Two persons were yesterday travelling from Mahaicony, ECD headed in a westerly direction in a silver grey vehicle when, at about 16:00h and while in the vicinity of the KK Gas Station located at Unity, Mahaica, the driver of the vehicle reportedly lost control and slammed the vehicle into a lantern post before crashing head-on into a nearby guard hut at the gas station.The impact of this collision caused the entire front of the vehicle to fold in, while the right side was completely shaved off.The driver of the vehicle — unidentified up to press time — died as a result of this collision, while the passenger has sustained serious injury and has been admitted at a city hospital.
The Education Ministry was on Tuesday challenged by Region Four Regional Chairperson, Genevieve Allen, to introduce Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) at other secondary schools that have been performing well.In particular, the regional chairperson said CAPE should be introduced at the Annandale and Diamond Secondary Schools – East Coast and East Bank Demerara respectively – as a result of their outstanding performances over the past years.Region Four Regional Chairperson, Genevieve AllenShe made the call at the region’s Education Department Regional Award Ceremony held at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) on Tuesday.“I want to challenge the Department of Education, Region Four and the Ministry of Education, that we only have the President’s College that offers CAPE examination within our region. I am quite sure that because Diamond Secondary has been excelling over the years, along with Annandale Secondary, that want in our projection that either both of those schools or one of those schools, that it should be proposed that they begin to enter our students in the CAPE examination,” she said.Allen posited that there have been major improvements in the education sector over the years as she congratulated the officials for their hard work.Parents were also reminded of the integral role they play in the lives of their children, and that they should continue to work with them to see further improvements.Education Minister Nicolette Henry“I want to encourage all of us to work with our schools at the National Grade Six level. All of our parents will wish, hope and pray that your child is awarded a place at the Queen’s College, or one of the senior secondary schools. I want to remind us that all of us have varying levels of skills and abilities, and I want to urge us to work with our children so that they too can strive ….” she emphasised.In addition, Tiffany Favourite-Harvey, acting Regional Officer (REO), applauded the efforts of the awardees for their performances, noting that this is made possible due to the hardworking staff of the education department.Among the awardees were St Andrews Primary, for Outstanding Performance at the 2019 NGTA; Covent Garden Primary School, for Most Improved School for NGTA 2019; New Diamond/Grove Primary School for Outstanding Performance for NGFA; NGSA 2019, Swami Purnananda Primary School; and for Most Improved School for NGSA 2019, Cane Grove Secondary.