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His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali committed to not only supporting the people of the volcano-affected nations of St Vincent a...
20/04/2021

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali committed to not only supporting the people of the volcano-affected nations of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados in the short term, but throughout the process of rebuilding.
President Ali made the remarks after he visited the Muneshwers Wharf where MV Lady Fazeela was being loaded with the third shipment of emergency supplies for the two CARICOM islands.
The shipment is scheduled to leave Guyana’s shores tomorrow.

See full press release:

https://op.gov.gy/index.php/2021/04/19/guyana-stands-in-solidarity-with-volcano-affected-nations-will-support-rebuilding-process-president-ali/

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali today highlighted the vital, regulatory role of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in en...
19/04/2021

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali today highlighted the vital, regulatory role of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in ensuring that neither state control of public utilities nor unchecked market power of public utilities, harm the rights of consumers.

The Head of State made this assertion as he administered the Oath of Office to the fourth Commissioner of the PUC—Dr Nanda Kishore Gopaul at the Office of the President on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive.

“In the exercise of their duties, regulators of public utilities protect the interest of the public; they are expected to examine the services provided by public utilities referencing the social and economic welfare of consumers and ensuring the provision of quality and efficient services.”

Continue reading: https://op.gov.gy/index.php/2021/04/19/puc-obligated-to-impartiality-in-protecting-consumers-interests-president-ali/

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali today highlighted the vital, regulatory role of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in ensuring that neither state control of public utilities nor unchecked market power of public utilities, harm the rights of consumers.

The Head of State made this assertion as he administered the Oath of Office to the fourth Commissioner of the PUC—Dr Nanda Kishore Gopaul at the Office of the President on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive.

“In the exercise of their duties, regulators of public utilities protect the interest of the public; they are expected to examine the services provided by public utilities referencing the social and economic welfare of consumers and ensuring the provision of quality and efficient services.”

Continue reading: https://op.gov.gy/index.php/2021/04/19/puc-obligated-to-impartiality-in-protecting-consumers-interests-president-ali/

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali, this morning, administered the Oath of Office to the fourth Commissioner of the Public Uti...
19/04/2021

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali, this morning, administered the Oath of Office to the fourth Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC)—Dr Nanda Gopaul at the Office of the President on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive.

Dr Gopaul joins Chairperson Dela Britton and three other Commissioners—Dr Leyland Lucas, Ms Verlyn Klass and Mr Rajendra Bisessar at the PUC.

The PUC, which is guided by the Public Utilities Commission Act No. 26 of 1990, came into effect on October 1, 1990.

The Act was amended in 1991, 1994 and 1999.

The PUC is tasked with regulating utilities and service providers including GTT, Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Guyana Water Inc. (GWI), and Digicel.

Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips and Permanent Secretary Derrick Cummings were also at the swearing-in ceremony.

Photos from Dr. Irfaan Ali's post
19/04/2021

Photos from Dr. Irfaan Ali's post

Photos from Dr. Irfaan Ali's post
19/04/2021

Photos from Dr. Irfaan Ali's post

18/04/2021
THE PRESIDENT'S DIARY

WATCH II THE PRESIDENT'S DIARY: A weekly programme highlighting the work of President Irfaan Ali. This edition covers the week ending Saturday, April 17, 2021

Photos from today’s offloading exercise of Guyana’s first shipment to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.The vessel, ‘Miss...
18/04/2021

Photos from today’s offloading exercise of Guyana’s first shipment to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The vessel, ‘Miss Meena’ travelled from Georgetown to the islands with several tons of relief items, including food, water and emergency supplies.

Prime Minister of the volcano-affected islands, Ralph Gonsalves, thanked the Government and people of Guyana for the assistance, which he called significant.

“The Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are very grateful to the Government and the people of [the] Republic of Guyana for their generosity during our time of challenge. The support and solidarity shown by our brothers and sisters in the region have been truly remarkable. To my brother President Ali, thank you.”

