Guyanese Diaspora in New York hail Govt. outreach
February 10, 2004
QUEENS, NY -- GUYANESE braved the cold weather in New York by the scores Sunday and left satisfied after attending a meeting convened in Richmond Hill, Queens, to brief them on what's happening in their homeland.
Another meeting at Medgar Evans College auditorium in Brooklyn got a similar response, with attendees hailing the governmental outreach to bring them up-to-date, first-hand, on the issues that are currently making news in Guyana.
Head of the Presidential Secretariat and Secretary to the Cabinet Dr. Roger Luncheon, along with Minister of Labour Dr. Dale Bisnauth and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Ms. Gail Teixeira, have been meeting with Guyanese Diaspora folks in North America since February 5, 2004.
They are expected to return this week.
On Saturday and Sunday, the team conducted a pre-Republic anniversary update on current issues in Guyana at the Medgar Evers College Auditorium in Brooklyn and another meeting at Tropical Gardens, in Richmond Hill, Queens. Both meetings were well attended. The team also had interactions with the media there including television, radio and newspapers.
The team was scheduled to travel to Washington yesterday for meetings with senior officials of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States State Department, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
After these meetings the team will meet with officials of the Department of Health and the Department of Defense.
Prior to the visit to New York the team was in Canada, where they met with senior officials from the Canadian External Affairs Ministry in Ottawa and had interactions with the community and members of the media there.