Irfan Ali

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Irfan Ali said : “I understand the hurt but let the system work. Let us await the outcome of the system and let us not get emotional and act out of turn based on reports that are not grounded in the truth and facts,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:36:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Today, a man threatened my life. And, the Member of Parliament who filmed it did not denounce the statement. I have received an outpouring of love and support. Today, I will be holding my family and the extended Guyanese family tighter,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I will be asking for the Parliament to pass a unanimous resolution decrying political violence and threats of assassination. Because, in order to build one Guyana for all, we must speak with one voice that threats of political violence and assassination will not be tolerated in our democratic society,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali explained : “We are proposing to move rapidly on a regional energy strategy to look at all the potential areas for investment, to bring investors together; bring the markets together, and see how quickly, and transparently as possible we can unlock those opportunities,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “CARICOM members like Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago; we have to come together to advance a solution not only for the region but one that incorporates Northern Brazil. We have to remove bureaucratic delays, and advance dynamism; we have to work on unlocking our natural gas potential, because that can contribute to rebalancing the supply side for the region,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The region is advancing a very elaborate and ambitious food strategy; we have to be able to fund this strategy [as well as] our climate resilience strategy,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “If we can’t find the resources to invest in these areas, our economies will continue to lag behind,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I am assured by the Chairman, retired Justice Ramlall, who has advised me that by very early in the new week, he is hoping that by Monday, he will be in a position to present his report to the DPP” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “It is now barefaced theft, damage to property and outrageous lawlessness by some. The police must arrest those who are openly damaging public and private properties and stealing from citizens. Those instigating this lawlessness must also be brought to justice. As a democratic society and country, we must never allow this. Our collective voices must condemn it now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I am advised that that process has commenced and the process has made tremendous progress I am further advised that very early in the new week the Police Complaints Authority,…would be in a position to provide a finding based on the investigation to the DPP,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “He has not brought before cabinet the full paper to be discussed. You know the private sector had views on this issue. We asked the minister to have wide consultation to bring together the views of everyone then present a holistic paper. The minister still has that responsibility to bring a holistic paper,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 17, 2022 8:52:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali declared : “In honour of these martyrs and all Guyanese who fought relentlessly to ensure that our country did not go down as an undemocratic state…we will have an international CoI into the last elections. Not a review…we promise, particularly your President promise a CoI and I say to all of you before dawn on Tuesday, your President will name the members of that CoI and those who sought to subvert democracy… the COI will set the truth from the untruth…” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, June 17, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “If I have high-powered weapons and I am leaving the country, I would lodge those weapons with the police” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, June 17, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali stated : “I’ve already told the officers to take this down—that we’re going to have this done for you,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 17, 2022 12:13:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We are living among these challenges in a region that has the potential to be fully energy secure, bring prosperity to every home, have the greatest access to natural resources, abundant land and access to water resources to ensure food security; enough rain forests and technology to make a meaningful contribution to climate change, enough access to finances to bridge inequality and support development for all,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, June 12, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali told : “He did not want to shake my hand but I have no place for pettiness. This is a social forum… so I told him ‘Shake my hand. We are mature people,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, June 5, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “He has not brought before cabinet the full paper to be discussed. You know the private sector had views on this issue. We asked the minister to have wide consultation to bring together the views of everyone then present a holistic paper. The minister still has that responsibility to bring a holistic paper,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, June 5, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said ( about Mia Mottley ) : “Over the weekend, I was in Barbados for one day and had meetings with Prime Minister Mia Mottley and I said to her that I would like us to have an artiste exchange [programme]. You give me the opportunity to put my artistes on stage at Crop Over or any national event and I would give you an opportunity to put your artistes on my stage and it was an overwhelming response from her,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 3, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I want to say we have worked with heads in CARICOM in relation to the Summit of the Americas. We have examined issues that surrounded Cuba, for example. We have raised those with the US Government as CARICOM heads. And in in raising those issues, we have seen some movement in the positive direction and we want to see this continuous aggressive move,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, May 23, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We had the opportunity to further elaborate on and concretize an action plan, moving forward in four areas,” External link

mercopress Saturday, May 7, 2022 1:34:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “A team is expected to work out an aggressive plan on the expansion of markets, the removal of barriers, how to deploy new technology, the process flow, institutional arrangements, the creation of a hub for processing and transshipment of agri-produce and products also to CARICOM,” External link

mercopress Saturday, May 7, 2022 1:34:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said ( about Robeson Benn ) : “In order to support the work of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) I also ask the minister (Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn) to examine how our response system can be linked to private security agencies, because private security agencies are increasing in our country and they have a lot of assets” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali added : “That suffering was not only immense, it was generational. And a lot of wealth was derived from the suffering” External link

