyana School student tops NGSA 2014

JUNE 13, 2014 | BY  |

“This is just the beginning; the sky is the limit,” Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, was heard telling some of the top performers in the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) as she scurried around the city to personally congratulate them yesterday.
The Minister, accompanied by some of her senior officers, braved inclement weather to meet the pupils and teachers at their schools and present them with bouquets of appreciation.grade six 2014 - top 10
The Minister had earlier announced the NGSA results at a press conference convened at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).
The announcement saw the Ministry adopting an inclusive twist which embraced technological advances, thereby allowing the nation to share in the moment as it was streamed live via the Ministry’s website and simultaneously broadcast via the National Communications Network (NCN)’s radio and television.   Continue reading

GUYANA: 2014 Grade Six Assessment (Common Entrance) – Reports

New Guyana School boy tops Grade Six

Stabroek News Report – June 12, 2014

New Guyana School pupil Jorrel De Santos has topped this year’s Grade Six examination, it was announced this morning.

Jorrel De Santos

Jorrel De  Santos topped the country with 533 marks.

Aliah Mohamed, a student of School of the Nations secured second place with 531 marks while Ravi Singh, a student of Westfield Prep, sealed the third spot with 530 marks. Isaac Mallampati, of the News Guyana School, gained fourth place with the 527 marks and Analise Samaroo, of School of the Nations, earned 525 marks, securing the fifth position in the country.

Krystal Singh, of Success Elementary, Jeremiah Bentham, of Winfer Gardens Primary, and Jeron Boucher, of Genesis Early Childhood, tied for sixth place with 524 marks. The ninth place was grabbed by Shania De Groot of Success Elementary and Reuben Stanley of Mae’s Under 12, both scoring 523 marks.   Continue reading

BHS Alumni Association Toronto Chapter- Bottom House Fete- June 21, 2014

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