Inter-Guiana Games to be resuscitated– President Ali
President of Guyana Dr. Irfaan Ali announced on Thursday that the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) is set to return. The Head-of-State made this announcement during the signing of various collaborative agreements with the Surinamese government, headed by the visiting President Chandrikapersad Santokhi.
The President listed several vital nation-building projects between the two countries and highlighted the key element is the human resource.
“Key to all of this is our people-to-people partnership; as President Santokhi put it, that is putting our people together in a space and environment that they can share and appreciate each other,” President Ali remarked.
“So, we have committed to re-energising the Inter-Guiana Games, bringing back the Inter-Guiana Games; Inter-Guiana cultural platform that was started so we can have Sports, Cultural, Education and Technological exchanges as part of forging greater unity, trust, and understanding of our people.”
Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana are the nations that compete across the disciplines of Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field.
Most recently, Chess and Badminton were added to the list of events.
The Games, which were first held in 1967, are usually a yearly occurrence. However, it was last held in 2017 in Suriname.