Guyana Prez. For Brooklyn Meeting

Hardbeatnews, NEW YORK, N.Y., Tues. Nov. 29, 2005: Guyana’s President, Bharrat Jagdeo, fresh from meetings in London, Rome and Malta, is set to meet nationals today in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The 7 p.m. meeting at Bamboo Gardens Restaurant on Avenue L in Brooklyn will focus on next year’s election; business opportunities in Guyana and World Cup Cricket 2007, among other issues, according to an event notice.

His visit comes following the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta, where news reached Caricom leaders of the European Union’s plans to cut sugar prices by 36 percent over the next four years. Guyana, one of the largest producers of sugar in the Caribbean, stands to lose some US$37 million, since the price per tonnage will be reduced from 523.7 million Euros to 335 Euros by the 2009/2010 marketing year.

Meanwhile, the newest Guyana political party, the Alliance For Change, announced plans to meet with nationals this weekend at two separate meetings, in Brooklyn and Queens. Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan; Presidential Candidate Raphael Trotman; Vice-chair Sheila Holder, and Executive member Desmond Moses will visit New York and host the public meetings on Sat. Dec. 3rd at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn from 1 p.m. and on Sunday Dec. 4 from 3 p.m. at the Connelley Dance Studio in Richmond Hill, Queens.

Guyanese in NYC number about 130,600, according to the city’s Department of Planning estimates and is a hotbed for politicians looking for support and campaign donations. –