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Government Ministries

  • Ministry of the Presidency
  • - State
  • - Citizenship
  • - Social Cohesion
  • - Office of the Prime Minister
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Public Security
  • Ministry of Indigenous Peoples' Affairs
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Communities
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Ministry of Business and Tourism
  • Ministry of Legal Affairs
  • Ministry of Public Health
  • Ministry of Public Infrastructure
  • Ministry of Social Protection
  • Ministry of Public Telecommunications

  • H.E. Brigadier (Ret’d) David Arthur Granger, MSS
  • President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana
  • Ministry of the Presidency
  • Shiv. Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 225 1335
  • Fax: +592 225 3699

His Excellency The President, David Arthur Granger, MSM, MSS

David Arthur Granger David Granger’s life is grounded in traditional Guyanese values. He was born into a large family with strong roots in the public service and grew up in the three counties – Essequibo, Berbice and Demerara.

He was educated at Queens College and graduated from the University of Guyana, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He also attended the University of the West Indies, the University of Maryland and the National Defence University in the USA.

David Granger’s years of military service are based on his belief in Guyana’s independence and territorial integrity. He received his military training at the Mons Officer Cadet School and the School of Infantry in the United Kingdom, the Jungle Warfare Instruction Centre in Brazil, and the Army Command and Staff College in Nigeria. After serving as Commander of the Guyana Defence Force and National Security Adviser to the President, he retired with the rank of Brigadier.

Brigadier Granger made a significant contribution to national defence and public security as a member of several defence and security agencies. These include holding the chairmanship of the Central Intelligence Committee, co-chairmanship of the Border and National Security Committee and membership of the Guyana Defence Board, National Drug Law Enforcement Committee and the Disciplined Forces Commission.

He served in several public organisations and was elected to the presidencies of the History Society, Guyana Heritage Society, University of Guyana Guild of Graduates and the Guyana Chess Federation. He was also formerly a member of the University of Guyana Council and the Guyana Press Association. At present, he is chairman of the Guyana Book Foundation and a member of the Guyana Legion and the Board of Trustees of the Guyana Veterans Foundation.

Brigadier Granger has written extensively on national defence and public security issues. He received various academic awards which include the President’s Medal. His military awards include the Military Service Star for distinguished service.

Brigadier (ret’d) David Arthur Granger is a family man and is married to Sandra Chan-A-Sue Granger with two daughters, Han and Afuwa.

  • Hon. Lt Col (Ret’d) Joseph Harmon, MP
  • Minister of State
  • Ministry of the Presidency
  • Shiv. Chanderpaul Drive
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 225 7051
  •  Fax: +592 225 3395

Minister of State, Mr. Joseph HarmonGOG Poster - Basil Williams

Mr. Joseph Harmon. was born and raised in the West Demerara village of Pouderoyen and completed his schooling on the West Demerara before qualifying to do his ‘A’ Levels at Queen’s College. However, because of his circumstances he was unable to take up the opportunity and instead was forced to find employment. He worked for about a year in the Geddes Grant motor sales department before enlisting for the Officer Cadet course in the Guyana Defence Force, where he rose from the rank of Second Lieutenant following his graduation, to Lieutenant Colonel at the time of his retirement.

He applied for early retirement from the army as he wanted to do something else. During his years in the army Harmon took advantage of all the training it provided, including travelling widely in and out of Guyana, and in his later years he also made use of the opportunity afforded to officers to further their studies while still serving.

He completed his law degree at Cave Hill in Barbados before attending the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad. On completion of his law studies he served for some time in the army’s legal services department, where he was the Commanding Officer and where he did some prosecution work.

After twenty-three years in the Guyana Defence Force and another 15 years as a lawyer in private practice, Mr. Joseph Harmon still remains an “active politician” and was a new face in the Tenth Sitting of the National Assembly.

In his early days, Mr. Harmon was a member of the Young Socialist Movement (YSM), the youth arm of the PNC, and at one time he was the Chairman of the Pouderoyen YSM group, later on becoming a Member of the Regional Executive of the movement.

During his army days, Mr. Harmon ‘eased up’ in his involvement in politics, but by 2010, he resumed ‘full scale politics and was the Returning Officer for the elections at the Party’s Biennial Congresses.

Mr. Harmon is married with six children. He served in the Tenth Parliament of Guyana as APNU’s Shadow Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure.

