President David Granger and his delegation meeting with Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth and his team at UN Headquarters, New York on Tuesday
AHEAD of his address today at the United Nations General Assembly, President David Granger secured the support of the Commonwealth and the Republic of Mauritius on the issue of the border controversy with Venezuela.
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.
GUYANA’S tourism was once again showcased as a team of Barbadian tourism experts conducted a five-day “Fam: trip” (Familiarisation Tour) organised by the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA).
THE youths of Orealla-Siparuta, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six), put on such a fine show for the annual Heritage Day celebrations there, it has left a lasting impression on Minister of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sports, Dr. George Norton.
The Ministerial Task Force, overseeing the provision of aid to the recent hurricane-ravaged islands, is expected to donate 300 tons of lumber to countries in the Region. Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo disclosed the information at the launch of Agriculture month 2017.
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.
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.
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.
GUYANA’S budding oil sector creates a window of opportunities for the diaspora, particularly those in skill intensive professions, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge told U.S based-Guyanese in New York.