Month: <span>June 2016</span>
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President pledges two million hectares of land for conservation at THAG awards ceremony

  • Posted: June 26, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 25, 2016) President David Granger, last evening, pledged to allocate two million more hectares of land and waterways for conservation. Speaking at the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana’s (THAG) President’s Awards Ceremony 2016, the President remarked that Guyana has been abundantly blessed with natural resources and must utilise them for …

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Minister Harmon meets with East Berbice-Corentyne residents, contractors

  • Posted: June 25, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 24, 2016) Following the award of $130 million in contracts for rehabilitation works in several communities in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six), Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, visited with community members and contractors in those areas to ensure that the community members are involved during the construction process. At High Dam, …

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Education in focus as Minister Harmon visits Region 6

  • Posted: June 25, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 24, 2016) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, today, made donations to the Canje Secondary School and the New Jersey Humanitarian Project, in addition to meeting with a visiting delegation and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, during a packed agenda on a visit to the East Berbice-Corentyne (Region …

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First Lady treats male residents of Palms to a ‘spa’ day

  • Posted: June 24, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 24, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, paid a visit to the men’s dormitory of The Palms Geriatric Home to follow-up on a wellness initiative she started with the female residents last month. The exercise, which started yesterday, was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection, the Women …

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Iwokrama, the future of Educational Tourism in Guyana

  • Posted: June 24, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 25, 2016) The Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development (Iwokrama) sits at the very heart of Guyana and is a reserve flowing with rich potential and biodiversity. It is located in the Potaro-Siparuni and Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Regions and was established prior to the United Nations Conference on …

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Food for the Poor officials call on President

  • Posted: June 24, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 24, 2016) President David Granger was, today, paid a courtesy call by the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Food for the Poor’s Florida Office, Mr. Robin Mahfood. The meeting was held at the Ministry of the Presidency. Mr. Mahfood was accompanied by the CEO Mr. Kent Vincent and Chairman …

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President reiterates commitment to well trained, equipped professional public service – at unveiling of GPSU 50th Independence Anniversary plaques

  • Posted: June 23, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 23, 2016) President David Granger, today, saluted the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) for its contribution to the struggle for Guyana’s Independence and reiterated that he is not “interested in an unhappy, untrained, under-equipped and unprofessional public.” The President made these remarks during his address at the unveiling of two plaques …

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Transcript of the address by His Excellency, Brigadier David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, at the reception to bid farewell to the 11th Chinese Medical Brigade and to welcome the 12th Brigade, hosted at the Chinese Embassy on

  • Posted: June 20, 2016
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President David Granger: His Excellency, Zhang Limin and Madam Liu Yue, Honourable Prime Minister, Mr. Moses Nagamootoo; Honourable Minister of Finance, Mr. Winston Jordan; Honourable Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon; members of the outgoing Chinese medical team; members of the incoming Chinese medical team; members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, particularly Director-General Mrs. …

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President envisions Iwokrama as ‘biodiversity, botany, zoology’ education centre – Head of State and First Lady visiting centre

  • Posted: June 19, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 18, 2016) President David Granger and First Lady Mrs. Sandra Granger, are currently on a two-day visit to the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development to get a first-hand look at the operations of the facility, which is located in Potaro-Siparuni Region (Region Eight), some 300 kilometres South of …

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Minister Harmon meets representatives of Steiger Foundation

  • Posted: June 18, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 17, 2016) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, today, was paid a courtesy call by Apostle Claude Brooks of the Love and Faith World Outreach Ministry and a team from the Bjorn Steiger Foundation at the Ministry of the Presidency. Mr. George Norwood, the official representative of the Bjorn Steiger Foundation, …

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