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President Ramotar meets with Guyanese in St Lucia

President Donald Ramotar and his delegation took time out from their Caricom deliberations to meet with Guyanese living here in St Lucia last evening.

Scores of Guyanese turned up at the Indies Hall in Bay Gardens and the President presented a report on what’s taking place back home. He spoke to them about the outcome of the last elections which left his party in a minority government as the Opposition now controls the parliament. That’s not necessarily a bad thing the President said.

Some of those gathered raised concerns about some of the problems back home from the taxes to the water supply to house lots distribution and even agriculture.

The meeting went on for over two hours and covered a wide range of issues. The President announced that government will be looking at making more house lots available to remigrants as part of a new drive to encourage Guyanese abroad to re invest in their homeland. A re migrant housing scheme which was recently established made available 1000 houselots. Over 2000 persons applied.

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