Daily Archives: 08/18/2020

Trinidad and Tobago: Keith Rowley and Cabinet will be sworn in on August 19. 2020

—- Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar concedes to final Election Results 2020

T&T PM Dr. Keith Rowley

[Trinidad Guardian – August 18, 2020]

President Paula-Mae Weekes will swear-in Dr Keith Rowley as Prime Minister tomorrow: (August 19, 2020). The announcement was made via a media release today.

Dr Rowley said his entire Cabinet will also be sworn in as well.

The following is a statement from the Office of the President.

“Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago today received the final results of the General Election 2020 from the Chairman of the Elections & Boundaries Commission. Her Excellency immediately thereafter issued letters to Dr. Keith Rowley and Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar enquiring of their willingness to be appointed Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, respectively.       Continue reading

Guyana: PPP started tenure off on wrong foot by firing public servants – Fmr. President David Granger

Former Pres. David Granger

Guyana Government: Foreign Minister Hugh Todd appoints Greenidge as Advisor; several others

Ambassador to the United Nations is now Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett

Aug 18, 2020  Kaieteur News

Carl Greenidge

 Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd, yesterday announced several appointments within his Ministry. Todd said that the appointments are meant to bolster the Ministry’s foreign relations, technical and administrative capacity and strengthen his ministerial mandate.  Here are his appointments:

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FEATURE: IN THE DIASPORA: Guyanese Cuisine Culture – By G. J. Giddings

By G. J. Giddings – Dr. Jahwara Giddings is Professor of History at Central State University

It is always a good time to reiterate Guyana’s food traditions, practices, and prospects, and to emphasize the power and potential of good food in general. Just as food does amazing things at the table, it could be a source of national unity through development of a thoughtful and positive national food culture. In fact, there is a contemporary cuisine scene unfolding in Guyana, with great potential for our food security, health, economic enterprise and yes even national pride and unity.

There are global calls, if not cries, for more thoughtful and sustainable food systems which demand leadership from agriculturally rich and culturally dynamic places like Guyana.  And with projected oil wealth, and good governance, Guyana could lead and model modern sustainable food practices.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: AFC releases list of nine MPs for new Parliament

The Alliance For Change (AFC) has released its list 9 MPs for the new Parliament. APNU will have the other 22 seats won by the coalition at the March 2nd elections.

A statement from the AFC follows:

The Alliance For Change has submitted a list of Members for Parliament with a balance of experience and youth. These persons were selected through a rigorous process  undertaken by the Party’s National Executive Council who voted on the issue, ranking the top nine candidates who will  comprise the AFC’s component to the  APNU+AFC’s team of Parliamentarians.        Continue reading