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November 17, 2017 saw children ‘taking over’ Government and media institutions as part of the observance of Universal Children’s Day. In Parliament two (2) youth ambassadors presented key areas of concern, including the need for further efforts to promote social cohesion, addressing mental health issues, and ensuring that children living with disabilities have access to quality education and health care. Children also expressed concerns during ‘take overs’ in schools in Regions Six and Seven. The media supported this ‘take over’ initiative by allowing children to be guests or presenters on talk shows and reporters and anchors of the evening news…
The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection of Guyana, launched a comprehensive study report  titled “Skills for Green Jobs Study- Guyana”. The‘Skills for Green Jobs Study-Guyana’ highlights policies, programmes and emerging opportunities  in the green economy as Guyana sets it eyes on transitioning into a green economy.  The creation of more jobs, better jobs and green jobs is a target for Guyana as laid out in the Guyana Green State Development Strategy. Prime Minister of Guyana, Moses Nagamootoo attended the launch at the Guyana Marriott Hotel. In addressing the gathering last Friday 15 December, he…
On December 7, 2017 public and private stakeholders were educated on various strategies to combat corruption, as the government continues its fight to eradicate this scourge. The United Nations on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted a presentation and panel discussion in observance of International Anti-Corruption Day 2017 at Duke Lodge, Kingston. According to UNODC, Legal Expert, Christina Ritter, in fighting corruption in Guyana, the cooperation of its citizens is crucial. “There is no magic formula to fight corruption. We really have to do it through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. So, we need the participation of the civil society, of…