PM to receive CGID Prize in New York
February 3, 2006
PM to receive CGID Prize in New York

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is expected to travel to New York tomorrow to receive the Caribbean Guyana Institute of Democracy (CGID) prestigious “Democracy Prize” award.

Dr. Gonsalves will join a noble group of Caribbean leaders who have been recipients of the prize. These include Patrick Manning, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (2003 winner) and Owen Arthur, Prime Minister of Barbados (2004 winner). {{more}}The prize was announced on January 9,2006, in a statement issued by CGID.

Baroness Valerie Amos, leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council in the United Kingdom, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony. Baroness Amos served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from June, 2001; her portfolio included responsibility for Africa, the Commonwealth, the Caribbean, Britain’s Overseas Territories, Consular Affairs, and Personnel Issues.

CGID is a non-profit Organisation whose mission is to promote educational, cultural and economic development of the Diaspora, human rights and good governance, the advancement of the humanities, social and human development, as well as more favourable United States foreign policy towards the Caribbean region.