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  • Meeting with Sanitation Unit

    Meeting with Sanitation Unit

    Minister of Local Government and Regional Development today met with Head of the Mininstry’s Sanitation Management Unit, Gordon Gilkes and his team of engineers at the Ministry’s Camp Street Annex. The purpose of the meeting was to apprise the staff of any change in policy directives and to provide guidance on current challenges. The Minister

  • Plans in train to restore Georgetown

    Plans in train to restore Georgetown

    The Inter-Ministerial Committee which was tasked by the President, Dr. Irfaan Ali with devising a plan to enhance the quality of life in the City of Georgetown conducted its first meeting today. Head of Committee, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall, disclosed that several programmatic areas were discussed including infrastructural support, security

  • Minister of Communities –  Honourable Ronald Bulkan, Message for World Water Day, March 22, 2020.

    Minister of Communities – Honourable Ronald Bulkan, Message for World Water Day, March 22, 2020.

    Today, March 22, is a day designated by the United Nations to highlight, and remind everyone of, the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature and Climate Change’, explores how water and climate change are inextricably linked. The global demand for water has been increasing at a rate of about 1% per year as a

  • Twinning of communities introduced to Guyana

    Twinning of communities introduced to Guyana

    The twinning of communities is expected to become a popular phenomenon in Guyana, and two communities have already taken advantage of this developmental approach to community spirit and bonding.   Chairman of the Golden Grove/Lovely-Lass/Onverwagt Community Development Council (CDC), Phyllis Peters, explained that because many Guyanese are not aware of the existence of the community,

  • Global best practices

    Global best practices

    he Ministry of Communities hosted Mr Michael C. Chettleburgh, Co-Founder and President AxiLogic Inc. and Mr Antoni Wisniowshi from Municipal Property Assessments Canada (MPAC) during the period Friday 11 to Tuesday 15th August 2017.   Meetings were held with the Hon. Minister Ronald Bulkan and permanent secretary Mr. Emil McGarrell, of the Ministry of communities; Dr

  • Mayor of Linden Carwyn Holland new president of Guyana Association of Municipalities (GAM)

    Mayor of Linden Carwyn Holland new president of Guyana Association of Municipalities (GAM)

    The results of the elections for the resuscitation of the Guyana Association of  Municipalities (GAM) were held  May 20th 2017, and are as follows:  President, Mayor of Linden  Carwyn Holland, Vice President, Mayor of Bartica Gifford Marshall, Secretary, Mayor of New Amsterdam Kirt Wynter, Treasurer, Mayor of Georgetown Patricia Chase-Green, Asst. Secretary/Treasurer, Councillor Fraser and

  • Town Clerks mull formation of association… -New Mayor, Deputies to take oath March 31

    Town Clerks mull formation of association… -New Mayor, Deputies to take oath March 31

    Town clerks and their deputies from across the nine municipal councils have touted the establishment of a National Town Clerk Association. The idea was put forward by Deputy Town Clerk of the New Amsterdam Mayor and Town Council, Merlyn Henry during a workshop facilitated by the Ministry of Communities. Henry said that the forum will

  • Ministry unveils composting prototype… -New staff appointment announced

    Ministry unveils composting prototype… -New staff appointment announced

    The Sanitation Management Unit (SMU) of the Ministry of Communities on Monday unveiled a composting rotisserie prototype intended to be used at the ministry’s buildings, municipal, regional and neighbourhood councils, schools and interested communities. The compost bin is made from a plastic barrel, mounted on stilts and on an axel, that allows for rotation. The