CARICOM Hails Guyana for Contribution to Climate Change Fight as Country Celebrates 53 Years of Independence

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday May 27, 2019 –
CARICOM praised Guyana’s significant contribution to the fight against climate
change as the country marked its 53rd Anniversary of Independence yesterday.

CARICOM
Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to
Guyana’s President His Excellency David Granger noted that: “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.”

He
also pointed to Guyana being an integral part of the regional integration
movement from its inception, symbolized by its hosting of the CARICOM 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,” Ambassador LaRocque said.

Guyana
observed this year’s anniversary under the theme “A united Guyanese are we at
53”.

The CARICOM Secretary General 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.

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