The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) on Tuesday officially launched a project under the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Direct Assistance Programme.The project is aimed at harmonising the GLSC and the Guyana Forestry Commission’s (GFC) forest and land information system to provide legal assurance, transparency and create compliance verification capabilities between the two Commissions. It aims to develop an enabling environment that fosters efficient and effective provision of land information in support of the EU-FLEGT.The 12-month project has been approved for grant funding amounting to US$49,900 to support the enhancement of the capacities and information systems necessary to ensure the legality of timber harvested on leased State Land that overlap with Forest Areas’ Concessions, for GLSC to effectively contribute to theCommissioner and Chief Executive of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission, Trevor BennVoluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) process.At a simple launch of the project at the Commission’s boardroom, Commissioner and Chief Executive of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission, Trevor Benn expressed the need for more inter-agency collaboration nationally.This, he said, is necessary for fast-paced nation building. “Agencies must work together, if we are to get results, good results, in a timely manner,” The CEO noted.Benn expressed the Commission’s gratitude for the resources provided for the project but observed that it is inadequate. “As a result, the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission is pledging another, US$200,000 for this project”, Benn announced.“This is a clear demonstration of our commitment, not only to this project, but the development of our nation as a whole,” He posited, adding that the project in the long-term will see the country benefiting significantly. “We see the importance of this project, and it is coming at an opportune time, we believe it is very important for our country and we are committed to see it is well executed.”Local FAO representative, Reuben Robertson, during brief remarks also outlined the need for the two agencies to work together, especially to share data. “These two agencies complement each other, and therefore it is imperative that you work together, not only for this project but other similar ventures,” he said.Chairperson of the GL&SC’S Board of Directors, Paulette Henry also spoke of the need for inter-agency collaboration, adding that the GL&SC is committed to working with its sister agencies on projects that will benefit and aid in the development of all Guyana.
Has a footballer ever done anything as self indulgent and embarrassing than this Griezmann video ?🤦♀️ Did nobody think to tell him it was a bad idea?— Lynsey Hipgrave (@lynseyhipgrave1) June 14, 2018 Spanish TV station Movistar+ aired a documentary which followed his decision-making process throughout the season.For 45 minutes, he described a mental struggle between adoration at Atletico and Champions League glory at Barca while everyone screamed at their TVs: ‘JUST TELL US WHAT YOU’RE DOING.’ On a serious note this Griezmann video is a disgrace. He literally had two sets of fans on strings for 45 minutes then publicly snubbed millions of them. To do that to football fans who provide him with that position of arrogance was massively misguided— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) June 14, 2018 How can Griezmann talk about Atleti ‘missing something to win the Champions League’ when he literally missed a penalty in the final?— Billy (@billyedwards94) June 14, 2018 Griezmann got the whole world watching him on the opening day of the World Cup just to say he’s staying, have to admire that level of arrogance— Billie (@Billie_T) June 14, 2018 Just before he went on air, Antoine Griezmann was licking himself to see if he tasted as good as he thought he would. Taken ego to new limits.— Duncan Wright (@dwright75) June 14, 2018 If you think that Griezmann nonsense is ok…just wait until it catches on and we’re watching a 30 minute documentary that ends with Jason Puncheon signing a new contract with Crystal Palace.— Daniel McDonnell (@McDonnellDan) June 14, 2018 Antoine Griezmann has just made an extraordinary TV appearance in which he (eventually) announced he will be staying at Atletico Madrid.The Frenchman had been heavily linked with an £88million move to Barcelona this summer, but he rejected the Catalans in remarkable fashion. 2 Griezmann eventually announced he would be staying at Atletico Antoine Griezmann is the kind of guy who would propose to his girlfriend at his friend’s wedding.— R™ (@RealTalkMUFC) June 14, 2018 2 Griezmann’s TV stunt did not sit well with a lot of football fans I’m glad Griezmann is staying but this whole thing has been embarrassing.— Kinga (@atleticorner) June 14, 2018 Antonie Griezmann has truly embarrassed himself with this ‘decision’ nonsense. Class player, but this attention seeking stunt is poor form.— United Xtra (@utdxtra) June 14, 2018 I long to be as shamelessly dramatic as Griezmann— Arielle Castillo (@ariellec) June 14, 2018 Twitter was mightily unimpressed by the reveal, which came just hours before Griezmann and France play their first World Cup game against Australia.Here are some of the best tweets.