Dr Ivelaw Griffith, Keynote Speaker at 2013 UG Convocation

Dr Ivelaw Griffith, Presi-dent of Fort Valley State University, Florida, USA, and a graduate of the University of Guyana, is expected to deliver the feature address at the 47th Convocation of the Tur-keyen campus on Novem-ber 16, 2013, on the campus.

A release yesterday from UG said that Griffith holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, with distinction in political science, from the University of Guyana; a Master of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration from Long Island University, New York; and both a Master of Philosophy and a PhD in Political Science from The City University of New York Graduate School. He also graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education’s program in educational leadership.  Griffith is a specialist on Caribbean security, drugs and crime.

Dr Ivelaw Griffith
Dr Ivelaw Griffith

More than 1000 students are expected to graduate from the Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and the Schools of Education and Humanities and Earth and Environ-mental Sciences, the release said.

This year will also mark the first time UG will be conferring the Post Graduate Diploma in Envi-ronmental Management offered through the School of Earth and Environmen-tal Sciences.

Prospective graduates are asked to contact the Students’ Welfare Division on 222-3595 or visit the office on the Turkeyen campus for more information.


Chatelal forgives Yorke as loan repaid

(Trinidad Guardian)  “Dwight, I forgive you.” So stated reigning Chutney Soca Monarch Neval Chatelal in an open letter to former T&T and Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke yesterday, following the repayment of a $250,000 loan.

Exxon contract final -Harmon

The controversial Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) signed between the government and ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary and partners is final and will not be subject to any changes, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said yesterday.

NIS re-examining investment in Berbice Bridge, GM says

General Manager Holly Greaves yesterday said the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is re-examining its investment in the Berbice Bridge after dismal returns over the past few years.

CARICOM staffer shot, robbed after bank withdrawal

A gunman yesterday afternoon shot and robbed a senior CARICOM Secreta-riat employee after he left the Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited branch at Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD), in what is the most recent attack on the bank’s customers.

President says confident in World Court cause

As Guyana celebrates 48 years as a Republic, President David Granger has reiterated his government’s intention to take the Venezuelan border controversy to the World Court and declared each citizen a protector of the nation’s sovereignty.

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