Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform PNCR and Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, the Hon. Robert H .O. Corbin M.P., is currently in Washington D.C. attending the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings from 13th April to 16th April 16th 2011, in his capacity as a Board Member of the Parliamentary Network of the World Bank, PNoWB. Mr. Corbin was elected to the Board at the Annual General Meeting of the PNoWB held in Brussels in December 2010. Mr. Corbin will also participate in the quarterly Board Meeting of the PNoWB scheduled for the 14th April 2011.

Scheduled presentations during the World Bank/IMF Spring meetings include those from the World Bank Africa Region, Vice-President Ms. Obi Ezekwesili, and World Bank Managing Director Ms. Mulyani Indrawati. Issues of main focus include “IMF Crisis Response and Policy Changes Going forward” and “Global Economic Outlook based on recovery and beyond”.

A major concern of the Leader of the Opposition is the arrangements by the World Bank for monitoring the expenditure of money received from Norway as a result of the Guyana/Norway MOU on Avoided Deforestation. Consequently, Mr. Corbin is also expected to meet with the World Bank Representative for Guyana, Mr. Giorgio Valentini, Communications Advisor dealing with the Norway/Guyana MOU, Mr. Sergio Jellenik and other Directors.

While in Washington D.C., the PNCR Leader will hold other meetings with Guyanese and Party supporters, including one hosted by the Washington D.C. Chapter of the PNCR on Saturday 16th April 2011. Mr. Corbin is expected to return to Guyana on Wednesday 20th April. In his absence Chairman of the PNCR, Mr. Bishwaishwar “Cammie” Ramsaroop will perform the duties of Party Leader.

People’s National Congress Reform

Congress Place, Sophia

Georgetown, Guyana

Wednesday 13th April 2011