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Acting British High Commissioner to Guyana and Chargé d’affaires (non-resident) to Suriname Ross Denny would like to con...
05/06/2021

Acting British High Commissioner to Guyana and Chargé d’affaires (non-resident) to Suriname Ross Denny would like to congratulate both Guyana and Suriname for signing up to the Leaders Pledge for Nature in time for World Environment Day. Acting High Commissioner Ross Denny said:

“By signing The Leaders’ Pledge for Nature both Guyana and Suriname are demonstrating their strong environmental credentials and commitment towards the more sustainable development pathways we need. Both Guyana and Suriname are home to some of the most magnificent fauna and flora in the world; with unique biodiversity seen nowhere else. The growing list of leaders who have signed the Pledge is sending a united signal to step up global ambition and encourage others to match their collective ambition for nature, climate and people with the scale of the crisis and the urgent need to adopt more sustainable development pathways. The Leaders’ Pledge for Nature is an opportunity for us to come together and take effective measures for a healthier planet: measures that deliver for biodiversity, for human development and wellbeing, and for our climate.

The UK is committed to taking bold action to tackle biodiversity loss and put nature on a path to recovery and is a founding member of The Leaders’ Pledge for Nature. We are committed to working with our fellow signatories, including Suriname and Guyana, to ensure that the Pledge commitments translate into sustained, transformative global action on the ground”.

Acting High Commissioner Denny would also like to take this opportunity to wish the people of Guyana and Suriname a Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay.

Dr.David Singh, Director WWF-Guianas also congratulated both countries. Dr. Singh said:

“While Suriname and Guyana face tough choices for their economic recovery, the pledge for Nature is an important signal that the countries are maintaining their commitment towards a just, inclusive, and sustainable future. We are mindful that both countries have embraced offshore oil and gas development at a time when the global community has finally united to transition away from fossil fuels. But the endorsement of the Leaders Pledge for Nature is one step towards signalling to the global community that it has not given up on its green credentials. The Guianas can still be a Beacon of Hope for the World in this time of planetary emergency."

Background on the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature

The Leaders’ Pledge provides a holistic roadmap for the next 10 years to address the planetary emergency in an integrated way, recognising the mutually reinforcing climate and biodiversity crises, the links with One Health and the vital importance of such action to build back better and greener.

Acting British High Commissioner to Guyana and Chargé d’affaires (non-resident) to Suriname Ross Denny would like to congratulate both Guyana and Suriname for signing up to the Leaders Pledge for Nature in time for World Environment Day. Acting High Commissioner Ross Denny said:

“By signing The Leaders’ Pledge for Nature both Guyana and Suriname are demonstrating their strong environmental credentials and commitment towards the more sustainable development pathways we need. Both Guyana and Suriname are home to some of the most magnificent fauna and flora in the world; with unique biodiversity seen nowhere else. The growing list of leaders who have signed the Pledge is sending a united signal to step up global ambition and encourage others to match their collective ambition for nature, climate and people with the scale of the crisis and the urgent need to adopt more sustainable development pathways. The Leaders’ Pledge for Nature is an opportunity for us to come together and take effective measures for a healthier planet: measures that deliver for biodiversity, for human development and wellbeing, and for our climate.

The UK is committed to taking bold action to tackle biodiversity loss and put nature on a path to recovery and is a founding member of The Leaders’ Pledge for Nature. We are committed to working with our fellow signatories, including Suriname and Guyana, to ensure that the Pledge commitments translate into sustained, transformative global action on the ground”.

Acting High Commissioner Denny would also like to take this opportunity to wish the people of Guyana and Suriname a Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay.

Dr.David Singh, Director WWF-Guianas also congratulated both countries. Dr. Singh said:

“While Suriname and Guyana face tough choices for their economic recovery, the pledge for Nature is an important signal that the countries are maintaining their commitment towards a just, inclusive, and sustainable future. We are mindful that both countries have embraced offshore oil and gas development at a time when the global community has finally united to transition away from fossil fuels. But the endorsement of the Leaders Pledge for Nature is one step towards signalling to the global community that it has not given up on its green credentials. The Guianas can still be a Beacon of Hope for the World in this time of planetary emergency."

Background on the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature

The Leaders’ Pledge provides a holistic roadmap for the next 10 years to address the planetary emergency in an integrated way, recognising the mutually reinforcing climate and biodiversity crises, the links with One Health and the vital importance of such action to build back better and greener.