  • Hon. Winston Felix, MPGOG Poster - Basil Williams
  • Minister of Citizenship
  • Ministry of the Presidency
  • 164 Waterloo Street
  • North Cummingsburg
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel No: +592 227 1193
  • Fax: +592 227 2700

  • Hon. Amna Ally, MPAmna Ally
  • Minister of Social Cohesion
  • Ministry of the Presidency
  • Shiv. Chanderpaul Drive
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 225 2739
  • Fax: +592 225 5403

  • Hon. Moses Veerasammy Nagamootoo, MP
  • 1st Vice President & Prime Minister
  • Office of the Prime Minister
  • Wight’s Lane, Kingston
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 227 3101/2
  • Fax: +592 226 7573
  • E-mail: opm@networksgy.com

1st Vice President & Prime Minister, Moses Verasammy NagamootooMoses Nagamootoo

Justice of the Peace & Commissioner of Oaths to Affidavits

FAMILY

  • Born: November 30, 1947 in Whim Village, Corentyne, Berbice.
  • Parents: Gangama and Nagamootoo Ramaswamy, both deceased.
  • Spouse: Sita Nagamootoo
  • Children: Angela Vashmini, Sita Maria, Adela Gangama & Moses Ernesto.

EDUCATION

  • Auchlyne Scots School
  • Rose Hall & Comprehensive High Schools
  • University of Guyana
  • University of the West Indies (Hugh Wooding Law School)
  • Accabre College of Social Sciences
  • Venezuelan Spanish Language Institute
  • Fellowship – Allen White School of Journalism, University of Kansas

RELIGION: Christian

PROFESSION: Attorney-at-Law

POLITICS

  • In 1961, entered politics at age 14, during struggle for Guyana’s independence.
  • 1964, October – member Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) and People’s Progressive Party (PPP).
  • 1966 – founder of National Union of Students.

POLITICAL POSTS

  • 1976-2011 – Member of PPP Central Committee.
  • 1978-2005 – Member of PPP Executive Committee.
  • 2011 – Vice-Chairman, Alliance For Change (AFC)

CABINET/PARLIAMENTARY PORTFOLIO

  • 1992-2014 Member of Parliament.
  • 1992-2001 Member of Cabinet under four Presidents (Cheddi and Janet Jagan, Samuel Hinds and Bharrat Jagdeo).
  • Senior Minister of Information; Senior Minister of Local Government & Regional Development with responsibility for Information & Amerindian Affairs.
  • COMMITTEES & BOARDS
  • Member of Select Committee on Constitutional Reform.
  • Chairman of Oversight Committee of the Select Committee on Constitutional Reform.
  • Member, Foreign Relations and Standing Orders Committees.
  • Council Member, University of Guyana.
  • 1994-1998 – Director, Guyana Airways Corporation.
  • 2005-2006 – Executive Member, Guyana Bar Association.
  • TEACHER (1964-70); JOURNALIST (1971-92)

JOURNALIST ORGANISATIONS

  • General Secretary of the Union of Guyanese Journalists – UGJ (1970-1992);
  • Founder member and Executive member of Caribbean Association of Media Workers- CAMWORK (1986-1992);
  • Executive Member of Federation of Latin American Journalists – FELAP;
  • Vice-President of International Organisation of Journalists – IOJ (1990-1996).

BOOKS

  • Hendree’s Cure, (2001 Nominee Guyana Literature Prize for First Novel)
  • Fragments from Memory (2015)

POETRY

  • Editor Anthology of Revolutionary Poems: “For the Fighting Front

AWARDS:

  • PPP’s Certificate for Meritorious Service – 1990, Guyana
  • IOJ Scroll of Honour as Outstanding Journalist  – 1996, Vietnam
  • GOPIO Community Service Award – 2008, India

  • Hon. Carl B. Greenidge, MP
  • 2nd Vice President & Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  •  “Takuba Lodge”
  • 254 South Road & Shiv Chanderpaul Dr.
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 226 9080
  • Fax: +592 223 5241
  • Email: minister@minfor.gov.gy

2nd Vice President & Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Barrington GreenidgeCarl Greenidge

Mr. Carl Barrington Greenidge was born in New Amsterdam, Berbice, and attended New Amsterdam Congregational School, first spending a few months at the Malteenoes Branch of Tutorial. He then attended Berbice High School, until he left for the United Kingdom to further his education.

