Commodore Gary Best receives the medal "Estrella de Carabobo" from Ambassador Dario Morandy. With them is Military Attaché of the Bolivarian Republic in Guyana, Roberto De Luca Varesano.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Commodore Best bestowed with Venezuelan honour
Venezuelan Ambassador to Guyana Dario Morandy Figuera yesterday related the importance his government attached to South American neighbours Guyana and Brazil towards the establishment of the South American Security Council through which he says “the south would be more united and equal.”
His statements came at a simple service held at the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Co-operation in celebration of the birth anniversary of Venezuelan liberator Simon Bolivar when Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Chief of Staff Commodore Gary Best was invested with the Medal Star of Carabobo for his efforts at maintaining military cordiality between the two countries.
The same medal was conferred upon Military Attaché of the Republic of Brazil in Guyana, Colonel Eudes Carvalho Dos Santos.
In brief comments via his translator, Figuera told the small gathering which also included members of the diplomatic corps from Cuba and Brazil that it was important that the three nations maintained interaction among each other.
To this end he pointed to the establishment of the South American Security Council and Guyana and Brazil’s efforts in making known their support, noting that it was the only way for the countries of the south to truly build a “society”.
Commemorating the birth of Bolivar he said was nothing simple for Venezuelans. He recounted Bolivar’s efforts and his focus towards ending the fight for the freedom of South America and proclaimed that “we will never again be a colony.”
“That’s why we call Venezuela the Bolivarian Republic,” he stated.
Floral offerings were made at the foot of the bronze statue of Simon Bolivar which stands in the centre’s compound.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Venezuela honours Chief-of-Staff Best, Brazil’s Military Attaché Dos Santos
Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force Commodore Gary Best and Military Attaché of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Guyana - Colonel Eudes Carvalho Dos Santos, were yesterday conferred with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela's prestigious Order "Estrella de Carabobo".
The investiture was made by a representative of the Bolivarian National Army of Venezuela, on behalf of the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the Republic of Guyana, Mr. Dario Morandy Figuera and the Military Attaché of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the Republic of Guyana.
This was in observance of the birth of the Republic of Venezuela's Liberator Simon Bolivar, and was done at the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation, New Garden Street, Queenstown.
Among those delivering remarks at the ceremony were: Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Guyana - Mr. Dario Morandy; and Military Attaché of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Guyana - Roberto De Luca Varesano.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Commodore Best receives Venezuelan military medal
Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Commodore Gary Best and the Military Attaché of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Colonel Eudes Carvalho Dos Santos, were on Thursday presented with the Medal Star of Carabobo, by the Venezuelan military to mark the occasion of the birth anniversary of Liberator Simon Bolivar.
The two military officers were presented with the awards on behalf of the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuelan to Guyana, Mr. Dario Morandy Figuera, and the Military Attaché of Venezuela in Guyana, Brigadier General Roberto de Luca Varesano.
The event was a brief ceremony at the Venezuelan Institute on New Garden Street, which was also attended by the Venezuelan and Brazilian Ambassadors as well a representative of the Cuban Government.
Brigadier General Varesano outlined the history behind the efforts of Simon Bolivar to secure the independence of Venezuela and the final decisive battle in 1823 which brought an end to the Spanish domination of the territory.
He described Commodore Best as a distinguished gentleman who has demonstrated the capacity to face and to solve problems as well as maintaining the bilateral relations in the military environment between Guyana and Venezuela.
General Varesano added that Colonel Dos Santos of the Brazilian army has shown desire to unite and maintain better bonds with Venezuela.
He expressed the hope that the 13 countries of South America become closer so that the dream of the great Liberator Simon Bolivar can be realized.
Ambassador Dario Morandy Figuera said through an interpreter that the presentation of the Medal Star of Carabobo to military officers of two of Venezuela’s brother nations is a testimony of the need to integrate South America.
“Guyana and Brazil are members of the south union and together with Venezuela we are working for the strengthening of the South Security Council,” he said.
The two recipients were recognised for the work they have done for the union of South America.
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