Bartica teen receives full scholarship from GTT

first_imgSixteen-year-old Runique Belle of Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) is the newest recipient of GTT’s benevolence as she received a cheque for a full scholarship to the University of Guyana (UG).GTT Retail Commercial Sales Manager Nicola Duggan; Bartica Councillor Kenneth Williams; GTT scholarship awardee Runique Belle, along with her parents Rundy and Chrystal Belle and GTT PR & Corporate Communications Manager Jasmin Harris“I am standing here today to tell you how grateful and blessed I am to be attending UG. I was born in Bartica and growing up here as child, I always had a passion for education. I always wanted to be in school, and thanks to GTT, this dream has become possible,” the teenager stated.“Runique made us really proud and I still remember her screaming with joy as she announced her CSEC achievements,” said the smiling mother of the scholarship awardee, Chrystal Belle, as she held the hands of GTT Public Relations Officer and Corporate Communications Manager Jasmin Harris.The teen was able to secure a place in the 2018 academic year at the University of Guyana, majoring in Chemistry in the Faculty of Natural Sciences. She secured 14 subjects at the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) – nine Grade Ones and five Grade Twos.Her father, Rundy Belle, was proud to showcase Runique’s many achievements through trophies and awards. GTT will pay the teen’s tuition fees for the next four years once she maintains a GPA of 3.0.In addition, Harris presented the teenager with a laptop and printer. Runique assured the telecommunications giant that she would continue to excel at her studies. She will also be given a monthly allowance for GTT’s Internet and mobile services.The teenager was selected as a beneficiary with the kind assistance of the Bartica Town Council.Speaking on behalf of Mayor Gifford Marshall, Councillor Kenneth Williams expressed his gratitude to GTT for making this commitment.The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Justin Nedd explained that philanthropy was a very important area of focus for GTT, as it was an avenue to assist in improving and developing Guyana’s future.“GTT remains true to what our brand stands for; we are about giving more. We want to be the game changer for Guyana, and we are starting this programme in Bartica. We will play our role in creating future entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, engineers, accountants and the many other professions, developing a strong workforce for Guyana’s future,” the CEO added.Nedd revealed that the company planned to roll out its network in Bartica by September 2019.He declared that this was a promise the telecoms giant would deliver on. “We will provide the citizens of Bartica premium services at affordable prices, keeping them connected to their friends and families.”He added that “GTT is devoted to its vision of improving life experiences by unlocking innovation through applications and infrastructure to every home and business.”last_img read more

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Chelsea appoint Jose Mourinho replacement

first_imgChelsea have appointed Guus Hiddink as their manager until the end of the season. The Dutchman, who previously took temporary charge to help them win the FA Cup in 2009, has been brought in to replace Jose Mourinho, who left the club on Thursday. Hiddink proved to be a popular figure in his short time in charge at Stamford Bridge, in a role he balanced while in charge of the Russian national team. Hiddink, 69, whose last post was as Holland coach, said on the club’s official website: “I am excited to return to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world but is not where it should be at the moment. However, I am sure we can all turn this season around.”He added: ‘I am looking forward to working with the players and staff at this great club and especially renewing my wonderful relationship with the Chelsea fans.”Hiddink is at Stamford Bridge for Saturday’s match with Sunderland but Mourinho’s number two Steve Holland will take control of the team alongside Eddie Newton, who is now assistant first-team coach.Hiddink previously took temporary charge of Chelsea in February 2009 and guided the Blues to FA Cup success at Wembley.Chelsea’s announcement came hot on the heels of Mourinho revealing he is already looking for a route back into management. 1 Guus Hiddink last_img read more

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