Barbados bestows Guyana with Humanitarian Plaque for COVID-19 assistance
The Government of Guyana was awarded a Humanitarian Plaque by the Government of Barbados in appreciation of Guyana’s assistance to Barbados in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Inaugural Humanitarian Award Ceremony was held on Thursday at the Kensington Oval, on Heroes’ Day, a national holiday on which the people of Barbados reflect on the several achievements of post-independence nationhood and in particular, recognise the valuable contributions made by citizens.
Guyana’s Acting Consul General in Barbados, Geneva Tyndall, received the award from President of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason.
Canada, China, Cuba, India and the United States of America were among the countries to receive Humanitarian Plaques. The Secretary General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was a special guest at the ceremony.
Guyana and Barbados, similar to so many countries globally, have significantly felt the social and economic impacts of the pandemic and have worked in a collaborative effort to lend mutual support.
The relations between Guyana and Barbados have strengthened considerably as President Mohamed Irfaan Ali and Prime Minister Mia Mottley have demonstrated a firm commitment to deepening ties and advancing a practical programme of cooperation to benefit not only both countries but the region as a whole.