Daily Archives: May 26, 2016

Kelly Hyles returns home for Jubilee Celebrations – Gives advice to students – video

Kelly Hyles returns home for Jubilee Celebrations – Gives advice to students… Never let circumstances hinder your success. 

Published on May 23, 2016 – A brilliant Guyanese teenager – Kelly Hyles – who has excelled academically in the US, has returned home for the Jubilee celebrations. She’s encouraging Guyanese students to never let circumstances hinder their success.  She will attend Harvard University in September.
Read news report from the Daily Mail newspaper below:

Guyanese immigrant Kelly Hyles, raised by single mother working two jobs gets accepted by 21 colleges including all eight Ivy League schools  [Daily Mail]

  • Kelly Hyles came to New York from Guyana back in 2009 aged just 11
  • Mother Anetta got two jobs working 15 hours per day to support her   Continue reading

Usain Bolt wins 100m at Ostrava Golden Spike – 20.05.2016

Usain Bolt wins 100m at Ostrava Golden Spike – 20.05.2016

…… Runs 9.99 … warming up for the OLYMPICS 2016

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – May 26, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 26 May 2016 – Kaieteur News

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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