Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali has awarded the country’s second-highest award, the Order of Roraima, to the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.
Dr. Gonzalves was given the award at a dinner yesterday night at State House.
The Guyanese Head of State said Dr. Gonzalves was honored to present the prestigious award to the long-standing regional politician. He also commended Dr. Gonsalves’s solidarity with Guyana in protecting the country’s democracy and territorial integrity.
“The conferral of Guyana’s Order of Roraima is in deserved recognition of the tireless commitment and unflinching contributions which Dr. Gonsalves has made to the cause of regionalism and regional integration.”
During the ceremony, Ali said Dr. Gonsalves was a “Caribbean man who has been committed to “democracy, peace, security, and development of the Caribbean.”
Ali also recognized and talked about other heads of state who he said also supported the democracy in Guyana
He said they would be recognized for their contributions later in the year.
Vice President, Dr Bharrat Jahdeo; Ministers of the Government; former President