Guyana: President Dr Irfaan Ali announced a one-off grant of $150,000 each for fisherfolk to help them during their “difficult times” on Monday, May 31, 2022. Fishing has taken a global hit with a decline in catches, and Guyana has been no exception.
President Ali, who made the announcement at Windsor Forest on the West Coast of Demerara, said that the grant was made after a complete assessment of the needs of persons in the industry—who amount to over 5000.
“You have a Government that is responsible. A Government that will continue to work with you hand-in-hand, “underlined President Ali.
He also stated that his Government is ready to work with people to use marine cages for aquaculture development.
President Dr Irfaan Ali praised the performers that were part of the cultural celebration at the 56th Independence Anniversary Flag Raising Ceremony at Damon Square, Anna Regina, Region Two.
A number of singers, dancers, poets and technical persons gathered at State House on Tuesday afternoon for the meeting with the Head of State.
The President spoke candidly with the group and highlighted some of his Government’s plans for the industry while he listened to their recommendations on ways of improving their performances and the industry as a whole.
President Dr Irfaan Ali and a high-level government team held a virtual meeting with representatives from Mount Sinai Health System this afternoon at State House.
The Government of Guyana and the renowned New York-based health system have had numerous discussions over the last year in partnering to improve Guyana’s public and primary healthcare services.
Discussions have ranged from creating a national health plan to developing healthcare in specific areas such as oncology, cardiology and endocrinology with a specific focus on diabetes.
At the meeting today, President Ali said he wanted the outcome to be a clearly defined path with set timelines. The President was joined by Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo and Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony.