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told reporters after the meeting. He also
contended that the commission was the
one to indicate a readiness for elections.
Jagdeo had been pressing for an end of
“The president, the executive or any
other body cannot intervene, intrude,
interfere with the work of the commission
so we have to allow for it to do its work. In
that regard, the leader of the opposition
was insistent that date be set,” he said,
again throwing the ball in the court of
For his part, Jagdeo said “we did not
get past the first item on the agenda
which is a date for elections. I said to him
that clearly you are the president, that you
have a duty to uphold the constitution.
The commission cannot override the constitution,”
he said as political and constitutional
uncertainty continue to swirl.
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TPS for individuals from Sudan, Nicaragua,
Haiti and El Salvador, but a federal
court ruling has blocked him from
doing so,” Roll Call said. DED protections
for individuals from Liberia are
scheduled to expire March 31.
“TPS and DED protections are included
because President Trump’s cruel
and reckless actions have increased the
urgency to address these issues and
protect these individuals in our communities,”
Roybal-Allard’s office said.
The 2017 version of the Dream Act
was bipartisan, but it is unclear if any
Republicans will sign on to the 2019
version, according to Roll Call.
It said two of the six of the Republican
co-sponsors on the 2017 bill —
Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida
and Joe L. Barton of Texas — have
retired and the other four — Reps. Mike
Coffman of Colorado, Carlos Curbelo
of Florida, and Jeff Denham and David
Valadao of California — lost their reelection
bids last fall.
Continued from Page 1
Guyana’s President, David Granger.
Associated Press / Adrian Narine
By Tangerine Clarke
The Miss World Guyana organization
is in search of young women
between the ages of 17 and 26 to be
tested to vie in the up-coming Miss
World Pageant in Thailand, according
to Ravi Ramkeesoon, U.S. managing
director of marketing and outreach
Under the theme: Freedom-Get
Involved, Transform, Evolve, persons
have until March 10, 2019, to submit
applications to www.missworldguyana.
Ramkeesoon said, for the first time,
the Miss World Guyana pageant would
be promoting Guyanese diaspora applicants
from the United States.
According to statistics, he said,
there are over 270,000 Guyanese residing
in the US, thus, sourcing potential
Miss World applicants from the region
is now a priority for the event organizers,
who will evaluate persons on their
understanding of the world, personality
traits, abilities in sports, debate,
talent multimedia, confidence, and
Each year, according to Ramkeesoon,
the Miss World Guyana
organization tests over 50 candidates.
Ten finalists are then selected and
appointed an administrative region of
Guyana to represent.
On coronation night, judges select
one, to represent Guyana at the Miss
“In Guyana, and the Caribbean
region, there are very few platforms
available that spotlight young women.
Miss World Guyana is one of them.
The brand represents female empowerment.
We believe the event also
serves as a mechanism to showcase
national talent, that can be used as a
“In addition, representing Guyana
on the Miss World stage is an accomplishment
in itself, one that will last a
lifetime,” said Ramkeesoon,
He pointed out that Guyana has
had recent success on the Miss World
stage including top 10 overall finishes
by Rafieya Hussain in London
in 2014 and Lisa Punch in China in
“But perhaps the most notable success
story on the Miss World stage
goes to Shakira Baksh (Caine) who
represented Guyana at Miss World in
1967 and finished third overall.”
She then launched her career in
modeling in London and appeared in
films such as “The Man Who Would be
King” along with Sean Connery and