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Jagdeo addresses global issues at Clinton initiative’s annual meeting

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first_img… commences series of engagements in the USUpon the invitation of former US President Bill Clinton, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo travelled to theOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo shares a light moment with former US President Bill Clinton on the sidelines of the 12th Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual MeetingUnited States to deliver a keynote address at the 12th Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting which commenced on Tuesday.The event addresses a series of global issues, including how the international community can build from last year’s historic Paris Climate Agreement.President Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been highly supportive of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), with a team from the Clinton Foundation working with the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Office of the President during Jagdeo’s presidency.Jagdeo praised the Clinton Foundation for assisting Guyana, saying the Foundation was an example of modern forms of global partnership which seek to solve big problems.“The conversations here today are focused on the world’s most pressing issues – things like climate change, global migration, terrorism, stagnating economic growth and youth un-employment. As we listen to each other, we hear again and again about how societies all around the world suffer when leaders move away from evidence-based policy, and instead forge policy through prejudice. In developed and developing countries, we are seeing how intellectually-weak policies are combining with the rise of populist politicians to put development into reverse. The answer to these threats is the reassertion of progressive politics across the world,” he stated.The Annual Meeting opened with public discussions, including between former President Clinton, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Argentinean Prime Minister Mauricio Macri and the recently-elected Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.Prime Minister Renzi made a passionate call for Europe to respond positively to changes in the world, and the Mayor of London spoke of how “progressive politics works.”Meanwhile, Jagdeo is slated to commence a series of engagements in the USA.After attending the CGI, Jagdeo moved to a further set of meetings in New York, focused on international plans to address climate change.According to a statement from his Office, the Paris Climate Agreement is likely to become international law in the coming months after it is ratified by the requisite number of countries, so global leaders are now consulting on how its provisions can be strengthened and global ambition to combat climate change can be increased.Jagdeo will then travel to the state of Florida, where he has been asked to be the guest speaker at the Eric Williams Memorial Lecture at Florida University in Miami.Dr Eric Williams was the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Memorial Lecture in his honour has seen many world personalities speak, including former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell; former President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda; and former Prime Minister of Jamaica, PJ Patterson. Last year’s speaker was St Vincent and the Grenadines Head of Government, Dr Ralph Gonsalves.Following the engagement at Florida University, Jagdeo will meet with groups of university students in Florida, and he will also be meeting with members of the Guyanese community in both New York and Florida.last_img read more

WORK SET TO BEGIN ON HISTORIC NEW RAILWAY WALKWAY IN TERMON

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first_imgIncluded in the photo arePatric Hilferty , Dan O Donnell, Jim O Donnell ( Landowners) Joe Mc Hugh, Mary Doherty Manager at Craoibhin, Inga Bock, Recreation Officer DLDC, Cilene Mc Fadden, & Fred Gallagher members of Comhlacht Forbartha an Tearmann.Missing from Photo – Michael Mc Bride, Noreen Trearty & Eugene Trearty.FEATURES: On Sunday afternoon last a small group gathered to mark the first sod being turned on an exciting new project in Termon, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. The Railway Line that runs through the Termon area is being developed by Local Community Group Comhlacht Forbartha an Tearmann as part of  county wide initiative to get the old Lough Swilly route the Derry- Burtonport railway line reopened as a walk and cycle path.Work is due to begin on 3km stretch of land from Currin to Barnes in the coming days. Initially the land is being cleared of debris and fallen trees by local excavator Dan O’ Donnell. It is hoped that with the continued help of other community groups and local farmers that the route can be developed from Letterkenny right through to where the Creeslough development group carry on the work right through to Falcarragh and onto Burtonport and indeed the islands off Donegal.So if you are a landowner or a community group along the railway please get in touch with Mary here in the Craoibhín or Inga Bock at Donegal Local Development Company.Comhlacht Forbartha an Tearmann are the umbrella group for Croaibhín Community Centre in Termon, where the project is being led by Mary Doherty and Local Volunteer Eugene Trearty.WORK SET TO BEGIN ON HISTORIC NEW RAILWAY WALKWAY IN TERMON was last modified: October 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Featuresnewslast_img read more