Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness today expressed optimism about the future economic prospects for Guyana during a courtesy call to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, according to a media release from the Office of the Prime Minister.
“(Guyana) has (vast amounts of) land, minerals and we have recently received news of the oil find. I get the sense that Guyana is on the cusp of a boom period,” Holness told Nagamootoo during the hour long courtesy meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister.
According to the statement, Nagamootoo thanked the Jamaican PM for his optimism about the future prospects of Guyana and later remarked that such a positive outlook from a highly respected regional leader lends credence to the view that Guyana is on the desirable developmental path.
PM Nagamootoo commended Holness on his assumption to office following the recent elections in Jamaica and the two leaders engaged in general discussions on a wide range of topics.
Nagamootoo noted the close ties the two countries have shared since independence in the 1960s and expressed a desire to see closer cooperation in areas of mutual interest and to foster stronger bonds within CARICOM.
In this regard, Nagamootoo shared with Prime Minister Holness plans of the Coalition Government, through the Ministry of Business and GoInvest, to allow for a smooth process for potential CARICOM and international investors.
The two leaders are scheduled to meet again later this evening at the Guyana National Stadium to view the Caribbean Premier League match between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and Jamaica Tallawahs.
Prime Minister Holness noted that cricket is a “symbol of Caribbean unity” and that the people of the region looked to governments with regard to the management of the sport.
Prime Minister Holness has just concluded attending the 37th Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government held in Georgetown on July 5th and 6th.