Guyana’s government, through the support of Banks DIH sent a second shipment, via Tropical Shipping, consisting of a 20ft container with 800 cases of Tropical Mist water, 1152 cases of Rainforest Water and 400 cases of Aqua Mist water on Thursday.
A third shipment is schedule to leave Guyana next week.

Director General of the Civil Defence Commission, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig said that the packing of the vessel would commence on Monday.

Over 50 local businesses, under the umbrella of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) have supported the relief efforts.

The Soufrière Volcano first erupted on Friday April 9 with several other eruptions since. Residents are significantly affected and many have been displaced.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves (@comraderalph) thanks the Government and the people of ...
17/04/2021

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves (@comraderalph) thanks the Government and the people of Guyana for the recent shipments of emergency supplies and food on Instagram.

“The Government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are very grateful to the Government and the people of Republic of Guyana for their generosity during our time of challenge. The support and solidarity shown by our brothers and sisters in the region have been truly remarkable. To my brother President Ali, thank you.”

(https://www.instagram.com/p/CNxLNN3FoFe/?igshid=1gc0psltpec5e)

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali this morning met with Ambassador of the French Republic to Guyana Antoine Joly and a group ...
16/04/2021

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali this morning met with Ambassador of the French Republic to Guyana Antoine Joly and a group of French army officials who are currently in the country.

The courtesy visit to the Office of the President at Shiv Chanderpaul Drive included Major General Xavier Buisson, Senior Commander of the Armed Forces in French Guiana and Brigadier General Thomas Lorne of the French Defense Procurement Agency.

Other members of the delegation were Lieutenant Colonel Philippe Lamouret, Defense Attaché; Captain Virginie Lestage, International Relations Division, Joint Armed Forces in French Guiana; and Mr Valentin Aventino, Country Desk Officer for Suriname and Guyana with the Directorate-General for International Relations and Strategy.

The contingent had met yesterday with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Honourable Hugh Todd, where they discussed the strengthening of military cooperation links between Guyana and France.

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali and several Government officials have joined other regional leaders to take part in a Speci...
15/04/2021

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali and several Government officials have joined other regional leaders to take part in a Special Emergency Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government with specific focus on St Vincent and the Grenadines.

This afternoon’s virtual meeting is aimed at facilitating discussions on the ongoing eruption of the Soufrière volcano on St Vincent.

Guyana’s delegation at State House includes the Head of State, Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips and a team from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Minister Hugh Todd.

Chairman of CARICOM, Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley is expected to further advance the regional response to the affected islands.

President Ali has been leading relief efforts from the front since last Friday when the Soufrière volcano initially erupted, depositing large quantities of volcanic ash across the islands.

Today, UWI Seismic Research Centre reported that Soufrière has begun to generate deadly pyroclastic flows – hot (200°C-700°C), ground-hugging flows of ash and debris – along the volcano’s slopes.

So far, the eruptions have displaced thousands of citizens, including Guyanese.
The day after the initial explosion, President Ali convened an emergency meeting with the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the Private Sector Commission where he underscored the importance of aiding the islands in the fastest possible time.

Prime Minister Phillips coordinated the efforts and by Wednesday, with the support of the private sector, the first ship ‘Miss Meena’ set sail with over 300 tons of emergency supplies, which included food, water and protective gear.

A second shipment containing a 20ft container with 800 cases of Tropical Mist water, 1152 cases of Rainforest Water and 400 cases of Aqua Mist water left earlier today.
A third vessel scheduled to carry more supplies will leave early next week.

Government to send off second shipment of relief supplies todayThe Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and Banks DIH have loa...
15/04/2021

Government to send off second shipment of relief supplies today

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and Banks DIH have loaded a 20ft container with 800 cases of Tropical Mist water, 1152 cases of Rainforest Water and 400 cases of Aqua Mist water, which is ready to be shipped to St Vincent and the Grenadines.

This second shipment will be sent via Tropical Shipping today.

A third vessel is scheduled to be loaded on Saturday (April 17), which will take more supplies to the volcano-affected islands.

Earlier this week, a private vessel ‘Miss Meena’ left our shores for the islands with over 300 tons of relief items, including 100 tons of rice.

