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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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After fire, new girls’ orphanage needs computers

Six months after the Shaheed Girls’ Orphanage rose from the ashes into a spanking new edifice, calls were Sunday made for support to equip the facility with a computer laboratory and Internet, and for caregivers to ensure the orphans’ properties are respected. After the wooden facility at Oleander Gardens, East Coast Demerara, was destroyed by fire in October 2018, forcing ...

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Venezuelans in makeshift houses on East Coast Demerara seashore to be removed

Guyanese authorities were Monday preparing to relocate a number of persons believed to be Venezuelans who have set up makeshift houses along the seashore at Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara. The Ministry of the Presidency said the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) were “standing by to render assistance in terms of relocating these displaced persons.” A ...

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