The Natural Resources Ministry last Saturday held its mid-year review, where it evaluated the work of theNatural Resources Ministers Raphael Trotman and Simona Broomesagencies which fall under its purview.Subject Minister Raphael Trotman encouraged the teams to move beyond what was required and strive for a standard of excellence as they continued to carry out the work of their agencies. This, he said, will reflect the sector as a whole.The review also allowed for a comprehensive examination of the successes of the agencies, as well as areas where adjustments needed to be made so that they could stay on track and achieve their goals for 2016.Among the successes noted was the steady progress being made to reach annual gold declaration targets for 2016, as well as the significant strides of the Protected Areas Commission (PAC) towards completion of its 2016 activities, including the rehabilitation of the National Park and the Botanical Gardens.“Recognising the interconnectedness of the work carried out by all agencies, discussions were also had about ways in which the Ministry of Natural Resources can provide support to enhance synergies and strengthen interagency collaboration to move key processes forward that will help achieve the goals of the sector,” a statement from the Ministry said.It said at the end of the meeting several actions were proposed and tasks assigned to move forward.According to the release, “the Ministry of Natural Resources remains committed to improving outcomes in the natural resources and environment sectors and will continue to share its plans and progress with the public”.Present at the meeting were Trotman, Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry Simona Broomes, Permanent Secretary Joslyn McKenzie, Chairpersons of Boards and Commissions, Heads of Agencies, Technical Officers and other team members who collectively reviewed progress on 2016 work plans, highlighted lingering challenges and formulated solutions.Agencies that fall under the Ministry are the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC); Guyana Gold Board (GGB); Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); National Parks Commission and Protected Areas Commission (NPC/PAC) and the Wildlife Management Division (WMD).
Letterkenny General Hospital – open on TuesdayLetterkenny Hospital will be open for business as usual on Tuesday, the HSE says.Emergency Department and other services such as maternity, renal dialysis, oncology day care, day surgery and endoscopy will continue as normal despite a junior doctors strike. “Some of the outpatient services will be affected,” said the HSE in a statement. “However, patients are being advised to turn up to their appointments unless they received a phone call from the hospital advising them that their appointment has been postponed. If patients have concerns that they may have missed a call from the hospital, they may contact the hospital helpline on 074 91 04429.”Sean Murphy, General Manager told Donegal Daily: “Our advice to patients is very simple. If you have an appointment, turn up. If it was necessary to postpone your appointment, you will have received a phone call from us. If you are concerned that you may have missed a call from us, you can contact our helpline number on 074 9104429.“We are trying to minimise the disruption to our patients tomorrow but we accept that there will be delays and we apologise for any inconvenience in advance. All postponed appointments will be rescheduled as soon as possible. LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL TO OPERATE ‘NORMALLY’ DESPITE JUNIOR DOCTORS STRIKE was last modified: October 7th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL TO OPERATE ‘NORMALLY’ DESPITE JUNIOR DOCTORS STRIKE