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Daily Archives: November 25, 2015

Celina’s Atlantic Resort workers arrested

Four workers from the Celina’s Atlantic Resort (CAR) are in police custody after officers visited the Kitty seawall site this afternoon, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) said in a statement. The arrests followed a formal complaint from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. Today, November 25, 2015, MPI lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over the construction ...

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Govt signs deal to continue building Specialty Hospital

The Guyana government Wednesday formally agreed to go ahead with the construction of the Specialty Hospital, saying that India has persuaded it to do so. “The Government of India (GOI) in its response, while indicating its no objection and support for the modernization of Primary Healthcare Facilities suggested that GOG should consider salvaging the Specialty Hospital, as it will complement ...

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“The cost of the fist is too high and this must stop”- PPP on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women continues to be a major cause of human rights violations against women in Guyana and around the world. During the past decades, several initiatives were taken by government and non-government organizations and individuals to reduce and/or eliminate this scourge from our society. Yet, it seems that there has been an increase in domestic violence incidence due to ...

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Guyana, United Arab Emirates ink air services agreement

Guyana and the United Arab Emirates have signed an Air Services Agreement, paving the way for the operation of airlines between the two countries. Junior Minister of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson inked the accord in Montreal, Canada on Tuesday, November 24, 2015. The agreement allows for operations by airlines from either State. Ferguson, along with Chitrani Heeralall, Director General (ag), Guyana ...

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Guyana crafting Sovereign Wealth Fund legislation

Guyana will next year table legislation in the National Assembly to create a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), ahead of commercial drilling for oil by American oil giant, Exxon Mobil, Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman announced Wednesday. Addressing the opening of a workshop on the SWF’s creation at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), he said the Bill would be laid ...

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Op-Ed: U.S. Embassy Recognizes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

By U.S. Ambassador Perry L. Holloway The world community joins us today, November 25th, in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW).  It is a time to renew our commitment to end this scourge and to stand in solidarity with women and girls who have been victimized.  Millions of people across the world are rallying ...

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World Must End Violence against Women- UNFPA

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women One in three women worldwidehas experienced physical or sexual violence, most often by an intimate partner. In most countries, fewer than four in 10 survivors of such violence seek help. Violence against women and girls includes domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking and harmful practices, ...

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Statement for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Wednesday 25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.  The 2015 commemoration is themed “Orange the World:  End Violence against Women and Girls”.   In her Statement , the UN Women Executive Director emphasises that violence against women and girls is not acceptable or inevitable, and ...

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