Mr. Greenidge is a former Minister of Finance, Planning and Trade of Guyana. He has extensive experience at the policy, management and technical levels and has worked on public sector economics and agricultural policies as well as international trade and finance. He has provided distinguished service to his country, the Caribbean and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. That service has been in the design and management of Guyana’s Economic Recovery Programme (1988-1992) and the negotiation of the unique north-south cooperation pact, the Lomé Convention, inter alia. This latter pact aimed to alleviate the burden of poverty in the ACP regions which include the most trade dependent countries in the world and countries for which agriculture is dominant. He has successfully headed two joint ACP-EU funded institutions devoted to development and cooperation, and has, in the process, sat on both ‘sides’ of the Donor-Recipient interface.

Mr. Greenidge has also published four monographs, numerous academic articles on economics, and contributed to books on a variety of issues, including the political economy of agricultural modernisation, international agricultural trade negotiations and marine fisheries. He has been Co-President of the Joint Council of Ministers of the European Union and the ACP States.

Mr. Greenidge is a member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and served in the Tenth Parliament of Guyana as APNU’s Shadow Minister of Finance and International Economic Co-operation.

  • Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan, MP
  • 3rd Vice President & Minister of Public Security
  • Ministry of Public Security
  • Brickdam, Stabroek
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 225 7270
  • Fax: +592 227 4806

3rd Vice President & Minister of Public Security, Mr. Khemraj RamjattanGOG Poster - Basil Williams

Khemraj Ramjattan LLB (Cave Hill UWI) and LEC (Hugh Wooding Law School) was born on October 12, 1960 at No. 48 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. He is an eminent Attorney-at-Law, a fearless and objective politician, and volunteer youth organizer. His profession as an Attorney-at-Law and as a politician brings him in contact with people from all over Guyana. He is married to Sita Ramjattan and is the father of two sons, Divesh and Vikash.

“Prakash” or “Prak” as he is fondly known was born into and grew up in a grassroots, humble political family on the Corentyne, Berbice. His formal introduction to politics was through the People’s Progressive Party where he ascended through the ranks, from being leader of its youth section (PYO) to the position of member of that party’s Central Committee.

However, his futuristic way of thinking, probing mind and true commitment to democracy at all levels including at the level of internal party arrangements, brought him into conflict with the old dogmatists of the PPP/C. It was his vision for a new and progressive political dispensation in Guyana that led him to the formation of the Alliance For Change in 2005, the party he founded with Raphael Trotman and Sheila Holder.

This former State Counsel in the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions 1984 – 1988, and former President of the Guyana Bar Association 2003 –2005, has been a Member of Parliament since October 1992, serving as a Member of the Public Accounts Committee in 2001 – 2004, and in a number of other Parliamentary Committees. He has fearlessly and objectively represented his views on numerous issues, some highly politically sensitive, all in his quest for a better Guyana. His advocacy in many high profile human rights cases has given him prominence and stature in Guyana’s legal fraternity.

Mr. Ramjattan has participated in many national and international workshops and seminars; and contributed to numerous discussions and public debates on issues of mal-administration, good governance, undue political interference by the state, unprofessional and unethical behaviour at the Bar, among other topics.

He successfully participated in the British Council’s Young Lawyers Commonwealth Scholarship Programme in 1992 at the University of London. He is a former Editor of the Guyana Bar Review.

  • Hon. Sydney Allicock, MP
  • 4th Vice President & Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs
  • Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs
  • 251-252 Thomas & Quamina Streets
  • Queenstown, Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 227 5067
  • Fax: +592 225 7072

4th Vice President & Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Mr. Sydney AllicockGOG Poster - Basil Williams

Mr. Sydney Allicock, 55, is from the North Rupununi, Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo, Region No.9 and is widely accepted as a pioneer of community-based tourism in Guyana. He was Public & Civic Contributions 2010 Laureate. Mr. Allicock is a representative of the Guyana Action Party (GAP) in A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).

Mr. Allicock has articulated and promoted a vision of indigenous rural community development based on communal effort, wise use of natural resources, traditional knowledge and social systems, and equitable partnership with outside agencies. He has been a key figure in the development over the past two decades of the village of Surama, the North Rupununi region more widely, and Guyana’s indigenous communities, which account for nearly a tenth of the country’s population.

As a former Toshao of Annai, Mr. Allicock pioneered celebrations for Amerindian Heritage Day which was later adopted as a national event by the Guyana Government. Now Amerindian Heritage Day is celebrated in a different village each year, bringing both investment and national attention to indigenous communities around Guyana.

