President woos Diaspora – ‘We need your investments to develop industries’

PRESIDENT David Granger implored the Diaspora to invest in Guyana’s development when he delivered the feature address during a Meet and Greet Reception in New York on Friday. To the room filled with distinguished Guyanese men and women at the Princeton Club of New York, President Granger said the country needs to tap into the intellectual capital of the Diaspora.

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Diaspora meeting hears… Use innovation, creativity –to get young people on board the engagement process

A CONSULTATIVE meeting on Guyana’s draft Diaspora Engagement Strategy and Action Plan was held in New York on Saturday with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)’s Consultant, Mr Arnon Mantver, underscoring the importance of having a sustainable diasporic relationship.

The consultative forum, which was supported and funded in part by the IOM, was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Carl Greenidge; Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Michael Rudolph Ten-Pow; Guyana’s Consul General in New York, Ms Barbara Atherly; the IOM Regional Coordination Officer for the Caribbean Chief of Mission in Guyana; Head of the Diaspora Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Michael Brotherson; and members of the diaspora in New York.

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Meeting the Diaspora

ELEGANTLY dressed, and overflowing with excitement, members of the Guyanese Diaspora turned out in their numbers to meet President David Granger and the First Lady, Sandra Granger at Meet and Greet Reception held in New York on Friday evening.

The well attended reception was hosted by the Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Michael Rudolph Ten-Pow and the Honourable-Consul General of Guyana in New York, Barbara Atherly.

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Guyana signs Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Treaty

GUYANA, Brazil and Chile are among more than 50 countries that have signed a new treaty banning the use, development, testing or storing of nuclear weapons under any circumstances.

The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature on Wednesday with President David Granger signing the treaty on behalf of Guyana.

In the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, President David Granger was accompanied by the Permanent Representative of Guyana to the UN, Ambassador Michael Ten-Pow and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge.

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Air transportation support – –Britain provides aircraft to shuttle supplies to Hurricane-hit islands

A C-130 aircraft made available by Britain is in Barbados to assist Guyana in transporting 10 shipping containers of relief supplies to hurricane-affected islands Antigua, Sint Maarten, and the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

The containers are filled with food stuff, medical supplies and building materials,
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said at his post-Cabinet media briefing at COI Room, Department of Public Service, Waterloo Street, Georgetown on Thursday.

Harmon said the containers would be taken to Antigua from where the supplies would be distributed via the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to the islands.

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First Lady commits to doing more –to further secure the rights of young women and adolescents

FIRST Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger has committed to forming partnerships to advocate for commitments to further secure the rights of young women and adolescents.

She did so on Tuesday, during a meeting among other First Ladies on the fringes of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72), currently underway at the United Nations (UN), in New York.

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Hurricane-hit Guyanese in BVI face woes -schooling for children is key issue

Dozens of Guyanese in the hurricane-ravaged British Virgin Islands (BVI) poured their woes out to a government team yesterday amid worries about the shortage of food and water, immigration issues and schooling for their children.

Getting their children into the Guyana school system while the island chain rebuilds following the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma was one of the main concerns of persons who met with government’s needs assessment team yesterday in the main BVI island of Tortola.

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Guyana Needs Assessment team meets with hurricane victims

In an effort to co-ordinate relief for Guyanese nationals affected by Hurricane Irma, a Guyana Needs Assessment Team today met with the Guyanese community in St Maarten. The group will travel to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands tomorrow to execute a similar mission.

The team was warmly received by the Guyanese community despite the difficult circumstances. The team includes Preparedness and Response Manager of the Civil Defence Commission, Major Sean Welcome ; Ministry of Foreign Affairs official, Charlene Phoenix; Guyana’s Honorary Consul to Antigua and Barbuda, Robert Reis; Guyana’s Honorary Consul to St Maarten, Cleavland Beresford; Principal Foreign Service Officer, Michael Brotherson and Michelle Davis of the Immigration Department.

Since their arrival, the officials have met with members of the Guyana Association established in St Maarten. An estimated 7000 Guyanese reside on the island which was ravaged by the Category Five hurricane.

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US$45M Movie Towne to create jobs, boost Guyana’s economy – investor

AFTER migrating to Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana-born Derek Chin managed to turn himself into a brand, an internationally recognised businessman with multimillion dollar ideas.Having spent years involving himself in the corporate sector of the twin- island republic, Chin is finally ready to do something to develop his country of birth.

The business tycoon is bringing his most popular franchise to Guyana. The massive Movie Towne Complex is currently being erected along the Turkeyen Public Road, East Coast Demerara.

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