Month: <span>October 2017</span>

Minister Ally emboldens graduates to take ‘frontline leadership’

  • Posted: October 16, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana (October 15, 2017) Minister of Social Protection, Ms. Amna Ally, today encouraged the 92 graduates of the Ninth Module One Youth Leadership Training Programme to take up frontline leadership. Minister Ally gave this charge at the programme’s Closing Ceremony held at the Madewini Training Centre, which has recently undergone a $40M renovation and …

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Address of His Excellency Brigadier David Granger President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the 72nd independence anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia 2017.10.14

  • Posted: October 16, 2017
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The Cooperative Republic of Guyana congratulates the Republic of Indonesia on the celebration of the 72nd anniversary of its Proclamation of Independence. The world recalls, and history records, the transformational Proclamation of 14th August 1945. This historic act led, after a four-year National Revolution, to the termination of foreign domination and occupation, the liberation of …

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Chinese Ambassador calls on President

  • Posted: October 14, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 13, 2017) President David Granger was, today, paid a courtesy call by China’s Ambassador to Guyana, Mr. Cui Jianchun and his Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Yang Chenqi. During their discussions at State House the two sides discussed several areas of cooperation. This follows a meeting that was held between the …

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Minister Norton honours South America Youth Games athletes

  • Posted: October 14, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 13, 2017) Guyana’s contingent of athletes, who represented the country in the 2nd South America Youth games in Santiago, Chile recently, were today honoured by the Minister of Social Cohesion with the responsibility of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dr. George Norton for their outstanding performances at the continent’s most prestigious and …

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Guyana is committed to building its capacity to promote climate resilience development -Minister Harmon says as Guyana observes International Day for Disaster Reduction

  • Posted: October 14, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 13, 2017) As Guyana joins the rest of the world in the observance of International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017, under the theme “Home safe Home: reducing exposure, reducing displacement”, Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, who has responsibility for the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and disaster risk reduction management, said …

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First Lady’s business workshop expanded to include training of trainers

  • Posted: October 14, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana (October 13, 2017) First Lady, Mrs. Sanda Granger, this morning, announced that the long anticipated Trainer of Trainers Programme for her Self-Reliance and Success in Business workshop will get underway this November. The First Lady made the announcement at the closing cermony of the 21st such workshop, which was held in Mocha-Arcadia this …

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Minister Norton promotes physical education at Mae’s Schools’ sports

  • Posted: October 14, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 13, 2017) Minister of Social Cohesion, with the responsibility of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton, today, encouraged students of the Mae’s Schools to become more physically active and to be well-rounded students, who can balance both academics and athletics. The Minister made these remarks at the Mae’s Schools’ Annual …

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Department of Environment facilitating mission from Global Green Growth Institute

  • Posted: October 12, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 12, 2017) The Department of Environment is currently facilitating an international mission from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) from October 9-13, 2017. Guyana is a part of the 18 countries, which ratified the establishment agreement in 2012 that officially founded the GGGI. The international mission will be meeting with agencies …

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BEST bursary awards expanding its mandate -to include assistance for tertiary education

  • Posted: October 12, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 12, 2017) President David Granger, today, announced that the Burnham Education Scholarship Trust (BEST) has extended its mandate from ensuring just access to secondary education to support, as far as funding allows, to tertiary education. He made these remarks at the sixth Annual BEST Bursary Awards ceremony, where two students from …

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US$1.5 M secured for completion of Green State Development Strategy

  • Posted: October 12, 2017
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Georgetown, Guyana – (October 12, 2017) The Ministry of the Presidency has secured US$1.5 Million (GY$ 300 Million) to finance the development of the ‘Green’ State Development Strategy (GSDS). This financing was approved by the Steering Committee of the Guyana REDD+Investment Fund following the submission of a detailed proposal and work plan. The financing also …

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