Government to send off second shipment of relief supplies today

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and Banks DIH have loaded a 20ft container with 800 cases of Tropical Mist water, 1152 cases of Rainforest Water and 400 cases of Aqua Mist water, which is ready to be shipped to St Vincent and the Grenadines.

This second shipment will be sent via Tropical Shipping today.

A third vessel is scheduled to be loaded on Saturday (April 17), which will take more supplies to the volcano-affected islands.

Earlier this week, a private vessel ‘Miss Meena’ left our shores for the islands with over 300 tons of relief items, including 100 tons of rice.

Dr Jagan's contributions to democracy will never be forgotten- President Ali-Says former President's ideals part of the ...
14/04/2021

Dr Jagan's contributions to democracy will never be forgotten- President Ali

-Says former President's ideals part of the PPP's DNA

Georgetown, Guyana (April 13, 2021) His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali hailed the late Dr Cheddi Jagan as the country's "greatest citizen" and said that his contributions to the fight for democracy will forever be enshrined in the annals of Guyana's history.

The Head of State praised the former leader at the Annual Cheddi Jagan Commemorative Lecture that was held virtually today.

"This activity, modest but important, is recognition— if any was needed— that Dr Cheddi Jagan has not been, and will never be forgotten, not in our party or in our country."

President Ali said that suggestions that the memory of Dr Jagan has been side-lined is "nothing further from the truth".

"Dr Cheddi Jagan's ideas and ideals are engraved in the psyche of our party and its leaders. They have become part of the PPP's DNA. His examples and contributions continue to inspire us, especially in the face of the attempts which were made to derail our elections and to destroy our democracy," the President added while emphasising that the party was inspired and led by the best example of political tenacity.

Read full release: https://op.gov.gy/index.php/2021/04/14/dr-jagans-contributions-to-democracy-will-never-be-forgotten-president-ali/

Dr Jagan's contributions to democracy will never be forgotten- President Ali

-Says former President's ideals part of the PPP's DNA

Georgetown, Guyana (April 13, 2021) His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali hailed the late Dr Cheddi Jagan as the country's "greatest citizen" and said that his contributions to the fight for democracy will forever be enshrined in the annals of Guyana's history.

The Head of State praised the former leader at the Annual Cheddi Jagan Commemorative Lecture that was held virtually today.

"This activity, modest but important, is recognition— if any was needed— that Dr Cheddi Jagan has not been, and will never be forgotten, not in our party or in our country."

President Ali said that suggestions that the memory of Dr Jagan has been side-lined is "nothing further from the truth".

"Dr Cheddi Jagan's ideas and ideals are engraved in the psyche of our party and its leaders. They have become part of the PPP's DNA. His examples and contributions continue to inspire us, especially in the face of the attempts which were made to derail our elections and to destroy our democracy," the President added while emphasising that the party was inspired and led by the best example of political tenacity.

Read full release: https://op.gov.gy/index.php/2021/04/14/dr-jagans-contributions-to-democracy-will-never-be-forgotten-president-ali/

Here are a few more images from the official unveiling of the 'Welcome to Guyana' sign at the Timehri roundabout this af...
13/04/2021

Here are a few more images from the official unveiling of the 'Welcome to Guyana' sign at the Timehri roundabout this afternoon. President Irfaan Ali attended the event with First Lady Arya Ali.

The First Lady said that the sign was about promoting Guyanese pride and about highlighting the beauty of the country to visitors. Mrs Ali is on a mission to help enhance Guyana through her National Beautification Project.

Happening now || His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali has joined his wife Arya Ali for the official unveiling of the ‘Welcome to...
13/04/2021

Happening now || His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali has joined his wife Arya Ali for the official unveiling of the ‘Welcome to Guyana’ sign at the roundabout in Timehri, East Bank Demerara.

The sign is part of the First Lady’s National Beautification Project which seeks to safeguard the country’s scenic beauty; while creating environmentally friendly locations for Guyanese to interact.

