CARICOM Secretary General Irwin Larocque. (FILE)
GEORGETOWN – The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin LaRocque has praised Guyana’s contribution to the region and global development as the country Sunday observes its 53rd anniversary of political independence from Britain.
“Guyana’s seminal contribution to the furtherance of the global battle against climate change through the preservations of its forests has gained widespread acclaim and is just one of the many areas in which the country has earned international renown,” LaRocque said in a congratulatory message to President David Granger.
He said Guyana remains an integral part of the 15-member regional integration movement from its inception, symbolised by its hosting of the CARICOM Secretariat headquarters.
“We welcome Guyana’s continued positive contributions to the Community which pledges its support to the country’s efforts to move forward in its own quest for self-advancement,” LaRocque said.
Guyana is observing this year’s anniversary under the theme “A united Guyanese are we at 53” and LaRocque said the theme celebrates the essence of nationhood, as such unity could only propel the citizens to unlocking further the vast potential of their country. (CMC)