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Independence Observance in Maryland – by Francis Quamina Farrier



Ms Marina Patricia White

“Clap him. “Clap her”. That was the repeated exhortation to the Guyanese audience by Jamaica-based Guyanese Educator, Ms Marina Patricia White, the Principal Speaker, as she listed the names of many great Guyanese. They included Sir Shridath Ramphal and Baroness Valerie Amos. The event was a pre-Independence Day Celebration at the St. Mark’s Episcopal/Anglican Church in Maryland in the USA, on Sunday May 25, 2014.

The annual Guyana Independence Day celebrations at the St. Marks church in Maryland, is conducted in two segments. The first is a Service in the church at which prayers are said for Guyana and the Guyanese people, both at home and abroad. Priest-in-Charge, The Reverend Canon Daniel Darko, who is from Ghana, extended best wishes to Guyana on this their 48th Independence anniversary. Patriotic songs of Guyana were sung at the Service as well as the Guyana National Anthem.

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