Guyana intensifies relationship with OAS
DPI, GUYANA, Friday, April 6, 2018
There has been intensified cooperation between the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the government of Guyana, OAS Country Representative, Jean-Ricot Dormeus pointed out.
Dormeus was speaking at the opening of the regional seminar on National Drug Observatories which was held on Wednesday at the Ramada Princess Hotel, Providence, East Bank Demerara.
“The flurry of international activities in Guyana point to better days ahead,” Dormeus said. Two weeks ago, Guyana successfully hosted the 24th Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-level Authorities of Tourism. Stemming from this conference was the adoption of the Declaration of Georgetown document which will form the basis for the partnerships in the tourism industry in the Americas.
On Thursday last, the OAS invested $US83,000 in the Ministry of Education to improve technical vocational education in secondary and post-secondary institutions. Guyana’s hosting of the regional seminar was important to this growing relationship Dormeus noted.
“It is fitting that the Caribbean as a whole comes together in Georgetown for some horizon scanning,” Dormeus said.
Guyana entered into the OAS in 1991, then in 1994, the organisation established its office in the country. Over the years, the OAS has supported Guyana in several training exercises in the public security area, provided scholarships in professional development courses as well as funding for projects in the education sector.
By: Tiffny Rhodius