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GTLime presents cheque to Ruimveldt Children’s Home…

GT LIME presents cheque to Ruimveldt Children’s Home and Care Centre

Kevin Jeffrey Presenting check to Jennifer Babb of the RCHCC on behalf of GT LIME and Sponsors

 The Ruimveldt Children’s Home and Care Centre was selected as GT LIME’S Charity of Choice for our 10th Anniversary celebration this year, 2011.

This selection was based upon a report conveyed to the GT Lime Organization by Judy Harrison after her discussions with Sister Mary Peter Ngui of the St Ann’s Orphanage in Guyana who recommended the RCHCC as deserving and in need of immediate support.          Continue reading

Guyana‘s Development—Taxation reviewed

Guyana‘s Development—Taxation reviewed

By: Cyril Bryan. Editor, Guyanese Online Editorial – June 2011

Looking Inward: Since the 1950‘s, most residents have looked outside of Guyana for their betterment. However, in today‘s changing world, Guyana‘s residents have to ―look inward‖ rather than ―outward‖ to achieve sustained development; but changing their outward looking attitudes will not be easy. The world’s economic downturn has slowed the emigration process, but in essence, nothing has changed – the brain and expertise drain has continued as salaries and wages are too low.

It is my belief that the best way to ensure the economic growth of Guyana is to make it attractive for private investment. The first requirement is the solving of the racial divide, which is now used for economic/political advantage. The second is the reduction of government controls and the restrictive policies seen in uneven taxation and discriminatory practices when they are applied. Here are some of my ideas on the matter of Taxation.

Guyana‘s Economy: Although Guyana‘s economy has shown economic growth in the last five years, it was growth from a fragile base. The country is still indebted for over US$1Billion, and the recent 2011 budget reflected continued borrowings (Expenditure = G$161.4B versus Income of G$112B, of which the Guyana Revenue Authority collected G$104B (G$10B-Customs; G$44.1B-Inland Revenue/PAYE; G$50.2-VAT; Non-Tax G$7.2 B.

The sugar industry has had low productivity due to bad weather conditions; strikes and Skeldon factory breakdowns. Rice produc-tion is now stable but suffers from unreliable regional CARICOM markets, although the recent Venezuela agreements should help.

In both 2009 and 2010, it was reported that gold mining earned more export revenue than sugar and rice combined. This means that monitoring must be further strengthened in the gold mining industry to ensure that declarations are made and taxes paid, since the Brazilians now control most of this industry. Gold production was up 27% to 317,316 ounces in 2010, the highest ever.

Taxation in Guyana: Tax avoidance and tax evasion are standard in most countries. It is the same, but more so, in Guyana. There is a large underground economy estimated at over 50% of business transactions. There is also the smuggling of goods from Venezuela (mostly oil, beer), Suriname and Brazil. The borders are porous and all attempts to control smuggling have failed. Most of all the bribery of officials is reflected in the discriminatory implementation of the laws to their personal benefit, as the Customs Department is riddled with corruption.

The solution—A Duty Free Zone: At present, Customs collect only G$10Billion or US$50M/yr. For some, Guyana is a already a duty-free zone and they are getting rich, as they hold a competitive advantage on those who pay duties. The solution is to scrap the duties on all goods coming in the country and make Guyana a duty-free zone as it basically is now for some in the Corentyne and Lethem areas. Trade would explode, the country will attract regional and international investment and the engrained corruption in the Customs Department would be largely eliminated.

Value Added Tax (VAT): The lost Customs revenue of US$50M could be recouped in a lowered threshold and VAT rate—basically a sales tax on all businesses. Today, too many companies avoid taxes as the VAT threshold is too high. Make it a sales tax at a lower rate like 10% (easy to compute), and make ALL businesses pay taxes on their sales. There are businesses today selling millions of dollars but pay no tax, yet they demand government services. Many of these businesses sell smuggled goods but are below the VAT taxation threshold.

Personal Income Taxes: There are some regional countries that have no personal income taxes e.g. The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and St Kitts/Nevis. In Guyana there are many in the ―underground and drug economies‖ who make millions but pay no taxes. However, the poorer folk who work for a salary have to pay taxes on salaries of over $200 US/month. Some-thing is definitely wrong with this picture.

