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Canadian loan to boost Guyana’s social services programmes

Canada is lending Guyana CAD$120 million to support social services delivery in a number of areas, with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) co-financing the amount with US$30 million, the Canadian High Commission said Tuesday. The High Commission says the loan will be utilised to improve social protection and public assistance under the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security (MHSSS). ...

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Guyana to strengthen its social protection with IDB Support

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $30 million loan to strengthen the protection of vulnerable populations in Guyana, the Western Hemispheric financial institution said on Wednesday. “This loan, approved by the IDB’s Board of Executive Directors, will strengthen the Senior Citizen’s Pension program by expanding electronic payments through Mobile Money Guyana and the increase of the pension’s monthly value. ...

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Consultations on Social Work legislation expected to start this month

Guyana is preparing to enact legislation governing Social Work, and talks with several stakeholders are expected to begin this month, according to Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr. Vindhya Persaud. She said those discussions would be held with Social Workers, University of Guyana and the Ministry of Health as part of efforts to craft the legislation. Dr. Persaud ...

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Social workers need legal regulation, more involvement in policy making

Two Social Work academics are recommending that a law be enacted to regulate Social Work practice and that Social Workers and the wider society do more to recognise and involve practitioners in project formulation and implementation. Appearing on News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM to mark World Social Work Day 2021, Doctoral candidate in Social Policy, Mrs. Dionne Frank  advocated for ...

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Change Guyana promises Guyanese shareholding in oil sector, “special funds” for welfare

Change Guyana (CG) political party on Tuesday made a number of promises to ensure a “fair share ” of the country’s oil and gas resources are provided to ordinary Guyanese, while at the same time taking back all idle oil blocks and holding annual auctions with significant signing bonuses. “All blocks for which investors’ commitments have not been delivered to ...

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Central Housing to address house lot backlog

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it is working to clear the backlog of house lot applications. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority, Lelon Saul says the CH&PA, Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GLSC) and the National Industrial & Commercial Investments Ltd. (NICIL) will be collaborating to satisfy the demand for house lots. He explained that the ...

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Carl Greenidge, WPA executive members clash on direct cash transfers from oil money

Former Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge has confirmed that the Guyana government does not favour direct cash transfers into the hands of ordinary Guyanese on the grounds that it will encourage unemployment, a position that was roundly rejected by Chairman of the Buxton First of August Movement (FAM-Buxton), Professor David Hinds. “I don’t know that one can give a definitive answer ...

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30 early childhood practitioners graduate

Thirty Early Childhood Development practitioners received their certificates after a nine-week practical exercise that focused on the importance of early childhood development from zero to three years. The programme was facilitated by the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA), UNICEF and the Board of Industrial Training (BIT). At their graduation held at the National Library Conference on July 17, BIT Human ...

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Afro-Guyanese must unite, learn about self-identity, lobby for oil money, land reform – renowned academic

Internationally renowned Guyanese historian, Professor Kimani Nehusi on Sunday called for African-Guyanese organisations to unite, and he singled out the need for that racial group to have a sense of identity if they are to lobby the State to redistribute lands and spend some of the oil revenues on addressing the horrendous impacts of slavery. Speaking at an interactive session ...

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