express Friday, April 29, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We have complete trade agreements with Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and of course, we are part of the economic partnership agreement,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “What is needed now is a new development of the relationship and new perspective—a renewed interest in the Caribbean because there is tremendous opportunity and given what is taking place globally, the Caribbean is presenting itself as an interesting solution for investors and investments,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We see ourselves as an economy in transition that is allowed this great blessing of oil as a mode of taking us into the transition we so want” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “When we talk about energy sustainability, Guyana will be on the table and when we talk about issues of regional integration, Guyana will be on the table,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “There is a lot of possibility and a lot of resources available through the UK Government. Once you have a big idea, I can tell you, there is an opportunity,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “My government has placed great emphasis on the transformation of our agriculture sector with a focus on diversification of food production, coupled with a focus on soil care. I believe that these are areas where Guyana and Zimbabwe can find synergies for shared technologies” External link

herald Friday, April 22, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Once we are able to incorporate (Brazil), we will have one of the most powerful tourism products in the world,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, April 17, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The time you take to use the roadways to get to work, the time you save will become a value to you. You go home an hour earlier or 30 minutes earlier, that’s 30 minutes more with your children or your family… that is the type of value that is considered intangible, but those are the tangible values that are most valuable,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 15, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We celebrate Guyana with this highway, we celebrate the soaring heights with Guyana, we celebrate the strength of our collective effort and we celebrate the same wingspan that covers us all in glory. We celebrate the strength of the cause that would lift us up from the lowest point in the ground and take us up in the air to the highest point,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 15, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “This feature would track vehicle speed, it would display your speed, it would record your speed and it would then transmit your speed electronically to the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Revenue Authority. It would identify your number plate, it would identify clearly even in a dark night with rainfall, the image of the driver and the front-seat passenger,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 15, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We are very strong against this war. We are very strong against the invasion of Ukraine. We stand solidly with the rest of the world in condemning the war and in asking Russia to go back to diplomacy and in having this war brought to an end. That is without a doubt,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “cricket is much more than a game for us in Guyana, it is a passion, part of our culture and a unifying force” “The hosting of the CPL final will be an energizing force. We are building a product that will be spectator-focused, integrated with our regional partners for a global market. Cricket carnival is a fusion of entertainment and celebration that will be mind-blowing and unbelievably different from any other global cricketing event,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, April 4, 2022 4:02:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We have been speaking at length about our plans in making Guyana not only an agricultural hub, but a food production destination, and ensuring that our future economy is built on a strong foundation of food security, and more importantly, allowing our country to become a net exporter of food,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, March 26, 2022 8:09:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali stated : “In almost each of these areas, we have specific investment agreements and trade arrangements that will give you a distinct advantage in pursuing your business interests,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 25, 2022 5:58:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali told : “Once you have the capital, the foresight, access to technology, then the Caribbean region is a destination you should be looking at. It is a destination that offers you an opportunity to build a complex, multifaceted investment platform. And it's a region that is looking at being self-sufficient in many areas,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “In almost each of these areas, we have specific investment agreements and trade arrangements that will give you a distinct advantage in pursuing your business interests,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Unless we fix this problem, in terms of logistics and transportation, we will not be able to capture the results we want to capture. So this, by itself, presents an opportunity, a major opportunity for investors,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “In almost each of these areas, we have specific investment agreements and trade arrangements that will give you a distinct advantage in pursuing your business interests,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:37:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “You have the capital, we have the environment, and we have the enabling infrastructure to get you into those markets based on existing agreement” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:37:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We are learning important lessons now that we must not leave unanswered for future generations,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Soon we are going to work to see whether we can find a variety of wheat that we can plant in Guyana, so that we can fulfill even our local requirement. We are learning important lessons now that we must not leave unanswered for future generations,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 18, 2022 2:05:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The objective here is to understand where the country is heading, and for us, together, to develop the vehicle that will take us there” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said ( about Secretary General ) : “I saw the Secretary-General of the UN making another call that diplomacy is not too late, but I want to say that it is not only about diplomacy, it is understanding that the world is suffering now. You may not see the world dying by rockets, but with oil at US$126, we are all suffering because of the war,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “So, as if COVID-19 was not enough, the war in Ukraine came upon us, taking out close to 40 per cent of global wheat production, taking the price of oil to as much as $126 per barrel, driving up the costs of transportation, cutting off supplies, and if this was not enough, China with just an emergence of a few [COVID-19] cases, has gone into lockdown again,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We have reduced it to a point where I think it’s at 10 per cent …so that has been continuously done without anyone calling for that,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Here in Guyana, the government is not going to allow that increase to translate to people. I said to both entities that you are not going to increase a cent,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Here in Guyana, the government is not going to allow that increase to translate to people. I said to both entities that you are not going to increase a cent,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 1:09:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I am aware of the impact that cost of living is having,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 1:09:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The hemp industry is not only about hemp production, but it is about having the processing and value-added facilities here in Guyana and these are industries that can generate jobs, these are industries that have high value return,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “It is a net gain for the country, and I want to have that conversation and I think that it is the responsibility of the president to lead in some of these areas in creating the level of trust for the transformation that is required. So, yes this is an industry that can also help in at risk communities,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali announced : “Here in Guyana the government is not going allow that increase to be translated to the people of the country. We said to both entities Guyana Power and Light [GPL] and Guyana Water Inc [GWI] that you are not going to increase by a cent. The government will take will take up the additional expenditure and fill the gap…,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, March 16, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I am aware of the impact that cost of living is having,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, March 15, 2022 1:23:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali stated : “One; is that we set aside $5 billion in the budget for cost of living adjustment. We have to finalise the programme and the consultation has started on that. Secondly, we have to find a way in terms of economies of scale for example with the purchase of fertilizer, because one of the other major problems we have is the draught of the Demerara River. So, instead of one 30,000 tonne ship coming in, you can only have 7,000 tonnes. So, we have an added problem in terms of transportation,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, March 14, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali noted : “Why am I giving these statistics from Guatemala? It is for us to have an understanding. Understand the potential power house that we can collaborate and cooperate with in terms of food security with the sugar industry,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, March 7, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali noted : “This is the value and power of agriculture and food production in these countries,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, March 7, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali told : “When the time comes for the appointment of a Commissioner of Police, that process will be followed as defined by the constitution of Guyana. There is no need for second guessing. When the time comes for appointment, the process established in the constitution will be followed,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, March 7, 2022 9:13:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “It remains a travesty that our region, blessed with arable lands, abundant freshwater supplies and skilled agricultural workers, imports more than US$5 Billion annually. We have the means to slash original food import bill, produce more of the food we consume and in the process generate sustainable livelihoods through agriculture” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, March 6, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Imagine if we combine our efforts in the housing needs, even in our two markets, and then sharing the experience, sharing the market and the capital, what we can achieve out there,” External link