Having tax deductions on low salaries suppresses wages. It also encourages the underground cash economy. Most people on wages do not make a ―living wage‖ and this encourages internal theft, bribery and low productivity. Most people have two or more ―jobs‖ to pay their bills or await their monthly remittances and barrels from relatives overseas. A serious analysis has to be paid to personal taxation and Guyana does not have to look far to copy a workable and equitable solution.

Company Taxation: Recently, taxation on company profits has been reduced but they are still 30-40%. High taxes on profits are usually not reflected in high taxes collected, so why have these high taxes on company profits? Companies move their profits and assets around to avoid taxation. A better solution is to use the flat tax on all worldwide sales similar to that applied to ―Offshore Business Companies. Having a flat tax of about 2% on all sales would ensure greater revenue and also attract ―offshore businesses‖ to Guyana.

I believe that the systemic changes suggested here will increase investment in Guyana and lessen the government‘s stranglehold on the economy. There has to be more efficient and transparent governance, less ministries and duplication, and stringent controls of government spending and borrowings. Irrespective of which party(ies) are in power, it will require the re-thinking of government policies and implementation processes, with a focus on attracting and promoting private investment to Guyana.

Editorial from the Guyanese Online Newsletter – June 2011

Food chart and health benefits

Food chart and health benefits

This chart is awesome! Everyone can use it.  We are not sure it is all true but we will share it with you…

Apples Protects your heart Prevents constipation Blocks diarrhea Improves lung capacity Cushions joints
Apricots Combats cancer Controls blood pressure Saves your eyesight Shields against Alzheimer’s Slows aging process
Artichokes Aids digestion Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Guards against liver disease
Avocados Battles diabetes Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin
Bananas Protects your heart Quiets a cough Strengthens bones Controls blood pressure Blocks diarrhea
Beans Prevents constipation Helps haemorrhoids Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Stabilizes blood sugar
Beets Controls blood pressure Combats cancer Strengthens bones Protects your heart Aids weight loss
Blueberries Combats cancer Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Boosts memory Prevents constipation
Broccoli Strengthens bones Saves eyesight Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure
Cabbage Combats cancer Prevents constipation Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Helps haemorrhoids
Cantaloupe Saves eyesight Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Supports immune system
Carrots Saves eyesight Protects your heart Prevents constipation Combats cancer Promotes weight loss
Cauliflower Protects against Prostate Cancer Combats Breast Cancer Strengthens bones Banishes bruises Guards against heart disease
Cherries Protects your heart Combats Cancer Ends insomnia Slows aging process Shields against Alzheimer’s
Chestnuts Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure
Chili peppers Aids digestion Soothes sore throat Clears sinuses Combats Cancer Boosts immune system
Figs Promotes weight loss Helps stops strokes Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure
Fish Protects your heart Boosts memory Protects your heart Combats Cancer Supports immune system
Flax Aids digestion Battles diabetes Protects your heart Improves mental health Boosts immune system
Garlic Lowers cholesterol Controls blood pressure Combats cancer Kills bacteria Fights fungus
Grapefruit Protects against heart attacks Promotes Weight loss Helps stops strokes Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol
Grapes Saves eyesight Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Enhances blood flow Protects your heart
Green tea Combats cancer Protects your heart Helps stops strokes Promotes Weight loss Kills bacteria
Honey Heals wounds Aids digestion Guards against ulcers Increases energy Fights allergies
Lemons Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin Stops scurvy
Limes Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin Stops scurvy
Mangoes Combats cancer Boosts memory Regulates thyroid Aids digestion Shields against Alzheimer’s
Mushrooms Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Kills bacteria Combats cancer Strengthens bones
Oats Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Battles diabetes Prevents constipation Smoothes skin
Olive oil Protects your heart Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Battles diabetes Smoothes skin
Onions Reduce risk of heart attack Combats cancer Kills bacteria Lowers cholesterol Fights fungus
Oranges Supports immune systems Combats cancer Protects your heart Straightens respiration
Peaches Prevents constipation Combats cancer Helps stops strokes Aids digestion Helps haemorrhoids
Peanuts Protects against heart disease Promotes Weight loss Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol Aggravates
Diverticulitis
Pineapple Strengthens bones Relieves colds Aids digestion Dissolves warts Blocks diarrhoea
Prunes Slows aging process Prevents constipation Boosts memory Lowers cholesterol Protects against heart disease
Rice Protects your heart Battles diabetes Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Helps stops strokes
Strawberries Combats cancer Protects your heart Boosts memory Calms stress
Sweet potatoes Saves your eyesight Lifts mood Combats cancer Strengthens bones
Tomatoes Protects prostate Combats cancer Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart
Walnuts Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Boosts memory Lifts mood Protects against heart disease
Water Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Conquers kidney stones Smoothes skin
Watermelon Protects prostate Promotes Weight loss Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure
Wheat germ Combats Colon Cancer Prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Improves digestion
Wheat bran Combats Colon Cancer Prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Improves digestion
Yogurt Guards against ulcers Strengthens bones Lowers cholesterol Supports immune systems Aids digestion

