Guyana to mark 53rd Independence Anniversary in New York

By Tangerine Clarke – 16 May 2019 – Caribbean Life News

The Young Guyanese Professionals Alliance, founded by Melissa Noel and RKHTY, will host a networking event titled, “Untapped: Defining our Legacy” on Saturday, May 18, at the Slope Lounge, 837 Union St., Brooklyn to begin Guyana’s 53rd Independence Anniversary celebrations.

The four-hour event will start at 1 pm. To attend, RSVP (www.untappedgt.eventbrite.com). Space is limited.

Rudolph Ten-Pow, ambassador and permanent representative of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to the United Nations and Barbara Atherly, Guyana’s consul general to New York, will continue the commemoration with an Inter-Faith Service, in the Atrium of the Academic Core Bldg. 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica New York (across from the Performing Arts Center of York College), the following day, Sunday, May 19, at 3 pm.

An Honor Guard of ranks of the Guyana Defence Force, the Guyana Police Force and former members of the Disciplined Services in Guyana, will lead a Flag Raising Ceremony, on Friday, May 24, at 5 pm on the grounds of Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., to bring the celebrations to a close.

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