Needs assessment for connectivity being explored

first_imgInternet in Region 9Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes and a team comprising officials from the ministry and the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) are in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region (Region Nine) meeting with residents and regional executives to address concerns relative to Internet connectivity.Minister Catherine Hughes handing over five laptop computers to students of St Ignatius Secondary SchoolIn her first engagement with officials from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the Regional Executive Officer Kerwin Warde and other sector representatives at Lethem, Minister Hughes informed that the team would be conducting a needs assessment in an effort to determine what is required to strengthen the e-Government service.She explained that the administration’s overall thrust is to create access to more online Government services in the hinterland, and to ensure that educational facilities and other agencies are equipped with Wi-Fi.The meeting, the minister said, offers an opportunity for the representatives to interface and discuss ways in which the residents of the region can capitalise on Internet connectivity for enhancing their lives.Similar sentiments were echoed by Chairman of the NDMA, Floyd Levi, who said this visit is the first for 2018 in the region, and marks the beginning of the initiative to extend e-Government services to remote communities.He disclosed that the NDMA would soon be establishing an office in the town of Lethem, with at least one administrative staff member to assist the region with technical issues that may arise.Levi said the vision is to foster a close relationship with the regional administration, to ensure the efficient execution of the Authority’s mandate.A smart classroom equipped with teleconferencing facilities is soon to be launched as well.last_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Welling v Forest Green Rovers

first_imgThere’s no live football on TV tonight.REPEATThere’s no live football on TV tonight.Unbelievable scenes Jeff, but true.But there are matches and I’ve found a bet with Star Sports in the National League (for anyone over the age of 18 months read “Conference”).Life’s pretty good for Forest Green Rovers fans at the moment. They are topping the table (although it is pretty congested up there) and have a good chance of progressing to the coveted and potentially valuable third round of the FA Cup having giant-killed AFC Wimbledon in the first round and landed an away tie against fellow National League side Braintree Town or Oxford in Round Two.Before that though, it’s back to the just as important bread and butter for their away tie match tonight against Welling who are currently 18th in the table but who have also progressed into round two of the Cup at the weekend.The reverse fixture saw Forest Green win 1-0 in their first home game of the new season in August.HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Aug 2015 CONFERENCE Forest Green 1-0 WellingJan 2015 CONFERENCE Forest Green 4-1 WellingAug 2014 CONFERENCE Welling 1-1 Forest GreenMar 2014 CONFERENCE Forest Green 0-0 WellingSep 2013 CONFERENCE Welling 5-2 Forest GreenApr 2000 CONFERENCE Forest Green 1-2 WellingSep 1999 CONFERENCE Welling 1-1 Forest GreenJan 1999 CONFERENCE Welling 0-2 Forest GreenSep 1998 CONFERENCE Forest Green 3-2 WellingForest Green have had a season so far of three halves (yes, I know that is gibberish) – they won their opening NINE games, then lost five of their next nine games and seem to have turned the corner again winning their last three games including the weekend Cup success. This will be a test for them but both sides are scoring goals and the both teams to score option at around 8/11 with Star Sports appeals most.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE for 15 points at around 8/11 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 109.71 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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