Peter Wight honoured by Somerset

Peter Wight honoured by Somerset.

Peter Wight (left) is pictured with Roy Kerslake 

Somerset’s second highest ever run scorer Peter Wight was back at the County Ground on recently to watch the T20 game against Kent during which he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Between 1953 and 1965 the right hand batsman played in 321 first class matches for the Cidermen in which he scored a total of 16965 runs at an average of 32.75, which included 27 centuries with a highest score of 222 not out against Kent at Taunton in 1959.Now a very sprightly and trim 80 year old Peter was born in British Guiana explained how he came to play for Somerset. “I had just arrived from the West Indies, from British Guiana that was, and played as an amateur in the Central Lancashire League.” “I came down to have a two week holiday with my sister at Woolavington near Bridgwater where Bill, my brother in law, said why didn’t I go and have a trial with Somerset and he took me down the first day- but it rained.”

Peter Wight went on: “The coach asked me to come back the next day and I said that I would try but it might be a bit difficult because I had to travel by bus. I did come back and within five minutes of watching me batting in the nets he brought me out a contract – which at first I didn’t accept.” “However soon after that he asked me to play for the Seconds in a match against Gloucestershire and after then he asked me to play against Australia.”

“I bagged it in the first innings but then I got a hundred not out in the second and that was the start of it.” How did he feel about being inducted into the Hall of Fame. “It’s an honour to have been made a member of the Somerset Hall of Fame, which I don’t think I deserve but I am very willing to accept it. I enjoyed the time that I was here and unfortunately I couldn’t go on forever but I had a great time a loved every moment.

The Somerset crowd were magnificent then and they still are today.” Peter Wight also talked about some of the changes that had taken place since he first started back in 1953. “Compared to the way things were when I first arrived here back in the 1950′s I can’t recognise the place it, the changes are unbelievable. In fact it’s 15 years since I last umpired here and I don’t recognise it even from then, but it is absolutely marvelous what has happened.

Despite all of the changes the County Ground has still got that same atmosphere.” “Its been wonderful to be back here and I have been amazed by the number of former players including Roy Smith, Mervyn Kitchen and Roy Kerslake. A lot of other people have recognised me and come up to say hello.” “I have just got so many fond memories of the place.

I remember when I first started that they had the dog track surrounding the ground here and then there was Cecil Buttle the groundsman who used to look after us.” He continued: “When I played we changed over in the Old Pavilion where there wasn’t any heat so we were always trying to keep warm and there were splinters in the floorboards.” “We had to travel by train to away matches and sometimes you wouldn’t arrive in a place until 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning and then have to go out and field all day.”

During his time on the staff Peter Wight lived in Taunton but after he left he moved up to Bath where he opened an indoor cricket school. In addition the former Somerset batsman also had 29 years on the first class umpires list before he retired in 1995.

Guyanese Online Newsletter – March 2011

Guyanese Online Newsletter – March 2011

Download here:>>> March 2011 Newsletter – Final

This is the latest Guyanese Online Newsletter with articles and links featuring Mashramani 2011 .

