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The Office of the Vice President has taken note of the Press Release issued by the Amerindian Peoples’ Association (APA) dated 15th April, 2023. This Release is regarding APA’s Complaint to the Architecture for REDD+ Transaction Secretariat (the certifying body for Guyana’s carbon programme), to suspend the issuance of carbon credits to Guyana and, therefore, future payments to Amerindian villages and local communities.
Government has led the process to re-constitute the Ethnic Relations Commission which is a constitutional body elected through an inclusive and participatory process.
Here’s a message from Minister of Parliamentary Affairs & Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira, on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Today, President Dr Irfaan Ali administered the Oath of Office to eight of the ten members of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC).
The members who took their oath of office and were given their instruments of appointment are Pandit Krishna Deo Sharma, Sheik Moeen Ul Hack, Norris Emanuel Witter, Dwayne Adams, Chandrowatie Sarran, Ashton Simon, Deon Dick and Neaz Mohamed Subhan
Scores of women drawn from both the public and private sectors are set to receive crucial skills through the Law Enforcement Empowerment Summit 2023 that got underway on Thursday.
Happy Holi from the Minister and staff of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance. May the vibrant colours of life, happiness and love fill your hearts and homes, today and always!
– an explosion of colour, creativity and culture on displayLike a phoenix rising from the ashes, the people of Guyana, after two years have risen to celebrate Mashramani 2023 in an explosion of colour, creativity and culture.The annual celebration was not held for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the return of […]
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance is currently hosting a consultation with civil-society actors on the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development.The Ministry is currently in the process of preparing Guyana’s second report on the Consensus. This report is being composed through a participatory and inclusive approach, in which all key actors are being […]
HAPPENING NOW || The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon Gail Teixeira, who is also the Government’s Geographic Member of Parliament for Region 7 is currently meeting with Toshaos and other village leaders from villages in the Lower Mazaruni distrcit to listen to concerns and get a better understanding of the communities’ plans for […]
The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira M.P., provided responses to questions from Members of Parliament…
Yesterday, January 30, 2023, in the Committee of Supply, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira M.P., provided responses to questions from Members of Parliament regarding budgetary allocations for a number of agencies.Among the agencies represented by Minister Teixeira are:The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, and its subvention agency, the Integrity […]
– process continuing to go smoothly after strengthened and streamlined through FMAA Amendment in 2021 The Budgets for all Constitutional Agencies were today approved in the National Assembly after examination of the Estimates of Expenditure and queries by Opposition Members with responses provided by Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance Gail Teixeira during the 59th Sitting of […]
Hon. Gail Teixeira M.P., Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance sits beside the Speaker of the National Assembly.Minister Teixeira is currently performing the duties of the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and as such, is not seated in her usual seat with the Government Members of Parliament.Minister of Public Service, Hon. Sonia Parag […]
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance Gail Teixeira is performing the duties of President as both President Irfaan Ali and Prime Minister Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips are out of the country.The announcement was made by the Speaker of the National Assembly Manzoor Nadir at the start of the 2023 Budget Debate on Monday.The News Room […]
On Wednesday, January 18, 2022, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance facilitated a meeting with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Suriname and Guyana (residing in Suriname), H.E. Henk van der Zwan, at the Ministry’s Queenstown office.Ambassador Van der Zwan was conducting a visit to Guyana to meet with stakeholders relevant […]
Ms. Flores’ visit to Guyana to assess the state of affairs in areas which fall within her departments, and to inform policy and programme development in the regional office of the UN.
Yesterday, January 17, 2023, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira M.P., met with Ms. Laura Flores, the Director of the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations from the Americas Division of the United Nations regional office in Panama.Also Present at the meeting were UN Resident Coordinator in Guyana […]
Minister Gail Teixeira, MP, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance and Regional Member of Parliament for Region 7, and Hon. Sonia Parag M.P., Minister of Public Sevice, are currently in Bartica, Region 7 conducting a GOAL Scholarship outreach at the St. John the Baptist Primary School.Following this morning’s scholarship outreach, the Ministers will conduct another […]
Maydha Persaud, Avril Crawford, Doodmattie Singh, Joan Ann Davis-Monkhouse, Shafiran Bhajan, Satti Jaisierisingh, and Chief Education Officer Mohammed Saddam Hussain, were on Friday appointed as members of the Teaching Service Commission (TSC). Five of the seven members took their oaths before President, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, at the Office of the President, Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, […]
Partnership is a key element of what we do as an agency.From the support of local government partners that welcome us to Guyana, to the school leaders and teachers alongside whom our Volunteers serve, to the community counterparts who support our Volunteers’ integration, everything we do relies on a foundation of true partnership, trust and […]
Human Rights & Sustainable Development” at Guyana’s inaugural Human Rights Expo coordinated by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance.
