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  • February 24, 2017-Lethem: Region Nine- Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan on Wednesday said that the Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo region has the potential to develop into a pioneer of commercial dominance with a robust, resilient economy. Minister Bulkan, who was on a two-day visit, was at the time addressing officials and employees of the Regional Democratic

  • Statement by the Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan,M.P.

    Statement by the Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan,M.P.

    Non-attendance of Opposition Dominated Councils at the Inaugural Meeting of the National Regional Developmental Consultative Committee (NRDCC)   On the 20th of January, 2017, the first meeting of the NRDCC was held at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown. The committee was conceptualised after central government recognised that there existed a communications, administrative and planning vacuum

  • Ministry of Communities – Press Release

    The Ministry of Communities has dismissed as propaganda; assertions appearing in certain sections of the media that opposition dominated regional councils were deliberately sidelined and excluded from today’s inaugural National Regional Development Consultative Committee (NRDCC) meeting. Four of the opposition controlled councils despite being invited, absented themselves from the forum. Between 6:44 and 8:47pm, last

  • Region Six implementing much needed changes

    Recently appointed Regional Executive Officer (REO) of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) No. Six, Kim Williams-Stephens has disclosed that the council is working assiduously to iron out many pressing issues that had stymied development in the region. Williams-Stephen explained that a number of changes have been implemented to address concerns relating to questionable contracts, staffing,

  • New Lethem Town Clerk to push tourism agenda

    New Lethem Town Clerk to push tourism agenda

    Newly appointed Town Clerk of the Lethem Municipality, Keisha Vincent has promises to channel all her energies towards attracting much-needed investment that can propel the border town’s tourism prospects and augment the human resource capital in the region. Vincent, who took up her appointment on Monday, October 31, explained that her ultimate goal is to

  • Green Bartica development plan presented to Central Housing and Planning Authority

    Green Bartica development plan presented to Central Housing and Planning Authority

    Barticians can soon look forward to their town being placed on the map as the first green city in furtherance of President David Granger’s thrust for a ‘green economy’. Presidential Advisor on the Environment Rear Admiral Rtd. Gary Best, on Wednesday August 31, 2016 presented the proposed Green Bartica Development and Land Use Plan (GBDLUP)

  • Municipalities sign MOU

    Municipalities sign MOU

    Umana Yana-The Ministry of Communities on Wednesday launched a series of workshop aimed at improving the leadership capacity of elected officials at the level of local government. The launch coincided with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED), four municipalities and two Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs).

  • Ramayya resigns

    Ramayya resigns

    Regional Executive Officer (REO) of the Regional Democratic Council #Six, Dr Veerasammy Ramayya has tendered his resignation. Dr Ramayya’s resignation was tendered on August 10 to Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan and is effective as of September 15, 2016. Consequent to his resignation, the ministry acknowledged receipt of the notice and expressed heartfelt gratitude to