|Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, receiving the credentials of Guyana’s first Consular General to Barbados, Michael Brotherson, at the Ministry.????|
Guyana’s first Consular General to Barbados, Michael Brotherson, has been told that his resident posting to the island would be of great benefit to Guyanese nationals living here.
These sentiments came from Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, as she welcomed Mr. Brotherson to the country, last week during a courtesy call at her Culloden Road office.
She stated that Barbados and Guyana had maintained a long tradition of "people to people relations", particularly in the areas of trade and tourism, and stressed that the ties between both countries were amicable.??
The Foreign Affairs Minister emphasised that she was happy Guyanese nationals now had an official on the ground who would be able to facilitate their concerns.
Mr. Brotherson noted that his countrymen were also elated by the move, and stressed that the resident posting should strengthen relations between the two countries.?? The envoy further pointed out that the Government of Guyana was interested in enhancing bilateral cooperation and cultural exchanges with Barbados.
The Guyanese diplomat served in his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for over 20 years.?? He was also Guyana’s High Commissioner to London in 2008.
Guyanese nationals in need of consular services have been advised that the Consular General’s office is located temporarily at The Garden Room, Amaryllis Beach Resort, Hastings, Christ Church, and is open from 9:00 a.m. until noon.??
The public will be informed of the permanent address and telephone numbers of Guyana’s Consular General to Barbados shortly.??
Guyanese nationals living in Barbados were previously represented by an Honorary Counsel, however, the post did not hold diplomatic status.