Guyana Foreign Minister issues call for support to small states affected by…

first_img You may be interested in… She urged the Region’s governments to assist either through funding or by providing the necessary human resource to aid the affected states. Meantime, here in Guyana, the Foreign Affairs Minister stated that deliberate efforts are being made to move towards renewable energy. “We have been putting things in place to deal with that, to mitigate climate change,” she assured. To date, the Government of Guyana has been aggressively pursuing its Green State Development Strategy (GSDS). This is aimed at building greater economic resilience by diversifying production and reducing dependency on fossil fuels, while actively trying to generate sources of renewable energy from sources such as hydro, solar, wind and biomass. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 10, 2020 Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Karen Cummings, has issued a call for support to smaller states which have been affected by natural disasters and are finding difficulty in dealing with climate change related matters. Minister Cummings spoke with the Department of Public Information (DPI) following (the) Sixth Meeting of CARICOM and Cuban Foreign Ministers, hosted by the Guyana Government in Georgetown. “There are certain islands like Dominica for example, where matters (climate) are affecting them, and these are not man made really, so we need to support them,” Minister Cummings stated. Oct 7, 2020center_img Sep 29, 2020 ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett Oct 2, 2020 CARICOM Energy Ministers Meet Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Remembering the victims

first_imgThe Good Hope Foundation and Athlone SAPS held a placard demonstration to create awareness around women and child abuse. The public were asked to write on two crosses the names of loved ones who had died violently. A non-profit organisation, in collaboration with Athlone SAPS, organised a placard demonstration in remembrance of women and children who suffered violent deaths, and to send a strong message that gender-based violence will not be tolerated. Part of the Good Hope Foundation’s strategy to get the message across was to have women dress in white and wear sheets for the “We Refuse to be Ghosts” theme. Women and children’s underwear, including nappies, were hung between posters at the placard demonstration, on the corners of Klipfontein Road and Jan Smuts Drive in Athlone on Thursday September 19. Residents were encouraged to write on two crosses the names of loved ones who had died violently. Later, the group released white ribbons in memory of the victims.Julie Koopman, from the Good Hope Foundation, said they wanted to put an end to the rape, abuse and murder of women and children. Many of the women the foundation helped through its outreach work were trapped in abusive relationships, she said.last_img read more

Roissy-CDG link deal

first_imgON JUNE 13 the presidents of French National Railways, Réseau Ferré de France and Aéroports de Paris signed an agreement to develop a high-speed rail link to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport (RG 4.00 p205). The three companies have set up a Groupement d’Intérêt économique known as CDG-Express, which will be headed by former SNCFOperations Director Thierry Mignauw.Over the next three years, CDG-Express will develop detailed plans for the link from Gare de l’Est to Roissy-CDG TGV, which is intended to cut journey times to 20min and relieve overcrowding on RER Line B from Gare du Nord. The Fr4bn project envisages using the space at Gare de l’Est vacated by suburban trains now using éole to accommodate an air-rail terminal with full check-in facilities. Trains would follow the TGV Est corridor to Noisy-le-Sec and then run in tunnel to Aulnay-sous-Bois. Two new tracks would parallel RER Line B to Mitry-Claye, taking the airport service onto TGV Jonction. A dedicated shuttle terminal would be built on the site of the through tracks at Roissy-CDG TGV station, as these see very little use.The line would be opened in 2006, offering a 15 min interval service. A ticket price of between Fr100 and Fr150 is envisaged, competitive with the current taxi fare, and the partners believe that the project would be self-financing.Key facts n Three-year study accordn Fr4bn project self-financingn Opening planned in 2006last_img read more