Jagdeo keynote speaker at World Development Forum in Mexico

first_imgGuyana’s former President and current Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, is currently attending the first ‘World Sustainable Development Forum’, being held in Mexico City under the theme ‘Implementing the Paris Agreement and the SDGs’.This event commenced on February 1, and will conclude on February 3.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoCo-sponsored by the Government of Mexico City and a group of world class universities in Mexico, and supported by the business and industrial as well as research and academic communities in Mexico, the forum will consist of keynote addresses, high level panel discussions, and parallel sessions focused on specific themes and issues.Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, who has a Master’s degree in Economics and holds a number of global leadership positions in the areas of sustainable development, green growth and climate change, has been appointed Head Speaker of the forum.Other renowned speakers include political leaders who have been, or currently are, heads of states and heads of governments, distinguished winners of the Nobel Prize, ministers holding relevant portfolios from a large number of countries, as well as leaders of business and industry, civil society, and research and academic institutions.The WSDF is expected to attract a global audience, and youths are expected to have a special role in the meeting.last_img read more

Winnipeg police arrest charge men with killing Tina Fontaines cousin

first_imgWINNIPEG – Police have charged three men in the killing of a cousin of Tina Fontaine, a teenager whose death fuelled calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.Police in Winnipeg say Jeanenne Chantel Fontaine, 29, was shot in March before the home she was in was set on fire.She was later taken off life-support.Const. Jay Murray said police believe the suspects went to the home looking for a man over a methamphetamine deal. Fontaine was in the wrong place at the wrong time.“She was not the intended victim in this matter,” Murray said at a news conference Wednesday.“These individuals came to the house looking for someone else. I want to make that clear.”Malcolm Miles Mitchell is charged with second-degree murder and arson.Jason Michael Meilleur is charged with manslaughter and Christopher Mathew Brass faces counts of manslaughter and arson.Brass is also charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man who was shot in February.The body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was discovered wrapped in a bag in the Red River in August 2014, eight days after she was reported missing.Her death sparked a nationwide outcry, which helped lead to an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.Raymond Cormier, 54, has been charged with second-degree murder in her death.last_img read more