GUYANA NATIONAL AWARDS – By Verian Mentis-Barker – Commentary

Guyana 52nd Independence Parade

Guyana National Awards

By Verian Mentis-Barker – May 28, 2018 – XpressBlogg

The transgression was not the complaint that the award had been given to the wrong person.

That criticism is as old as award ceremonies themselves.

It’s, rather, the concern over the apparent penchant to gift the country’s national awards in a manner that seems relatively gratuitous and inconsistent with their origin and purpose.

The sullying of the Guyana’s National Awards with politics can be traced to Jagdeo’s stepping outside of the provisions of the Orders of Guyana to create the Order of Liberation, custom made for President Cheddi Jagan-  a one-time singular honor, never to be conferred again, as if it were to go poof after the ceremony.


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