ghanaweb Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:39:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Our country is playing on a different stage. Our country is getting a different level of attention. Our country is being focused on, and as leaders, we have to ensure that we give clear clarity as to where the country is going; strong leadership is required,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 20, 2022 1:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We welcome Exxon. We welcome investments. Local growth and increased productivity must be built into the system to bring benefit to the people,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 20, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Local growth and increased productivity must be built into the system to benefit the people” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, February 19, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The company has signed on to a number of commitments and milestones that have to be met as we move forward. The jobs, the investments that has to be done, the types of changes we have to see this graduate. So, it’s going to be monitored by NICIL, by the Ministry of Finance and Go-Invest,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 3:50:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The company has signed on to a number of commitments and milestones that have to be met as we move forward. The jobs, the investments that has to be done, the types of changes we have to see this graduate. So, it’s going to be monitored by NICIL, by the Ministry of Finance and Go-Invest,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:02:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The energy and oil and gas gives us the resources to diversify our economy, so we can be resilient and strong. We never had the capital to build the diversified economy that we are talking about. Today, with hard work, we have the ability to make that giant leap, not only for Guyana, but for all of humanity, and we must do it,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali told : “We will remain uncompetitive if we cannot address the cost of energy. We must address the cost of energy; our private sector will not grow. Bringing down the cost of energy is about creating the space and opportunities for the development of a world-class manufacturing and agro-processing sector,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We have made it very clear that the process in awarding new oil blocks will be very much different. It will be an open, public process and when we get to that stage it will be a public, open bidding process. We will be looking for the best offer in an open public bid,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We are going to state directly the narrative. There is no need for any interpretation; this is the narrative. We are pursuing this path; we know of the responsibility we speak about. We welcome investors, but we believe that local opportunities, the private sector and every single Guyanese and regional stakeholder must be part of the prosperity, and benefit from the prosperity,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:29:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “It gives us the opportunity with the resources to diversify our economy, building out through many new pillars so that we will be resilient and sustainable,” “We never had the capital or the resources to build the diversified economy that we are talking about. We have always spoken about the dreams and aspirations of generations of the Guyanese. Today with hard work and humility, we have the ability to make that giant leap for Guyana and all of humanity” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We can sustainably harvest one million cubic metres per year, at present we harvest 400,000 cubic metres valued at US$80 million a year. The sector presents opportunities for large scale downstream processing, prefab housing, prime value added species for niche markets, partnering with environmental services, reforestation programmes and forest plantation, all linked to new emerging and potential markets,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We are not only talking about regional opportunities,” “With Suriname and Brazil we are exploring the development of a new energy corridor that we can fully support and participate. Exxon and Guyana are also working on that natural gas strategy so that we can realise the importance of our strategic position” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said ( about Exxon Mobil Corp ) : "We welcome Exxon. We welcome investments," External link

