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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…
– Guyanese in the diaspora expected to return, new migrants likely WITH the introduction of the oil and gas industry, Guyanese living abroad are expected to return and new migrants might seek opportunities in the country. As such, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will be looking for ways to help the government manage migration. “People are coming and there will be returning Guyanese who are looking for opportunities and taking advantage of an improved economic situation, so we would like to continue to work with the Government of Guyana to look at how we can manage migration and integrate…