26/05/2021

Message from Her Majesty the Queen to His Excellency President Irfaan Ali on the occasion of Guyana's 55th Independence Day on 26 May 2021

"On the special occasion of your National Day, I would like to convey to Your Excellency my congratulations, together with my best wishes to the people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. After what has been a difficult year, I hope we may look forward to overcoming global health challenges and to better times in the future. Elizabeth R"

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY GUYANA 🇬🇾

Acting British High Commissioner to Guyana, Mr. Ross Denny, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, paid a courtesy call at the Leth...
25/05/2021

Acting British High Commissioner to Guyana, Mr. Ross Denny, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, paid a courtesy call at the Lethem Regional Hospital.

Courtesy Call

Acting British High Commissioner to Guyana, Mr. Ross Denny, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, paid a courtesy call at the Lethem Regional Hospital.

During his visit, Mr. Ross Denny took a walk around looking at the on-going Retrofitting works on the Lethem Regional Hospital.

Present were Dr. Naail Uthman - Regional Health Officer; Dr. Olivia Valz; Mr. Chris Stewart - PAHO/WHO Consultant and Mr. Vaughn Duncan - Hospital Administrator.

25/05/2021

Our planet’s 🌍 extraordinary biodiversity sustains us all.

Today, the UK 🇬🇧 along with CARICOM: Caribbean Community and the CARICOM Climate Centre will co-host the 3rd virtual dialogue on the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and nature based solutions.

Guyana's 🇬🇾Vice President, Hon. Bharrat Jagdeo and Suriname's🇸🇷 Minister of Spatial Planning and Environment, Hon. Silvano Tjong-Ahin will be speaking at this forum.

#COP26 | #ClimateAction

Happy International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (#IDAHOTB)!The UK 🇬🇧 continues to stand with our in...
17/05/2021

Happy International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (#IDAHOTB)!

The UK 🇬🇧 continues to stand with our international and local partners and colleagues in the call for the elimination of discrimination against le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons and the respect for their human rights. 🌈

Today, May 17, the Ambassador of the United States of America, Sarah-Ann Lynch, the Acting British High Commissioner, Ross Denny, the Canadian High Commissioner, Mark Berman, and the Ambassador of the European Union, Fernando Ponz Canto are proud to join other governments and civil society organizations from around the world to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). This year, the IDAHOTB theme is “Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!”, and it celebrates the power of communities to promote social cohesion.

We believe that May 17 is a day we can all come together and continue our dialogue and collaboration with all our partner states and civil society organizations to help bring an end to discrimination and violence against LGBTQI+ persons. Click here to read the full ABCEU Joint Statement: http://ow.ly/7t7u50EOiff

15/05/2021

Over 200 British Diplomatic Missions across the world got moving today for #mentalhealthawarenessweek. We did our #globalmile in the beautiful National Park, Georgetown.

13/05/2021
Eid Mubarak

The British High Commission wishes Guyana, especially Muslim brothers and sisters a Happy Eid Mubarak.

11/05/2021
GUYANA RECEIVES ANOTHER 38,000 DOSES OF ASTRAZENECA FROM COVAX

Deputy High Commissioner Ray Davidson participated in the second COVAX delivery of vaccines to Guyana. Deputy High Commissioner spoke of the UK's pledge of some £548 million to the COVAX Vaccine Rollout Initiative making it one of the largest donors to the facility. He also encouraged people to take the vaccine since it does save lives.

Deputy High Commissioner Ray Davidson participated in the second COVAX delivery of vaccines to Guyana.
10/05/2021

Deputy High Commissioner Ray Davidson participated in the second COVAX delivery of vaccines to Guyana.

Around the world press freedom is under attack. The UK is working with partners as a global force for good, standing up ...
03/05/2021

Around the world press freedom is under attack.

The UK is working with partners as a global force for good, standing up to defend democracy whilst protecting journalists.

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https://tinyurl.com/4xwctdd5

#WorldPressFreedomDay

Around the world press freedom is under attack.

The UK is working with partners as a global force for good, standing up to defend democracy whilst protecting journalists.

⬇️

https://tinyurl.com/4xwctdd5

#WorldPressFreedomDay

Today, the FCDO wishes Her Majesty The Queen well on her 95th birthday.As Head of the Diplomatic Service, last year Her ...
21/04/2021

Today, the FCDO wishes Her Majesty The Queen well on her 95th birthday.
As Head of the Diplomatic Service, last year Her Majesty visited the FCDO virtually to learn about our international work and to unveil a new official portrait by artist Miriam Escofet.

