Govt opens consulate in Boa Vista
Another earmarked for Nickerie
October 19, 2002
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday announced that an honorary consulate has been established in Boa Vista, Brazil
and agreement has been reached with the Suriname government on the opening of a consulate in Nickerie and appointment of the Consul General.
According to a press release, the Honorary Consul in Boa Vista is Paulo Do Valle Pereira Filho, and he can be contacted at:
Ave. Benjamim Constant, 388; Centro Boa Vista; Roraima; CEP 69301-021; Federative Republic of Brazil. The telephone number was given as: (001-55) 95-224-0799.
Meanwhile, the current First Secretary at the Embassy of Guyana in Paramaribo, Arlington Bancroft, has been designated Consul General at the consulate to be established in the district of Nickerie.
The consulate, the release stated, will be formally established in 2003 after approval of the national budget.
The decision to establish this consulate, the release continued, was taken by President Bharrat Jagdeo when he met with Guyanese residing in Nickerie in January this year on conclusion of his State visit to the neighbouring republic.
The foreign affairs ministry also noted that both offices are expected to be of great assistance to Guyanese nationals who live in and traverse the respective localities as well as non-nationals who wish to travel to Guyana or obtain information of a general nature, and in particular, details of trade and investment possibilities.