Month: <span>March 2019</span>

“Speak up and Speak out about violence of any kind” – First Lady tells participants at women’s day activity

  • Posted: March 10, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 10, 2019) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, this evening, encouraged persons to speak out against all forms of violence, specifically domestic violence. Mrs. Granger was at the time delivering the feature address at an International Women’s Day concert and exposition hosted by the Canadian High Commission in collaboration with the Ministry …

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Women of Guyana

  • Posted: March 10, 2019
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International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8 every year, is a day dedicated in celebration of the triumphs of ordinary women around the world and to bring to the forefront, the socio, economic, and political matters that infringe on their rights. In this edition of Government in Action, we explore the meaning of womanhood, as …

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Message of condolence on the death of Mr. Bernard DeSantos, SC

  • Posted: March 09, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 9, 2019) His Excellency David Granger, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, extends condolences at the death of Mr. Bernard De Santos, SC. Mr. De Santos (80), who died last night, was appointed Senior Counsel in 1991 and served as Guyana’s Attorney General from 1992 to 1997.

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Education, Technology and Gov’t support key to women’s advancement – First Lady

  • Posted: March 09, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 8, 2019) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, this afternoon, asserted that education, technology and Government support are important pillars for women’s advancement in Guyana. “We recognise that progress has been made in many areas such as social protection and public services, where assistance is given to improvised women for the education, …

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Message of condolence on the death of Major Edgar Adams, A.A.

  • Posted: March 09, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 8, 2019) His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is saddened at the death of Major Edgar Wrensford Adams, A.A., who died yesterday at the age of 78, at his East Bank Demerara home. Major Adams joined the Guyana Defence Force on November 1, 1976 and served …

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Samatta Point receives $1.5M to develop playground

  • Posted: March 09, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 8, 2019) Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix, today, visited the community of Samatta Point, East Bank Demerara (EBD) where a cheque totalling G$1.5M was handed over for the development of a playfield and recreational centre.  The funds were donated by a private individual and facilitated by the Government of Guyana.  …

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‘No citizen must feel disenfranchised’- President Granger

  • Posted: March 08, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 8, 2019) President David Granger, this morning, met with the Chairman and Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to examine ways and means of having credible elections in the shortest possible time as well as to seek guidance on the Commission’s needs. “It appeared to the Government side that there …

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Government will not interfere in the work of GECOM- President Granger

  • Posted: March 08, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana (March 8, 2019) President David Granger, this morning, emphasized that the Government of Guyana will not interfere or intrude in the work of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).  The President’s remarks followed a meeting with GECOM’s Chair, Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson and Commissioners, along with Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Mr. Keith Lowenfield and …

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Immigration Order for Haitians is not an election-rigging scheme -Order is in keeping with Guyana’s obligations under the CSME

  • Posted: March 08, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (March 8, 2019) Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix, has condemned outright, the misinformation being peddled in the public domain, particularly on social media, labelling the Immigration Order for Haitians as an “election-rigging” mechanism. He said these allegations are “wicked and unfounded and are intended to mislead, as well as create the …

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Statement by President David Granger and the Minister of State following consultations with the Chairman and Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission

  • Posted: March 08, 2019
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President David Granger: The Government had a very enlightening and useful engagement with the Guyana Elections Commission this morning. The Commission was invited by the Government to examine the ways and means of having credible elections in as shortest time as possible, and we sought guidance from the Elections Commission as to what they would …

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