Month: <span>August 2016</span>
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President attends Mining Week opening and awards ceremony

  • Posted: August 22, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (August 21, 2016) President David Granger, this evening, attended the opening ceremony for Mining Week activities, a yearly event organised by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and the Ministry of Natural Resources. The ceremony was held at the Pegasus Hotel and also included an awards ceremony for outstanding performances and …

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Religious organisations must do more to address social problems, foster social cohesion -President Granger tells congregation at Solomon’s Temple in Berbice

  • Posted: August 22, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (August 21, 2016) President David Granger, today, issued a call on the church to take the lead role in helping to address social ills such as suicide, interpersonal violence, poverty and drug and alcohol abuse, which plague communities. He also underscored the critical role of faith-based organisations in fostering social cohesion and …

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Innovation, economic diversification vital to transform resource-rich Corentyne -President Granger tells residents at opening of 12th Berbice Expo

  • Posted: August 20, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (August 20, 2016) The need for economic diversification, promotion of entrepreneurship, more focus on technical education, greater security, dealing with the high rate of migration, transitioning to a green economy and changing the status quo of the way business is done were some of the key points raised, last evening, as President …

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Address by His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, on the occasion of the commemoration ceremony of the Demerara Revolt. 1823.

  • Posted: August 20, 2016
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We are assembled today to commemorate the massacre, which occurred, and to pay homage to the martyrs, who were killed, on Wednesday 20th August 1823 at Bachelor’s Adventure on the East Coast, during the Demerara Revolt.  This atrocity, the arrests and subsequent executions at the Militia Parade Ground and elsewhere were, perhaps, the single most …

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‘I believe in empowering women to speak for themselves’ – First Lady tells Port Kaituma Self Reliance graduates

  • Posted: August 20, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (August 19, 2016) Thirty women were, this morning, deemed women of success by First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, in her address at the closing ceremony of the Self Reliance and Success in Business Workshop, held at the Port Kaituma Community Centre, Matarkai Sub-Region, Barima-Waini (Region One). “Your education is a lifelong process, …

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Town Council endorses ambitious Green Bartica Development Plan – business community optimistic about benefits

  • Posted: August 19, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (August 19, 2016) The Bartica Town Council, on Wednesday, unanimously endorsed the proposed Green Bartica Development Plan, which seeks to transform Bartica, Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region (Region Seven) into a model green town in keeping with President David Granger’s vision to drive Guyana’s development through sustainable initiatives. The Town Council adapted the plan at …

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President plugs national unity and celebration of Guyana’s diversity -at Lord Hanuman murti consecration at Blairmont

  • Posted: August 19, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (August 19, 2016) President David Granger has urged residents of Blairmont, West Coast Berbice to use their religious faith to promote peace, unity and harmony even as the administration continues to work to transform the country into a more cohesive society. The President was at the time speaking at the prana pratistha …

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Nineteen care givers for the elderly complete first aid training

  • Posted: August 19, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (August 18, 2016) Nineteen women were, today, presented with certificates of completion in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training as part of a ‘Caregivers for the Elderly’ initiative, which was organised by First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger at the Guyana Red Cross Society (GRCS), in Kingston Georgetown. …

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IAC members call on President Granger

  • Posted: August 18, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (August 18, 2016) Members of the Indian Action Committee (IAC), today, called on President David Granger to inform him of a project that they are currently working on to augment the Government’s efforts towards fostering social cohesion in the Guyanese society. The meeting was held at the Ministry of the Presidency. The …

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