The project was done in collaboration with the Office of the First Lady, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and Impressions.

Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Oneidge Walrond, Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-INVEST) Dr Peter Ramsaroop and United States Ambassador Sarah Ann Lynch are also at the location.

Here are a few more images of supplies being loaded onto the Miss Meena at the Muneshwer’s Wharf. The vessel is expected...
13/04/2021

Here are a few more images of supplies being loaded onto the Miss Meena at the Muneshwer’s Wharf. The vessel is expected to leave the shores of Guyana later today to deliver food, water and other emergency supplies to the volcano-affected St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Photo Credit: Civil Defence Commission - CDC

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Assalam o Alikium warafmatulahi wabarkatuh To His Excellency President Irfan Ali Will like to wish you a happy Birthday may Allah bless you in abundance fulfill all your desire bless you with khair and Aafiya Ameen
I am writing to tell the president about job from scondery to digree
Mr president this victim need justice. Enough is enough. Minister responsible playing games because he is friends with the propertrator. The CEO of EPA is as lazy as sin.
President why a hardworking law-abiding citizen of cannot get justice from your ministers..Who is responsible for looking after environment Protection .Dust, noise, damage of property from machineries in a residential area. The minister responsible playing games with the victim because he is friends with the lawbreaker . The CEO for EPA is a lazy good for nothing. Mr President do you want ppp party to go down the same road as apnu. This victim needs justice for crying out loud. Come on now, how long this victim must go on living like this.
Would there ever be justice for the poor innocent people of Guyana
Construction materials leaving the land. EPA and ministry of Infrastructure say the materials to build a house. So they taking the sand out of the land ,pray on it and return it back....let there be justice. I think PPP made that promise to the guyanese. Or either a promise is a comfort for a fool. We will not stop.
Mr President we will stand with our sister to get justic. Corruption must stop with the ministers. Progress and some people suffering. Where are the laws of that country. How can one live like this . Why EPA not doing their job and lying and covering up for bullies, lawless people. We will not stop until justice serve.
Let there be justice
How can politicians sit back and watched and encourage someone's life being destroyed from corruption. Shm😭😭
In 2019 petition of over 1000 signatures was delivered to the Mabaruma Town Council Since then, over 1500 more people have signed the petition. https://www.change.org/.../mayor-of-mabaruma-save-the... In 2021 Instead of caring for the trees, Mabaruma Town Council decide the "better solution" is to chop them down PLEASE reconsider this decision! You still have time to save these iconic trees, your reputation, and the beautiful image of Mabaruma that means so much to so many Guyanese (and foreign visitors!) This is *NOT* "development; there are other, better ways. #STOPTHECUTTING #scaryhumans/times #devolutionmuch #Mabarumarubbertreetragedy #Guyana2021shortsightedscuntry #apocalypsenow #itdoesnthavetobethisway..
Good Morning President Ali, Congratulation. I visit Guyana many time and I stayed at Port Mourant Compound, back of the Training School Hostel. Its a disgrace to see how the people have to live , the roads is horrible with poor drainage. Can you please send the proper authority to fix the issues. Regards Peter Kempadoo
#SOS#Venezuela #Emergency#Situation #Evacuation#Repatriation #Humanitarian#Assistance God bless you Honourable President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Vice-President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, brothers and sisters, very warm greetings and divine blessings to all! Just want to make a request to exhort the Guyana government to urgently consider the possibility to organize and implement an emergency humanitarian plan with flight and/or boat service from Venezuela to repatriate all guyanese in distress who are eager to return home but cannot afford a passage please.. (500 US$ p/p) I'm brother (Francis Mahase) technician and teacher in electronics and electricity and would like to return home to teach, train, prepare and work with the guyanese youth that may be willing to aqquire skills and learn a trade and/or any other job vacancy in the government to help build our nation..be a blessing where there is a need..and help in any way or social programme to attend the needs our fellow remigrants.. Thank you very much..we hope and expect a positive answer and would be very glad and gratefull for any support or evacuation plan to get out of Venezuela! One people, one nation, one destiny! God bless Guyana!