The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) yesterday commissioned the Fort Ordnance Primary School in East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) as an emergency shelter location, which was done under the “Enhancement of Emergency Shelter Capacity to Mitigate Flood Risk in Ordnance Fortland” project funded through the Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund.A release from the Ministry of the Presidency said that Deputy Director General, Major Kester Craig, who commissioned the centre on behalf of Minister of State with responsibility for Disaster Risk Reduction, Joseph Harmon, said that the Fort Ordnance location was selected as a shelter location after the CDC conducted a hazard and vulnerability assessment in 2015, which showed that the Region was highly susceptible to flooding.
Hundreds of teachers graduate: A total of 468 young teachers graduated from the Cyril Potter College of Education yesterday at the institution’s 83rd Graduation Exercise which was held at the National Cultural Centre, according to a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency.
New Moroccan envoy accredited: As Guyana and the Kingdom of Morocco celebrate five years of cordial diplomatic relations, President David Granger yesterday accredited Nabil Adghoghi (left) as the new Moroccan Ambassador to Guyana.A statement from the Ministry of the Presidency said that President Granger said that Morocco’s efforts to balance economic development and the protection of the environment can provide valuable lessons for Guyana.
Santa paws: Pet owners on Sunday showcased their pets’ talents during the first ever pet show “Santa Paws is coming to town” hosted by local pet store Pawsome Pets.
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