Jamaica and Guyana sign MOU for mutual cooperation – Jamaica Information Service

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Jamaica and the Co-operative Republic of Guyana for mutual cooperation in the areas of state media, mass communications and public affairs.

The MOU was signed by Minister without Portfolio in the Prime Minister’s Office (OPM), responsible for Information, Hon. Robert Morgan, and Guyana’s Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, responsible for Information and Public Affairs, Hon. Warren Kwame McCoy in Georgetown, Guyana on Friday (May 3).

In his remarks at the signing ceremony, Mr Morgan said the MOU is of great importance as it further demonstrates the brotherhood and sisterhood of the people of Jamaica and Guyana.

“Knowledge exchange and best practices are a core part of this Memorandum of Understanding. We know within the Caribbean that different countries have different expertise that can help others, and as a community it is very important that we have cross-pollination so that we can improve our own situation at home,” said Mr Morgan. .

Minister with Responsibility for Information in the Prime Minister’s Office, Hon. Robert Morgan addresses a ceremony for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Guyana to provide for mutual cooperation in state media, mass communications and public affairs. The signing took place on Friday (May 3) in Georgetown, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

The MOU will establish a practical and programmatic framework whose key objectives are to strengthen and deepen relations and build shared capacity through a mutually agreed menu of measures and activities.

Mr Morgan says it is expected that from time to time various groups from Jamaica and Guyana will travel back and forth to facilitate knowledge sharing.

“There is also the option to share content. Jamaica has a very robust and highly effective public education system and we use the same curriculum for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC). Jamaica can really help Guyana in transferring some of the content produced for the benefit of your children and I am sure Guyana can do the same,” he stressed.

Minister Morgan promised to work with the various ministries to promote the seamlessness of knowledge transfer.

Minister McCoy, for his part, welcomed the signing of the MOU, noting that his government is fully committed to forging closer relations among sister states of the Caribbean community to achieve synergies between different sectors.

“We can use techniques and methods. Why reinvent the wheel when a one-place model works and with which we have great similarities?” he asked, adding that the learning experiences will take both countries to greater heights.

Minister Morgan visits Guyana for UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day celebrations.

He returns to the island on May 4.