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Local gov’t elections “vital” this year – US Ambassador

Local gov’t elections “vital” this year – US Ambassador

Local Govt Elections

(L-R) UNDP Resident Rep. Khadija Musa; US envoy Brent Hardt; Environment Minister Robert Persaud and President Donald Ramotar.

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 (CND)

US Ambassador in Guyana Brent Hardt says it is vital that local government elections be held this year as signs of yet another postponement emerge.

The envoy made the remark on Wednesday at an event in observance of World Environment Day at the Umana Yana where he said that the garbage situation was part of the larger problem of local governance.

“That is why it is also so vital to move ahead with local government elections this year. Because only when people have the ability to elect or reject local officials will they have … that power and that authority to ensure that those who are in charge at the local level support a clean and healthy environment,” Hardt said.   Continue reading

Diplomats launch community cleanup challenge

Diplomats launch community cleanup challenge

Monday, 04 June 2012 17:57

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Picture: A hobbled US Ambassador Brent Hardt times out to chat with a resident in Tucville.

Diplomatic service in Guyana went grassroots in every sense of the word on Monday with the envoys from the ABC countries and the EU launching a cleanup challenge for the Lodge and Tucville wards of Georgetown.

The “Guyana Shines” initiative is the brainchild of US Ambassador Brent Hardt who said the ultimate goal of the project was to ensure a cleaner Georgetown and a more “environmentally pristine” Guyana.   Continue reading

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