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  • Photo of Sustainable environmental practices must characterise Region’s energy sectors – Guyana’s Natural Resources Minister

    Sustainable environmental practices must characterise Region’s energy sectors – Guyana’s Natural Resources Minister

    Georgetown, Guyana – (January 19, 2016) Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael Trotman, has challenged the Caribbean community to employ and promote sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in their energy sectors, even as they pursue development for their countries, in his address at the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference currently being held in Port of Spain. The Conference, which began…

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  • Photo of Guyana’s President announces measures to pursue “greater economic” independence

    Guyana’s President announces measures to pursue “greater economic” independence

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, , CMC – Guyana’s President David Granger has announced the reconfiguation of an executive cabinet that will lead to a renewed national effort to rebuild the economy. In his fourth address to Parliament since taking up officer in May 2015, Granger, on Thursday, said as the nation celebrates 50 years of political independence from Britain, 2016 has been…

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  • Photo of Guyana among 12 emerging travel destinations for 2016

    Guyana among 12 emerging travel destinations for 2016

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday January 13, 2016 – Guyana is one of the 12 emerging destinations to visit this year, according to Business Insider UK. The South American country is the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nation featured. Broadcast journalist and photojournalist Anisha Shah explains that 2016 is all about emerging destinations. “Wilderness, wildlife and culture; these themes will illuminate the year’s…

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  • Photo of Guyana presses other CARICOM states to respect free movement and CSME privileges

    Guyana presses other CARICOM states to respect free movement and CSME privileges

    Minister Volda Lawrence made the call while joining Guyanese stakeholders from the private sector, employer organizations and trade unions on Wednesday for the opening of a sensitization workshop on free movement within the CSME. Guyana’s Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence, has called on Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states to ensure that there are no discriminatory acts meted to persons…

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  • Photo of Guyana stands to be first country to receive assistance from CDF in second funding cycle

    Guyana stands to be first country to receive assistance from CDF in second funding cycle

    Guyana is likely to be the first member state to benefit from a new country assistance programme (CAP) under the CARICOM Development Fund’s (CDF) 2015-2020 funding cycle, since that country is already eligible to receive further support by virtue of having paid up its full assessed contribution to the organisation. CEO Rodinald Soomer disclosed this recently stating: “The CDF is…

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  • Photo of 2016 is Guyana’s time for renewal -President Granger

    2016 is Guyana’s time for renewal -President Granger

    During the broadcast, the President said “this is a time for a national renaissance. The prospects are bright. The portents are propitious. This New Year is a time to chart our course for the next five years to 2020 and beyond.” In his first New Year’s Address to the Nation as Head of State, President David Granger declared that the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM strengthens relations with NGOs in Guyana

    CARICOM strengthens relations with NGOs in Guyana

    Representatives of the Georgetown-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat recently visited East Berbice/Corentyne, Guyana, as part of efforts to strengthen relations with the Guyanese community. The team of officials visited the locally and internationally acclaimed Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), St. Francis Community Developers (SFDC) to observe the organisation’s work. The mission was led by Ambassador Douglas Slater, Assistant Secretary-General, Directorate of Human and Social Development,…

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  • Photo of No arbitrary legalisation of ganja, says AG

    No arbitrary legalisation of ganja, says AG

    Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams on Wednesday said while he is in support of non-custodial sentences for persons found in possession of small amounts of marijuana, countrywide consultation is needed on the matter.Williams was the time meeting with members of the Rastafarian community at his Carmichael Street Office. “I think I have been an advocate for…

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  • Photo of Commonwealth to develop sustainable plan for Iwokrama

    Commonwealth to develop sustainable plan for Iwokrama

    — Hub to help small states access millions for climate change By Neil Marks in Malta COMMONWEALTH Heads of Government have mandated the bloc’s London office to develop a plan to ensure the sustainability of the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation. “What the heads told us to do is help in the creation of a sustainable financial business plan…

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  • Photo of Guyana has something to celebrate- remarkable progress made in tackling HIV/AIDS – UN envoy

    Guyana has something to celebrate- remarkable progress made in tackling HIV/AIDS – UN envoy

    Georgetown, GINA, November 14, 2015 Guyana’s achievement in the battle against HIV/AIDS compared with some countries in the Caribbean has been described as remarkable. This is according to United Nations Secretary General Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean, Dr. Edward Greene.  Dr. Greene, in a recent interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), disclosed that, “we have to look…

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