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The Education Sector is set to be boosted with the signing of a US$13.3M loan by the Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan and World Bank Senior Country Officer, Pierre Nadji. The signing was done in the Ministry of Finance’s boardroom, Lamaha Street, Georgetown today. As part of the agreement, money will be allocated to the Ministry of Education for the Education Sector Improvement(ESI). Director of Projects, Management Division, Ministry of Finance, Tarchand Balgobin said, “This is government’s thrust in the development of the Education Sector, bearing in mind the Oil and Gas Sector and personnel training to respond to the…
On 29 August 2017, UNLIREC representatives teamed up with the Guyanese Ministry of Public Security returned to host a national roundtable event in Georgetown. The purpose of the roundtable was to present Guyana with its UNSCR 1540 National Legal Study and highlight to national authorities its key findings and recommendations. The event was attended by participants representing a broad-range of government stakeholder organisations including the Ministries of Foreign Affairs; Agriculture; Finance; Guyana Revenue Authority; Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force. The National Legal Study analysed Guyana’s existing legislative framework against the operative paragraphs of UNSCR 1540 and will…
The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) today launched the Steering Committee Meeting at the Ministry’s boardroom, Regent Street. According to the Permanent Secretary (ag), Joylyn Nestor-Burrowes the Agriculture Ministry and the FAO with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will conduct an agriculture census, to address weaknesses and gaps in the current agricultural statistics and to improve agricultural data collection. The Ministry of Agriculture has been selected by the government to be the implementing arm for the census; to be executed under the national oversight of the Bureau of Statistics. “We need…