PPP to host roundtable on “Status of Women in Guyana”

first_imgAs part of its observance of International Women’s Day – which was observed on March 8 – the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will be hosting a roundtable under the theme ‘Women Speak: The Status of Women in Guyana 2018’.The event is scheduled for March 20, in the auditorium at Freedom House, Robb Street, Georgetown. Several women in various fields from the Private and Public Sectors, professional women in the health and education sectors and those in the agriculture sector are slated to speak at the event. Additionally, women representing a wide cross-section of Guyanese, including women elected at the Local Government level, are expected to attend.The PPP anticipates that the event will not only highlight the status of women in Guyana in 2018, but act as a clarion call for action to be taken to address several areas of concern for Guyanese women.The need for such an event was necessitated by the lack of substantial Government initiatives to address the plight of women in Guyana, over the past three years and Government actions that have negatively impacted Guyanese women.Much success has been made over the last two decades in advancing the rights and status of Guyanese women and substantive measures to support women in various fields were implemented. However, Guyana is fast losing its momentum which it can ill afford – least our society be further ruinously disadvantaged by the demise in women’s rights and participation.last_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Everton, West Brom and Torino all in hunt for Italian striker

first_img Italian striker Diego Falcinelli scored 13 goals last season 1 Everton and West Brom have been joined by Torino in the hunt for Sassuolo hotshot Diego Falcinelli.The 25-year-old impressed out on loan at Crotone this term, scoring 13 goals in 35 Serie A outings during the stint.That form has attracted the interest of West Brom and Everton, both of whom will be in the market for a new striker when the window opens.The Baggies endured a torrid time in front of goal during the course of the season with their top scorer, Salomon Rondon, finishing the campaign with just eight goals in the league.Meanwhile, Everton may have to replace star striker Romelu Lukaku, who seems set to leave Goodison Park this summer.Reports in Italy have suggested that Falcinelli is an option for both clubs but now Torino have joined the race too.It is unclear whether the 25-year-old is open to moving to England having spent his entire career to date in his homeland.last_img read more