Month: <span>September 2016</span>

Leonora Diagnostic Centre to be upgraded to maternity care facility

  • Posted: September 08, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (September 8, 2016) Cabinet has granted its approval for the award of a $74.4 million contract to Builders Hardware and Quality Timber Project Company for the expansion and capacity building at the Leonora Diagnostic Centre (LDC) so that the centre can be upgraded to a maternity care facility. This upgrade will now …

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Early Childhood Development rolled out in Mahdia – UNICEF and First Lady participate in site visit

  • Posted: September 07, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (September 7, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, yesterday, joined the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Guyana team on a site visit to the Mahdia District Hospital, the Community Day Care Centre and the Mahdia Secondary School to review the implementation of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme in Mahdia, Potaro-Siparuni (Region …

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President accredits new Filipino Ambassador

  • Posted: September 07, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (September 7, 2016) President David Granger, today, received the Letters of Credence from His Excellency, Jose de la Rosa Burgos, accrediting him as Non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Guyana. The Ambassador is based in neighbouring Brazil. During the accreditation ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, President Granger …

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President Granger meets with new UNDP Resident Representative

  • Posted: September 07, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (September 7, 2016) President David Granger, today, met with the new United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Resident Representative to Guyana, Ms. Mikiko Tanaka for their first official meeting, at the Ministry of the Presidency. Ms. Tanaka, who has been in Guyana for about two weeks now, replaces Ms. Khadija Musa, whose tour …

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President’s ‘Five Bs’ attracts pledge of support from BHS old students

  • Posted: September 06, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (September 6, 2016) President David Granger, today, met overseas based  alumnae of the Berbice High School, who indicated their interest in supporting the Government’s Buses, Bicycles, Boats, Books + Breakfast (Five B’s) programme. Ms. Wannetta Phillips and Ms. Elsa Blackman are currently in Guyana for the school’s centenary celebrations. Both women have …

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$1M pledged for Berbice High School’s computer lab at centenary celebration -President Granger plugs importance of innovation in education

  • Posted: September 06, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (September 5, 2016) President David Granger, today, pledged an initial $1 million to boost the Berbice High School’s (BHS) computer laboratory as he noted that an education founded in in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects is key to innovation and transformation of the country. The President was at the …

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First Lady attends ‘Emerge 5’ at Theatre Guild

  • Posted: September 05, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (September 3, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, this evening, attended ‘Emerge 5’, an evening of performances by children, held at the Theatre Guild Playhouse, Kingston. The show is the fifth programme produced by Purple Arts Production, a children’s drama workshop aimed at providing a safe space for children aged six to …

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First Lady comforts grieving mum from Aruka River accident

  • Posted: September 02, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (September 2, 2016) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, offered words of comfort and support to grieving Ms. Ophelia James, who lost two children in an accident on the Aruka River on the evening of Thursday, August 25. Ms. James is currently an in-patient of the Female Surgical Ward of the Georgetown …

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‘Concerted action must be taken to protect Indigenous customs, heritage’

  • Posted: September 02, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (September 1, 2016) President David Granger, this evening, launched  Indigenous Heritage Month at the Indigenous Heritage Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Sophia with the charge that a concerted effort must be taken to protect the customs, traditions and heritage of the Indigenous people of Guyana. “Indigenous Heritage Month is a celebration of the …

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