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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…
A Green seminar held at the Grand Coastal Hotel, Le Ressouvenir, on Wednesday is seeking to accelerate the government’s Green ‘Economy’ Agenda in the regions. The administration and the United Nations (UN) Environment Programme have partnered to host the one-day awareness forum on the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS). Regional Chairperson (RC) Genevieve Allen, explained that the forum, the first of its kind, targets a wide cross-section of local government officials in order to promote leadership and ownership of the strategy. Allen urged the participants to emulate the recommendations of the workshop and implement them in their respective communities, in…