Guyana opens High Commission in Port of Spain
On its way significant oil production, Guyana has established its first ever diplomatic mission in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Under the leadership of His Excellency, Mr. Bishwaishwar Cammie Ramsaroop-Maraj, Guyana’s High Commissioner to the twin island Republic, the office was opened on Wednesday (February 08, 2017).
Delivering the keynote address at the opening ceremony, Foreign Affairs minister, Carl Greenidge, emphasized that, “as a developing small State, our focus is on economic diplomacy, particularly as it relates to expanded trade and investment. Guyana’s energy industry, fuelled by the Exxon Mobil oil finds will no doubt open greater business opportunities for both countries and increased prosperity for our citizens.”
Noting that the two States shared a rich history spanning several decades, Greenidge said, “Our objectives as a diplomatic mission are the strengthening and deepening of our bilateral relationship with Trinidad and Tobago as well as furthering our bilateral ties with the other island states of the Caribbean Community.”
The High Commission replaces Guyana’s Honorary Consulate in the twin island State.
Among those present at the opening ceremony were the Honourable Allan Chastanet, Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the Honourable Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, and other Government officials, members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Trinidad and Tobago, key figures from the business and energy sectors in Trinidad and Tobago, including the President and CEO of Massy Company, Gervase Warner, Chairman of the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Vincent Pereira, President of the National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Vernon Paltoo, and members of the Guyanese diaspora.