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DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan has called for local authorities to ensure community involvement in the current development of various towns. The minister made the call at an international workshop on city planning and sustainable resource management held at Cara Lodge. The exercise is aimed at building the capacity of local authorities on urban planning, innovation, data and indicators and community engagement. In planning for the development of any city or town, Minister Bulkan said: “Our approach at this juncture is to consolidate the gains with a focus of improving community engagement, involvement and…
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, June 30, 2018 The World Health Organisation has recognised Guyana’s efforts, to contribute to tobacco control by presenting the Ministry of Public Health with the World No Tobacco Day award. On Friday, June 30, a brief awards ceremony was held at the Marriott hotel in celebration of this occasion. PAHO/WHO Representative to Guyana, Dr. William Adu-Krow was elated to share in this success with the Ministry of Public Health. He said that this is evidence that Guyana is making strides in the Americas to clamp down on health defects as a result of tobacco use. “…of all…
The policy manual was handed over on Monday by officials from the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).  A new policy has been put in place to ensure teenage mothers have the opportunity to go back to school while receiving support at home and from their community. The policy manual was handed over on Monday by officials from the Ministry of Education and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The policy is the result of a collaboration between the Ministry of Education and UNICEF. It also had the input of other important stakeholders such as the…