Month: <span>October 2017</span>

Guyana receives GY$9.2M grant to assist in protected areas management

  • Posted: October 20, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 19, 2017) The Protected Areas Commission (PAC), this morning, received a GY$9.2M grant from the Protected Areas Trust (PAT), through funding from Conservation International (CI) and the Government of Germany, which is expected to help with the effective management of Guyana’s protected areas. The Grant Agreement was signed at a simple …

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Remarks by His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, at the Private Sector Commission Business Summit 2017, held at Marriott Hotel October 11, 2017

  • Posted: October 18, 2017
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President David Granger: Inter-American Development Bank, Country Representative, Ms. Sophie Makonnen; members of the Diplomatic Corps; members of the Private Sector Commission; members of the business community; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. As Mr. Persaud said, the idea of this Private Sector Summit came about at the meeting in June 2015 and it was followed …

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Remarks by His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, at the National Tree Planting Day held at Hosororo Village Barima-Waini (Region One) October 8, 2017

  • Posted: October 18, 2017
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President David Granger: Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Honourable Sydney Allicock; Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Noel Holder; Honourable Minister of Communities, Mr. Ronald Bulkan; Regional Chairman, Mr. Brentnol Ashley; Mayor of Mabaruma, Mr. Henry Smith; Councillors of the RDC; officials; residents; members of the media; boys and girls. Thank you once again for this …

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Festivals like Diwali break down barriers, promote social cohesion -President says at diya lighting ceremony on Main Street

  • Posted: October 17, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 17, 2017) President David Granger has charged the Ministry of Communities to encourage the 10 Regional Administrations to work with the Hindu community and other social organisations to host important cultural and religious observances such as Diwali. This, he said, has the potential to break down barriers in communities and promote …

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Guyana is committed to maintaining food security status -President Granger says at World Food Day event in Linden

  • Posted: October 17, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 16, 2017) President David Granger said that agriculture will continue to be a mainstay of Guyana’s economy as it has the potential to guarantee national and regional food security through increased investment, innovation and intensification of the agro-industrial sector. Delivering the feature address at this year’s World Food Day Exhibition and …

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Government, GPSU commence talks for 2017 salary increases

  • Posted: October 16, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 16, 2017) The Government of Guyana and the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), today, met to advance discussions on the proposed salary increases for public servants for 2017. The Government’s side, which was led by Head of the Department of Public Service and Permanent Secretary, Mr. Reginald Brotherson and Head of …

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Many lessons to be learnt from the significance of Diwali -President Granger says at ICT Diya Lighting ceremony

  • Posted: October 16, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 15, 2017) President David Granger said that as Guyana strives for national unity and social cohesion, there are many important lessons to be learnt from Diwali, an important national Hindu festival, which symbolises love and togetherness. “I do believe that there are lots of lessons that all Guyanese can learn from …

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Minister Norton to provide sporting gear to East Ruimveldt Community Centre -ICT hub to be opened month end

  • Posted: October 16, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 15, 2017) Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton, last Friday, pledged to provide a number of sporting, exercise and other gear to the East Ruimveldt Community Centre Ground as part of Government’s efforts to ensure that the nation’s youth are meaningfully engaged. On …

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