Daily Archives: 05/26/2012

Guyana’s 46th Independence Anniversary Celebrations

I am committed to working with those who are interested – President Ramotar
– tells packed National Park at 46th Independence Anniversary

Georgetown, GINA, May 26, 2012

President Donald Ramotar this evening stated that he is committed to working with all those who are interested in moving the country forward; noting that Guyanese would like to see all stakeholders working together, which was a dream at independence and today is a major national aspiration.
He said Guyana can achieve the great potential that is often spoken about with political will and trust, and noted that while the 2011 National elections have created new challenges to all the leaders, it is a time to show maturity and to put the interest of the country and people ahead of narrow self-interests.

President Donald Ramotar inspecting the Guard of Honour during Guyana’s 46th Independence Anniversary Celebration in the National Park

“No matter what side of the political divide we are on, let us remember that 46 years ago we assumed the responsibility for our own development… This great responsibility which we all carry must never be forgotten,” he urged.     Continue reading

Guyana-born Charmaine Hooper enters two Halls of Fame


(by Ron Fanfair of the SHARE)

Retired Canadian Soccer player, Charmaine Hooper, will enter two Sports Halls of Fame this year. She is among nine Canadians to be inducted into the national Sports Hall of Fame later this year. And, on June 3, she will join her brother, Lyndon, in the Soccer Hall of Fame.

She is the first national player to reach the 100-game milestone. Overall, Hooper turned out for Canada 129 times and scored 71 goals – both national records at the time – in a sterling 20-year career that ended in 2006.  She represented Canada at 1995, 1999 and 2003 World Cups.

Last April, Hooper – Canada’s Female Player of the Year in 1994, 1995 and 2002 – was appointed to the FIFA Task Force 2014.              Continue reading

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