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Guyana Government in Action- Restoring Georgetown – May 19, 2016

Guyana Government in Action- Restoring Georgetown – May 19, 2016

Published on May 19, 2016 – Welcome to Government in Action, a weekly programme giving insight into the projects and events occurring around the country as the Government works to advance its development agenda for the good of all Guyanese.

Guyana Government News Brief – May 27, 2016 – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – May 27, 2016 – GINA video

GUYANA: NATIONAL PRIDE – Commentary

NATIONAL PRIDE

MAY 26, 2016 | BY Kaieteur News | FILED UNDER EDITORIAL,

Guyana 50th Anniversary Logo

Guyana 50th Anniversary Logo

Opinion - commentary -analysisFifty years ago, today, Guyana broke free from the Monarchy to chart its own destiny. There was no golden handshake as has been the case with countries like Suriname that gained its independence from Holland. Instead, Guyana was pretty much left to work with the systems left in place by the colonial rulers.

It is not that these systems were all bad. For example, we continue to maintain the judicial system that allows for a preliminary inquiry ahead of an indictable charge. There are still the public service, the police force and the postal service which, until the advent of improved technology, remained the main link between families and friends.   Continue reading

Fifty years later: Guyana is changing for the better – By Adam Harris

Fifty years later: Guyana is changing for the better

Guyana 50th Anniversary Logo

Guyana 50th Anniversary Logo

Opinion - commentary -analysisMay 22, 2016 | By KNews | Filed Under Features / Columnists, ADAM HARRIS

The past few days have brought a lot of recollection from me. In another few days it would be fifty years since Guyana became independent. It would also be fifty years since I joined the world of work. Those were the days when travelling was not as easy as it is today.

I spoke about travelling to Linden. The Soesdyke-Linden Highway was about to be constructed so the communities along the highway were not there. Of course there was a trail, but the conditions were such that people only say jungle. I remember when they were clearing the trail they found an aircraft that had disappeared during the Second World War.

This was just a short distance from Atkinson Field, the airport that was there at the time. Search and Rescue was not what it was today, but it was surprising that a plane going down so close to the airport could not have been found.   Continue reading

National Awards – 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Guyana

National Awards – 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Guyana

May 26, 2016- Golden Jubilee Day

On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Guyana, National Awards were Wednesday evening announced at the Golden Jubilee celebrations. Below is the full list of awardees.

Fruedel Stuart - PM Barbados

Hon. Freundel Stuart – Prime Minister of Barbados

Order of Roraima

For his dedication and commitment to the Caribbean Community and his unflinching support for the rights of Small Island Developing States: The Rt. Hon. Freundel Jerome Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados

For long, dedicated and outstanding service as a legal practitioner: Rex Herbert McKay, Attorney-at-law
For his commitment and service to Guyana in the diplomatic, parliamentary and legal fields and in the public service: Dr. Barton Umax Adolphus Scotland, Speaker of the National Assembly.   Continue reading

President: Independence moulded our national identity- speech on Guyana’s Jubilee

President David Granger takes the Presidential salute at the Golden Jubilee ceremony

President David Granger takes the Presidential salute at the Golden Jubilee ceremony

President: Independence moulded our national identity
 – says economy must be reshaped to meet future goals

WITH six distinct identities fused within one geographic space, Guyana’s ardent aspiration and arduous struggle for political Independence in 1966 moulded a national identity which has been preserved 50 years later.

Thousands watched, their eyes fixed on the enormous screen which projected an audio/visual recording of President David Granger’s speech at D’Urban Park, the newly created stadium behind the iconic statue of slave rebel Cuffy at the Square of the Revolution.    Continue reading

Spirit of a nation showcased at Independence Jubilee

Spirit of a nation showcased at Independence Jubilee

 After months of anticipation, Guyanese ushered in the country’s 50th Independence with great emotion as the fifty foot Golden Arrowhead was, for the second time this year, hoisted in the air amidst much fanfare.

And while the atmosphere was not quite as energetic as it was on February 23, there was still an immense feeling of pride among the majority of people in the massive crowd.

Over 20,000 Guyanese flocked the newly built D’Urban Park to celebrate this historic event and among them, many expressed great pride to have been able to witness Guyana at 50 and the celebrations that were hosted to usher it in.   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief – May 25, 2016 – GINA video

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – May 25, 2016

Poem: FIFTY YEARS ON THE WINGS – By Dmitri Allicock + video

PERHAPS THIS FLAG

FIFTY YEARS ON THE WINGS

By Dmitri Allicock

 50 years already and how time really flies

Since this flag was raised up into the skies

The colors of green, white, black and gold

With red for zeal and dynamism to behold

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Read more – comment and share at Dmitri Allicock’s blog

APNU+AFC First Year- with Hon. Sydney Allicock- Min. of Indigenous People’s Affairs

GINA logoAPNU+AFC First Year- with Hon. Sydney Allicock- Min. of Indigenous People’s Affairs

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