4-traders Tuesday, February 15, 2022 9:13:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali saying : “he supports far more than 20 percent increase for them; public servants…but today this young man sits down as the lead man, passing a budget with the people’s own oil money, without a blind dollar in it for them. The same people he was screaming his support for. That is what you call trust, that is what you call leadership? No, that is what you call an honest, trustworthy and a believable politician, all they give you is empty promises, about what they are going to do for you and what they wouldn’t do for you…” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, February 14, 2022 7:30:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The new note is really a presentation of Guyana—the Guyana we want to build and the future of our country. It is not just part of our currency system, it has a story behind it, and that story is about bringing prosperity, creating a platform through which all Guyanese, our children, can inherit a future that is dynamic, a future that is prosperous, and a future that is sustainable,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 1:54:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali contended : “As President, people call me and say that this reporter was having a special interest and was managed by a special group. That is the information that people called me (with), that allegation was made and I want the reporter to respond (to) whether indeed this is true…she said the Vice President would change the constitution. What nonsense that is the allegation. Somebody can just wake up and change the Constitution? There’s a process. That alone and the misinformation discredit and tell you that her only objective was in pursuing a special interest,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, February 12, 2022 7:44:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Guyana has no interest in seeking confrontation or conflict. We desire peace and we are pursuing peace including through the cultivation of relations with our neighbours and with other countries and their militaries….We will continue to strengthen the force’s capability in the years ahead. We are looking at a smarter force with greater utilisation of technology and intelligence,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, February 11, 2022 9:32:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Guyana has a huge quarry potential that has been greatly underdeveloped. Our accelerated housing programme, massive highways, and community roads to be developed will increase our demand three-fold over the next five years” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 30, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “These opportunities don’t just come or spring out of the earth or rain down upon you. You have to create [an] enabling environment that will bring the benefit directly to the people across our country and this is what budget 2022 does,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, January 30, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “India has been extremely supportive of Guyana’s development—from the National Stadium at Providence, to our modernising road infrastructure, the ICT Centre of Excellence at the University of Guyana, to the Indian Immigration Monument at Palmyra—India’s support for Guyana’s development is unmistakable” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 28, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Through the generosity of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we were able to kick-start our COVID-19 immunisation campaign at a time when many countries were struggling to obtain vaccines,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 28, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali disse : "Tivemos várias dificuldades e acho que agradecemos qualquer ajuda que melhore nossa segurança, melhore nossa capacidade de proteger nossas fronteiras" External link

noticias-r7 Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT



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housing minister3.85%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
chairman of the committee1.92%EN02/07/201707/02/2017
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reporter0.96%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
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education department secretary1.92%EN07/10/201610/07/2016
secretary food0.96%EN06/26/201626/06/2016
inspection team chairman0.96%EN06/25/201625/06/2016
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Irfan AliEN55.64%
Irfaan AliEN42.41%
IRFAN ALIEN1.56%
Irfaan AliSA0.39%
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Mia Mottley said ( about Irfan Ali ) : “We have a responsibility now to change mindsets and to change policiesbecause if we don’t make the steps now to remove the barriers, God knows how we can create the productive base that President Ali has so masterfully drafted for us, in terms of the plans to expand productivity, and to expand production,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:03:00 PM EAT

Glenn Lall asked ( about Irfan Ali ) : “A few days ago they open Eccles/Mandela Road and a few citizens complain about some bird that doesn’t look like a Harpy Eagle as a monument at the roundabout, whether this thing look or resemble a bird does that require the President of a country to fight over it? President Ali spent time to tell this nation how he is standing with the people who made it and that was a huge, big headline in the newspapers. You ever hear a head of state get involved with the opening of a road, more so, talk about a monument of a bird, in the fastest growing country on earth?” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, April 27, 2022 8:43:00 AM EAT

Ashni Singh said ( about Irfan Ali ) : “The beyond-GDP argument is now old, and globally we need to move well beyond this if we are serious about sustainable development. I would like to reiterate Guyana’s call made by President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, and once again urge that the work on developing a robust and credible Multidimensional Vulnerability Index be brought to a timely conclusion and finalization, and that we move swiftly as a global community to incorporate the MVI into the framework for determining eligibility for development support, especially concessional support,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, March 8, 2022 1:02:00 PM EAT