It also  features Guyana news; Regional Caribbean news; Commentary; Editorials;  Guyanese Associations and their news; Arts and Culture articles, including new books; as well as historical articles on Guyana and Mexico (find out why Mexico).

The newsletter has 14 pages and contains over 40 articles, including video links.

There is sure to be something of interest to you.  We do hope you find it interesting.   Your comments are welcome.

Regards

Cyril Bryan, Editor and Publisher

Guyanese Online Blog and Newsletter

Who is Muammar Gaddafi?

Who is Muammar Gaddafi? 

By Antonio Cesar Oliveira

March 02, 2011 “Pravda” —

How can you call someone a dictator leader who overthrew a corrupt monarchy, modernized the country, won the highest HDI in Africa, and applied a direct democracy system of government?

Gaddafi has always supported revolutionary movements around the world. When the media – in the service of the U.S. – praised the apartheid regime South Africa, young Gaddafi in Libya trained and sent them back with the best weapons to win freedom in South
Africa.

Suddenly the press began a daily attack on the leader Muammar Gaddafi, to distill hatred, spreading lies, forging videos for what? What does it prove? The crimes of the Libyan government? Apparently this journalistic line was caused by popular uprisings in Algeria, Tunisia, Yemen and Egypt.

In fact, it is more a question of one more terrorist strategy of the government of the United States of America to recover influence in the Arab world. In Egypt, the government fell in U.S. confidence. Mubarak was merely an agent of U.S. and Israel interests in the region. With the fall of Mubarak, Iranian ships began to circulate in the vicinity of Israel, causing unease and anger in the diplomatic environments subservient to imperialism and Zionism.

After losing Egypt, the U.S. government tries to divide and weaken Libya, and this effort receives support from the supporters of Bin Laden, and thousands of Egyptian refugees that over the years have taken refuge in eastern Libya, fleeing the repression in Egypt. After the Egyptians came Algerians, Tunisians and Somalis, followers of Al Qaeda. They enjoyed the hospitality of the Libyans and then the next thing they stabbed them in the back, triggering a revolt that has left tens of victims, through sabotage, terrorism and destruction of public property.

But who is this Qaddafi that the media suddenly started to attack in all forms, and even in a most cowardly form? Gaddafi led a revolution to overthrow King Idris, a puppet of Italian and American interests in the region. At the time, the largest U.S. military base abroad was in Libya, Qaddafi and his supporters surrounded the base and gave 24 hours for all invading foreigners to leave the country.

In power, Gaddafi did not like the Arab monarchs, did not build palaces with gold, not buy luxury yachts or collections of imported cars. He devoted himself to rebuilding the country, ensuring better living conditions for the people. Today Qaddafi is not president or prime minister of Libya, but the media wants him to resign a post which does not exist.

The lies of the media cannot hide the fact that Gaddafi has supported the struggles of peoples for liberation in Nicaragua, Cuba, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and many other countries, specifically concretely helping the people who fought for liberation. In practice, Gaddafi has always been a benefactor of mankind, but for the mercenary media, a benefactor is one who creates wars in search of profits for the arms industry or to dominate the world, as were the wars created by the U.S. in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Nicaragua and many other countries.

This utterly ridiculous gossip of wealth and strange customs have always been exploited by the media, it was with Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat, Fidel Castro, Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez and etc. It is enough to be a serious ruler that does not seriously kneel down and cower in fear before the United States and is not intimidated to be demonised and disparaged by the mercenary media.

Another fact that the media cannot falsify is the HDI (Human Development Index) measured by UN officials. These data indicate, for example, that Libya had in 1970, a situation a little worse than Brazil (HDI of 0.541, against 0.551 of Brazil.) The Libyan index surpassed the Brazilian years later, and in 2008 was well ahead: 0.810 (ranked 43rd), compared to 0.764 (ranking 59th). All three sub-indices that comprise the HDI is higher in the African country: income, longevity and education.

