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The REO of Region 6 Dr. V. Ramayya held a Press Conference last Wednesday to discuss matters of public interest.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work Day was observed yesterday.

On Sunday, May 1st, the Trade Unions in Guyana will observe May Day with one March and Rally for the first time in 25 years. Marches and Rallies will be held in several regions and one such will be held in New Amsterdam. The National Holiday in commemoration of May Day will be celebrated on Monday, May 2nd.

The Minister of Citizenship, Mr.Winston Felix says there is no increase in the cost of Passport Fees.

Grade 6 students of schools across the country are now breathing a sign of relief following the completion of the National Grade 6 examination yesterday. Channel 8 News spoke with some of the pupils of St. Therese’s Primary and All Saints Primary Schools in New Amsterdam.

Residents of Light Town in the East Bank of Berbice are complaining about a defective koker.

The Mothers’ Union of the All Saints Anglican Church in New Amsterdam held a”Rally of Fans” last Monday.

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The National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) Examination commenced today in schools across the country. According to the Ministry of Education 14,500 pupils were entered for the exam.

Madam Sita Nagamootoo, The Wife of the Prime Minister, attended the Fyrish Community Village Day held last Sunday.

World Intellectual Property Day was observed yesterday.

Last Monday the 1st Statutory Meeting of the New Mayor and Town Council commenced with a Ceremonial Opening.

On Today’s Wednesday Feature Sensei Perouse talks about the Importance of Karate.

Yesterday an Ansa McAl Trading Lorry turned turtle at the Broadway Turn along the Esplanade Road in New Amsterdam.

Relatives of the late Omesh Seelall, who was allegedly murdered, are calling for justice.

IN SPORTS

The 4th Guyana Independence T20 Cricket Tournament was launched yesterday.

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Earlier today the Region 6 Health Services held a ceremony to launch Vaccination Week in the Americas.

Various heads of Departments of the Mayor and Town Council of New Amsterdam raised issues of concern within the municipality that the New Mayor and Council should be able to address.

The Ministry of Citizenship plans to make the issuances of Passports and Birth Certificates to Berbicians easier very soon by having the services right here in Berbice.

Food for the Poor Guyana Inc. made a donation of medical supplies to the Region 6 Health Services earlier today.

The New Amsterdam Multilateral School held an Award Ceremony for their outstanding cricketers last Friday.

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Earlier today,the Junior Minister of Social Protection Mr. Keith Scott paid a courtesy call on the REO of Region 6 and the Mayor of New Amsterdam.

World Art Day was celebrated today.

Mr. Van West Charles, the CEO of Guyana Water Incorporated, visited the community of Sandvoort to address the water supply concerns of the residents.

IN SPORTS

FOOTBALL

The U13 Football Competition organized by the Hearts of Oak Master Football Club and the Guyana T & T Outreach Programme concluded today.

VOLLEYBALL

The Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) will be holding a Volleyball Extravaganza tomorrow at the Port Mourant Community Centre Ground. The event is part of the Association’s – “Say no to Suicide” Programme and  will feature players of all ages and genders. The opening ceremony is set for 09:00 hrs. According to BVA President Levi Nedd some 184 persons have already registered for the event which will see some 10 Volleyball courts set up on the field and players vying for supremacy. The officials of the BVA will also be using the opportunity to identify talent at the U16, U19, U23 and senior levels for both females and males.

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The Civic Defence Commissioner in collaboration with the Vector Control Services of the Ministry of Public Health held a two day Seminar in Region 6 over the weekend.

Vendors of the Rosignol/Zeelust NDC are calling on the relevant authorities to address the issue of lack of security at the Market.

According to the Chairman of Region 6, the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has taken over the management of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).

International Day of Human Space Trade will be observed tomorrow.

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