President Irfaan Ali addresses opening ceremony of Barbados’ ‘Agrofest’ 2022

President of Guyana, Dr Irfaan Ali delivered featured remarks at the opening ceremony of Barbados' 'Agrofest' 2022. More than 150 Guyanese and more than 45 Guyanese companies are participating. 

Guyana: President of Guyana, Dr Irfaan Ali delivered featured remarks at the opening ceremony of Barbados’ ‘Agrofest’ 2022. More than 150 Guyanese and more than 45 Guyanese companies are participating. 

After the opening ceremony, President Ali and Prime Minister of the Republic of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, toured the exhibition and interacted with exhibitors.

President Dr Irfaan Ali conducted an on-the-ground inspection of the ongoing road works on the East Bank of Demerara on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

The President, accompanied by a team of technical staff from the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) and the Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, made his first stop at the location for the new highway from Eccles to Diamond.

Currently, the road is 25% completed and is on a strict timeline for completion. The first section, which will allow traffic to flow from Eccles to the Providence access road is 30% completed and is expected to be completed by the end of July.

The second stop the President made was at the Haags Bosch access road which is undergoing rehabilitative works.

Currently, over 1,300 metres of concrete drain is being built to allow for the road to be rehabilitated and extended into a three-lane road from the Mandela to Eccles access road to the Windsor Estates access road.

These road projects, when completed, are expected to provide significant relief to the flow of traffic during peak hours along the East Bank of Demerara.

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.

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