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Irfan Ali said : “I understand the hurt but let the system work. Let us await the outcome of the system and let us not get emotional and act out of turn based on reports that are not grounded in the truth and facts,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:36:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Today, a man threatened my life. And, the Member of Parliament who filmed it did not denounce the statement. I have received an outpouring of love and support. Today, I will be holding my family and the extended Guyanese family tighter,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I will be asking for the Parliament to pass a unanimous resolution decrying political violence and threats of assassination. Because, in order to build one Guyana for all, we must speak with one voice that threats of political violence and assassination will not be tolerated in our democratic society,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali explained : “We are proposing to move rapidly on a regional energy strategy to look at all the potential areas for investment, to bring investors together; bring the markets together, and see how quickly, and transparently as possible we can unlock those opportunities,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “CARICOM members like Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago; we have to come together to advance a solution not only for the region but one that incorporates Northern Brazil. We have to remove bureaucratic delays, and advance dynamism; we have to work on unlocking our natural gas potential, because that can contribute to rebalancing the supply side for the region,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The region is advancing a very elaborate and ambitious food strategy; we have to be able to fund this strategy [as well as] our climate resilience strategy,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “If we can’t find the resources to invest in these areas, our economies will continue to lag behind,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:53:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I am assured by the Chairman, retired Justice Ramlall, who has advised me that by very early in the new week, he is hoping that by Monday, he will be in a position to present his report to the DPP” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “It is now barefaced theft, damage to property and outrageous lawlessness by some. The police must arrest those who are openly damaging public and private properties and stealing from citizens. Those instigating this lawlessness must also be brought to justice. As a democratic society and country, we must never allow this. Our collective voices must condemn it now,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I am advised that that process has commenced and the process has made tremendous progress I am further advised that very early in the new week the Police Complaints Authority,…would be in a position to provide a finding based on the investigation to the DPP,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “He has not brought before cabinet the full paper to be discussed. You know the private sector had views on this issue. We asked the minister to have wide consultation to bring together the views of everyone then present a holistic paper. The minister still has that responsibility to bring a holistic paper,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 17, 2022 8:52:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali declared : “In honour of these martyrs and all Guyanese who fought relentlessly to ensure that our country did not go down as an undemocratic state…we will have an international CoI into the last elections. Not a review…we promise, particularly your President promise a CoI and I say to all of you before dawn on Tuesday, your President will name the members of that CoI and those who sought to subvert democracy… the COI will set the truth from the untruth…” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, June 17, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “If I have high-powered weapons and I am leaving the country, I would lodge those weapons with the police” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, June 17, 2022 7:46:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali stated : “I’ve already told the officers to take this down—that we’re going to have this done for you,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 17, 2022 12:13:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We are living among these challenges in a region that has the potential to be fully energy secure, bring prosperity to every home, have the greatest access to natural resources, abundant land and access to water resources to ensure food security; enough rain forests and technology to make a meaningful contribution to climate change, enough access to finances to bridge inequality and support development for all,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, June 12, 2022 12:51:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali told : “He did not want to shake my hand but I have no place for pettiness. This is a social forum… so I told him ‘Shake my hand. We are mature people,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, June 5, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “He has not brought before cabinet the full paper to be discussed. You know the private sector had views on this issue. We asked the minister to have wide consultation to bring together the views of everyone then present a holistic paper. The minister still has that responsibility to bring a holistic paper,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, June 5, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said ( about Mia Mottley ) : “Over the weekend, I was in Barbados for one day and had meetings with Prime Minister Mia Mottley and I said to her that I would like us to have an artiste exchange [programme]. You give me the opportunity to put my artistes on stage at Crop Over or any national event and I would give you an opportunity to put your artistes on my stage and it was an overwhelming response from her,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 3, 2022 9:19:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I want to say we have worked with heads in CARICOM in relation to the Summit of the Americas. We have examined issues that surrounded Cuba, for example. We have raised those with the US Government as CARICOM heads. And in in raising those issues, we have seen some movement in the positive direction and we want to see this continuous aggressive move,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, May 23, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We had the opportunity to further elaborate on and concretize an action plan, moving forward in four areas,” External link

mercopress Saturday, May 7, 2022 1:34:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “A team is expected to work out an aggressive plan on the expansion of markets, the removal of barriers, how to deploy new technology, the process flow, institutional arrangements, the creation of a hub for processing and transshipment of agri-produce and products also to CARICOM,” External link

mercopress Saturday, May 7, 2022 1:34:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said ( about Robeson Benn ) : “In order to support the work of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) I also ask the minister (Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn) to examine how our response system can be linked to private security agencies, because private security agencies are increasing in our country and they have a lot of assets” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali added : “That suffering was not only immense, it was generational. And a lot of wealth was derived from the suffering” External link

express Friday, April 29, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We have complete trade agreements with Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and of course, we are part of the economic partnership agreement,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “What is needed now is a new development of the relationship and new perspective—a renewed interest in the Caribbean because there is tremendous opportunity and given what is taking place globally, the Caribbean is presenting itself as an interesting solution for investors and investments,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We see ourselves as an economy in transition that is allowed this great blessing of oil as a mode of taking us into the transition we so want” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “When we talk about energy sustainability, Guyana will be on the table and when we talk about issues of regional integration, Guyana will be on the table,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “There is a lot of possibility and a lot of resources available through the UK Government. Once you have a big idea, I can tell you, there is an opportunity,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “My government has placed great emphasis on the transformation of our agriculture sector with a focus on diversification of food production, coupled with a focus on soil care. I believe that these are areas where Guyana and Zimbabwe can find synergies for shared technologies” External link