Mr. Allicock is one of the Iwokrama Centre’s key tutors for its Training Services Centre, where he has helped train hundreds of young Guyanese, mostly from indigenous communities, in leadership, survival skills, and eco-tourism development. His writing has been published in the distinguished literary journal Kyk-Over-Al and he has performed his poems at Guyana’s National Cultural Centre.

Mr. Allicock served in the Tenth Parliament of Guyana, with responsibilities for Local Government and Hinterland Development.

  • Hon. Noel Holder, MPNoel Holder
  • Minister of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Regent & Vlissengen Roads
  • Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 227 5049
  • Fax: +592 227 2978
  • E-mail: info@agriculture.gov.gy

  • Hon. Ronald Bulkan, MP
  • Minister of Communities
  • Ministry of Communities
  • Fort Street, Kingston
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 226 0617
  • Fax: +592 2273455

Minister of Communities, Mr. Ronald Azam BulkanRonald Bulkan

Mr. Ronald Bulkan. is the fifth of seven children of Rehannah Bulkan and the late George Bulkan, both of whom were school teachers.

Ronald, who was born in Supenaam on the Essequibo Coast, is a product of rural Guyana, though not exclusively so. He attended St. Philips Nursery, Bush Lot Primary, Yakusari Govt., Massiah Govt., Dolphin Govt. and Queen’s College. He has spent his entire life in Guyana, except for a nine-month period in 1979/80, when he lived in the USA while attending the University of Houston.

Mr.Bulkan is a co–founder (1983) of Precision Woodworking Limited, a pioneering company in value added processing in the wood–sector in Guyana. Mr. Bulkan and Precision were awarded the coveted Ernst and Young Caribbean Entrepreneur of the Year title in 2001, to date, the only Guyanese company to earn this accolade. He subsequently was inducted to the World Entrepreneur of the Year Academy in Monte Carlo in June 2002.

Although a businessman, Mr. Bulkan is no stranger to social and political activism. He belonged to the Guyana Human Rights Association (and was a member of the Elections Monitoring Committee in the pre-1992 period). An extension of this saw his being a part of the GUARD movement and he spoke on the platform, both in Georgetown and on the Corentyne.

He proudly recalls organizing a picketing exercise (together with Ian Lye) in 1992 against S.S Ramphal outside the Hotel Tower, when Ramphal was here spearheading hearings of the West Indian Commission. The exercise was meant to highlight the call for regional and international pressure to restore democratic elections and it was joined by the PPP, whose members that day included the late Dr. Jagan & Mr. Harripersaud Nokta. He was a candidate at the 1997 General Elections for the WPA.

The only organizations to which he has ever belonged to are the Queens College Cadet Corps, GHRA, WPA & now a proud member of the PNC. He counts among his heroes Nehru, Gandhi, Norman Manley, Martin Luther King, Mandela, EusiKwayana, Desmond Hoyte and Muhammed Ali.

Mr. Bulkan prays at the Redeemer Lutheran Church but is comfortable in any place of worship. He is married to Sattie and together they have two children, George & Nadia.

Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Ms. Valerie PattersonValerie Patterson

Name: Valerie Sharpe Patterson nee Adams

D.O.B: 16th August 1961

Address: 582 Baruda Oval, Retrieve, Mackenzie, Linden

Marital Status: Widow

Children: Two Boys ages (32) years and (30) years, four grand children

EDUCATION

Wismar Hill Primary School – Gained pass at Common Entrance Exams

Christianburg Wismar Multilateral School – Passes in (6) subjects GEO O’level Exams

IDCE – Certificate in Supervisory Management

University of Guyana – Diploma in Banking and Finance

University of American Peace Studies – Diploma in Strategic Management

OTHER

Certificate in Action Centered Management

Certificate in Total Quality Management

Certificate in Marketing

Certificate in Public Speaking

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

(3) years as a Pupil Teacher at the One Mile Primary School…1977-1980

(14) years worked from the level of a Teller to Senior Supervisor at the Guyana National

Co-operative Bank……1980 – 1994

(11) years worked as 1st Branch Manager of the Linden Branch of Courts Guyana

Inc……..1994 – 2005

(4) years as 1st female Fund Manager of the Linden Economic Advancement Fund

(LEAF)……2005 – 2009 end of project.

