Guyana’s President Ali will serve as the Chairman of the Caribbean Common Market, also called the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from January 1st to June 30th 2024. During the 2023 border crisis with Venezuela, Guyana relied heavily on intervention and mediation from CARICOM is deescalating the conflict. Team Guyana, South America wishes Dr. Irfaan Ali God’s guidance as he embarks on this noble role of chairing CARICOM.
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While it does not guarantee that other South American nations will not go to war with each other for whatever reasons, Guyana and Venezuela has, yesterday, in a historic development, agreed to do their part in keeping South America a zone of peace. The agreement was reached during a CARICOM brokered meeting aimed at promoting peace between the two neighboring countries. It was mediated by leaders from both CELAC and CARICOM.
From rallying an army of liberators whom he compares to the likes of Bolivar Simon, to proclaiming an unwavering commitment to peace and freedom tempered with the defense of sovereignty, the back and forth between war and peace coming from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been a hard one to keep up with. One thing is for sure, in the last two months or so, the Chavista had the Guyanese people and Government on their knees and toes.