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Region’s one laptop per child plan has a future

- but has not improved maths, reading skills

Four years after Latin America made headlines by becoming a world leader in giving out free laptops to millions of schoolchildren — an idea that has since been embraced by more than 20 African, Asian and Eastern European countries — the first results are in, and they give some reasons for hope.

Public sector: Too big to succeed!

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Introduction The noise that surrounds the presentation and debates of annual national budgets in Guyana for decades now is legendary. In recognition of this situation I recommended in last Sunday’s column that readers should begin their detailed examination of the budget by seeking to portray what it indicates for the economic outlook and macroeconomic stability over the medium term, particularly, at this political-constitutional conjuncture in Guyana.