Month: <span>October 2017</span>

Minister Harmon calls on EPA for more focus on technical expertise, environmental management

  • Posted: October 31, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 31, 2017) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, who holds responsibility for the Department of Environment (DOE) under whose purview the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) falls, yesterday, called on the agency to place greater focus on concrete research to guide environmental management in new and developing sectors such as oil and …

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Public access to historical records now more accessible -as National Archives continues digitisation process

  • Posted: October 31, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 30, 2017) Historical records are being made more accessible to students and members of the public as the process of digitisation of valuable primary source documents continues. Archivist at the National Archives of Guyana, Department of Culture, Ministry of Social Cohesion, Ms. Nadia Gamel-Carter, today, provided this update at the opening …

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Linden senior citizens feted at State House -as curtains come down on Month of the Elderly observances

  • Posted: October 31, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 30, 2017) As Month of the Elderly comes to an end, First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, teamed up with Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for Housing, Ms. Valerie Patterson-Yearwood to host a special luncheon for senior citizens from Upper Demerara-Berbice Region (Region Ten) at State House. For …

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Social Cohesion Ministry hosts open forum in Monkey Mountain

  • Posted: October 31, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana- (October 30, 2017) Minister of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Youth, and Sport, Dr. George Norton led two sensitisation sessions today in Monkey Mountain, Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight). Dr. Norton offered a brief session to the students of Monkey Mountain Primary School and an extended session to the Monkey Mountain residents at a …

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Joint Statement from the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Teachers’ Union

  • Posted: October 30, 2017
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His Excellency, President David Granger met a delegation from the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), today, at State House to discuss the way forward with regard to negotiations between the Government and the Union. During the meeting the two sides agreed to the establishment of a High -Level Task Force comprising on one hand, representatives from …

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Tried and tested agro-processing model key to economic development across Guyana -President David Granger at Drum Hill, Region One

  • Posted: October 30, 2017
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Barima, Guyana – (October 29, 2017) With agriculture still one of the most important economic activity across the 10 Administrative Regions of Guyana, President David Granger is urging farming communities and local and international investors to adopt a model that not only promotes agro-processing but also builds a solid partnership between companies, communities and citizens. …

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Water services to see significant improvement along East Coast corridor -As Minister Harmon leads outreach to Clonbrook

  • Posted: October 29, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 28, 2017) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, earlier today, led a team inclusive of Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ms. Simona Broomes and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Guyana Water incorporated (GWI), Dr. Richard Van-West Charles to the community of Clonbrook on the East Coast of Demerara, where …

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Coaches key to building athletics nation -Minister Norton at Coaches Conference

  • Posted: October 29, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 28, 2017) Minister of Social Cohesion with the responsibility for Culture, Youth, and Sport, Dr. George Norton, today, commended athletics coaches for taking up the responsibility of ensuring that Guyanese athletes are pushed to develop their potential at both local and international competitions. “Guyana has the potential to become a great …

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First Lady commends CIOG for focus on vulnerable sections of society

  • Posted: October 29, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 28, 2017) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, earlier today, commended the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) for the work it has been doing to empower and support vulnerable sections of society, particularly in the areas of education, child welfare and care for the elderly. Mrs. Granger was at the time …

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Self-Reliance workshop sees largest graduating class to date

  • Posted: October 28, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana (October 27, 2017) Forty-seven women, this morning, were certified at the largest closing ceremony to date of First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger’s Self-Reliance and Success in Business Workshop. The ceremony held to mark the successful completion of the 22nd such workshop was held at the Kwakwani Empowerment Centre in Kwakwani, Upper Demerara-Berbice (Region …

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