The North American Region (NAR) of the Peopleâ€™s National Congress Reform (PNCR) held its 4th Biennial Conference on the weekend of 6th – 8th November 2015 in Miami, Florida. The Conference was held under the theme, â€œKeeping Our Eyes on the Partyâ€™s Objectivesâ€.
Delegates and observers from PNCR groups throughout North America traveled to Miami to engage in intensive discussions and a â€œroad-mappingâ€ session for the Partyâ€™s operation in the Diaspora. Many supporters and well-wishers were also invited to participate in a massive cocktail reception and to listen to the feature address by the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, PNCRâ€™s Chairman Hon. Basil Williams, M.P. The Minister used the opportunity to appraise Guyanese in the Diaspora of many of the achievements of the almost six-month old Granger-led administration. Minister Williams spoke of the challenges the government is saddled with and pledged his Governmentâ€™s commitment to overcoming them.
The highlight of the weekendâ€™s conference was the election of new office bearers to manage the affairs of the North American Region of the PNCR for the next two years. Following are the results of the election:
Chairman â€“ Lawrence (Larry) London
Vice Chairperson â€“ Lurlene Nestor
Secretary â€“ Jennifer Ferriera-Dougall
Treasurer â€“ Joycelyn Thomas-Wilson
CEC Representative â€“ Basil Blackman
– 1. George Maynard
– 2. Errol Lewis
– 3. Dawn Simmonds.
On this occasion, twenty-seven (27) Guyanese from various professional backgrounds were presented with Instrument of Appointment from the Ministry of the Presidency, as Ministerial Advisor on Diaspora Affairs. The newly appointed officials were presented with their certificates of appointments by Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General Hon. Basil Williams, M.P.