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Speeches in the National Assembly

Finance Minister’s Budget Presentation 2017

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Published Date: 30 Nov, 2016 | Speech delivered at: 47th Sitting - Eleventh Parliament

Introduction Mr. Speaker, I rise to move the motion for the approval of the Estimates of the Public Sector and the Budget for the Financial Year 2017 and, in doing so, I wish to indicate that Cabinet has  ecommended that the National Assembly  proceed upon this motion, pursuant to Article 171,Paragraph 2 , of the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. Mr. Speaker, it is my distinct pleasure to deliver Budget 2017, the third budget of the Coalition Government in just over a year an d half in office. While this, by itself, must be something of a record, perhaps, of...

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President’s Addresss to the National Assembly at reconvening of Parliament

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Published Date: 13 Oct, 2016 | Speech delivered at: 43rd Sitting- Eleventh Parliament

The quality of life ‘Quality of life’ is a measure of citizens’ satisfaction with their lives. People’s personal values and life experiences determine their level of satisfaction. This includes health, independence, participation in community and civic activities, personal development, physical and material well-being, recreation, relationships with other people and social support. Citizens, usually, are uncomfortable with high levels of crime; insanitary conditions in the countryside and city and incivility by officials, all of which contribute to lowering the ‘quality of life.’ These conditions should not be regarded as a permanent state but as...

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Message from His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, to the National Assembly, on the occasion of the 50th year of Guyana’s Independence read by the Hon. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo

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Published Date: 24 May, 2016 | Speech delivered at: 38th Sitting 11th Parliament

Fellow Guyanese, Guyana gained its independence from Great Britain on 261h May 1966 after more than three hundred and fifty years of Dutch and British rule. Guyana was first colonised by the Dutch and, eventually, was ceded to Great Britain in 1814. The three colonies — Demerara-Essequibo and Berbice were united as British Guiana 185 years ago. Our forebears came from the continents of Africa, Asia and Europe and encountered the indigenous people of the continent of South America. They laid the foundation for creating a unique, new nation on these shores. They yearned for freedom. Guyanese, today, pay homage to the contributions...

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Address of H.E. David Granger to Parliament, May 12, 2016

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Published Date: 12 May, 2016 | Speech delivered at: 37th Sitting 11th Parliament

The Year of Renaissance Mr. Speaker, thank you for your kind welcome to address the house today as we approach our fiftieth anniversary of Independence. Honourable Prime Minister, Mr. Moses Nagamootoo; Vice President, Ministers of the Government, Leader of the Opposition, Members of the National Assembly, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Clerk of the National Assembly, special invitees, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen Guyana, this year, will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its political Independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain. The instruments of Independence, which you saw in the passage way, were handed over in this...

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Minister Sharma’s presentation during Budget Debates 2016

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Published Date: 10 Feb, 2016 | Speech delivered at: 25th Sitting - Eleventh Parliament

Mr. Speaker, as I rise to participate in the debate of the motion for the approval of the Estimates of the Public Sector and the Budget for the Financial Year 2016, let me first commend my colleague, Minister of Finance Hon. Winston Jordan on delivering the 2016 Budget on January 29, 2016, which was accomplished in less than 6 months after delivering Budget 2015 on August 10, 2015.   Mr. Speaker, Budget 2016 was presented under the theme “Stimulating Growth, Restoring Confidence: The Good Life Beckons” and I have no doubt that our Coalition Government will achieve these goals in this of our 50th Independence celebration, our...

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Minister of Business, Budget 2016 Speech

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Published Date: 08 Feb, 2016 | Speech delivered at: 24th Sitting- Eleventh Parliament

Mr. Speaker, with your leave I wish to speak in support of a budget which, from all accounts has raised the spirits of the Guyanese people. This budget has also raised the bar and set a new standard for effective public spending. The good life beckons and, with the exception, of a small disgruntled minority, the Guyanese people recognize it. Mr. Speaker the theme of this year’s budget is most appropriate for a nation in our particular circumstances. Our G$52B Capital budget will pump life into our economy as it rolls out an infrastructure agenda that has...

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Budget Speech delivered by Hon. Minister Winston Jordon at the 23rd Sitting- Eleventh Parliament of the National Assembly of Guyana

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Published Date: 03 Feb, 2016 | Speech delivered at: 23rd Sitting- Eleventh Parliament

Introduction Mr. Speaker, I rise to move the motion for the approval of the Estimates of the Public Sector and the Budget for the Financial Year 2016 and, in doing so, I wish to indicate that Cabinet has recommended that the National Assembly proceed upon this motion, pursuant to Article 171 Paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.  Mr.  Speaker,  this  is  the  second  budget  of  the  Coalition  Government, following the first, which was presented on August 10, 2015. It is the first full year budget of the Government -...

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Budget Speech delivered by Hon. Minister Winston Jordon at the 6th Sitting- Eleventh Parliament of the National Assembly of Guyana

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Published Date: 12 Aug, 2015 | Speech delivered at: 6th Sitting- Eleventh Parliament

Mr.  Speaker,   I  rise  to  move   the  motion    for  the  approval    of  the  Estimates    of  the Public  Sector  and  the  Budget   for  the  Financial  Year  2015  and,  in doing  so, I wish  to indicate that   Cabinet    has  recommended    that   the   National    Assembly    proceed  ...

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Statement by Minister Carl Greenidge on Venezuela’s decree

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Published Date: 10 Jun, 2015 | Speech delivered at: 1st Sitting -  Eleventh Parliament

On May 26, 2015, the President of Venezuela issued Decree No. 1.787 declaring an area that Venezuela now regards as its maritime space. The issuance of a Decree is well within President Maduro’s constitutional right. What, Mr. Speaker, is not his right is to utilize the sovereign territory of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to generate maritime territory to meet Venezuela’s illegal ambitions. That is precisely what the Decree purports to do in relation to Guyana’s Essequibo. In addition, it mandates and authorizes the Venezuelan Navy to secure the area and clearly to prevent any other State...

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Sympathy on the death of Mr.  Shiw Sahai Naraine, C.C.H

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Published Date: 08 Sep, 2014 | Speech delivered at: 64th Sitting - Tenth Parliament

SYMPATHY ON THE DEATH OF MR.  SHIW SAHAI NARAINE, C.C.H. Mr. Hinds: I rise, on behalf of the Government, to honour and pay tribute to the life and work of the late Mr. Shiw Sahai Naraine and to support this motion. Mr. Shiw Sahai Naraine, popularly known as “Steve Naraine”, was an outstanding Guyanese. He started working as an engineering apprentice in the Public Works Department in British Guiana in 1944 at a time when the professional engineers working in the country were all expatriates. At that time the ministerial system of Government was in place...

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