November 4, 2022

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Gov’t Has No Intention of Slowing Down Development Efforts − Minister Susan Rodrigues

With another three years to its first term in office, the PPP/C Government has no intention of slowing down its efforts that will see the vast economic, infrastructural and social transformation, which is already taking place across the country. Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Susan Rodrigues said the government is working towards delivering on all promises outlined in its 2020 manifesto.

US-Korean Delegation Expresses Confidence in Guyana’s Economy

A US-Korean trade delegation has expressed confidence in Guyana’s economy, indicating its interest in investing here. The team met on Wednesday, 2nd of November, 2022, with President, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and other government officials at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC). DPI spoke with a few of the potential investors, who said Guyana is flowing with investment opportunities.

Vendors to Occupy the new Mon Repos Market from Monday

Vendors who were displaced following the construction of the new Mon Repos Market will begin occupying the new structure from Monday, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Nigel Dharamlall has announced. Stalls will be constructed to suit the needs of the vendors who were displaced since 2021. Minister Dharamlall made the announcement Wednesday during an engagement with vendors. The vendors agreed to occupy the new structure while additional works continue.

CXC® Grants Conditional approval for CVQ Implementation in Secondary Schools in Guyana

Recently, the Caribbean Examinations Council granted conditional approval for the implementation of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in secondary schools across Guyana. This approval follows a pre-readiness audit conducted last August in which Guyana obtained an overall compliance rating of 75 per cent. While this indicates a strong level of compliance with most of the requirements, it is five per cent below the minimum compliance level rate of 80 per cent for full approval to be granted.

Amerindian Leaders Urged to Practice Financial Accountability

Amerindian Leaders have been called on to practice financial accountability in their respective villages, in light of several reports of financial irregularities at village councils. The call was made on Wednesday by Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai at the opening of the annual two-day leadership training for Amerindian village councils, held under the theme “Accountability for Good Governance.”

Older, Handwritten Birth Certificates Still Valid – Registrar General

Registrar General of the Guyana Register Office (GRO), Raymond Cummings said while new certificates are becoming mainstream, older handwritten versions of those certificates could still be used. In May 2021, GRO commenced producing computer-generated birth certificates in a bid to modernize its services. Cummings told DPI Tuesday, that this, of course, is granted that the certificates are stored properly and kept in good condition.

Den Amstel Residents Expresses Gratitude to Irfaan Ali Administration

Residents of Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara (WCD), Region Three, Guyana, South America, have given the PPP/C Government high commendation for fulfilling its commitment to developing their community. Chairman of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), Kenton Hilliman, said Tuesday, that the many interventions, particularly in the areas of roads, and drainage and irrigation have significantly benefitted farmers and the over 3,000 residents of the village.

Aerial Survey and Mapping of Guyana Commences

The Guyana Lands & Survey Commission (GLSC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are pleased to announce the commencement of aerial survey and mapping across the country using LIDAR Technologies. In the coming weeks, international expertise provided by Medici Land Governance (MLG) and its partners will conduct aerial surveying activities across Guyana using the latest – Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) aerial mapping imagery and technologies.

Hydromet Office Predicts Wetter than Usual Conditions for November 2022 – January 2023

The Hydrometeorological Service of the Ministry of Agriculture is forecasting wetter than usual rainfall conditions across all regions of Guyana for the months of November 2022 to January 2023 (Guyana’s secondary rainfall season). The usual secondary rainfall season will be augmented by persistent La Nina conditions during the season.  Rainfall is expected to increase considerably from mid-November and continue at least to January, 2023.