The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says that it will continue to support development efforts under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government.
The bloc’s commitment comes one day after the swearing in of Irfaan Ali as the ninth Executive President of Guyana, bringing an end to the five-month political stalemate in the country.
It was CARICOM that played a vital role in the vote recount process which was embarked upon with the blessing of the community’s then Chairperson, Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley.
The bloc had also been on the forefront advocating for a peaceful resolution to the process, which was marred by controversy, violent protests and back-to-back litigation which led to a protracted delay in the final declaration of the results.
CARICOM, in a statement today, commended the “people of Guyana for their patience and maturity during this protracted process, and will continue to support the country in its development efforts under its new Government”.