(5) years Chief Executive Officer Linden Enterprise Network (LEN)…….2010 – 2015

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

1st female Chairman of the Linden Utilities Services Co-op Society Ltd. (LUSCSL) Committee of Management 2007- 2014.

Treasurer of the Linden Chamber of Industry. Commerce & Development for 5 years

Chairman Linden Forum for Education & Business (LINFEB) for 3 years

PTA Chairman for several years

POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT

Member of the Peoples National Congress for over 20 years

Regional Democratic Councilor from 2001 – 2011 served as Chair of the Regional Women’s Affairs Committee & Regional Welfare Committee for the same period

Chair of Regional Rights of the Child Committee for approx 5 years

Member of the Regional Tender Board of the RDC for 3 years

Member of the Regional Finance Committee for 10 years

Regional Member of Parliament from 2015 to date

RELIGIOUS INVOLVEMENT

President of the Sectional Women’s Ministry of the Assembly of God in Guyana and National Treasurer. Ordained Pastor of The Flourishing Place Ministry in 2008 Ordained an Apostle in 2012

HOBBIES:

Meeting people, Counseling Youths and Women, Reading & Preaching the word of God.  Travelling, Socializing and Advocating for the Poor.

COUNTRIES TRAVELLED

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda, Canada, United States of America, Ecuador, Suriname, Brazil, India and England.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS 

1st female student in Linden to earn a distinction at GCE o’level at the level of form 4

Woman of the year award – Year of International Volunteers

National Award for Region #10 – Year of Peoples of African Descent

Award – Manager of the year by Courts Guyana Inc (twice)

Award –  Supervisor of the Year (Courts Linden most outstanding Agency) Western Union Money Transfer

Born in the small community of One Mile, Wismar, Linden to Berthyle and Emily Adams. Both of my parents were Leaders in many Community Organizations, churches and Lodges.

The fourth child of eight children.

My heart desire is to see Guyana develop as a country where all Guyanese would want to come back home, be comfortable and happy and once again, proud to be a Guyanese.

  • Hon. Dr. Rupert Roopnarine, MP
  • Minister of Education
  • Ministry of Education
  • PO Box 1014
  • 29 Brickdam, Stabroek
  • Tel #: +592 226 3094
  • Fax: +592 225 5570

Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert RoopnaraineRupert Roopnarine

Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine was born on 31st January 1943 in Kitty, Georgetown and is the father of Dr. Terry Roopnaraine and Alicia Roopnaraine.

He is a world class professor and instructor of liberal arts who has lectured at some of the most prestigious universities and learning institutions around the world, and is no stranger to Guyana’s politics and the struggles of the working class people of this country.

He has been in the front line of the national political movement since 1977 as one of the elite leaders of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA). He served as a Member of the Faculty of the University of Guyana from 1976 to 1990 and as a Member of Parliament for a number of years. He brought to the leadership of A Partnership for National Unity (A.P.N.U) his vast political experience and the WPA’s unwavering commitment to the building of a Guyana of social justice and racial harmony.

He was educated at Queen’s College (Guyana), Cambridge University (UK), and Cornell University (New York, USA), and holds a Doctorate in Comparative Literature.

Dr. Roopnaraine was part of APNU’s Shadow Cabinet in the Tenth Parliament, holding the portfolio of Agriculture and Environment.

  • Hon. Winston Jordan, MP
  • Minister of Finance
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Main & Urquhart Streets
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 227 1114/ 225 6088
  • Fax: +592 226 1284
  • Email: minister@finance.gov.gy

Minister of Finance, Mr. Winston JordanWinston Jordan

EDUCATION

  • MA, Economics, University of Warwick, UK, 1985
  • B SocSc, Economics (pass with distinction), University of Guyana, Guyana, 1981
  • Certificate, Public Sector Budgeting, Harvard University, USA, 1990
  • Certificate, Budgeting and Structural Adjustment Management, Penn State University, USA, 1993

HONOURS AND FELLOWSHIPS

198119901992 University of Guyana Vice Chancellor’s Special Award: Best graduating student in the Faculty of Social Science.Commonwealth Scholarship: To pursue postgraduate studies in Economics at University of Warwick, UK.UNDP Fellowship: To pursue postgraduate studies in public sector budgeting at the Harvard Institute for International Development, Harvard University, USA.Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship: To pursue postgraduate studies at the Graduate School of Public Policy, Penn State University, USA; professional affiliations and attachments to various Federal and State bodies in the USA; and internship at the International Monetary Fund.

