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  • Photo of The Council for Trade and Economic Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded a two-

    The Council for Trade and Economic Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded a two-

    The Council for Trade and Economic Development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded a two-day meeting on 7 November 2014. Key agenda items were strengthening the operation and effectiveness of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the free movement and the facilitation of travel; engagement with the private sector; external economic and trade relations; and the strategic direction…

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  • Guyana to host 39th Meeting of Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians today

    GUYANA will be hosting the 39th Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) and the 24th Regional Census Coordinating Committee (RCCC) meeting which opens today at the Princess International Hotel, Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD). This is the first time Guyana is hosting the regional meetings. The meetings have been held in St. Kitts and Nevis (2013), Grenada…

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  • Address By His Excellency Mr. Donald R. Ramotar President Of The Republic Of Guyana General Debate Sixty- Ninth Session Of The United Nations General Assembly

    Mr. President: Mr. Secretary General Ladies and Gentlemen I wish to congratulate you, Mr. President, on your assumption of the presidency of this year's General Assembly. I must also commend your predecessor, Ambassador John Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda, and his team, for so effectively setting the stage for what will now follow under your distinguished tenure, as it relates…

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  • Guyana reports record export of rice

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sept 26, CMC – Guyana says it will export an estimated 400,000 tonnes of rice by the end of October, the highest ever in the country’s history. Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said after many troubling years, Guyana now has the potential to o again emerge as the bread basket of the Caribbean and that while efforts are…

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  • Guyana’s investment in HIV/AIDS battle paying off- NAPS Director

    Guyana’s prevalence rate of HIV has increased but that now indicates that more people are living rather than dying of the disease due to aggressive public education and greater access to treatment and care, Head of the National AIDS Programme Secretariat, Dr. Shanti Singh said. Singh said latest research shows that the prevalence rate is 1.4 percent or 7,700 persons…

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  • Government launches five-year literacy strategic plan

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sept 9, CMC – Guyana has launched a five-year literacy strategic plan that it said is aimed at ensuring that children are literate by Grade Four, through consistent home, school and community involvement programmes. Education Minister  Priya Manickchand said a child’s ability to read would create opportunities for academic and vocational success and urged the population to play…

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  • Photo of 2014 Human Development Report Launched in Guyana

    2014 Human Development Report Launched in Guyana

    “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” is the title of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 2014 Human Development Report. As such, UNDP Guyana launched the report on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Guyana International Conference Centre in the presence of Representatives of the Government, Parliamentary Political Parties, Diplomatic Corps, United Nations Agencies, Civil Society and Media.…

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  • Photo of Guyana to participate in Caricom consumer protection drive

    Guyana to participate in Caricom consumer protection drive

    Guyana is participating in the timely move by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) as it moves towards the promotion of a rapid consumer protection alert system throughout Caricom member states. During an in-country promotion and sensitisation session on Tuesday stakeholders were informed that the move was timely and much needed throughout the Region. The Caricom Rapid Alert System on the Exchange…

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  • St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force Capt. Graduate from Guyana Course

    Ten Officers, including one from the St .Kitts and Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF), have graduated from the Guyana Defence Force Senior Command and Staff Course (SCSC) Number 13. Having successfully completed the course. St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force Capt. P. Kayode Sutton and his colleagues are now equipped to command Units and Sub-Units and perform Staff duties at senior levels of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat exposes Guyanese youth to lucrative animation career

    CARICOM Secretariat exposes Guyanese youth to lucrative animation career

    A group of young people in Guyana began foundational training in computer animation on Monday (28 July) aimed at safeguarding cultural heritage, steering young people away from crime and violence, and offering them a different career option. The training, which is underway at the Guyana International Conference Centre, is being undertaken as a partnership among the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat,…

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