In the HDI recast the difference remains. Libya is ranked the 53rd (0.755) and Brazil 73rd (.699). Libya is the country with the highest HDI in Africa. Therefore, the best distribution of income, and health and public education are free. And almost 10% of Libyan students receive scholarships to study in foreign countries.

So what kind of dictatorship is this? A dictatorship would never allow this kind of policy for the benefit of the people.

Gadhafi wrote the Green Book, the Third Universal Theory, which deals with controversial and real issues. He complains, for example, about the falsification of democracy through parliamentary assemblies. In most countries that consider themselves democratic, including the United States of America, political parties are organized criminal gangs to loot the people’s money in legislative assemblies, City Councils, House of Representatives, etc.

This observation – and a book in publication – certainly irritate and anger them? The defenders of parliamentary democracy? The Green Book, written by Gaddafi, says that workers should be involved and self-employed, and that the land must be of those who work it and those who live in the house. And power shall be exercised by the people directly, without intermediaries, without politicians, through popular congresses and committees, where the whole population decides the fundamental issues of the district, city and country. These words, which everyone knows are true, revolt and irritate those few who benefit from the falsification of democracy, especially the capitalist regimes.

But the press will keep on on forging the news, boiling hatred by spreading lies, because it is following orders from the U.S. government, very interested in the large oil reserves of Libya.

Major newspapers and television channels in the world use news agencies from the United States, all biased, misleading and deceptive. The lies that the news agencies sell buy public opinion, and most people? By naivete or misinformation they behave like puppets, repeating whatever the U.S. government determines and imposes.

This is not the first nor will it be the last, the Libyan Arab people face powerful foreign powers. Again the Libyan people will win, because they have the leadership of Muammar Qaddafi, an effective, strong and honorable guide.

*In a rare interview with Western journalists in January 1986, only months before the U.S. terrorist bombing of Libya, the Leader of the Revolution spoke frankly about his life and how he had been misunderstood by the West. Meeting the journalists in his tent he told of how he admired former US Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and of other world leaders he admires like “Egypt’s late Gamal Abdul Nasser, India’s Mahatma Gandhi, Sun Yat-Sen of China and Italy’s Garibaldi and Mazzini.” (Really, I’m a Nice Guy, Kate Dourian, Tripoli, Libya.)

He spoke of his favourite book The Outsider by British author Colin Wilson and others he likes such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Roots. Throughout this interview the profound thinking and innate humanity of Muammar Qadhafi shone through.

He also stated in another interview: “I see the press as being the messengers between me and the world to tell them the truth.”

<http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27593.htm>

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Revolution and the Muslim World

Revolution and the Muslim World

By George Friedman | February 22, 2011

The Muslim world, from North Africa to Iran, has experienced a wave of instability in the last few weeks.  No regimes have been overthrown yet, although as of this writing, Libya was teetering on the brink.

There have been moments in history where revolution spread in a region or around the world as if it were a wildfire. These moments do not come often. Those that come to mind include 1848, where a rising in France engulfed Europe. There was also 1968, where the demonstrations of what we might call the New Left swept the world: Mexico City, Paris, New York and hundreds of other towns saw anti-war revolutions staged by Marxists and other radicals. Prague saw the Soviets smash a New Leftist government. Even China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution could, by a stretch, be included. In 1989, a wave of unrest, triggered by East Germans wanting to get to the West, generated an uprising in Eastern Europe that overthrew Soviet rule.  Read more »

Source: Stratfor – Geopolitical Weekly - http://app.response.stratfor.com/e/es.aspx?s=1483&e=216432&elq=6e32d8a843524d6b8a8b8bca3ee65b1c


CBS TV boost for Guyana tourism – Videos

CBS-TV 's Joey Stevens, as he arrived in Guyana with his puppet parrot, his trademark on his TV Weather show– One Caribbean weather Channel. He is accompanied by Mr Brian Lilly, owner of One Caribbean Weather and WSEE TV, on his right.

Here are two videos, each about 28 minutes, by a CBS-TV team led by weather forecaster Joey Stephens. The videos  feature various aspects of  Guyana’s geography, its people, forests, and eco-tourism.