WORK EXPERIENCE

SUMMARY

Over thirty (30) years working experience in a number of areas including macroeconomic management; economic policy reform, programming and governance; resource mobilization; public finance; public sector budgeting; policy design and analysis; and design of poverty programmes and safety nets.

Served on several technical committees and state boards, including:

  • Presidential Committee on Economic Matters (1990-91);
  • Presidential Committee on Public Service Wages and Salaries (1997);
  • Presidential Committee on the Privatisation of Guyana Electricity Corporation (1997) and Linden Mining Enterprise (2003);
  • Arbitration between the Government and the Guyana Teachers’ Union (1999);
  • Arbitration between the Government and the Guyana Public Service Union (1999);
  • Deputy National Authorising Officer for Guyana to the EEC (1986-92);
  • Director, Guyana Cooperative, Agricultural and Industrial Development Bank (GAIBANK), 1987-92;
  • Director, Bauxite Development Company Limited (BIDCO), 1987-2003;
  • Director, Guyana Cooperative Financial Service (GCFS), 1997-2005.
  • Alternate Director, Caribbean Development Bank, 1986-92;
  • Temporary Governor and Temporary Alternate Governor to several Annual Meetings of the IDB, CDB and the IMF/World Bank Group;
  • Chairman, Caricom Meeting of Officials of the Council on Finance and Planning (COFAP), February 2003.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

  • 2009-2015: Country Analyst, Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU)
  • 2006 (February) – 2008 (June): Technical Coordinator, Public Management Modernisation Programme (IDB), Ministry of Finance
  • 1998 (August) – 2007 (May): Budget/Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance
  • 1997 (April) – 1998 (July): Budget Specialist, Office of the Budget, Ministry of Finance
  • 1995 (July) – 1997 (March): Adviser in Budgeting, Ministry of Finance
  • 1995 (January – May): Budgeting and Public Investment Specialist, Ministry of Finance
  • 1985 (June) – 1994 (August): Director, Office of the Budget, Ministry of Finance
  • 1984 (October) – 1985 (June): Senior Planner, State Planning Secretariat
  • 1981 (October) – 1984 (October): Planner, State Planning Secretariat

OTHER WORK EXPERENCE

Spring Semester, 2011: Senior Lecturer, University of Guyana. Taught the course EM22EP2: Development Planning and Administration, in the Executive Master’s of Business/Public Administration Programme, a joint collaboration between the University of Guyana and the Commonwealth of Learning.

Fall Semesters, 2002, 2003 and 2010: Lecturer, University of Guyana. Taught the course DSC 514: Public Finance in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Development Studies Programme, on a part-time basis.

1984 (October) – 1989 (June):Lecturer (1984-87) and Senior Research Associate (1988-89), Institute of Development Studies, University of Guyana. Taught the course, IDS 502: Development Planning in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Development Studies Programme.

1993 (March) – 1993 (June):Internship, International Monetary Fund.

Minister within the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Jaipaul Sharma, MPAnette Ferguson

Jaipaul Sharma became Minister within the Ministry of Finance when the APNU+AFC Coalition won Guyana’s National and Regional Elections on May 11, 2015. He has long been a Government Accountant with an excellent knowledge of accounting concepts and strategies that yield best financial outcomes. He also has extensive experience in Auditing which includes reviews, compilations as well as government organization audits. Minister Sharma worked at the Office of the Auditor General from 1993 to 2001 where he did valuable work in testing the design and effectiveness of internal controls of Government transaction processes, verified compliance of Government entities with established policies and procedures relevant to Current, Capital and Project Expenditures. From 2001 to 2005, he entered the Public Service Ministry as Chief Accountant with responsibility for managing the accounting operations of the Central Accounting Unit of the Ministry. He also prepared Annual Budgets Proposals on behalf of the Ministry for submission and review by the Ministry of Finance and conducted expense forecasts. His exemplary work at PSM saw him moving to the Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security as in 2005. He had a brief stint as Principal Assistant Finance Secretary for the Regional Democratic Council of Region 6 after which he joined the Guyana Elections Commission as Chief Accountant from 2006 to 2010. During this time, his political career began to take shape and he became a Member of Parliament in January 2012 where he served as a Member of the Public Accounts Committee during the 10th Parliament. Mr. Sharma received his education at Christ Church Secondary School and other professional training institutions like the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance in India. He is married and has two children.

