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Guyana Government may be getting ready to review its policy on the purchasing pirated text books

The Government of Guyana, may be getting ready to review its policy on the purchase of text books for the education system. The administration has been coming under fire, after it was revealed in tender documents that the Government may have been encouraging the purchase of pirated text books. British Publishers became so outraged, that they threatened court action. Today, President Ramotar said, he wanted to bring all the controversy to an end.

Pressed about whether the Government was encouraging illegalities by its decision to purchase pirated books, he said, that was not the case and repeated that the issue will be dealt with.

At least 3 companies known to be involved in the pirating of text books, were invited to submit bids for the provision of text books for schools in Guyana. It was a multi-million dollar contract but the Government soon came under fire for even considering such purchases.

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