WATCH || Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance’s Human Rights Expo Opening Panel Discussion
The Global Human Rights Landscape
Come out and join us today at our inagurual Human Rights Expo at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.We’ll be there all day – from 10 AM TO 6 PM, and there are lots of family friendly activities including exhibits, panel discussions, film screenings, and an awards ceremony for young artisits!
On December 9, 2022, Guyana joins with 187 member states to the UN Convention against Corruption to observe International Anti-Corruption Day.As stated by the United Nations, “the 2022 International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) seeks to highlight the crucial link between anti-corruption and peace, security, and development. At its core is the notion that tackling this crime […]
–through consistent efforts to fortify Guyana’s anti-corruption framework, policies
Ambassador Lynch joined the Guyana Council Of Organisations For Persons With Disabilities along with government officials and stakeholders to raise awareness for the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The Ambassador hosted a reception to discuss key takeaways from the National Youths with Disabilities Conference including strategies undertaken by the GCOPD to achieve new projects […]
Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development – Guyana commemorates the
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)
The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) onDecember 3 was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3.The global observance of the IDPD aims to promote an understanding of disability issues andmobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.Guyana for over three decades […]
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance will host a series of activities to coincide with International Human Rights Day; which is observed on December 10.These activities include an Art and Photography Competition for children and youth, a Human Rights Volunteers Awards competition for community volunteers, and a Human Rights Day Expo on December 10, […]
The deadline for submissions to the Human Rights Art and Photography competitions has been extended to 4:30 PM on DECEMBER 7, 2022.Please see the updated guidelines below. We can also be contacted on telephone numbers 226-5270 or 226-5272 to answer all your questions.Winners will be announced and prizes will be distributed on December 10 at […]
Sectoral presentations on the implications and implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families. Participants of the workshop benefitted from presentations from representatives of the health, labour, education and human services/trafficing in persons sectors and units.
The National Mechanism for Reporting and Follow-up (NMRF) is hosting a training workshop on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families (CMW).
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira M.P., on November 11 held an award ceremony at the Potaro Primary School with the top 16 National Grade Six Assessment performers from the Region.
Submissions are still open for our Art and Photography competitions. Show us your perspective on any form of human rights and get an opportunity to win great cash prizes!Check out our Facebook pages Minister Gail Teixeira, MP and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, or call us on 226-5270/2 for more information.
Our Human Rights Art and Photography competitions are on, and accepting submissions from children and youth all across Guyana. Please see the fliers below for more information on how to get involved in these amazing opportunities to share your perspectives on human rights, and win some great cash prizes!
Do you think you or someone you know deserves an award for exemplary voluntary Human Rights work? Make a nomination today by following the guidelines in the flier below:Online nominations can be submitted using the following link: https://rb.gy/jzwol7
– Response to AFC’s Statement on National Consultation on Amendments to Electoral laws -As the Minister who hosted the National Consultation on the draft amendments to two electoral laws – the Representation of the People Act (ROPA) and the National Registration Act (NRA), I shall begin by repeating what l said in my seven-minute opening […]
In keeping with the government’s commitment to fostering inclusivity and transparency in the electoral process, the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance today hosted the National Stakeholders Forum at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.
Staff at the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance today kicked off Diwali celebrations with lots of great seven curry, sweet meats, and a beautiful rangoli design.Here are some photos of our team working on the design and posing proudly with the completed rangoli:
Awareness and education are key in curbing the misinformation and fear regarding cancer in all its manifestations, especially breast cancer. Better information ultimately creates more opportunities for destigmatised screenings and early detection; helping to reduce risks and save lives!We’ve come a far way and it’s bound to be a long journey. The Minister and staff […]
Two hundred small business grants, 2000 part-time jobs, $800M for housing infrastructure, billions to be spent on roads – these are just some of the announcements as Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo launches government’s part-time jobs initiative and cash grant assistance for Region Ten.
