Revised Order of Precedence for circulation following Cabinet approval

DPI, GUYANA, Friday, March 9, 2018

A Revised Order of Precedence for official use in Guyana was presented to Cabinet for consideration. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said the last document of this nature was published over 33 years ago.

It was pointed out that Guyana should confirm to the many International conventions developed, however, there have been slippages in their applications over the years.

According to the Minister, “Cabinet agreed to examine the proposed draft document before granting its approval.”

Minister Harmon made reference to several occasions where persons have difficulties identifying the precedence list. This, he said has become a major problem prompting the Cabinet to have a revised order.

This will be circulated following its review and approval.

Order of Precedence is a sequential hierarchy of nominal importance of persons. Most often it is used in the context of people by many organisations and governments, for very formal and state occasions, especially where diplomats are present.

There are usually general orders of precedence for different countries for state purposes, such as diplomatic dinners, and are made under the assumption that such functions are held in the capital.


By: Stacy Carmichael


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