‘Guyana more influential in Latin America and Caribbean’ – Longstanding regional head


Guyana is pushing food security plans and hopes to successfully demonstrate how the country can pursue low carbon development while producing oil.

With these ambitious plans, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, an elder Caribbean statesman, says that Guyana’s influence in the Latin America and Caribbean region is growing.

“Guyana is a growing leader- (it) has always been a leader- but naturally, with the growing strength of the Guyana economy and the kind of activist leadership of (President) Irfaan Ali and his team, we see Guyana more and more exercising greater influence in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Prime Minister Gonsalves said on Tuesday.

The elder statesman is in Guyana on a four-day official visit. And during this time, he said that he hopes to engage President Ali and Guyana’s government on key areas including housing and food security.

And on Tuesday, during his four-day official visit to Guyana, he commented that this influence is being cemented by the country’s economic growth and the government’s plans.

Days ago, President Ali said that Guyana’s economic growth projection for 2023- some 58.7 per cent- is the highest in the world. Even without oil, the Guyanese Head of State said that Guyana still ranks top five in global economic growth.

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