Day: <span>December 16, 2015</span>

Government is acting within the Standing Orders and the Constitution – Minister of Governance

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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 16, 2015) Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman has said that the Government is acting within the Standing Orders and the Constitution to take several Bills through all three stages of debate at one sitting in the National Assembly. These Bills are the Municipal and District Councils and Local Authorities (Amendment) Bill …

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First Lady says welfare of senior citizens important to Government – as Salvation Army shares Christmas hampers

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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 16, 2015) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, teamed up with the Salvation Army and Minister of Social Protection, Mrs. Volda Lawrence to bring cheer to over 300 senior citizens with the distribution of Christmas food hampers. The annual event saw more than 1500 food hampers handed out this morning at …

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Every person has a role to play in child protection – First Lady – plans in train to increase allowances, further empower service providers

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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 16, 2015) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, has joined with Minister of Social Protection, Mrs Volda Lawrence in issuing a resounding call for the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) and the public to play a greater role in ensuring children in vulnerable situations are protected. Mrs. Granger made this appeal in …

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Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards sworn-in

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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 16, 2015) President David Granger administered the Oath of Office to Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards who was earlier today sworn-in to perform the functions as Chief Justice, in a simple ceremony hosted at the Ministry of the Presidency. She replaces Justice Ian Chang whose pre-retirement leave commenced yesterday. In a brief comment …

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President accredits new Jamaica High Commissioner

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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 16, 2015) President David Granger today accredited Mr. David Prendergast as the new non-resident High Commissioner of Jamaica to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, at a simple ceremony held in the Credentials Room of the Ministry of the Presidency. Mr. Prendergast previously served as Jamaica’s High Commissioner in Trinidad and Tobago. …

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President underscores the need to retain trained teachers at GTU awards ceremony

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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 16, 2015) President David Granger has said only trained teachers should enter the education system and, over time, even they must upgrade their qualifications, in his keynote address at an award ceremony organised by the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) to honour a few stalwart educators, both retired and serving, for their …

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Minister Trotman tours ExxonMobil’s contracted geophysical survey ship

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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 15, 2015) Minister of Governance, with responsibility for Natural Resources and the Environment, Mr. Raphael Trotman, today, visited the Fugro Americas, a multi-purpose vessel designed to conduct high resolution geophysical surveys and sea floor mapping, which has been contracted by oil giant ExxonMobil, to commence works in the Stabroek Block, where …

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