Guyana Government’s “Consultative Meeting” With Guyanese-Canadians On It’s Diaspora Engagement Strategy Elicited More Questions Than Answers

Guyana Government’s “Consultative Meeting” With Guyanese-Canadians On It’s Diaspora Engagement Strategy Elicited More Questions Than Answers

Standing, from left to right, are: Acting Consul General for Guyana in Toronto, Candida Daniels; Robert Natiello, IOM Regional Coordination and Chief of Mission in Guyana; Gillian Williams; Arnon Mantver, IOM Consultant on the Draft Strategy; Guyana High Commissioner to Canada, Clarissa Riehl; and Michael Brotherson, Head of the Diaspora Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo by Sharmon Carrington.

The Guyana Consulate General in Toronto recently solicited the participation of Guyanese nationals, at a “consultative meeting” — held on September 27 — on Guyana’s Draft Diaspora Engagement Strategy.
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Kiln-dried, dressed lumber for hurricane-affected islands

A Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway lumber establishment has come on board with at least three containers of dressed lumber to several hurricane-hit islands. According to Justin and George Bulkan, directors of Bulkan Timber Works Inc., several employees of clients in Dominica were badly affected, with a number of persons without any roofs.

“We just could not sit back and allow one of our clients to suffer this. We have packed a container of high-end, kiln-dried lumber for them. We are in the processing of packing a few more,” Justin explained.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs working to improve inter-agency collaboration

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been working to improve inter-agency collaboration with entities such as Go-Invest; the Ministries of Business, Public Health, and Public Security and the Guyana Revenue Authority.

According to Head of the Diaspora Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michael Brotherson,“the idea is for us to further streamline mechanisms to help us deal more efficiently with activities relating to the Diaspora, such as Philanthropy; Trade and Investment; Remigration; Consular services; Tourism; Expertise; and Information sharing.
Brotherson made the disclosure during remarks at Wednesday’s Consultative meeting on Guyana’s Draft Diaspora Engagement Strategy, held at the Winter Room, Centennial College Event Centre, Scarborough, Toronto, Canada.

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Gov’t willing to amend laws –to ensure equity, PM promises stakeholders at oil & gas meet

PRIME Minister Moses Nagamootoo said Monday that the government is prepared to amend whatever legislations it has to, so as to ensure that those who wish to invest in the economy are properly rewarded.
“We’re rolling the pitch with the big roller; we are preparing for the ‘big games’ in Guyana, and we want all investors to enjoy a level playing field,” he told potential stakeholders in what promises to be a booming oil and gas industry here gathered at the Marriot International Hotel.

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Guyana, Canada look to deepen ties

Guyana and Canada on Monday recommitted to deepen their relations during a meeting between newly accredited Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee and Minister of State Joseph Harmon.
During the meeting held at the Ministry of the Presidency, Minister Harmon said Guyana places great value on the relationship it shares with Canada and expressed the hope that Ms. Chatterjee’s appointment can serve as a catalyst for stronger ties.
“The relationship between Guyana and Canada is one which we cherish dearly. We share a good relationship with the country and so I trust that you would have good experiences with Guyana…We are fully supportive and appreciative of Canada’s friendship,” the minister said.

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