Essequibo shines

Posted in avadfeqk on January 14th, 2020

first_imgPradesh Dwarka Pradesh Dwarka, a student of CV Nunes Primary School on the Essequibo Coast secured 522 marks at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations and was awarded a spot at Queen’s College in Georgetown. Pradesh, who copped the second spot in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), said he was very happy, excited and relieved when he heard the good news. He said he was confident of doing well since he was always consistent with his grades throughout his primary education. Pradesh said he felt rewarded for all his hard work and effort, staying up late at nights burning the midnight oil.Pradesh DwarkaHe gave praise and thanks to God for guidance when he felt like giving up and also all the teachers of CV Nunes, especially his teachers, Miss Binda  Ketwaru and  Sir Rezwan Persaud who played an important role in him achieving this feat. More importantly, he said he could not have done it without his mom who sat and studied with him late at nights. She would explain, in detail, whatever he needed more clarity on.One of the challenges he faced was preparing for the exams with time being an important factor. It was stressful since they had to complete assignments, extra lessons and study, but he managed and balanced this out by having some recreational time with family. He plans to continue his education at the Anna Regina Multilateral School (ARMS) and pursue a career in software engineering. His advice to future candidates is to study hard and be prepared.Gevasha HarpaulGevasha Harpaul, another student of CV Nunes Primary School on the Essequibo Coast, also secured 522 marks at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations and was awarded a spot at Queen’s College in Georgetown. Gevasha copped the third spot in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).“I am delighted to be placed third in my Region and gaining a place at my dream school at Queen’s College. The road to success was very challenging, as it required a lot of discipline and commitment. I had to let go of many things, but my parents ensured that I still had time to relax by watching TV, playing games and listening to music. They believed all work and no play would make me a dull girl. I owe my success firstly to God for his divine blessings; to my father, who studied with me; my mother, who prepared questions; my Nani (maternal grandmother), who cooked delicious meals when I needed; my Ajee (paternal grandmother), who gave me massages; and all other family members and friends who supported me, ” she said.“I also owe great gratitude to all the teachers of CV Nunes Primary School, particularly Ms Ketwaru, Mr Rezwan Persaud, Ms Doodmattie Doodnauth, Ms Raywattie Deonarine and Ms Nadiera Drikpaul. My advice to future NGSA candidates is to focus on your studies, revise your work, pay attention in class, have some fun, and always pray to God.”Gevasha Harpaullast_img read more

The Big One

Posted in dnxjvxyy on January 6th, 2020

first_imgWHILE recent rumblings out of Chatsworth have Southern California residents speculating about when the “Big One” might strike, Peruvians got the haunting answer to that question Thursday morning. That’s when an 8.0-magnitude earthquake unleashed massive devastation, killing at least 500 people. Massive parts of the country now have no power, no clean water and little hope. This is the constant danger that comes with living in seismologically sensitive areas. We know that it’s not a matter of if, but when, we will experience such destruction, and a quake even more severe than the Northridge Earthquake of 1994. When that time comes, we will depend greatly on the kindness and charity of others. Food and money will pour in from around the country and the world to ease our plight. For now, thankfully, it’s our turn to be on the giving end of the help line. Peru needs our support, and we need to provide it. To contribute to Peruvian quake relief, call Operation USA at (800) 678-7255, or go to www.opusa.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more