Month: <span>June 2019</span>

Italian Envoy visits US$650,000 grant projects in Bartica

  • Posted: June 28, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 27, 2019) Special Envoy for the Caribbean Countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italian Republic, Ms. Caterina Bertolini, today, conducted a site visit and tour of Bartica, in an effort to understand the scope of work which was undertaken under the first phase of the Transitioning to National Energy …

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‘Training is the foundation of a professional and proficient Force’ – President Granger at ceremony for the Standard and Reserve officers

  • Posted: June 28, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 27, 2019) President David Granger, this morning, told the 52 newly commissioned officers of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) that the Force must continuously and consistently train persons to assume leadership roles. The Force, he said, through its training programmes, “must produce men and women who embody its core values.” The …

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Address of His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, at the Presentation of Instruments of Commission Ceremony for the Standard Officers’ Course No. 50 and the Reserve Officers’ Course No.16 2019.06.27

  • Posted: June 27, 2019
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Leadership and stewardship The suppression of the Rupununi Rebellion and the defence of the New River Zone fifty years ago in 1969 exemplified the Guyana Defence Force’s military proficiency.  Today, we celebrate the Force’s operational capabilities which were based on supreme courage, superior organisation and superb training.  Guyana’s military history recounts that rebels seized control …

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President meets Minister Broomes – refined work programme for youth affairs

  • Posted: June 26, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana (June 26, 2019): President David Granger, this afternoon, met Minister within the Ministry of the Presidency, Mrs. Simona Charles-Broomes to refine her work programme for youth affairs. The Head of State and Minister Broomes will continue to work together to address the challenges of youth unemployment and training. The Ministry of the Presidency …

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GECOM Chair demits office – President Granger thanks him for his service

  • Posted: June 25, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana (June 25, 2019): President David Granger, this morning, met former Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson, who has since demitted office.  President Granger thanked Justice Patterson for his service over the past 20 months. The former GECOM Chair resigned on Monday June 24, 2019 thereby rendering that post …

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Canada remains a valuable development partner President Granger at Canada Day reception

  • Posted: June 25, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana (June 24, 2019) President David Granger, this evening, said Canada remains a valued development partner while noting that its investments in mining and oil and gas are propelling economic development and generating employment and business opportunities for citizens and corporations. The Head of State, who noted that Canada is Guyana’s largest export market, …

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Address of His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, on the occasion of the 152nd Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada 2019-06-24

  • Posted: June 25, 2019
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Canada Day 2019 The Cooperative Republic of Guyana extends congratulations to the government and people of the Confederation of Canada on the occasion of the 152nd anniversary of the unification of the provinces and the establishment of the Dominion on 1st July 1867. Canada, today, has become a model of multiculturalism and a symbol of …

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Minister of State urges continued dialogue on AML/CFT, gaming legislation -at Gaming Authority Stakeholder Forum

  • Posted: June 25, 2019
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Georgetown, Guyana – (June 24, 2019) – Minister of State, Mrs. Dawn Hastings-Williams, this morning, reiterated the Government’s commitment to adhering to Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act and called on participants at the Gaming Authorities Stakeholder Forum to continue fostering greater dialogue on the legislation with the view of ensuring …

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Government in Action: Breaking the stigma of mental health

  • Posted: June 24, 2019
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Anxiety, loss of energy, feelings of guilt or hopelessness, thoughts of self-harm or suicide, these are all symptoms of depression, known globally as the most common mental health condition. Fortunately, the Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Public Health and the Mental Health Unit has implemented a holistic approach to target and treat persons …

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First Lady commissions ExxonMobil’s first FPSO for Guyana

  • Posted: June 22, 2019
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Stamford Road, Singapore – (June 22, 2019) First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, today, commissioned the ‘Liza Destiny’, the first in a series of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels for ExxonMobil Guyana at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. The vessel will depart Singapore in July and is expected to arrive in Guyana in September …

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