OAS to fund Guyana education projects
By Chamanlall Naipaul
August 17, 2003
THE Ministry of Education is expected to benefit from two projects funded by the Organisation of American States (OAS).
OAS representative, Ms. Paloma Adams is scheduled to visit Guyana next month to assist in the preparation of the project proposals, and to meet with current and past beneficiaries of OAS-funded ventures.
This was reported by Minister of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation, Mr. Clement Rohee at a recent press conference.
He told reporters Thursday at his Ministry's Takuba Lodge, Georgetown base that bilateral technical cooperation between Guyana and several countries and international organisations has been yielding positive results.
The Government has been able to get help to mobilise human resources to meet the needs of those sectors that are executing and implementing programmes to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of Guyanese.
Rohee said new areas identified for cooperation with Brazil during a recent visit there by President Bharrat Jagdeo will be vigorously pursued in this light.
Others are expected to emerge from a visit by the Head of State to India later this month. Rohee said Guyana is likely to benefit from the presence of several experts under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme.
Recently, the Indian Government handed over mobile fruit processing demonstration machinery, which would be used in training Guyanese farmers in the techniques of value-added processing.
In other areas of cooperation, the Chinese Government has invited Guyana to participate in the Caribbean Ministerial Seminar for economic and administrative officials and a trade and investment forum next month.
A Chinese technical team is also expected here shortly to assist Guyana with repairs to the Moco Moco Hydroelectric Plant at Lethem, which was damaged by a landslide last month.
And the 22nd Session of the Guyana/Cuba Joint Commission is to be convened here next month. Rohee said new initiatives are being formulated for adoption, while several others adopted at 21st Session will be implemented.
Estate foreman found dead
POLICE are investigating the death of Lalta Damon Chon, a field foreman of the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s Blairmont Estate.
His body was found on Wednesday afternoon at the Number Seven Village foreshore, West Coast Berbice.
According to a Police source, a missing report was made by his daughter at 07:40 hours on Monday at the Blairmont Police Station. Her father had left home on Sunday last at about 22:30 hours and did not return.
An Estate official said that Chon had not reported for duty seven days prior to the discovery of his body.
Chon, 54, of Lot 195 Section ‘A’ Burnham Drive, Rosignol, was last seen alive on Monday at the Rosignol Stelling.