herald Friday, April 22, 2022 4:39:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Once we are able to incorporate (Brazil), we will have one of the most powerful tourism products in the world,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, April 17, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The time you take to use the roadways to get to work, the time you save will become a value to you. You go home an hour earlier or 30 minutes earlier, that’s 30 minutes more with your children or your family… that is the type of value that is considered intangible, but those are the tangible values that are most valuable,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 15, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We celebrate Guyana with this highway, we celebrate the soaring heights with Guyana, we celebrate the strength of our collective effort and we celebrate the same wingspan that covers us all in glory. We celebrate the strength of the cause that would lift us up from the lowest point in the ground and take us up in the air to the highest point,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 15, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “This feature would track vehicle speed, it would display your speed, it would record your speed and it would then transmit your speed electronically to the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Revenue Authority. It would identify your number plate, it would identify clearly even in a dark night with rainfall, the image of the driver and the front-seat passenger,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 15, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We are very strong against this war. We are very strong against the invasion of Ukraine. We stand solidly with the rest of the world in condemning the war and in asking Russia to go back to diplomacy and in having this war brought to an end. That is without a doubt,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:48:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “cricket is much more than a game for us in Guyana, it is a passion, part of our culture and a unifying force” “The hosting of the CPL final will be an energizing force. We are building a product that will be spectator-focused, integrated with our regional partners for a global market. Cricket carnival is a fusion of entertainment and celebration that will be mind-blowing and unbelievably different from any other global cricketing event,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, April 4, 2022 4:02:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We have been speaking at length about our plans in making Guyana not only an agricultural hub, but a food production destination, and ensuring that our future economy is built on a strong foundation of food security, and more importantly, allowing our country to become a net exporter of food,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, March 26, 2022 8:09:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali stated : “In almost each of these areas, we have specific investment agreements and trade arrangements that will give you a distinct advantage in pursuing your business interests,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 25, 2022 5:58:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali told : “Once you have the capital, the foresight, access to technology, then the Caribbean region is a destination you should be looking at. It is a destination that offers you an opportunity to build a complex, multifaceted investment platform. And it's a region that is looking at being self-sufficient in many areas,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “In almost each of these areas, we have specific investment agreements and trade arrangements that will give you a distinct advantage in pursuing your business interests,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Unless we fix this problem, in terms of logistics and transportation, we will not be able to capture the results we want to capture. So this, by itself, presents an opportunity, a major opportunity for investors,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:51:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “In almost each of these areas, we have specific investment agreements and trade arrangements that will give you a distinct advantage in pursuing your business interests,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:37:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “You have the capital, we have the environment, and we have the enabling infrastructure to get you into those markets based on existing agreement” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:37:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We are learning important lessons now that we must not leave unanswered for future generations,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:53:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Soon we are going to work to see whether we can find a variety of wheat that we can plant in Guyana, so that we can fulfill even our local requirement. We are learning important lessons now that we must not leave unanswered for future generations,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 18, 2022 2:05:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The objective here is to understand where the country is heading, and for us, together, to develop the vehicle that will take us there” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said ( about Secretary General ) : “I saw the Secretary-General of the UN making another call that diplomacy is not too late, but I want to say that it is not only about diplomacy, it is understanding that the world is suffering now. You may not see the world dying by rockets, but with oil at US$126, we are all suffering because of the war,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “So, as if COVID-19 was not enough, the war in Ukraine came upon us, taking out close to 40 per cent of global wheat production, taking the price of oil to as much as $126 per barrel, driving up the costs of transportation, cutting off supplies, and if this was not enough, China with just an emergence of a few [COVID-19] cases, has gone into lockdown again,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We have reduced it to a point where I think it’s at 10 per cent …so that has been continuously done without anyone calling for that,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Here in Guyana, the government is not going to allow that increase to translate to people. I said to both entities that you are not going to increase a cent,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Here in Guyana, the government is not going to allow that increase to translate to people. I said to both entities that you are not going to increase a cent,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 1:09:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I am aware of the impact that cost of living is having,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 17, 2022 1:09:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The hemp industry is not only about hemp production, but it is about having the processing and value-added facilities here in Guyana and these are industries that can generate jobs, these are industries that have high value return,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “It is a net gain for the country, and I want to have that conversation and I think that it is the responsibility of the president to lead in some of these areas in creating the level of trust for the transformation that is required. So, yes this is an industry that can also help in at risk communities,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 16, 2022 10:04:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali announced : “Here in Guyana the government is not going allow that increase to be translated to the people of the country. We said to both entities Guyana Power and Light [GPL] and Guyana Water Inc [GWI] that you are not going to increase by a cent. The government will take will take up the additional expenditure and fill the gap…,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, March 16, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “I am aware of the impact that cost of living is having,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, March 15, 2022 1:23:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali stated : “One; is that we set aside $5 billion in the budget for cost of living adjustment. We have to finalise the programme and the consultation has started on that. Secondly, we have to find a way in terms of economies of scale for example with the purchase of fertilizer, because one of the other major problems we have is the draught of the Demerara River. So, instead of one 30,000 tonne ship coming in, you can only have 7,000 tonnes. So, we have an added problem in terms of transportation,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, March 14, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali noted : “Why am I giving these statistics from Guatemala? It is for us to have an understanding. Understand the potential power house that we can collaborate and cooperate with in terms of food security with the sugar industry,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, March 7, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali noted : “This is the value and power of agriculture and food production in these countries,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, March 7, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali told : “When the time comes for the appointment of a Commissioner of Police, that process will be followed as defined by the constitution of Guyana. There is no need for second guessing. When the time comes for appointment, the process established in the constitution will be followed,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, March 7, 2022 9:13:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “It remains a travesty that our region, blessed with arable lands, abundant freshwater supplies and skilled agricultural workers, imports more than US$5 Billion annually. We have the means to slash original food import bill, produce more of the food we consume and in the process generate sustainable livelihoods through agriculture” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, March 6, 2022 11:02:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Imagine if we combine our efforts in the housing needs, even in our two markets, and then sharing the experience, sharing the market and the capital, what we can achieve out there,” External link

