By now, almost everyone might have heard the story that allegedly played out last evening at Marriot Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. For those of you who haven’t, let me recap. A young man took a young lady out to dinner. He ordered, and they both ate, food and wine totaling a cost of about $56,000 GYD. At some point, the young man called a taxi and ditched the young woman. However, he sent the taxi driver back to uplift a second round of take-away order. The taxi driver was asked about the bill. When he said he didn’t know about it, he was held responsible and obligated to pay. By that time, the young man probably fled the scene with another taxi or on foot.
The parents of a young girl who was allegedly hit down and killed on a pedestrian crossing by a police vehicle has taken to social media to cry out for justice for their lost child. On the 1st of November, 2022, the mother the victim made the following Facebook post.
A defiant Jair Bolsonaro, who lost the 2022 general elections to Lula Da Silva, has said that he is not giving up power. He has claimed electoral fraud in all 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District. He has made statements such as that he is only moving if he is dead and that only God can move him out of the seat of the presidency.
Rice farmers of Windsor Forest, Region Three, on Thursday, 3rd of November, 2022 commended the government for its timely response to an issue that has been affecting cultivation and harvesting. Two days after President, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali met with farmers in Region Three, Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha was able to address concerns about the deplorable condition of the access dam to their rice fields.
More benefits will be reaped from the booming oil and gas sector as the Gas-to-Energy Project is well underway at Wales, West Bank Demerara. This project is in keeping with the government’s commitment of ensuring that electricity costs are cut by 50 per cent in the near future. The administration’s manifesto promise featured a dedication to embracing innovative renewable energy technologies and providing incentives to reduce dependency on fossil fuels.
Guyanese must be mindful of the few who continue to peddle the false narrative of discrimination and racism in Guyana. Member of Parliament and Attorney at Law Sanjeev Datadin, made the call during his weekly programme, ‘The Thursday Agenda’.
Sixty-six toshaos and treasurers from Regions Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and 10 on Thursday received certificates in leadership, following an extensive two-day training hosted by the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs. The leadership training was geared at providing village leaders with knowledge in specific areas to help them achieve their community development goals.
The community of Annandale, East Coast of Demerara, Region 4, Guyana, South America is set to benefit from major road and drainage upgrades. This was announced by His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali who led a community engagement in the area on Thursday, 3rd of November, 2022.
Cabinet has granted its approval for the auctioning of 14 oil blocks offshore Guyana, Vice President, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo announced on Thursday during a press conference at Office of the President. The auction was initially slated for the end of September, however, the vice president noted that extensive preparatory work had to be completed. Government hired IHS Market as the lead consultant for this process.
His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali said that his Government will work on rehabilitating a number of cross streets and the drainage network in Annandale on the East Coast of Demerara, Region 4, Guyana, South America. During an impromptu visit to Annandale South and Annandale West this afternoon, the President interacted with residents, listened to their concerns and suggestions, and announced the infrastructure enhancements.
On Thursday afternoon, Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha returned to Windsor Forest on the West Coast of Demerara to meet with rice farmers to discuss issues faced within the region as it pertains to the ongoing harvesting period. The farmers met with His Excellency, President Dr. Irfaan Ali last Tuesday seeking assistance with harvesting the remainder of their paddy. The farmers told the head of state that as a result of the inclement weather over the past few days, their combines have been unable to access their fields which has resulted in some of their paddy passing the specified harvesting period.
Vice President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, today said the PPP/C Administration has been going the extra mile and actively playing its part in combatting climate change, as he called for greater accountability by developed countries in relation to the achievement of sustainable development goals.
Minister within the Housing and Water Ministry, Susan Rodrigues has made it clear that the PPP/C Government has never built one-bedroom homes under its housing programme to be sold to Guyanese. Minister Rodrigues was responding to Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton who recently labelled one-bedroom homes in Prospect, East Bank Demerara, as ‘chicken coops’ and inadequate for families.
The development of phase two of the ‘safe space’ recreational area at the Railway Embankment at Lamaha Street, Region 4, Guyana, South America will be completed in time for the festive season. Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Deodat Indar noted, however, that this is dependent on the weather.
With another three years to its first term in office, the PPP/C Government has no intention of slowing down its efforts that will see the vast economic, infrastructural and social transformation, which is already taking place across the country. Minister within the Ministry of Housing and Water, Susan Rodrigues said the government is working towards delivering on all promises outlined in its 2020 manifesto.
Residents from various communities in the Mabaruma sub-district, Region One will soon have improved access to water service following the drilling of several wells. Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal recently conducted an assessment of several Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) sub-stations in the sub-district.
The PPP/C Administration continues to prioritise countrywide development and is working assiduously to deliver on its manifesto promises. This assurance was given by Senior Minister in the Office of the President with Responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, during an interview on Trinidad’s AM Prime on Thursday.
A US-Korean trade delegation has expressed confidence in Guyana’s economy, indicating its interest in investing here. The team met on Wednesday, 2nd of November, 2022, with President, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and other government officials at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC). DPI spoke with a few of the potential investors, who said Guyana is flowing with investment opportunities.
Vendors who were displaced following the construction of the new Mon Repos Market will begin occupying the new structure from Monday, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Nigel Dharamlall has announced. Stalls will be constructed to suit the needs of the vendors who were displaced since 2021. Minister Dharamlall made the announcement Wednesday during an engagement with vendors. The vendors agreed to occupy the new structure while additional works continue.
Recently, the Caribbean Examinations Council granted conditional approval for the implementation of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in secondary schools across Guyana. This approval follows a pre-readiness audit conducted last August in which Guyana obtained an overall compliance rating of 75 per cent. While this indicates a strong level of compliance with most of the requirements, it is five per cent below the minimum compliance level rate of 80 per cent for full approval to be granted.