Month: <span>November 2016</span>
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Demerara Bank answers ‘green’ charge call with solar powered branch -President Granger says ‘green’ energy revolution gaining momentum

  • Posted: November 27, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (November 26, 2016) President David Granger, today, reiterated that his administration is committed to moving Guyana closer towards full renewable energy by 2025 and lauded Demerara Bank Limited (DBL) for leading the charge towards the development of a ‘green’ state. The Head of State made these remarks at the launch of the …

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President unveils bust of the late Claude Alphonso Merriman

  • Posted: November 27, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (November 26, 2016) President David Granger, this afternoon, joined with the family of the late Claude Alphonso Merriman C.C.H. J.P to unveil a bust at the Merriman’s Mall, Vlissengen Road. Mr. Merriman was born on November 29, 1912 at Werk-en-Rust Georgetown and died in 1995. The bust was sculpted by Mr. Ivor …

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President Granger says Fidel Castro transformed politics in the western hemisphere -extends condolences on his passing

  • Posted: November 26, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (November 26, 2016) As the Republic of Cuba begins its nine-day period of national mourning for their former leader, Fidel Castro, who died last evening, President David Granger, today, extended condolences to the people of Cuba. During remarks to members of the media, the President credited Mr. Castro with transforming politics in …

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“The Price we must pay for security and safety is eternal vigilance” – President Granger at Guyana Defence Force 51st anniversary Route March

  • Posted: November 26, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (November 26, 2016) President David Granger, today, said that the price we must pay for security and safety is eternal vigilance, and recognised the role that the Guyana Defence Force plays in protecting Guyana’s borders. The President made these comments during his address to GDF officers and soldiers after taking the salute …

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President says outgoing Chinese Ambassador energised Guyana-China relations

  • Posted: November 26, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (November 25, 2016) President David Granger, this evening, joined several Government Ministers, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Chinese nationals and members of the Opposition in bidding farewell to the Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Mr. Zhang Limin at a cocktail ceremony held at the Chinese Embassy. During brief remarks, the President commended Ambassador …

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Final COI Report into aircraft found at Yupukari handed over to Minister of State – Collins says eyewitness evidence provided insight

  • Posted: November 25, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (November 25, 2016) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, today, received the final Report of the Commission of Inquiry, which was established to probe the circumstances surrounding the discovery of an illegal aircraft near the village of Yupukari, Upper Essequibo-Upper Takutu (Region Nine). The Report was handed over by Brigadier (Ret’d) Edward …

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Linden needs investment in bauxite industry and economic diversification -President Granger at unveiling of centenary arch at Linden

  • Posted: November 25, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (November 25, 2016) President David Granger said that while the bauxite industry remains an important and viable part of the economic landscape of Upper Demerara-Berbice (Region Ten), Linden must move beyond being known as a mining town to a manufacturing hub in the country. He was at the time delivering the feature …

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Minister Harmon calls for more stakeholder participation in LDN Target Setting Programme

  • Posted: November 25, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (November 25, 2016) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, today, said that although he is pleased with the leadership that the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) has demonstrated in order to fulfill Guyana’s commitment to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), wider stakeholder participation is vital to achieving those …

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President says there is nothing secret about the D’urban Park project -HDI formed to expedite completion in absence of budgetary allocations

  • Posted: November 24, 2016
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Georgetown, Guyana – (November 24, 2016) President David Granger, this morning, said Homestretch Development Incorporated (HDI) was established solely to facilitate completion of the D’urban Park Development Project in time for Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebration in the absence of budgetary allocations, following the May 2015 elections. The Head of State admitted that while this …

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