The office from which the Guyana Consul operated and where the St Maarten Guyana Association holds its meetings.
PHILIPSBURG–Guyana’s Honorary Consul in St. Maarten Cleveland Beresford has resigned from his position. His resignation became effective on July 1.
President of the St. Maarten Guyanese Association Velda Blackett said the Guyana Consulate Office will remain closed until further notice. She said no one is authorised to process any passports or any other documents until a new Honorary Consul is appointed.
In the interim, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Guyana will try to expedite the much-needed services by Guyanese nationals residing on the islands by sending a delegation to St. Maarten when the need arises until a new Honorary Consul is appointed. Persons who have submitted an application or have any queries are asked to make contact with Blackett at tel. 580-1617 or Vice President Malcolm Mickle at tel. 524-9587.
The St. Maarten Guyanese Association will also provide updates when the delegation will be visiting again. Persons can also follow the Association’s Facebook page, The St. Maarten Guyanese Association, to keep updated with the relevant information.
The Director General of Guyana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Audrey Waddell and a delegation were in St. Maarten recently to assist outgoing Honorary Consul Cleveland Beresford in conducting his duties during his last days in office.
Waddell thanked Beresford for his service to Guyanese in St. Maarten as well as other neighbouring islands. Beresford was appointed as Honorary Consul on June 1, 2017, and was responsible for providing consular duties to Guyanese in St. Maarten and the neighbouring islands of Saba, St. Eustatius and Anguilla which included collection and processing of applications for passports, birth, marriage and death certificates, registration of births, renunciation and distribution of passports and all other legal related documents.