Guyanese journalist Vishani Ragobeer among three selected for India programme


Senior journalist attached to the News Room, Vishani Ragobeer, is among three persons from Latin America and the Caribbean who were selected by the Indian Government to attend a one-week familiarization tour of India.

Theresa Gordon, a journalist and news producer from NEWSCO Limited (OBSERVER Group), Antigua & Barbuda and Adelcia Connor-Ferlance, Press Secretary within the Office of the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, have joined Ragobeer on the programme.

A press release from the Indian High Commission in India noted that this programme is expected to give them a range of experience and interaction with the political, economic and business, cultural, educational and media sectoral leadership, as well as exposure to modern India as a whole.

Ragobeer is a University of the West Indies (UWI) graduate who has been in the employ of the News Room since May 2021, covering Oil and Gas, Education, Health, Politics and Climate Change issues.

Meanwhile, two other Guyanese nationals were selected to travel to India to participate in the Indian Technical and Economical Cooperation (ITEC) Programme.

Ria Bisnauth (second left) and Kumar Kissoon (right) with Indian High Commissioner, Dr K J Srinivasa (second right)

The High Commission noted that the ITEC programme began in 1964 as part of the government’s development experiences with fellow developing countries on the basis of partnership and cooperation for mutual benefit.

Ria Bisnauth, a Special Project Officer with the Guyana Forestry Commission, will be travelling to Indiranagar, Bengaluru to commence a two-week course on Climate Change Policy Development and Financing at the Environment Protection Training and Research Institute.

Kumar Kissoon, a Finance Manager with Teleperformance Guyana will begin his two-week course on Dynamics of High Performing Teams in Small and Medi at the Jaipuria Institute of Management in Lucknow.

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