ghanaweb Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:39:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Our country is playing on a different stage. Our country is getting a different level of attention. Our country is being focused on, and as leaders, we have to ensure that we give clear clarity as to where the country is going; strong leadership is required,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 20, 2022 1:33:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We welcome Exxon. We welcome investments. Local growth and increased productivity must be built into the system to bring benefit to the people,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 20, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Local growth and increased productivity must be built into the system to benefit the people” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, February 19, 2022 9:24:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The company has signed on to a number of commitments and milestones that have to be met as we move forward. The jobs, the investments that has to be done, the types of changes we have to see this graduate. So, it’s going to be monitored by NICIL, by the Ministry of Finance and Go-Invest,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 3:50:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The company has signed on to a number of commitments and milestones that have to be met as we move forward. The jobs, the investments that has to be done, the types of changes we have to see this graduate. So, it’s going to be monitored by NICIL, by the Ministry of Finance and Go-Invest,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:02:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The energy and oil and gas gives us the resources to diversify our economy, so we can be resilient and strong. We never had the capital to build the diversified economy that we are talking about. Today, with hard work, we have the ability to make that giant leap, not only for Guyana, but for all of humanity, and we must do it,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali told : “We will remain uncompetitive if we cannot address the cost of energy. We must address the cost of energy; our private sector will not grow. Bringing down the cost of energy is about creating the space and opportunities for the development of a world-class manufacturing and agro-processing sector,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We have made it very clear that the process in awarding new oil blocks will be very much different. It will be an open, public process and when we get to that stage it will be a public, open bidding process. We will be looking for the best offer in an open public bid,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:49:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We are going to state directly the narrative. There is no need for any interpretation; this is the narrative. We are pursuing this path; we know of the responsibility we speak about. We welcome investors, but we believe that local opportunities, the private sector and every single Guyanese and regional stakeholder must be part of the prosperity, and benefit from the prosperity,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 17, 2022 12:29:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “It gives us the opportunity with the resources to diversify our economy, building out through many new pillars so that we will be resilient and sustainable,” “We never had the capital or the resources to build the diversified economy that we are talking about. We have always spoken about the dreams and aspirations of generations of the Guyanese. Today with hard work and humility, we have the ability to make that giant leap for Guyana and all of humanity” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We can sustainably harvest one million cubic metres per year, at present we harvest 400,000 cubic metres valued at US$80 million a year. The sector presents opportunities for large scale downstream processing, prefab housing, prime value added species for niche markets, partnering with environmental services, reforestation programmes and forest plantation, all linked to new emerging and potential markets,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “We are not only talking about regional opportunities,” “With Suriname and Brazil we are exploring the development of a new energy corridor that we can fully support and participate. Exxon and Guyana are also working on that natural gas strategy so that we can realise the importance of our strategic position” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:16:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said ( about Exxon Mobil Corp ) : "We welcome Exxon. We welcome investments," External link

