President meets Guyanese in Antigua

President Donald Ramotar speaking with Guyanese living in Antigua (GINA photo)

President Donald Ramotar met with Guyanese living in Antigua during his visit last week to the island for the Caricom Heads of Government summit.

Held at the Sandals Grande Multi-purpose Centre, GINA said that the event began with Ramotar updating those in attendance about the current situation in Guyana. He spoke of the current impasse with the political opposition on projects such as the Amaila Falls Hydro Power project. GINA said that he also referred to the stalemate over the Anti-Money Laundering bill.

The need for projects such as the Specialty Hospital, Marriott Hotel, and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Ex-pansion was also explained to the audience by Ramotar, GINA said.

President Donald Ramotar speaking with Guyanese living in Antigua (GINA photo)
President Donald Ramotar speaking with Guyanese living in Antigua (GINA photo)

The President told the gathering “While we have made great strides, we also have many challenges, but I think that with perseverance, we will overcome them and our intention is to take our country to the next level.”

A section of the Guyanese who attended the meeting with President Donald  Ramotar and senior government officials. (GINA photo)
A section of the Guyanese who attended the meeting with President Donald  Ramotar and senior government officials. (GINA photo)

GINA said that President Ramotar also thanked the Antigua-based Guyanese for their support. ”Even though you’re not at home, we know that home is always within you… with your support, I’m absolutely certain that we will achieve our goals of making Guyana a far better place where we will have a higher quality of life for all our people”.

President Donald Ramotar chatting with some of the attendees (GINA photo)
President Donald Ramotar chatting with some of the attendees (GINA photo)

Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General Anil Nandlall fielded questions about the creation of a Guyanese law school. Guyana will only move towards setting up its own institution if all else fails, he said, according to GINA. “If we move in that direction, ideally, it would hopefully be a law school that has the blessings of Caricom and it is part of the Caricom structure of education”, he added.

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