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President Ali’s Ramadan 2021 message

  • Posted: April 12, 2021
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Love of all and hatred of none                             I extend Ramadan Mubarak greetings to the entire Islamic community of Guyana and by extension all Guyanese. Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It is a period of reform – a month of returning to piety and spiritual purity for Muslims. It is traditional at …

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President Ali’s Easter message to the Nation

  • Posted: April 04, 2021
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The First Lady and I, and our son, Zayd, extend our heartfelt greetings to all Guyanese, at home and abroad, on this blissful Easter.  Easter is the most joyous season in the Christian calendar. It emphasises the importance of sacrifice, forgiveness, hope and faith. These are the primary pillars on which humanity thrive.  As Pope Francis noted in his …

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President Ali’s address to the 131st Annual General Meeting of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Posted: March 30, 2021
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Members of the Diplomatic Community, Distinguished ladies, and gentlemen of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. I am very pleased to be given this opportunity this afternoon to share a few moments with you albeit virtually. I have also been told that our Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce will join you this afternoon particularly to …

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President Irfaan Ali address to the Virtual Meeting of Heads of State and Governments on International Debt Architecture and Liquidity

  • Posted: March 29, 2021
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Excellencies, António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister Holness, distinguished ladies and gentlemen.  Guyana is deeply concerned about the widening development chasm between rich and poor countries as a response to the COVID 19 pandemic. While rich countries are better able to cope with adverse consequences of the …

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President Ali’s address on the expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination programme

  • Posted: March 24, 2021
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On March 5, the Government of Guyana began the roll out the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Up to this time, more than 25,000 Guyanese citizens have been vaccinated. Since January 2021, the Government of Guyana approached several governments, manufacturers and agencies to procure vaccines for our citizens. We have so far approached the governments of India, …

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President Ali’s address to the EU-Guyana Virtual Investment Conference

  • Posted: March 23, 2021
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A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH EUROPE Thank you very much Ambassador Fernando… Distinguished ladies and gentlemen I welcome this important Guyana-European Union Investment Conference and I am deeply honoured that I was asked to address this event.   Welcome to this virtual experience of Guyana.  I assure you the reality is much better, but for now, …

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President Ali’s address to UG’s 2020 convocation

  • Posted: March 20, 2021
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Pro- Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Members of the University Council, Members of the University of Guyana Student’s Society,  Graduands, Family, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,    This must be one of the most notable convocation ceremonies within the history of this institution, given the prevailing national and global realities. The effects of the pandemic may have forced this …

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President Ali’s keynote address at the Guyana Basins Summit 2021

  • Posted: March 17, 2021
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I am pleased to be part of this Guyana Basin Summit. The Summit is driven by the high interest being expressed about Guyana’s future and the vast opportunities which the country’s economic transformation will unleash over the next decade and beyond. Indeed, this shared prosperity is not only within the boundaries of Guyana, but the …

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President Ali’s statement on taking the COVID-19 vaccine

  • Posted: March 12, 2021
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Fellow Guyanese I’m very pleased to inform you that I took the COVID-19 vaccine. And I want to take this opportunity to encourage every Guyanese to take the vaccine. While it is not mandatory, I want to urge you as far as possible, to consider taking the vaccine. And I’m sure that it will help …

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