Corbin off to Canada
Stabroek News
November 20, 2003

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PNCR leader Robert Corbin (second from left) and Catholic Bishop elect of Guyana Francis Dane Alleyne (centre) pose for this picture at Corbin's Congress Place party office where Bishop Alleyne called on him on Tuesday. Also in this picture are Cheryl Sam

PNCR leader Robert Corbin yesterday left for Canada at the head of a three-man party delegation for talks in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto with Canadian government officials.

He will also meet with several Guyanese groups in Toronto and Montreal. With him are parliamentarians, Volda Lawrence and Jerome Khan.

The visit to Canada follows on the heels of trips by Corbin to Atlanta, Miami, New York and Washington DC. During these visits, the PNCR leader has taken the opportunity to explain his party's position on shared governance and foreign and local investment as well as to update them about the progress of the constructive engagement process between him and President Bharrat Jagdeo.

Before his departure, Corbin received the Bishop elect of the Catholic Church, Francis Dane Alleyne at his Congress Place party headquarters.

Father John Persaud accompanied Bishop Alleyne when he called on Corbin.

A release from the PNCR said that during Bishop Alleyne's visit, he and Corbin exchanged ideas concerning the future of Guyana's young people.

Earlier in the day, Corbin also received a delegation from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) headed by Gonzalo Aftca, economist in the Programme Division for State and Civil Society.

The PNCR release said that the IDB team discussed the planned programme of the bank for Guyana, particularly in the areas of fiscal and financial management, tax and customs administration, as well as support for the work of the Parliamentary Sector Committees.

Corbin expressed the hope that the assistance being provided "will be used for the benefit of all in Guyana and that there would be better accountability of funds disbursed".