Remigrants' group sets agenda for future action

Stabroek News
January 9, 2000

The first meeting of the Steering Committee of the Guyana Remigrants Association held last Wednesday reviewed events of the past fortnight and began setting the agenda for the group's future action.

The meeting held at the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry's boardroom, Regent Street, adopted "The Guyana Remigrant Association" as the name of the group.

In a press release from the association, it was stated that the name was thought to be appropriate as it allowed the organisation to be readily identified to those who were thinking of returning. Present at the meeting were the committee's chairman George Monroe, secretary Tom Jordan; and other appointed representatives, including Lall Budhu, Ribirtha Hart, Monty Venture, Radica Bedesse and Rozanna Ali.

The formation of the association as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) to facilitate the resettlement of returning Guyanese, according to the release, followed a meeting of the group with President Bharrat Jagdeo three Wednesdays ago.

That meeting was called by Jagdeo to interact with the remigrant group and to solicit suggestions on the office which is about to be established to deal with remigration issues.

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