Guyana Review

Irfaan Ali
Irfaan Ali

President Irfaan Ali: Is he the man for the moment?

Since his election to office as President of Guyana following the March 2020 general elections, Guyana’s Head of State, Irfaan Ali, has been having the time of his life on the international stage, His election to office having coincided, roughly, with Guyana’s emergence as an oil-producing country, his credentials to speak for Guyana – and even in some cases, the Caribbean – on matters of food security, Caribbean business, and the region’s economy, and on attracting investment to a region that had long been ignored by the international business community, appear sound.

Signing on: Guyana foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd and his Trinidad and Tobago counterpart Amery Browne sign the MOU in the presence of President Ali and Prime Minister Rowley (SN file photo)

Caribbean development: Going beyond rhetoric

Part of the significance of the staging of the recent 25 x 2025 forum in Guyana was the sense of urgency which the region is now compelled to attach to its food security in the wake of its shocking and wholly inexcusable revelation that its extra-regional food import bill is probably in excess of US$6 billion.

Infectious disease hospital

Insult to Injury:

The socio-economic impacts of The COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean are non-neutral, affecting some persons and entities more than others, with vulnerable groups including children, youth, women and girls, the poor, informal sector workers and small businesses, being among the hardest hit.

Geopolitics of oil and water in Guyana

Part 2 By Dr Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith Water, water everywhere Guyana’s current aqua condition calls to mind the memorable line in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s classic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: “Water, water, everywhere.”

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