By Nathalene De Freitas  - Sunday, 11 July 2010

CBS TV BOOST FOR GUYANA TOURISM – VIDEOS

Videos: http://www.onecaribbeanweather.com/guyana.html < click

A TEAM from the popular ‘One Caribbean Weather’ and WSEE TV, including weather forecaster Joey Stevens and his puppet parrot, Bob, arrived here yesterday to produce shows on Guyana’s tourism that will be aired on CBS and the ‘One Caribbean Weather’ channels.

They did an aerial shoot of Georgetown yesterday, and are to tour the city today as part of theone-week stay to produce two half-hour shows for a United States audience estimated at some30 million.

Bob with THAG President Paul Stephenson,  will visit the Kaieteur Falls, the Iwokrama Rainforest Centre, the Essequibo Islands and other parts of the country, officials said.  Mr. Stevens, WSEE’s Chief Forecaster, on the websiteonecaribbeanweather.com, describes Guyana as “The Lungs of the World,” noting that it is doing great with a low-carbon development strategy, and that President Bharrat Jagdeo was recently conferred with the  United Nations 2010 ‘Champion of the Earth’ award.

Stevens told reporters at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport that featuring a country on his weather show helps to boost its tourism sector, and give positive recognition to what tourists can expect when visiting.  What was important, he said, was that the rest of the world will be seeing what Guyana is all about and the One Caribbean Weather programme will put Guyana at the forefront so that others can experience its rich flavour and culture.

“We will be showing the world what is here in Guyana to entice them to visit and experience Guyana for themselves.  I have been told that many people visit Guyana to see all the natural things here, like the waterfalls and rainforest.  Guyana is different from the rest of the Caribbean with its natural beauty,” he noted.

Stevens, who has been honoured with numerous awards and citations, said one of the best compliments is that people love to see which country is being featured on the show.  He said it is amazing to highlight the rich culture of the people, the many exotic sites, and at the same time offering accurate weather information

Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr. Indranauth Haralsingh, said inviting the team to Guyana will help build the country’s destination and awareness images.

He said this simple investment will be huge for Guyana, since it will allow about 30 million people to view various attractions as well as Guyana’s unique culture. “The more people get familiarized about us, the more it will help to create a demand for the country’s tourism industry,”, he said.

Also in the visiting team is Mr. Brian Lilly, owner of One Caribbean Weather and WSEE TV. They were invited to visit Guyana by Mr. Brian Yong, owner of the local Movie Star cable channel, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, the GTA and the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG).   .  …. more here> :  cbs-tv-boost-for-guyana-tourism

(This article was in the Guyanese Online Newsletter -December 2010)

MASH 2011 Photos

These photos of MASHRAMI-2011 parade were supplied by Bryan Mackintosh.  Click link below to view the photo album..

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Carib Beer Band revellers

Photo Album: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=621008&id=606035453&l=d83df29c3d

 

Also read these reports  on the Mashramani Parade 2011:

Thousands celebrate lively, colourful  Mash 2011 < click

Digicel Wins Top Costume prize… see list of all winners < click

Guyana observes 41st Republic anniversary

Golden Arrowhead hoisted- as Guyana observes 41st Republic anniversary

Georgetown, GINA, February 23, 2011

Guyana’s symbol of nationhood, the Golden Arrowhead, was this morning hoisted in the forecourt of Parliament Buildings in the presence of the Commander-in-Chief, President Bharrat Jagdeo and the military top brass to celebrate Guyana’s 41st Republic anniversary.

Flag Ensign Midshipman Rawl Williams, assisted by Lance Corporal Kevon Tappin raised the flag to the ceremonial 21-gun salute as members of the Cabinet, the Diplomatic Corps and the public observed the sombre tradition.


President Bharrat Jagdeo surrounded by the Military’s top brass taking the Presidential Salute in the forecourt of Parliament Buildings in honour of the Guyana’s 41st Republic Anniversary

Preceding the flag raising was the arrival of Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds, given the general salute, followed by the President’s arrival, the Presidential salute and the inspection of the Guard of Honour.  Continue reading

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