On Saturday, May 28 2022, a team from the Office for Climate Change along with Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira M.P., consulted with residents of Bartica and other villages from the lower and middle Mazaruni areas. The onging consultations form a core part of the inclusive and participatory approach to developing […]
On the eve of the 56th anniversary of Guyana’s independence, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Gail Teixeira, MP, assured residents of Cuyuni-Mazaruni that Guyana is moving ahead with a vision for a transformed and diversified economy. The flag raising ceremony was hosted at the Bartica Community Center ground on Wednesday, to foster cohesiveness and an […]
Scenes from cultural presentations at this afternoon’s flag raising ceremony at the Bartica Community Centre Ground in Region 7.
HAPPENING NOW || Hon. Gail Teixeira M.P., Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, is attending the regional flag raising ceremony In Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) in commemoration of Guyana’s 56th Independence anniversary.
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira M.P., attended the Peace Corps Guyana Staff Retreat
Today, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira M.P., attended the Peace Corps Guyana Staff Retreat and facilitated a working lunch session titled “Sustaining Partnerships for Guyana’s Future”. The session focused on ongoing and projected Government programmes and initiatives, and highlighted the role that international partners like the Peace Corps play in the […]
Today, staff of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance visited the Cheshire Home in Mahaica to share some Easter cheer with the residents. The Cheshire Home provides care and rehabilitation services for persons living with mental, physical and learning disabilities, and is managed by a Management Committee with direct support from the Ministry of […]
Today, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira along with a team from the Office of the President and other key government agencies conducted a consultation on the Low Carbon Development Strategy in Kamarang, Region 7. Representatives of Kako, Imbaimadai, Waramadong, Paruima, Philipai, Chinaweng, Jawalla, Warawata and other satellite villages were also […]
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira, on Friday evening, attended a meet and greet hosted by the Consulate in Toronto, Canada. Minister Teixeira provided an update on developments in Guyana to members of the Diaspora in attendance. Consul General (ag), Mr. Gerald Whyte, and Executive Assistant to the Consul General, Nutana Singh […]
Yesterday, May 9th 2022, on behalf of the Government of Guyana, Hon. Mohabir Anil Nandlall, SC, MP, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs held the first installment of public consultations on the draft electoral laws at the Boardroom of the Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of Legal Affairs, 95 Carmichael Street, Georgetown. This engagement […]
This morning, Hon. Gail Teixeira and a team from the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance met with representatives of the ‘Guyana Council of Organisations for Persons with Disabilities’ to discuss mutual areas of interest. This engagement is critical as Guyana prepares to submit State Party reports under then UN Convention on the Rights of […]
— Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance Gail Teixeira tells Toronto gathering By Frederick HalleyHAILING what has been taking place in Guyana recently as the “Golden era”, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance Gail Teixeira said she firmly believes “that this is our time since as a people we have worked hard. We have had […]
Today, staff of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance paid a visit to the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security’s Children and Family Centre in Georgetown, Guyana. The Ministry donated approximately 100 toys to the facility to cater for children and families to whom the center provides a range of services. Administrator of […]
Scenes from Minister Teixeira’s outreach and community meeting in Batavia in the Cuyuni River. The community meeting, which is the second one facilitated in Batavia over the past twelve months, provides residents with the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions with the Minister who in turn advocates for the needs of the community across various […]
We are proud to announce that the Minister and staff of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance have been inoculated. 67% of the staff (11 persons) have been fully vaccinated, 25% (4 persons) have received their first doses and await their scheduled second doses, and 6% (1 person) has not been vaccinated for medical […]
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance joins the rest of the world today, March 8, to commemorate International Women’s Day under the theme “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world. “”Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, […]
– Minister Teixeira urge leaders to ensure transparency in projects Government has plugged $58 million into eight Amerindian communities in Region Seven to foster development and cushion the effects of the Covid pandemic. The sums were provided under the Government’s $1.73 billion COVID 19 relief fund through the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs. Minister of Parliamentary Affairs […]
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Hon. Gail Teixeira, M.P., represented President Mohamed Irfan Ali President and the Government at the 46th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), on Tuesday, February 23, 2020. The Minister assured the 46th Session that “On the assumption of office just six months ago, our Government is […]