Children affiliated to the Ruimveldt Children’s Home were treated to an evening of carol singing, gifts, treats and the official lighting of the Guyana Marriott Hotel’s Christmas Tree yesterday.The Department of Public Information said that in 2014, the hotel’s management made the decision to adopt the home.According to the General Manager, of the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Eduardo Reple, hosting the event deepens the special bond between the hotel and the home and it is one that will continue.Students of the Bishop’s High School choir also made quite an impact with their medley of Christmas songs, DPI said.
The Christmas tree at the Marriott Hotel after it was lit. It is surrounded by the children and the Bishops’ High School Choir (DPI photo)
The Bishops’ High School choir performing a Christmas medley. (DPI photo)
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.
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