Today the FCDO wishes Her Majesty The Queen well on her 95th birthday.

As Head of the Diplomatic Service, last year Her Majesty visited the FCDO virtually to learn about our international work and to unveil a new official portrait by artist Miriam Escofet.

An Online Book of Condolence is now available on the Royal website for those who wish to send a personal message of cond...
09/04/2021
Send a message of condolence

An Online Book of Condolence is now available on the Royal website for those who wish to send a personal message of condolence: https://t.co/0w7Vd7kYq0

Visit royal.uk for updates from Buckingham Palace and information about The Duke of Edinburgh's life and work.

Please send your message of condolence using this form A selection of messages will be passed onto members of the Royal Family, and may be held in the Royal Archives for posterity.

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The...
09/04/2021

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.

Further announcements will be made in due course. Visit www.royal.uk to read the announcement in full.

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.

Further announcements will be made in due course. Visit www.royal.uk to read the announcement in full.

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The...
09/04/2021

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.

Further announcements will be made in due course. Visit www.royal.uk to read the announcement in full.

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.

Further announcements will be made in due course. Visit www.royal.uk to read the announcement in full.

Guyana's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon. Hugh Todd MP, delivered remarks at the 10th UK-C...
19/03/2021

Guyana's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hon. Hugh Todd MP, delivered remarks at the 10th UK-Caribbean Forum held yesterday, 18 March 2021
#UKCaribbeanForum

Communique and Action Plan arising from the UK-Caribbean Forum held yesterday, 18 March 2021 and was attended by several...
19/03/2021
Tenth UK-Caribbean Ministerial Forum Communiqué and Action Plan

Communique and Action Plan arising from the UK-Caribbean Forum held yesterday, 18 March 2021 and was attended by several meeting Foreign and other Ministers across the Caribbean.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tenth-uk-caribbean-ministerial-forum-communique-and-action-plan

Ministers from the UK, the Caribbean and Overseas Territories met at the tenth UK-Caribbean Ministerial Forum which took place virtually on18 March 2021.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's speech on the 10th UK-Caribbean Forum on 18 March 2021, on the links between the UK and...
18/03/2021

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's speech on the 10th UK-Caribbean Forum on 18 March 2021, on the links between the UK and the Caribbean.

Introduction – UK-Caribbean links

Excellencies, Ministers, Ladies and gentlemen, It’s a pleasure to join you today, and to convene this important meeting.

The links between the UK and the Caribbean could hardly be stronger. With over one million people of Caribbean origin in the UK and over 200,000 British nationals in the Caribbean, we are more than friends, we are family.

From Mary Seacole to John Barnes, From Baroness Benjamin to countless NHS staff, People of Caribbean origin make an invaluable contribution to every aspect of British life.

They have built their lives and made their homes in the UK, Making the UK stronger, More vibrant, And more successful as a nation.

This is why we are acting urgently to put right the mistakes that led to the Windrush scandal.

Of course there are also many examples of British Caribbean people who have done great work in the Caribbean itself. I’m thinking of people like Arthur Wint who served in the RAF, Won the first medal for Jamaica at the Olympics, Trained at St Thomas’s Hospital in London, And took his medical qualifications back to Jamaica. He went on to be posted back to London as the Jamaican High Commissioner.

Or business people like Ashley Parasram, Who established the Trinidad and Tobago Fine Cocoa Company… And is working to boost global trade in Caribbean chocolate.

There are many, many inspiring stories which show the strength of this relationship.

We want to keep building the links between our countries.

The fact that we have opened four new diplomatic posts in the Caribbean in the last 18 months… In Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Grenada, and St Vincent and the Grenadines… Underlines our commitment to the region.

There are many areas where we want to do more together. So I’d like to highlight three today.

COVID-19

First, beating Covid-19 – surely the most pressing, crucial area that we face.

The UK is proud to be one of the biggest supporters of the COVAX initiative, committing £548 million globally to help deliver vaccines in developing countries.

This support will help supply over a million doses of safe and effective vaccines to six Caribbean countries by the end of this summer – enough for over 500,000 frontline workers and vulnerable people. In total, COVAX will provide 2.1 million doses to the region in the first half of 2021.

