Delegates of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) from Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) came out in their numbers to participate in the Party’s congress, which was held on Saturday.PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo urged the delegates to continue working hard to mobilise everyone to join forces with the Party, as it prepared for the 2020 General Election.PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo having a casual conversation with elder women of Region Nine at the conclusion of the congressJagdeo reminded the attendees of the failed promises made to them by the coalition Government. He urged them to hold the Government accountable for its actions and to ensure that their voices were heard.The Party’s leader also promised to do more for Indigenous people if the Party returned to office. He said that regardless of the election’s outcome, the PPPwould always fight for the rights of Guyana’s first people.During the congress, Jagdeo and other PPP officials also heard from the delegates who complained about the Government not being able to deliver on its promises.Some of the delegates pointed to the promise made by the coalition in relation toJagdeo speaking to another villagerincreased financial grants, large solar panels, and improved social services, among others.Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Alister Charlie told Guyana Times that the delegates were pleased with the meeting and they were drawn from some of the most remote villages in the Region.He said the attendance of these villagers, particularly those from the Wai Wai villages, was extremely pleasing, as it showed their commitment to the PPP and their own development.Charlie said the delegates also used the opportunity to raise several other concerns with Jagdeo and the leadership of the PPP, and have given their fullJagdeo being presented with a token by a resident of Region Nine upon his arrival in Lethem on Saturdaycommitment to get the message of the PPP out.
Imagine The Donald – without the hair. It could become reality, thanks to World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon. On April 1, he and Donald Trump will each have a wrestler compete on his behalf in the “Battle of the Billionaires” at WrestleMania 23 in Detroit – the WWE’s biggest annual pay-per-view event. If Umaga beats Bobby Lashley, McMahon will give Trump what some might call a long-overdue buzz. If Lashley, Trump’s rep, wins, McMahon will sport a new look. Trump, the real estate mogul and star of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” knows his ‘do isn’t popular with some fans. “A lot of people want to see it shaved,” he told The Associated Press in a phone interview from his New York office. “I do get criticized, there’s no question about it, although I’ve never had any problem with it. It certainly has seemed to work.” Trump deserves to be humiliated, McMahon said during an interview. “Hopefully, I have really dull scissors so I can yank the rest of it out that I can’t cut,” McMahon said. “But I may be surprised how much Mother Nature has already beaten me to the punch. I won’t know that until I start cutting.” McMahon credited Bonnie Hammer, president of USA and Sci-Fi networks, with the idea to get Trump involved in WrestleMania. “Donald Trump, to a certain extent, represents a great deal of Americana,” McMahon said. “He’s larger than life, which really fits into what the WWE is.” Trump, 60, was hesitant to participate. He said McMahon, 61, persuaded him by making a “sizable” donation to charity. Both Trump and McMahon will donate their checks, an amount McMahon said should exceed $5 million. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!