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GUYANA: Moray House Trust: Commemorates Arrival Day on 5th May 2022 – Various readings – YouTube

Title:              ‘I am a Coolie’: Identity and Indenture
Date:              Thursday 5th May 2022
Time:             11AM Guyana, New York, Toronto, 4PM UK
Platform:       YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/dUirPfa8Fjg

Guyana Elections: Dr. Yesu Persaud wants to see change urges Constitution reform

Dr. Yesu Persaud wants to see change urges Constitution reform

April 19, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under News

Dr. Yesu Persaud

Dr. Yesu Persaud

One of the country’s most prominent businessmen, Dr. Yesu Persaud, believes that the time has come for a change and for the country’s Constitution to be reformed.

Dr. Yesu Persaud, who built the Demerara Distillers Limited into a powerhouse with its world renowned, award winning El Dorado rum line and soft drinks and created Demerara Bank and the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED), has been critical for some time about the Constitution which he argued gives the Government too much power without accountability.

In return, he has also been scathingly criticized by the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) for his comments.  Continue reading

Dr. Yesu Persaud chronicles life in gritty autobiography

Dr. Yesu Persaud chronicles life in gritty autobiography

 “Reaching For The Stars – The Life of Yesu Persaud”

MAY 11, 2014 | BY 
Dr. Yesu Persaud with his book.

Dr. Yesu Persaud with his book.

His life is a story that tells how one man made a phenomenal rise from humble beginnings to becoming one of Guyana’s top businessmen.
With the award-winning El Dorado 15-Year-Old Special Reserve rum, he has placed the country on the world map.

Dr. Yesu Persaud’s role also as a key negotiator in the critical 1970s overseeing the nationalization of Bookers, one of the most powerful companies in Guyana, and his establishment of several advocacy bodies and businesses in other sectors, have left an indelible mark not only because of the jobs he created under his watch, but because of how far-reaching his vision was.   Continue reading

Guyana: New D.D.L chairman – Kumar Samaroo, sworn in – video

New Guyana Distillers Limited (DDL) Chairman  Kumar Samaroo, sworn in on January 2, 2014 by former Chairman Dr. Yesu Persaud.

I was clean on NICIL’s financial affairs – Winston Brassington

I was clean on NICIL’s financial affairs – Winston Brassington

MARCH 7, 2012 | BY KNEWS |

 …but evidence points to questionable deals

Winston Brassington

Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington, has justified his stead at the helm of the Privatization Unit.
Brassington chose to respond to queries about his integral role in having established Queens Atlantic Investment Inc (QAII).
Brassington in his missive to the Guyana Times and to the State Media (Guyana Chronicle) said “I have done my job with honesty and integrity and can stand up to whatever scrutiny is brought to bear.”
In 2008 when the illegality of the QAII deal was exposed, his colleague in government transactions, Geoff Da Silva, who headed the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) in speaking on the deal involving Brassington was forced to admit, “We made a mistake…We thought it was covered in law.”
The forum at which Da Silva made the revelation was “Guyana’s Privatisation and Taxation Policies and Practices” organised by the administration, in retaliation to comments made by local businessman, Dr. Yesu Persaud.
Persaud had said that concessions similar to those granted to QAII should be given to other local companies. This attracted a sharp response from none other than the then Head of State, Bharrat Jagdeo.  [more}

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