Stuart off to Guyana
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is down to attend tomorrow’s inauguration ceremony for Retired Brigadier David Granger as the eighth executive president of Guyana.
Tuesday’s ceremony coincides with Guyana’s Independence Day celebrations, marking 49 years as a free nation.
During a special church service here on Sunday, the country’s Consul General to Bridgetown, Michael Brotherson, acknowledged the closeness and similarities with Barbados.
He told the large gathering at the Cathedral of St Michael and All Angels that the two countries, which both achieved political independence in 1966, enjoyed “strong, cordial and mutually beneficial relations”.
Also noting that Guyana and Barbados were both Caribbean Community (CARICOM) founding members, he said, “over the decades, both countries, the records will show, have publicly demonstrated their commitment to the ideals and principles of regional integration.
“Over the years, Guyana and Barbados have maintained and nurtured their bilateral relationship and today that cooperation is as meaningful as ever.
“I am happy to reiterate the fact that Barbados remains an important partner of Guyana’s.
“The Government of Guyana remains committed to working with the Government of Barbados in the years ahead to further deepen the excellent bonds of friendship that exist between our two countries.”