Registration, the issuance of transcripts and everything in between, will now flow smoothly for the students of the University of Guyana, following the commissioning of a new registry building at the Turkeyen Campus.The new registry building, Turkeyen CampusAccording to Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, the building aims to benefit the registry staff and students of the Turkeyen University. “Is it necessarily all that we want? No. But it is much better than what we have had, allowing us to enable our staff to be in a place of comfort and enabling us to have the students be served in a place of comfort,” Professor Griffith is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Meanwhile, University of Guyana Student Society (UGSS) President Norwel Hinds said the new building should also serve to encourage the renewal of services being provided.“Although it serves (the building) the practical purpose of consolidating services and consolidating your focus on student services in particular, it also serves as a symbolic indicator on the focus on renewal for campus, the forging of new attitude consistent with the philosophy of servant leadership,” Hinds posited.Immediate Past Registrar of the University, Vincent Alexander, in noting his satisfaction at witnessing the building come to fruition, outlined several changes made over the past few years and the importance of a registry for students attending the university.
A 37-year-old pastor is now in Police custody following an accusation made against him by a female member of his congregation, who alleged he raped her at his Diamond, East Bank Demerara home last month.According to information received, the man, who is said to be attached to a full gospel church, had provided counselling to the young adult and her mother two years ago, after the passing of a loved one.However, the young lady told Police that the pastor invited her to his home where she was stripped, pushed onto the bed and was sexually violated.Guyana Times understands that the man committed the act on several occasions, but the victim was threatened hence she did not lodge a complaint with the Police. After the last encounter, the victim came forward and confided in the Police.She reportedly told detectives that before committing the act, the pastor would drink a Guinness and perform a ritual before raping her.Apart from the young woman, another church member reportedly told detectives that she ended her relationship with the pastor after his wife found out about the affair, but the pastor continues to stalk and make sexual advances towards her.Police have since launched an investigation into the matter.