4-traders Tuesday, February 15, 2022 9:13:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali saying : “he supports far more than 20 percent increase for them; public servants…but today this young man sits down as the lead man, passing a budget with the people’s own oil money, without a blind dollar in it for them. The same people he was screaming his support for. That is what you call trust, that is what you call leadership? No, that is what you call an honest, trustworthy and a believable politician, all they give you is empty promises, about what they are going to do for you and what they wouldn’t do for you…” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, February 14, 2022 7:30:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “The new note is really a presentation of Guyana—the Guyana we want to build and the future of our country. It is not just part of our currency system, it has a story behind it, and that story is about bringing prosperity, creating a platform through which all Guyanese, our children, can inherit a future that is dynamic, a future that is prosperous, and a future that is sustainable,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, February 13, 2022 1:54:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali contended : “As President, people call me and say that this reporter was having a special interest and was managed by a special group. That is the information that people called me (with), that allegation was made and I want the reporter to respond (to) whether indeed this is true…she said the Vice President would change the constitution. What nonsense that is the allegation. Somebody can just wake up and change the Constitution? There’s a process. That alone and the misinformation discredit and tell you that her only objective was in pursuing a special interest,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, February 12, 2022 7:44:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Guyana has no interest in seeking confrontation or conflict. We desire peace and we are pursuing peace including through the cultivation of relations with our neighbours and with other countries and their militaries….We will continue to strengthen the force’s capability in the years ahead. We are looking at a smarter force with greater utilisation of technology and intelligence,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, February 11, 2022 9:32:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “Guyana has a huge quarry potential that has been greatly underdeveloped. Our accelerated housing programme, massive highways, and community roads to be developed will increase our demand three-fold over the next five years” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 30, 2022 1:18:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “These opportunities don’t just come or spring out of the earth or rain down upon you. You have to create [an] enabling environment that will bring the benefit directly to the people across our country and this is what budget 2022 does,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, January 30, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Irfan Ali said : “India has been extremely supportive of Guyana’s development—from the National Stadium at Providence, to our modernising road infrastructure, the ICT Centre of Excellence at the University of Guyana, to the Indian Immigration Monument at Palmyra—India’s support for Guyana’s development is unmistakable” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 28, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Through the generosity of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we were able to kick-start our COVID-19 immunisation campaign at a time when many countries were struggling to obtain vaccines,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 28, 2022 5:34:00 PM EAT

Irfan Ali disse : "Tivemos várias dificuldades e acho que agradecemos qualquer ajuda que melhore nossa segurança, melhore nossa capacidade de proteger nossas fronteiras" External link

noticias-r7 Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT



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executive director3.85%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
director3.85%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
foreign exchange executive director1.92%EN10/13/201713/10/2017
minister11.54%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
former minister of housing3.85%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
minister of housing2.88%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
former minister of education0.96%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
former housing and tourism minister0.96%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
tourism minister0.96%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
housing and tourism minister0.96%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
head0.96%EN03/02/201702/03/2017
chairman11.54%EN02/20/201720/02/2017
member2.88%EN02/12/201712/02/2017
former housing minister4.81%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
housing minister3.85%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
chairman of the committee1.92%EN02/07/201707/02/2017
player0.96%EN01/29/201729/01/2017
mp9.62%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
finance secretary0.96%EN01/08/201708/01/2017
leader0.96%EN12/18/201618/12/2016
secretary2.88%EN12/11/201611/12/2016
former secretary0.96%EN12/11/201611/12/2016
representative0.96%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
executive member0.96%EN10/13/201613/10/2016
reporter0.96%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
former culture youth and sport minister0.96%EN07/27/201627/07/2016
higher education department secretary3.85%EN07/10/201610/07/2016
education department secretary1.92%EN07/10/201610/07/2016
secretary food0.96%EN06/26/201626/06/2016
inspection team chairman0.96%EN06/25/201625/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Irfan AliEN55.64%
Irfaan AliEN42.41%
IRFAN ALIEN1.56%
Irfaan AliSA0.39%
Irfan AliPT0.00%
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Mia Mottley said ( about Irfan Ali ) : “We have a responsibility now to change mindsets and to change policiesbecause if we don’t make the steps now to remove the barriers, God knows how we can create the productive base that President Ali has so masterfully drafted for us, in terms of the plans to expand productivity, and to expand production,” External link

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Glenn Lall asked ( about Irfan Ali ) : “A few days ago they open Eccles/Mandela Road and a few citizens complain about some bird that doesn’t look like a Harpy Eagle as a monument at the roundabout, whether this thing look or resemble a bird does that require the President of a country to fight over it? President Ali spent time to tell this nation how he is standing with the people who made it and that was a huge, big headline in the newspapers. You ever hear a head of state get involved with the opening of a road, more so, talk about a monument of a bird, in the fastest growing country on earth?” External link

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Ashni Singh said ( about Irfan Ali ) : “The beyond-GDP argument is now old, and globally we need to move well beyond this if we are serious about sustainable development. I would like to reiterate Guyana’s call made by President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, and once again urge that the work on developing a robust and credible Multidimensional Vulnerability Index be brought to a timely conclusion and finalization, and that we move swiftly as a global community to incorporate the MVI into the framework for determining eligibility for development support, especially concessional support,” External link

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