PPP to participate in Independence Anniversary Flag Raising + video

Guyana 50th logoPPP to participate in Independence Anniversary Flag Raising

 The People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which played a significantly leading role in fighting for Guyana’s independence from Britain, will be participating in the 50th Independence Anniversary Flag Raising Ceremony.

“We will be attending the Flag Raising ceremony because we believe that will be a very important event,” Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo announced at a news conference at his party’s headquarters, Freedom House.

The event is billed for May 25 at D’urban Park aback the 1763 Slave Rebellion ‘Cuffy’ Monument

At the same time, Jagdeo hopes that President David Granger will use the opportunity to pay tribute to the architects of Guyana’s independence- the PPP’s Cheddi Jagan and the breakaway People’s National Congress’ (PNC) Forbes Burnham.

Following the split in the PPP in 1955, the Americans and the British had conspired to ensure that British Guiana was granted independence under Burnham’s PNC because of fears that Jagan would have facilitated independent Guyana becoming another communist satellite state in the Western Hemisphere second to Cuba.

Jagdeo expects that Granger will use his speech to announce a clear pathway for social cohesion,  a green economy and tackling racial and ethnic discrimination. “We will be listening carefully to that speech to see if it addresses all of these issues and many more that I am sure that our people are waiting to hear answers for,” he said.

Guyana attained independence from Britain in 1966.

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  • June  On 05/19/2016 at 7:48 am

    Guyana gained Independence from Britain in 1966 and went downhill from there. What exactly are we celebrating?

    • Thinker  On 05/22/2016 at 1:08 pm

      Like most birthday parties we are celebrating the fact that we are simply alive. Given all the turbulence of the past and present, it’s about high time that we no longer continue fooling ourselves about reality and work out some serious national plan for development. We can all pledge never to allow our leadersto talk nonsense without calling them out. That is the only hope for the future.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 05/19/2016 at 5:37 pm

    I am very glad to hear that we are committing to jointly celebrating the move Onward – Upward with All Guyana’s Children in tow …. EVERYBODY …!!

  • demerwater  On 05/20/2016 at 7:21 am

    I sincerely hope that among the exhibits of those ambivalent times is a photograph (at least) of Cdes. Burnham and Jagan in a bear hug shortly after the flag raising ceremony.

  • Gigi  On 05/21/2016 at 11:58 pm

    “Jagdeo expects that Granger will use his speech to announce a clear pathway for social cohesion, a green economy and tackling racial and ethnic discrimination.”

    Jagdeo needs to focus his attention on establishing a two state separation of Guyana. We want our own country. PERIOD! Let these folks solve their attachment issues, identity issues, and self-hate issues and stop clinging to us and attacking us at the same time to make them feel good about themselves.

    “Following the split in the PPP in 1955, the Americans and the British had conspired to ensure that British Guiana was granted independence under Burnham’s PNC because of fears that Jagan would have facilitated independent Guyana becoming another communist satellite state in the Western Hemisphere second to Cuba.”

    One day when I have the time, I will hunt down and provide the articles debunking this piece of trotted out history. I did have it save on my old computer but I lost all my files when it crashed. But if anyone wants to research America’s role in the history of South America and not Guyana specifically, it will show up.

    “History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?” ― Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

    • Thinker  On 05/22/2016 at 9:23 am

      One more time, Gigi. There were largely 6 ethnicities in Guyana which according to your logic all have the right to self determination. Are you suggesting a ‘racially pure East Indian’ state? Please identify its boundaries especially if its near Venezuela. Should Muslims have a certain number of guaranteed seats in Parliament? Since in your mind the present Guyana flag is too ‘African’ are you
      suggesting saffron and green? More details please.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 05/22/2016 at 5:12 pm

    Thinker: I must express my appreciation for you intervening and responding to some of this injection ….

    The old folks say “Don’t argue with a fool in public, passersby may not be able to tell the difference.” – in my senior years, I am using caution – restraint!

    • Thinker  On 05/22/2016 at 6:37 pm

      Having seen how so many refused to deal with Donald Trump’s nonsense in the early days, I find it important and necessary from time to time to attack foolishness.

  • ndtewarie  On 05/24/2016 at 3:12 pm

    Breathes there a man with soul so dead
    Who has never to himself hath said
    “This is my own my native land”
    Good luck to all free loving truthful Guyanese!!

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