Month: <span>October 2017</span>

Remarks by His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, at the Fifth Annual B.E.S.T. Bursary Awards Ceremony 2017, held at State House October 12, 2017

  • Posted: October 26, 2017
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President David Granger: Madam Chair, Chairman of the Burnham Education Scholarship Trust and Trustees, Ms. Yvonne Harewood-Benn, Ms. Cheryl Sampson, Mr. Vincent Alexander. I see here Mr. Oscar Clarke; I don’t think he’s listed as a Trustee, but he’s trustworthy and the others are absent. I think Ms. Nestor is in the United States, she …

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St. Ignatius students urged to maintain cultures and traditions

  • Posted: October 24, 2017
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Lethem, Guyana – (October 23, 2017) Minister of Social Cohesion with the responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton, today, urged the fourth and fifth form students of St. Ignatius Secondary School to continue to maintain their cultural traditions and way of life through formulated youth groups and other similar youth led bodies. …

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President Granger to attend IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit in Belize

  • Posted: October 23, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 23, 2017) His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana will be out of the jurisdiction for a visit to Belize City, Belize, over the period October 24-26, 2017 to attend the IV Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-Mexico Summit on October 25, 2017. The Head of State will be accompanied …

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First Lady a champion for women’s empowerment -Success in Business workshop facilitator at Kwakwani

  • Posted: October 23, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana (October 23, 2017) Facilitator from Interweave Solutions (Guyana) Incorporated, Mr. Sanjay Pooran, described First Lady Mrs. Sandra Granger, as a champion for women’s empowerment at the opening ceremony for the 22nd Self-Reliance and Success in Business Workshop, held at the Kwakwani Empowerment Centre, Upper Demerara-Berbice (Region Ten). Mr. Pooran, on behalf of Interweave …

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Kwakwani lands to be regularised, more than 500 residents to benefit

  • Posted: October 23, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 22, 2017) As the Government of Guyana continues with its drive to ensure that sustainable, family oriented communities are created across Guyana, the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) has begun working with the sixth community this year to regularise land usage. Commissioner of that organisation, Mr. Trevor Benn, along with …

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Township status marks transformative moment in economic development of Lethem -President calls for cooperation, not confrontation

  • Posted: October 21, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 21, 2017) President David Granger said that the elevation of a community like Lethem to township status is a transformative and defining moment in the country’s history, which will serve as a catalyst for economic development for the Region. The Head of State, speaking at the ceremony to mark the official …

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National Sports Commission hosts second Special School Athletic Sports

  • Posted: October 20, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 20, 2017) Director of Sport, Mr. Christopher Jones, today, declared open the 2nd Special Schools Athletic Sports, which was hosted by the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, which falls within the purview of the Ministry of Social Cohesion, in collaboration with the National Sports Commission (NSC). Students from ten special …

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President swears in Justice (ret’d) Patterson as new GECOM Chairman

  • Posted: October 20, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 19, 2017) President David Granger, this evening, swore in Justice (Retired) James Patterson as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in keeping with Article 161 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana. The Head of State placed reliance on the ruling of the Honourable Chief Justice, Madame Roxanne George-Wiltshire’s …

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Luminous Women treat senior citizens to lunch and a movie

  • Posted: October 20, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana (October 19, 2017) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger along with the Luminous Women’s Group, in celebration of the Month of the Elderly, today, treated senior citizens to Lunch and a Movie at the Ramanda Georgetown Princess Hotel. During her greeting, the First Lady encouraged the seniors to find joy in new experiences. “This …

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