Of course we are also rolling out vaccines to British nationals in the Overseas Territories. We are determined to keep playing our full role in the global fight against the virus.

Economic recovery

The second area I want to touch on is the toll that Covid-19 has taken on the economy, and our efforts to build back better.

Hundreds of thousands of people from the UK have experienced first hand the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industry. But Covid has hit the sector hard.

The IMF estimated that tourism-dependent Caribbean economies would shrink by almost 10% last year.

The UK economy has also been hard hit and we have had to make some tough decisions, including to temporarily reduce our aid spending.

But let me assure you that we will continue to play a key role in the region, including through our recent £21 million contribution to the Caribbean Development Bank’s Special Development Fund.

We also continue to support the region’s development through work on… Climate and disaster resilience, Economic recovery, governance and security, As well as through our flagship UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund. This Fund is supporting 14 major infrastructure projects, including climate resilient investments in roads, ports, water supply and agriculture.

We want to work together to put our economies on the path to recovery.

Now that we have left the EU, the Economic Partnership Agreement between the UK and the countries of CARIFORUM has come into effect.

This will allow us to trade openly and equally – to the benefit of all.

The Agreement covers trade in goods and services worth £3.1 billion, providing duty free, quota free access for CARIFORUM goods, And opportunities to capitalise on our shared competitive advantage in the services economy.

Our Trade Envoys Darren Henry MP and Baroness Hooper are working to help companies take advantage of the new Agreement. And they’ll be speaking on all of this later in the forum.

The international community has rightly recognised that Small Island Developing States are a special case for sustainable development, and we continue to put that into action.

We continue to advocate internationally on issues that are of greatest concern to SIDS, including on access to finance and development assistance.

And we have launched our new SIDS Hub to help tackle the unique challenges facing small island states, Including providing technical and capacity-building support to help deal with climate change and its impacts in the region.

Climate Change

Climate change is the third area I want to talk about today – and this builds directly on my previous point. We have to pursue a green economic recovery if we are to stop catastrophic climate change.

We recognise the urgent threat that climate change poses for the Caribbean.

2020 was marked by the most active hurricane season ever recorded, with 30 named storms doing untold damage across the region.
As you know only too well, the economic costs of climate change are sobering.

To take just one example, Dominica lost over 200% of its GDP as a result of a single hurricane in 2017. So we have to act, and we have to act decisively.

As President and host of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, we are leading efforts to achieve a step change in ambition.

We will ensure that Caribbean countries have a strong platform at that meeting, And in the lead up to it, And we will ensure that there is a major focus on the issues you care most about including adaptation, resilience and scaling-up climate finance.

We all have a role to play – but of course the biggest responsibility lies with the big emitters. We need them to act with urgency and at scale to reduce emissions – as the UK is already doing. We will champion this relentlessly as COP26 President this year.

Next Steps & Commonwealth

There is so much we can do together – in these areas and many others besides.

We will take all of this forward in the quarterly meetings between Caribbean Heads of Mission in London and our Minister for the Caribbean, At the Joint Ministerial Council with the Overseas Territories, And – for many of us – at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in Rwanda this summer.

CHOGM will be a key staging post on the road to COP26, and in our shared efforts to build back better after the pandemic.

Of course not everyone at this meeting is in the Commonwealth, but I believe it has an important role in the region – so let me just say a word on this.

With strong commitment and leadership, the Commonwealth can make a big difference in delivering on all of the areas I’ve mentioned today – especially on climate.

I was proud to lead on a Commonwealth statement reaffirming our rejection of racism and discrimination, which was unanimously adopted by all 54 member states at the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministerial that I chaired in October.

And it was important to see Commonwealth leaders coming together with a strong statement on tackling Covid-19 last summer.

But we should raise our ambitions. I want to see the Commonwealth delivering much more as in the Caribbean and beyond.

The UK, for one, is committed to being a force for good in the region.

Conclusion

So I look forward to our discussions today – and to hearing the feedback on the progress made at this Forum.

There’s no doubt that the last year has been really tough for us all. And it is going to be tough for some time to come. But we are optimistic.

We are fighting back against the virus with vaccines. We are putting in place the building blocks of a better, greener recovery. And we are strengthening our cooperation so that we can meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities together.

Thank you.
#UKCaribbeanForum
#UKCaribbeanForum2021

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's speech on the 10th UK-Caribbean Forum on 18 March 2021, on the links between the UK and the Caribbean.

