Month: <span>January 2019</span>

President Granger reissues book on the Rupununi Rebellion of 1969

  • Posted: January 17, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (January 17, 2019) President David Granger has reissued his book, ‘The Rupununi Rebellion’ to mark the 50th anniversary of the quelling of the Rupununi Rebellion which broke out on January 2, 1969, less than three years after Guyana achieved Independence. The President was serving as Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion of the …

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New Region Two REO identified building to be used as migrant support centre after consultations -Minister Felix

  • Posted: January 14, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (January 14, 2019) Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix, today, said that the building to house the migrant support centre in the Pomeroon-Supenaam Region, (Region Two) was identified by newly appointed Regional Executive Officer (REO), Mr. Denis Jaikarran. Minister Felix was at the time responding to statements attributed to Mr. Devanand Ramdatt, …

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Donations to Venezuelan migrants must be done through CDC

  • Posted: January 14, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (January 14, 2019) The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has noted that some individuals and organisations are donating items directly to Venezuelan migrants as opposed to the official mechanism established via the Department of Citizenship. The Department of Citizenship and the CDC established a Multi-Agency Stakeholder Committee to manage the government’s response to …

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Message of Condolence on the death of Mrs. Allison Butters-Grant

  • Posted: January 14, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (January 14, 2019) His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is saddened at the death of Mrs. Allison Butters-Grant, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of Global Seafoods Distributors. Mrs. Butters- Grant was greatly admired and respected as a female entrepreneur and trailblazer. Last year, President Granger …

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‘No more cover-up, police must be held account for misdeeds’ -President Granger tells officers at annual conference

  • Posted: January 10, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (January 10, 2019) President David Granger made it clear that the days of concealing security sector mistakes and misdeeds are over. “The Force’s officers will be held accountable for the consequences of their actions and for the instructions that they issue to their subordinates”, the Head of State said during his address …

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Joint Statement following the High-level Meeting between the Government and the Opposition held on Monday, January 9, 2019 at the Ministry of the Presidency

  • Posted: January 10, 2019
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The Government and Opposition met at the Ministry of the Presidency on January 9, 2019 at 11:00 hours at a high-level bilateral meeting. The delegations were as follows: Government• His Excellency President David Granger• Prime Minister – Hon. Moses Nagamootoo• Vice President – Hon. Carl Greenidge• Vice President – Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan• Attorney General – …

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Migrant support centre to be established in Region Two

  • Posted: January 07, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (January 7, 2019) The National Multi-Sectoral Coordinating Committee, today, convened its first meeting for 2019 during which it was announced that a two-storey building has been identified by the Regional Administration of Pomeroon-Supenaam Region (Region Two) that will serve as a support centre for Venezuelan migrants in that area. Once set up, …

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President distributes commemorative coins to mark GPA anniversary

  • Posted: January 07, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (January 7, 2019) President David Granger, on Sunday, presented the Guyana Press Association (GPA) with commemorative coins and lapel pins in the run-up to the Association’s 75th anniversary. Next year, the Press Association will be celebrating its 75th anniversary and this is the first time the Association has been honoured with commemorative …

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Message of Condolence on the death of Ambassador Odeen Ishmael

  • Posted: January 06, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (January 5, 2019) His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, extends heartfelt condolences at the passing of Ambassador Odeen Ishmael, CCH, a retired diplomat. Ambassador Ishmael, who passed away today at the age of 70, last served as Guyana’s ambassador to Kuwait. He also served as Guyana’s Ambassador …

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