Guyanese to get Queen’s young leaders award

Guyanese Marva Langevine

GUYANESE Marva Langevine has been chosen as one of the final Queen’s Young Leaders Award winners in recognition of the lead she is taking in her community to change lives.

The prestigious Awards programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates exceptional young people aged 18 to 29 from across the Commonwealth and the work they are undertaking to improve lives across a diverse range of issues, from supporting people living with mental health problems, helping children to receive a quality education, to promoting gender equality.

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CARICOM Launches Regional Building Energy Efficiency Programme

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday December 4, 2017 – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will today launch a programme to improve the use of energy in buildings across the region.

The Regional Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) will be launched at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana.

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Courtesy Call

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Malta to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency Roland Donin de Rosière paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Monday, November 27, during which they discussed the Ambassador’s recent work in the health sector as well as other areas of mutual interest. Diplomatic relations between Guyana and Sovereign Military Order of Malta were established on May 19, 1999.

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Canada Supports Guyana Economic Diplomacy


Canadian Chargé D’affaires to Guyana, Her Excellency, Jan Sheltinga (right) interacts with one of the participants of the Aspects of Guyana’s Economic Diplomacy-Trade Negotiations workshop. The workshop, which is conducted by Ambassador Louis Poisson of the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO), aims to provide representatives from several ministries, government agencies and the private sector with a wealth of information on trade agreements.

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Linden Town Week 2018 launched

 

Members of the Linden Mayor and Town Council unveiling the theme of Linden Town Week 2018

THE highly-anticipated Linden Town Week 2018 was officially launched on Saturday at the Linden/Georgetown Bus Park in the mining town under the theme “Celebrating our culture, talents, and creativity in a clean, green 2018.”

 

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Guyana Embassy awarded Best Showcase at China’s 2017 International Culture Exhibitio

Guyana was awarded the trophy for Best Showcase at the “Second Colourful World Cultural Exhibition of Countries along the Belt and Road” at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing, China from September 11 to 13 this year.

Ambassador Karran receiving the trophy and certificate from Ambassador Karran receiving the trophy and certificate from Ms Bingtao Zhang, Director of the Beijing Foreign Cultural Exchange Centre

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AN INVITATION FROM ATLANTIC HOTEL INCORPORATED (AHI)

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS

AN INVITATION FROM ATLANTIC HOTEL INCORPORATED (AHI) FOR THE SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (EOI) TO OPERATE A CASINO

AHI is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from reputable organisations/individuals to complete the construction, outfitting and operating its casino annexed to the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown under a Leasing Arrangement. The casino is located on the western portion of the Hotel at Block Alpha, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana alongside the Atlantic Ocean and Demerara River, comprising of 1,372 square meters.

The casino shares a common entrance, staircase, lobby area and main mechanical room, with segregated internal access and utilities to be installed and maintained by the selected Lessee, with the remainder of the incomplete Entertainment Complex.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

AHI is interested to receive EOI’s from either persons or companies, either individually or as part of a joint venture / consortium. Preference will be given to submissions by applicants who are established in the gaming and entertainment industry. In selecting the Lessee, AHI will consult with Marriott International Incorporated.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

AHI is looking for Lessees who have already established themselves as a brand, regionally or internationally and can demonstrate extensive knowledge of their operations, within applicable legal and regulatory framework. Applicants will be assessed based on suitable criteria, as outlined in the “Guidelines for Submission of Expressions of Interest”. Generally, AHI is seeking a Lessee that shares a common desire to promote and encourage development, with innovative and fresh concepts, in the tourism and hospitality sector. All submissions will also be examined generally for the following areas:

–  General approach to the management and administration of the Casino (Operational Plan);

–  Managerial and human resource capacity and plan of the applicant’s plans to run the casino;

–  Financial capability and commitment / credibility of the applicant to independently complete construction, outfitting and operating the casino with an opening date being strictly determined based on a Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS);

–  Ability to comply with operational requirements of local law and to complete, outfit and operate a casino on par with international standards, including inter-alia, the provisions of comprehensive staff training and management development programmes to safeguard employment and standards.

PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST:

Interested persons desirous of submitting an E01 must register with AHI and pay a registration fee of GY$10,000 (equivalent to US$50). Upon registration, the following will be provided:

–  A Confidentiality Undertaking to be executed and returned to AHI on registration;

–  A Letter of Authority to visit the hotel site;

–  An Information Memorandum containing all pertinent information on the casino and the intended structure of the relationship with AHI;

–    A Request for Proposals which shall also include the Guidelines for Submission of Expressions of Interest (RFP Document);

–    Copy of Advertisement.

SUMMARY OF REQUIRED CONTENTS OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

As an indicator, EOIs submitted must contain:

A Conceptual Design Proposal (including interior design concepts in PowerPoint and / or visual presentation) for the completion of construction, outfitting and operation of the casino;

–    Proof of financial capability including but not limited to, in the case of a company, the last two years of audited financial statements of the company or each member of the consortium. In the case of a person or group of persons, a bank reference on financial capability and / or financing; Background information of the interested person or company or participants of the joint venture / consortium, including identifying the structure of relationships and provision of proof of incorporation, etc.;

A five (5) year Business Plan including employment, training and financing considerations and all (if any) assumptions of the interested person or company or participants of the joint venture / consortium.

All interested parties should read the RFP document in detail to ensure that ALL requirements are complied with. The deadline for the submission

of E01 is December 29, 2017 at 2 pm. All EOIs should be placed in a sealed envelope and titled “EOl for the completion of construction, outfitting and operation of a casino” and addressed to and deposited at:

The Chairman
Atlantic Hotel Incorporated
126 Barrack Street, Kingston
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel.: 592-225-6339 I Fax: 592-226-6426
Email: atlantichotelincorporated@outlook.com
For additional information, please write to the contact address above mentioned.

Atlantic Hotel Incorporated is under no obligation to accept any or all of the EOIs received.





 

The Honourable Carl Greenidge, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director-General Audrey Jardine-Waddell with reporters after today’s press conference.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of Guyana normally holds a short press conference prior to year end in order to update the corps on developments that have taken place during the course of the current year. This year, the diplomatic and trade agendas are turning out to be rather crowded. The MoFA is therefore taking the opportunity today to say a few words about recent activities of the Ministry in order to avoid the menu for December being too packed to comfortably digest.

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PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE CALLS FOR IMPROVED COORDINATION AND STREAMLINING OF THE WORK BEING DONE BY THE DIFFERENT UNITED NATIONS AGENCIES, PROGRAMMES AND UNITS IN SUPPORT OF SIDS AND LOW-LYING COASTAL DEVELOPING STATES

Statement by H.E Ambassador Michael Ten-Pow at the Special Meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on the “Aftermath of recent hurricanes: Achieving a risk-informed and resilient 2030 Agenda”
Thank you Madame Chair,
Let me first of all through you commend the President of ECOSOC for convening this special meeting of the Council. It is heartening to see so many colleagues in attendance that we’ve spilled over into an afternoon session. I see this as an expression of the solidarity of the international community with those countries of the Caribbean that are affected by the recent hurricanes.

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