Month: <span>April 2020</span>

18 vulnerable organisations to benefit from CDC social relief efforts -776 persons among first to benefit

  • Posted: April 30, 2020
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Georgetown, Guyana – (April 30, 2020) Eighteen organizations, which cater to the vulnerable persons in society, especially those living with disabilities, are expected to become beneficiaries of food and sanitation hampers from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in the coming days, as it continues its social relief efforts. Four such organisations: the Guyana Deaf Association, …

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Address of His Excellency David Granger, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on the occasion of Labour Day 2020 2020.05.01

  • Posted: April 30, 2020
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Workers are the nation’s heroes Working people of Guyana, today, are conducting a courageous campaign against the deadly CoronavirusDisease 2019 (COVID-19). Health-care workers – including doctors, nurses, technicians and other medical professionals and the security forces – are on the frontline to prevent the spread of the disease, to protect the population and to provide …

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Message of condolence on the death of three GDF soldiers

  • Posted: April 30, 2020
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Georgetown, Guyana – (April 30, 2020) His Excellency David Granger, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is saddened at the death of three Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers. The triodied this morning following an incident at the Force’s Base Camp Stephenson Arm Store Complex, Timehri, where they were involved in the preparation of pyrotechnics …

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CDC receives $40M for COVID-19 relief efforts from Exxon, Stabroek Block co-venturers

  • Posted: April 30, 2020
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Georgetown, Guyana – (April 29, 2020) The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has benefitted from $40 million from ExxonMobil Guyana and the Stabroek Block co-venturers, Hess and CNOOC, which will go towards helping the Ministry of Public Health to set up and procure additional quarantine facilities, food, sanitation items and equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE) …

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CDC receives donation of locally produced sanitizer -Minibus Union also benefits

  • Posted: April 27, 2020
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Georgetown, Guyana – (April 27, 2020) As Guyana and the rest of the world continue to grapple with the Coronavirus disease (COVID 19) and its emergency measures, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), this morning, received a large quantity of locally produced sanitizer from the Power Producers and Distributors Incorporated (PPDI). Director General of the CDC, Lieutenant …

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Message of Condolence on the death of Mr. Keith Massiah, OR, SC

  • Posted: April 27, 2020
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Georgetown, Guyana – (April 26, 2020) His Excellency David Granger, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, is saddened at the death of former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Mr. Keith Massiah, OR, SC. Mr. Massiah, 93, died on Friday, April 24, 2020 at a city hospital following a period of illness. He was appointed Chancellor of …

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Establishment of Executive Secretariat aimed at strengthening Guyana’s fight against COVID-19

  • Posted: April 26, 2020
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Georgetown, Guyana (April 26, 2020): President David Granger’s establishment of National Coronavirus Disease Task Force (NCTF) Executive Secretariat and his appointment of Messrs. Joseph Harmon, Lawrence Paul, and Mark Archer are aimed at strengthening further the country’s fight against the dreaded disease. All three executives possess expertise that is vital to the country’s fight against …

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Joseph Harmon appointed CEO, NCTF – no longer Director General of Ministry of the Presidency

  • Posted: April 25, 2020
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Georgetown, Guyana (April 25, 2020): The Ministry of the Presidency wishes to clarify that Mr. Joseph Harmon is no longer performing the functions of Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency. President David Granger has appointed Mr. Harmon Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Task Force (NCTF). The President …

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Govt to implement multi-faceted approach to bring relief to citizens – category of vulnerable persons, farmers, business owners targeted

  • Posted: April 25, 2020
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Georgetown, Guyana – (April 25, 2020) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) Permanent Secretariat, Mr. Joseph Harmon, today, said the Government is focused on implementing a multi-faceted approach to bring relief to citizens in the wake of emergency measures put in place to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In an invited …

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Guyana not shut out of international aid to fight covid-19

  • Posted: April 25, 2020
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Georgetown, Guyana (April 25, 2020): The Ministry of the Presidency has noted reports published in Friday’s (April 24, 2020) daily newspapers which suggest that foreign partners as well as international financial institutions, are unwilling to provide Guyana with financial aid to combat the dreaded Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) because the country’s electoral process is incomplete. …

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