  • Hon. Raphael Trotman, MP
  • Minister of Natural Resources
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Brickdam
  • Georgetown
  • Tel #: +592 231 2506

Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael TrotmanRaphael Trotman

Minister Raphael Gregory Conwright Trotman spent much of his youthful years pursuing studies in Law, International Relations, Security, and Development Economics and has dedicated much of his adult life to serving his country.

His academic achievements include a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados; Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago; a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations (Security & Development Economics) from the Fletcher School  of  Law  &  Diplomacy,  Tufts  University,  USA;  a  Post  Graduate  Certificate  in

Mediation from the Harvard Law School, USA and a Post Graduate Certificate in Defence Planning & Resource Management from the National Defense University, USA.

Minister Trotman began his professional life as an Attorney–at–law and member of the Guyana Bar Association. His love for service and desire to make a difference led to his active participation in Politics. Minister Trotman served with the Georgetown Mayor and City Council from 1994-1998; as a Member of Parliament from 1998 to present day and during that period as Speaker of the National Assembly from 2012-2015. Hon. Raphael G.C Trotman has had a prolific political career with continued demonstration of commitment to the service of his country. In May 2o15 he became Minister of Governance, a position he held briefly before being reassigned as Minister of Natural Resources; a portfolio which allows him to not only serve but protect Guyana’s Natural patrimony.

Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ms. Simona BroomesSimona Broomes

The Honorable Simona Broomes was appointed a Minister in the administration of His Excellency David Arthur Granger in May 2015. She served briefly as Minister within the Minister of Social Protection during where she established herself as a highly effective lead advocate for workers’ rights, safety and health and the environment at the workplace and best practices in industry. Her visits to workplaces and engagements with wrongfully dismissed workers resulted in the righting of a number of wrongs.
A miner and businesswoman by profession, Broomes was reassigned as Minister in the Ministry of Natural Resources  with effect from January 2016 where her primary responsibilities include providing oversight for the maintenance of best practices in the mining sector. Broomes’ effectiveness in her present portfolio is, in large measure, a function of her intimate understanding of the dynamics of Guyana’s gold-mining industry.
Prior to her entry into mainstream politics Broomes was the prime mover behind the creation of the Guyana Women Miners Organization (GWMO) which was established in January 2012 with the primary purpose of raising public awareness about the scourge of Trafficking in Person (TIP) that is prevalent in Guyana’s gold-mining regions.  Under her leadership the GWMO rescued a number of girls and women, victims of trafficking, who were subjected to various forms of exploitation. The GWMO also became an effective lobbyist for the rights of small miners in the sector.
Broomes’ work as an advocate against Trafficking in Persons resulted in her being honored by the United States Government in
June 2013 as a TIP Hero.

  • Hon. Dominic Gaskin, MP
  • Minister of Business & Investment
  • Ministry of Business & Investment
  • 229 South Road
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 226 8695
  • Fax: +592 225 4310
  • Website: http://www.mintic.gov.gy

Minister of Business and Toursim, Mr. Dominic GaskinDominic Gaskin

  1. Full name: Hans Dominic Gaskin
  2. Name of spouse: Han Granger-Gaskin Names of children: Athena, Hannibal, Faraa & Daniel
  3. Date of birth: 27th November, 1962
  4. Religious denomination: None
  5. Education:
  • Sacred Heart Primary School
  • Queen’s College High School & St. Roses High School
  1. Profession: Jeweller – Worked in various areas of jewellery manufacturing since 1983 including work with precious stones, computer aided design and manufacturing and lost-wax casting; training in Diamonds and Diamond Grading;  training in Gemmology;  founder of Topaz, jewellery designers and manufacturers since 1996, and retailers since 2004.
  2. Pastimes, hobbies: Writing – Author of The Ashgabat Verdict, a work of fiction published in 2014
  3. Political service:
  • Political affiliations: Alliance For Change
  • Positions held: Elected member of National Executive Committee since 2007; Treasurer since 2009
  1. Public service: Former President of the Guyana National Association of Goldsmiths and Jewellers; former Member of the Queen’s College Board of Governors; and Vice-President of the Queen’s College Old Students Association
  2. Normal place or region of residence: Pearl Village, East Bank Demerara.

