Vice President
Bharrat Jagdeo
Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo

Jagdeo expresses gratitude to public for support

PPP General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, recently sworn in as Vice President expressed yesterday gratitude to the supporters of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) for their backing over the past months leading up to the party’s victory and said that the country is now faced with the “uphill” task of rebuilding.

Search still on for Finance Minister

With consultations still ongoing in an effort to identify a Minister of Finance, the PPP/C government will in the meantime utilise the skills of former President and current Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on financial matters, President Irfaan Ali announced yesterday.

Vivo pulls 2020 IPL sponsorship amid China backlash

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, (Reuters) – China’s Vivo will not be the title sponsor of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said today, amid a growing backlash against Chinese companies in India.

GFF to meet with members today

With plans afoot to formulate a structure for the possible return of football, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will host a meeting today with several members under its umbrella to discuss pertinent issues at the entity’s section-K Campbellville headquarters.

Brazil unemployment, end of emergency aid threaten economic recovery

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Expiring emergency payments to millions of low-paid Brazilians and the likely restoration of growth-choking austerity measures, as unemployment rises, risk torpedoing growing optimism that Latin America’s economy may not tank as much as feared.

Brazil indigenous leader Aritana dead from COVID-19

GOIANIA, Brazil,  (Reuters) – Chief Aritana Yawalapiti, one of Brazil’s most influential indigenous leaders who led the people of Upper Xingu in central Brazil and helped create an indigenous park there, died on Wednesday from COVID-19, his family said in a statement.