PRESIDENT GRANGER CHATS VENEZUELA TERRITORIAL ISSUES WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

PRESIDENT GRANGER CHATS VENEZUELA TERRITORIAL ISSUES WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA

By Waltie Ainsworth

President David Granger had a very productive meeting with President Barack Obama at the White house on Friday June 12, 2015. High on the agenda was the perennial dispute between Guyana and Venezuela. Since the completion of the recent election cycle in Guyana, Venezeula, at the goading of the losing PPP, has renewed its territorial claim to the entire Essequibo Region and delta which is rich in gold, timber and holds significant offshore oil reserve. Brazil has also put Guyana on notice to reclaim land on the southern border.

On Wednesday last, parliament was convened and the PPP refused to show up. Instead they picketed outside of GECOM headquarters in Kingston much to the dismay of the Civic faction of the party. A prominent citizen, who prefers to remain anonymous, said that his understanding of elections and campaigning is that it should end after the official count has been announced. He also expressed disgust at the PPP claiming that Jagdeo may have demitted office and never gave up powers. The problem is of him still suffering a hangover having lost the elections.

And while President Granger is away, First Vice president and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo is performing the duties of president. Also some more high level appointments were made earlier in the week. Commodore Gary Best is now an adviser to the president. So too is former Brigadier Collins. ( CLICK

It is also understood that Mark Ripper Kirton is tipped to be the new Guyana ambassador to Brazil and Professor Ivelaw Griffith is on a short list for ambassador to the United Nations.

And on Sunday tons and tons of Guyanese representing diverse groups, communities and interests converged on Church Avenue in Brooklyn to celebrate the winning ways of the APNU/AFC coalition of the last elections. They celebrated to the music of Dave Martins “Not a Blade of Grass” They listened to addresses from their local politicians and congressmen and women. Foremost among them was Mr. Hakim Jeffries of the 8th District of New York…

 

Meanwhile, the clergy of several churches in New York are seeking an urgent Meeting with the organizers of last Sunday’s victory meeting in Brooklyn. The victory rally deprived the church of their congregation. Most citadels and meeting halls were left bare and this impacted significantly on the financial well being of the churches.

The department of Public Safety and transportation gave good marks to the Guyanese community who came in strong numbers and behaved orderly for their visiting President on a Sunday at High Noon.

EDDY GRANT – I AM THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU

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DAVE MARTINS – NOT A BLADE OF GRASS

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