50th Independence Anniversary Arch is a symbol of nationhood…. President Granger

50th Independence Anniversary Arch is a symbol of nationhood…. President Granger

50th Anniversary AechGeorgetown, Guyana – (May 20, 2016) President David Granger, today, committed to ensuring that Georgetown is restored to its former glory and that the capital city will regain its reputation as one of the Caribbean’s most picturesque and pleasant places for residents and visitors, in his address at the unveiling of the 50th Independence Anniversary Arch.

The $20M Arch was financed wholly by Banks DIH Limited as an Independence anniversary gift to the nation. It was designed by Mr. Vaniar Gutierrez of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and fabricated by VSH Steel with hot dipped galvanised and welded steel pipes. 

After giving a historical account of the founding of Georgetown over 230 years ago, President Granger said the capital city is now being refashioned and renovated and that the arch is a symbol of hope for the future. It serves as a permanent landmark delineating the southern entrance into, and exit out of, the nation’s capital and also marks the southernmost boundary of our city.  Read more

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  • Tulsie Das  On 05/25/2016 at 12:31 am

    Banks D I H SHOULD HAVE SPENT THEIR MONEY IN A MORE WISELY MANNER, THAN THIS ARCH. LIKE ROADS, BRIDGES, FEED THE POOR, WHAT’S THE USE OF THE ARCH TO DECORATE THE ROAD WAY. LORD HELP ME.

  • demerwater  On 05/25/2016 at 9:07 am

    “WHAT’S THE USE OF THE ARCH TO DECORATE THE ROAD WAY. LORD HELP ME.”
    Would the same be applicable to the Statue of Liberty? The Eiffel Tower? the Taj Mahal?
    My opinion is that (wo)man conceives such “works of art” as an expression of thoughts that cannot be communicated by conventional language. Oh, how the Emperor Shah Jahan must have loved his wife!
    For example, try to express ‘truth’ in words so that another will understand exactly what you think. Then try to draw or paint ‘truth’ on a canvas. Construct a three-dimensional expression of ‘truth’ from popsicle sticks; and things like that.
    And if you wish to get a really, really different perspective, give a little child a drawing book and some crayons….
    Ms. Stephanie Correia AA, the most talented Guyanese artist that I worked with, once gave us each a sheet of paper and a pack of crayons and said, “Draw 5 straight lines.” Next she said, “Draw 5 curves.” Then she challenged, “Make a picture of what you have done.”
    I managed to make a kite. It took half an hour but it was pure unadulterated pleasure all the way.
    If you are in the habit of doodling on a desk pad while you are on the telephone, you might try ‘droodling’ – expanding and enhancing the doodlings until you produce a recognizable picture and can caption it.

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