Month: <span>June 2016</span>
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First Lady to explore potential partnership between Sisters of Mercy, WAD group

  • Posted: June 30, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 30, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, this afternoon, received a courtesy call from Sister Judith Schmelz, a representative of the Sisters of Mercy in Guyana, who expressed an interest in a partnership, particularly through collaboration with the Women Across Differences (WAD) group. The meeting was held at the Office of …

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Guyana’s new envoy to Brazil calls on President

  • Posted: June 30, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 30, 2016) President David Granger, today, met with Guyana‘s new Ambassador to Brazil, Mr. George Talbot. He replaces Ambassador Merlin Udho. He is scheduled to arrive in Brazil on July 31. Ambassador Talbot in a brief comment said that Guyana shares excellent diplomatic relations with Brazil. He noted that while the …

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Omar Shariff sent on leave pending SOCU investigation

  • Posted: June 30, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 30, 2016) Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP), Mr. Omar Shariff has been sent on leave by Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon. In a letter dated June 30, 2016 to Mr. Shariff, Minister Harmon wrote, “You will recall having informed me that you are now the subject …

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“Education is the best preparation to run the nation” – President Granger as Region 10 receives 10th Five ‘Bs’ school bus

  • Posted: June 30, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 29, 2016) President David Granger, today, said that education is the best investment Governments can make in preparation for future development of any nation. The Head of State was at the time addressing residents and students at the Coomacka Community Ground, Upper Demerara-Berbice (Region 10) where he commissioned the 10th school …

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First Lady takes Self Reliance and Success in Business workshop to Mahdia

  • Posted: June 28, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 28, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, yesterday, took her Self Reliance and Success in Business workshop to a group of businesswomen in Mahdia, Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight), who were eager to capitalise on the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to advance their small businesses. A large gathering of residents, who …

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President Granger meets with German Ambassador

  • Posted: June 28, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 28, 2016) President David Granger, yesterday, met with Germany’s Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency Lutz Hermann Gorgens, at the Ministry of the Presidency. During the meeting, discussions were held on a number of local and global issues including the climate change phenomenon, Guyana’s transition to a ‘green economy’, the Iwokrama International …

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Guyana Lands and Surveys to partner with UNFAO to implement Sustainable Land Development project

  • Posted: June 28, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 28, 2016) The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) will be partnering with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (UNFAO) to implement a Sustainable Land Development and Management Project. The proposed project is expected to take effect in January 2017. This is the largest collaboration of its kind in Guyana …

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Moraikobai becomes latest beneficiary under President Granger’s B’s programme -receives school boat; bicycles to follow

  • Posted: June 27, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 27, 2016) The village of Moraikobai, situated up the Mahaicony River, Mahaica-Berbice (Region Five), yesterday, became the latest beneficiary under President David Granger’s Five B’s or ‘Boats, Buses, Bicycles plus Breakfast and Books’ Programme, which is aimed at ensuring that every child has access to and stays in school. President Granger …

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