Month: <span>March 2017</span>
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”Young people are a human resource to be developed” -Youth Empowerment Advisor tells Financial Literacy graduating class

  • Posted: March 30, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 29, 2017) Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment, Mr. Aubrey Norton, today, congratulated the 23 graduates of the Financial Literacy and Small Business Training Programme and told the group that investment in youth is among the top priorities of Government. “[Government] sees young people as a human resource to be developed. Too …

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Canadian company looking to build subsidised homes in Guyana -Meet with President to discuss project

  • Posted: March 30, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 29, 2017) President David Granger, today, met with executive members of Canadian housing development company, Ideal Developments at State House and discussed the company’s intention to provide subsidised housing for persons in Guyana under its Ideal Hope initiative. Ideal Developments constructs a variety of luxury homes in various parts of Canada. …

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Two new vessels commissioned as Government moves to recapitalise the Coast Guard

  • Posted: March 29, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 29, 2017) Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Guyana, President David Granger, today, pledged Government’s support to the recapitalisation of the Coast Guard of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to ensure the protection of marine assets, prevention of transnational crime and the promotion of international and coastal trade. The …

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President Granger meets with Chancellor of the University of Guyana

  • Posted: March 29, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 29, 2017) His Excellency, President David Granger, earlier today, met with the Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Nigel Eon Harris, at State House. The meeting was convened to discuss matters relating to the University, the highest tertiary institution in the country. Professor Harris, a former Vice- Chancellor of the …

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First Lady to attend Hearing Mission with MOPH and Starkey Hearing Foundation

  • Posted: March 28, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 28, 2017) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger will attend the Starkey Hearing Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), Audiology Department – Hearing Mission, which will be held on March 30 and 31, 2017 at the Sophia Exhibition Centre. Members of Starkey Hearing Foundation, this afternoon, paid a …

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Presidential Advisor briefs Cabinet on oil and gas sector development potential -Exxon could make another announcement within weeks

  • Posted: March 28, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 28, 2017) Newly appointed Presidential Advisor on Petroleum, Dr. Jan Mangal, today, briefed Cabinet on the future of the oil and gas sector, outlining how he sees his role and the actions that must be taken to prepare Guyana to manage the sector. This, even as Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. …

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First Lady discusses self-confidence, discipline with young models

  • Posted: March 28, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 28, 2017) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, received a courtesy call from Ms. Abena Fung, Director of Image Model and Promotions Management and 15 of her models. During the meeting, which was held at State House, they discussed topics such as professional deportment, self-confidence, body confidence, education and the importance …

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Acting Chancellor, Chief Justice sworn in -way cleared for Court of Appeal shortages to be addressed

  • Posted: March 28, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 28, 2017) President David Granger, today, administered the Oath of Office to Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire as they were sworn in to perform the functions of Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary and Acting Chief Justice, respectively. Speaking to reporters following the swearing-in ceremony at State House, the President …

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Remarks by His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, at the Cove and John Ashram’s celebration of Maha Shivaratri on 24th February, 2017

  • Posted: March 28, 2017
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President David Granger: Swami Shivanand Sankar, Swamiji- administrator of the Guyana Sevashram Sangha; Sister Rajkumarie Singh, devotees, special invitees:It’s always a pleasure to be here. In fact, the first question I asked when I arrived was. “Why aren’t we having the ceremony outdoors?” It’s strange to be indoors because this is such a serene place, …

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Remarks by His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, at the Commissioning Ceremony for the Water Production and Distribution System between ‘C’ and ‘D’ Fields Sophia and a distribution of bicycles under the ‘Five Bs’ programme, held in Sophia on 24th Febru

  • Posted: March 28, 2017
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President David Granger: I’m very happy to be here. It’s the first time I could drive into Sophia without stopping to pull my car out of potholes. [Applause.] When I drink water, I don’t have to hold it up to the sun; we now have lights; we now have roads; we now have clean water …

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