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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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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Gov’t committed to working with Guyanese diaspora -Min. Harmon tells workshop

Members of the Head-table,from Left:Entrepreneur Diaspora Representative, United States of America, Clifton Mc Donald; CEO for GO- Invest, Owen Verwey;Minister of State and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Harmon;Regional Coordination Officer for the Caribbean and Chief of Mission in Guyana, Robert Natiello and Head, Diaspora Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michael Brotherson,along with the participants who will be participating in the ‘Go See Visit Project 2017’

Efforts by the Government to intensify discussions with the diaspora on entrepreneurial opportunities have advanced one step further with the hosting of the Go See Visit 2017 project.

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Cost to send money from U.S., Canada ‘unacceptably high’ – Greenidge

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge has criticised the high cost to send remittances to Guyana from North America. On Wednesday, the minister said the high cost to send money here from North America is of great concern to the government. He was addressing participants at the opening ceremony of a two-day Inter-Agency Workshop on remittances, being held at Cara Lodge, Quamina Street, Georgetown.

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