Introduction – UK-Caribbean links

Excellencies, Ministers, Ladies and gentlemen, It’s a pleasure to join you today, and to convene this important meeting.

The links between the UK and the Caribbean could hardly be stronger. With over one million people of Caribbean origin in the UK and over 200,000 British nationals in the Caribbean, we are more than friends, we are family.

From Mary Seacole to John Barnes, From Baroness Benjamin to countless NHS staff, People of Caribbean origin make an invaluable contribution to every aspect of British life.

They have built their lives and made their homes in the UK, Making the UK stronger, More vibrant, And more successful as a nation.

This is why we are acting urgently to put right the mistakes that led to the Windrush scandal.

Of course there are also many examples of British Caribbean people who have done great work in the Caribbean itself. I’m thinking of people like Arthur Wint who served in the RAF, Won the first medal for Jamaica at the Olympics, Trained at St Thomas’s Hospital in London, And took his medical qualifications back to Jamaica. He went on to be posted back to London as the Jamaican High Commissioner.

Or business people like Ashley Parasram, Who established the Trinidad and Tobago Fine Cocoa Company… And is working to boost global trade in Caribbean chocolate.

There are many, many inspiring stories which show the strength of this relationship.

We want to keep building the links between our countries.

The fact that we have opened four new diplomatic posts in the Caribbean in the last 18 months… In Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Grenada, and St Vincent and the Grenadines… Underlines our commitment to the region.

There are many areas where we want to do more together. So I’d like to highlight three today.

COVID-19

First, beating Covid-19 – surely the most pressing, crucial area that we face.

The UK is proud to be one of the biggest supporters of the COVAX initiative, committing £548 million globally to help deliver vaccines in developing countries.

This support will help supply over a million doses of safe and effective vaccines to six Caribbean countries by the end of this summer – enough for over 500,000 frontline workers and vulnerable people. In total, COVAX will provide 2.1 million doses to the region in the first half of 2021.

Of course we are also rolling out vaccines to British nationals in the Overseas Territories. We are determined to keep playing our full role in the global fight against the virus.

Economic recovery

The second area I want to touch on is the toll that Covid-19 has taken on the economy, and our efforts to build back better.

Hundreds of thousands of people from the UK have experienced first hand the Caribbean hospitality and tourism industry. But Covid has hit the sector hard.

The IMF estimated that tourism-dependent Caribbean economies would shrink by almost 10% last year.

The UK economy has also been hard hit and we have had to make some tough decisions, including to temporarily reduce our aid spending.

But let me assure you that we will continue to play a key role in the region, including through our recent £21 million contribution to the Caribbean Development Bank’s Special Development Fund.

We also continue to support the region’s development through work on… Climate and disaster resilience, Economic recovery, governance and security, As well as through our flagship UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund. This Fund is supporting 14 major infrastructure projects, including climate resilient investments in roads, ports, water supply and agriculture.

We want to work together to put our economies on the path to recovery.

Now that we have left the EU, the Economic Partnership Agreement between the UK and the countries of CARIFORUM has come into effect.

This will allow us to trade openly and equally – to the benefit of all.

The Agreement covers trade in goods and services worth £3.1 billion, providing duty free, quota free access for CARIFORUM goods, And opportunities to capitalise on our shared competitive advantage in the services economy.

Our Trade Envoys Darren Henry MP and Baroness Hooper are working to help companies take advantage of the new Agreement. And they’ll be speaking on all of this later in the forum.

The international community has rightly recognised that Small Island Developing States are a special case for sustainable development, and we continue to put that into action.

We continue to advocate internationally on issues that are of greatest concern to SIDS, including on access to finance and development assistance.

And we have launched our new SIDS Hub to help tackle the unique challenges facing small island states, Including providing technical and capacity-building support to help deal with climate change and its impacts in the region.

Climate Change

Climate change is the third area I want to talk about today – and this builds directly on my previous point. We have to pursue a green economic recovery if we are to stop catastrophic climate change.

We recognise the urgent threat that climate change poses for the Caribbean.

2020 was marked by the most active hurricane season ever recorded, with 30 named storms doing untold damage across the region.
As you know only too well, the economic costs of climate change are sobering.

To take just one example, Dominica lost over 200% of its GDP as a result of a single hurricane in 2017. So we have to act, and we have to act decisively.