  • Hon. Dr George Norton, MP
  • Minister of Public Health
  • Ministry of Public Health
  • Lot 1 Brickdam
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: 00 592 226 1560
  • Fax: 00 592 225 4505
  • E-mail: moh@sdnp.org.gy

Minister of Public Health, Dr. George NortonGeorge Norton

Dr. George Norton is an Ophthalmologist by profession. He was educated in the Republic of Cuba, where he graduated with a Degree in Medicine from the Superior Institute of Medical Science in 1984 and specialized in Ophthalmology in 1988. Dr. Norton is a Consulting Ophthalmologist and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Guyana.

Dr. Norton is one of the Vice Chairpersons of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and a member of the Central Executive Committee (CEC). He is also the Party Director of Hinterland Affairs. He takes a special interest in sports, youth and culture, and is strong in advocating the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples.

Dr. Norton entered Parliament in 2001 and has been a vibrant representative of Amerindian communities throughout Guyana. He served in the Tenth Parliament of Guyana as APNU’s Shadow Minister of Public Health and Disease Control.

  • Hon. David Patterson, MP
  • Minister of Public Infrastructure
  • Ministry of Public Infrastructure
  • Wight’s Lane, Kingston
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 231 8115
  • Fax: +592 226 2956

Minister of Public Infrastructure, Mr. David PattersonDavid Patterson

Date of Birth: 4th May, 1967

Place of Birth: Georgetown

Education:

  • Primary – St. Gabriel Primary School (Guyana)
  • Secondary – St. Stanislaus College (Guyana)
  • Tertiary – Greenwich University (UK) Bsc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Profession:

Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Real Estate Appraiser and Project Manager

Over twenty – five years’ experience of providing quantity surveying, project management and appraisal services to both public and private sector clients in the UK, Guyana and the Caribbean.

Professional affiliations:        

Royal Institutions of Chartered Surveyors – Member

Member of Architecture and Surveying Institute

Pastimes, hobbies:

Off-road camping, sports, reading

Political service:

– Political affiliations: AFC – 2005 to present

Positions held:

Member of parliament (2006-2014); General Secretary (2012 – present)

Public service:

-Positions held:

Past president of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation

Past President of the Georgetown Dominoes Association

Past President of the Rotary Club of Demerara

Honours and Awards:

Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary Foundation)

  • Hon. Volda Lawrence, MP
  • Minister of Social Protection
  • Ministry of Social Protection
  • Lamaha Street
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 225 6545
  • Fax: +592 225 7112

Minister of Social Protection, Ms. Volda LawrenceVolda Lawrence

Ms. Lawrence is an accountant by profession. She has a Degree in Accounting from the University of Guyana and a Master’s Degree from Gloucester University, England and is a Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA Level II). Ms. Lawrence is currently employed by the American School in this capacity.

Ms. Lawrence is a member of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). She also heads the Human Services and Welfare Department of the Party. She has done and continues to do sterling work among the elderly and with families who have encountered misfortune. She served in the Tenth Parliament of Guyana as APNU’s Shadow Minister of Human Services and Social Protection.

Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Mr. Keith ScottKeith Scott (2)

Mr. Keith Scott was born to a family which has had a long association with the political history of Guyana. It is no surprise then that he is not only well grounded in the art of politics but also understands in an intimate way what forces move and shape the course of contemporary politics in Guyana.

Influenced by these experiences, he was to become a founding member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) and later launched his own Party, the National Democratic Movement (NDM). This Party later merged with others to become the National Front Alliance (NFA).

Mr. Scott was formerly a Teacher for more than 10 years. He also participated in the work of a number youth groups and those associated with the cultural development of Guyana. A keen sportsman, he has played cricket for both the Malteenoes Sports Club and the Demerara Cricket Club. Mr. Scott attended the University of Guyana and later pursued studies in the United States in the area of Social Security. On his return to Guyana he joined the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) as an Inspector. He subsequently established his own Consultancy in Taxation and Labour Relations.

Mr. Scott’s experience and political skill should make him an attractive and vocal Member of Parliament. He has served as Minister within the Ministry of Central Housing & Planning Authority and is currently Minister within the Ministry of Ministry of Social Protection.

  • Hon. Catherine Hughes, MP
  • Minister of Public Telecommunications
  • Ministry of Public Telecommunications
  • Colgrain House
  • Camp Street
  • Georgetown, Guyana
  • Tel #: +592 225 6826
  • Fax: +592 225 0666

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Ms. Catherine HughesCatherine Hughes

Catherine Andrea Hughes is a Media Specialist with extensive knowledge of the Caribbean media and advertising environment. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree in Mass Communications.