…returns home after skipping NY Victory Parade
President David Granger returned to Guyana Sunday afternoon following a short private trip to the United States. It was widely speculated that President Granger had abruptly flown out to the US on Friday to be part of a Victory Parade and rally held in New York on Sunday, however, he was a no show
President David Granger
at the event which commenced around 11:00h and by 15:30h he was back home. It is unclear what the nature of the President’s trip was. On Friday when it was announced that the President had left the country there were no details. However, Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo writing on his Facebook page said “This morning our President David Granger left for the USA on a private visi
t, and he appointed me to perform his functions until his return shortly.” Speculations on Sunday were rife that the President had gone to the US for a medical check-up, however this could not be confirmed. Since being sworn in, Granger has had a hectic schedule swearing in ministers and attending several functions including his Independence Day inauguration and last week’s opening of Parliament. Granger was elected and sworn in as the 8th Executive President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Head of State of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. He is also the Leader of the coalesced A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Government elected on May 11, 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Guyana, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees; the University of the West Indies, where he received his post-graduate Diploma in International Relations; and the University of Maryland, where he was a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow. He also attended the Urban Policy Development Workshop at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Defense Planning and Resource Management course at the National Defense University, Washington DC; and the Counter-Terrorism Educators’ Workshop at the Joint Special Operations, University, Florida, USA. Brigadier Granger is a former Commander of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), and National Security Adviser to President Hoyte. 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. He was a member of several defence and security agencies. He held the chairmanship of the Central Intelligence Committee; co-chairmanship of the Border and National Security Committee; and was a member of the Guyana Defence Board, National Drug Law Enforcement Committee, and the Disciplined Forces Commission. David Granger has served in several public organization.
President David Granger greeting Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo before he departed Guyana on Friday