Group meetings scheduled for December 2017 and January next
Progressive Party District and Group secretaries will be holding local unit meetings in West and East Berbice during the weeks of early December and as of January 5, 2018.
Basically, the various party units will be placing things in order for annual District conferences, as well
Flashback of an earlier conference
as to identify cluster leaders whose task centres upon Local Government Elections and the administrative assignments.
In terms of the latter, the planned meetings will involve party members as well as non party supporters.
In the former instance, the party district committees would be concentrating on ensuring the regulato- ry formulations for annual delegates deliberations are complied with.
Meetings are scheduled for Line Path and Crabwood Creek as well as the other constituencies along East Berbice.
PPP activists make field visits in response to community concerns
Districts 1, 2 and 3 com-
prising the West Berbice region are programmed to sponsor both types of meetings at specific locations most accessible to group members, including Bath Freedom House (for District 2).
Meanwhile, PPP activists have visited the location of the roadway that leads to the Abary Primary School, which is in a deplorable condition.
Another area of community anxiety was flagged by an investigation of the highrisk situation as this regards the boat transportation that serves to convey the headmaster, teacher and students along the creek.
It was confirmed that no life jackets are provided despite repeated requests for these to be made available.
The Regional Education Development Officer (REDO) has been informed, as well as the Regional Executive Officer (REO), Mr. Ovid Morrison.
Up to last week nothing had been done.
Skeldon workers interviewed as Guysuco closure imminent
Party organisers were updated last week on the
absurd situation existing at Blairmont sugar estate and factory where management has claimed t here i s no money to pay the workers, that the wages amount was utilized t o pay workers from the shutdown Wales estate.
Meanwhile, subsequent to the broad popular solidarity extended to Rose Hall and Canje/ Albion workers over the proposed Guysuco amalgamation and diversification policies, the decision by the government to defer the closure of Rose Hall estate from the end of 2017 until sometime next year is being viewed partially as a victory for the workers.
There is a vocal consensus that the government should heed good advice and make the temp closure permanent.
On the negative side it was reliably learnt last week that section of Skeldon estate’s labour force have been interviewed prior to receiving redundant letters notifying them of the Guysuco layoffs.
Approximately 1,700 workers are engaged i n production at this factory site.
Party honours comrade Ali Baksh
An estimated 1,000 persons gathered on Saturday November 25, last to pay homage and give their respects to Ali Baksh, a long standing PPP stalwart from the 1960s.
Brief addresses were made by executive members of the Party, including Secretary General Bharrat Jagdeo, former general secretaries Donald Ramotar and Clement James Rohee, as well as representatives of the Progressive Youth Organisation (Irfaan Ally), Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO), Sheila Veerasammy, Rice Producers Association, Dharamkumar Seeraj and former Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon.
Eulogy tributes were read by the daughters of Ali Baksh.
The former regional chairman ( both PPP and Admin) was hailed as a gifted leader who believed i n t he t eachings of Dr. Jagan to his final days on earth.
His f uneral was t he largest seen in Essequibo for years.