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PNCR Conference: Granger promotes ‘One Nation’ solution

 Granger promotes ‘One Nation’ solution

David Granger

David Granger

July 25, 2014 · Stabroek News

In his address to the 18th biennial delegates’ conference of the PNCR this afternoon, Party leader David Granger urged a One Nation solution for the country and lambasted the PPP/C for not seizing the opportunity for more inclusive governance.

In the text of his address released by Congress Place he urged delegates to keep the pressure up to “push the PPP out of office, elect a government of national unity and give the Guyanese people the good life that they deserve”.

He also alighted on the Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh’s management of the country’s finances stating that it has been a major source of political contention. He added “We shall soon settle that!”  That remark appears to be a reference to Singh’s spending of $4.5B which has brought the country to the brink of a motion of no confidence by the opposition majority in Parliament against the government.

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The Society for Caribbean Linguistics Conference

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics – 18th Biennial Conference, August 9 – 13, 2010 – Barbados

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics held its 18th Biennial Conference in Barbados from August 9th to 13th, 2010 at the Amaryllis Beach Resort.  The theme of the recently held conference was “Caribbean Languages and Popular Culture” and the conference was dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Richard Allsopp, distinguished Caribbean linguist and lexicographer.  In keeping with the remit of the Society to address issues in language education, two teacher workshops were held prior to the conference for English and Foreign Language teachers in Barbadian secondary schools.

Papers presented at the conference covered  a variety of topics, including various aspects of linguistics, French Creole varieties, lexicography, language in song, language rights and language in literature, by both Caribbean and international participants.

Highlights included a session of tributes and the launch, posthumously, of Professor Allsopp’s last work, the New Register of Caribbean English Usage.  The keynote speakers at the launch were Professor John Rickford, outgoing President of the Society, Professor Ian Robertson, a former President, and Dr Jeannette Allsopp, widow of Professor Allsopp and the current President of the Society.

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