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Written on: Wednesday, 10 January 2018 Published in Newsletter
On Friday 15 December, Guyana became the first Caribbean country to officially sign on to the second phase of its Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP). The programme, which ran its first phase from 2012 to 2015, is propelled by the joint efforts of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Social Protection. The DWCP was signed during a launch event by Prime Minister of Guyana, Honourable Moses Nagamootoo; Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection with responsibility for Labour, Honourable Keith Scott; General Secretary of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG), Dawan Nagasar; Executive Director…
Written on: Wednesday, 10 January 2018 Published in Newsletter
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection, on Friday 15 December, launched a comprehensive study report titled “Skills for Green Jobs Study- Guyana”. The ‘Skills for Green Jobs Study’ highlights policies, programmes and emerging opportunities  in the green economy as Guyana sets its 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 Moses Nagamootoo during his address  explained, “The national budget is key to maintaining stability in the work…
Written on: Wednesday, 10 January 2018 Published in Newsletter
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Guyana in collaboration with the Guyana Press Association and the Ministry of Public Health hosted the fourth PAHO/WHO Clare Forrester Media Awards on 3rd December, 2017. The competition, which saw 96 entries, with 94 being eligible, included a new category - photo journalism, after a recommendation was made by the judges in 2016. The majority of the submissions were in the print category – 34% followed by online stories - 26%, TV - 19%, radio - 12%, and photojournalism - 9%.  Chief Judge, Dr. Paloma Martin noted that entries showcased more detailed…