As President and host of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, we are leading efforts to achieve a step change in ambition.

We will ensure that Caribbean countries have a strong platform at that meeting, And in the lead up to it, And we will ensure that there is a major focus on the issues you care most about including adaptation, resilience and scaling-up climate finance.

We all have a role to play – but of course the biggest responsibility lies with the big emitters. We need them to act with urgency and at scale to reduce emissions – as the UK is already doing. We will champion this relentlessly as COP26 President this year.

Next Steps & Commonwealth

There is so much we can do together – in these areas and many others besides.

We will take all of this forward in the quarterly meetings between Caribbean Heads of Mission in London and our Minister for the Caribbean, At the Joint Ministerial Council with the Overseas Territories, And – for many of us – at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in Rwanda this summer.

CHOGM will be a key staging post on the road to COP26, and in our shared efforts to build back better after the pandemic.

Of course not everyone at this meeting is in the Commonwealth, but I believe it has an important role in the region – so let me just say a word on this.

With strong commitment and leadership, the Commonwealth can make a big difference in delivering on all of the areas I’ve mentioned today – especially on climate.

I was proud to lead on a Commonwealth statement reaffirming our rejection of racism and discrimination, which was unanimously adopted by all 54 member states at the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministerial that I chaired in October.

And it was important to see Commonwealth leaders coming together with a strong statement on tackling Covid-19 last summer.

But we should raise our ambitions. I want to see the Commonwealth delivering much more as in the Caribbean and beyond.

The UK, for one, is committed to being a force for good in the region.

Conclusion

So I look forward to our discussions today – and to hearing the feedback on the progress made at this Forum.

There’s no doubt that the last year has been really tough for us all. And it is going to be tough for some time to come. But we are optimistic.

We are fighting back against the virus with vaccines. We are putting in place the building blocks of a better, greener recovery. And we are strengthening our cooperation so that we can meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities together.

Thank you.
#UKCaribbeanForum
#UKCaribbeanForum2021

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An ex -american soldier pulled a gun on me. British high commission should investigate this.
Good afternoon I’m currently in Georgetown how can I get a meeting with someone from the consulate to discuss my company’s business plan for Guyana ? Regards Wayne Turner C.O.O
Hello what systems do you have in place for receiving human rights violation complaints against the Guyana government and state agencies? I have a few matters i would like to report to the relevant officer in the high commission thanks in advance
hello do you have a desk or a mechanism for accepting reports on human rights violations in Guyana? thanks in advance
Can you tell us why you are waiting until november to resume visa application service? This seems quite unfair to Guyanese nurses working here in the Uk, providing an exceptional service while missing their families who are stuck in Guyana. This is silly, and needs to be looked into!
Thank you Mr.Quinn for standing with Guyana in the fight for Democracy...U will always be remember n thank u sir once again for all ur contribution towards Guyana.Have a safe journey back home..✈
I would like to know the views of the British High commission on what transpired last night at Christopher Jones MP home. Brett Quinn has stated in the past 18 day that he will hold the Ali Administration accountable for actions deemed non transparent or unlawful. Last night thousands of people watched live the the Guyana Police Force politically harass Mr Jones and his family. Not once but twice. Guyana Police Force. unlawfully disregardes a court order denying Mr Jones his basic Human Rights. As a British Guyanese you represent me and the people of the United Kingdom. I have watched your self and other international Diplomats for 5 months be very vocal regarding Guyana's elections. Threatening sanctions against the Apnu administration if they didn't conform to the ABC countries ideology. 18 days Guyana has become a lawless state! Is this the Democracy you were fight for? Are you going to condemn the political witch hurt that has been taken place since the start of Ali Administration? Is this the will of the people of Guyana? Where is your tweet? Do #blacklivesmatter in Guyana? As you and the diplomatic community were so vocal on Guyana's Election. I except the same of the condemnation of Policitalised of Guyana Police Force by The Ali Administration
Hi there, Can a Guyanese drive in UK with Guyana License?
I have been trying for 4 months to get out of Guyana with out success I need to get back to london I have ask our high commissioner for help but have not even heard from him this is my final attempt to contact the commissioner
Good afternoon are there any vacancies for driver or security
I urgently need some advice on travel to Guyana. Is there anyone from the High Commissioner's office I can talk to? Thank you
This is my second time of asking. Do you know when Guyana will open the airports?