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The Big Jubilee Party is Over – by Francis Quamina Farrier

The Big Jubilee Party is Over – by Francis Quamina Farrier

50 yr Guyana Golden

Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

Yes, Folks, I proudly admit that I was one of the older Guyanese who became emotional and did shed a tear at mid-night of May 25/26, 1966 when Guyana gained its Independence from Britain. However, I have to say that it was not quite the same, fifty years later, as I was seated in one of the stands at Jubilee Park in Georgetown, for the Flag Raising Ceremony, celebrating Guyana’s Fiftieth Independence Anniversary. The Big Jubilee Party which so many travelled so many miles to be part of, is now over. The memories are varied; “Enjoyable”, “Not so enjoyable”, and “disappointing”.

We who were there at the National Park in Georgetown, FIFTY YEARS ago, had the privilege of witnessing the Union Jack (the British flag) slowly coming down, as our brand new Golden Arrowhead (the Guyana flag) was slowly hoisted officially, for the very first time, by the then 21 year old GDF Officer, Desmond Roberts. Continue reading

Guyanese Online Newsletter: February – March 2014

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Guyanese Online Newsletter: Feb – Mar 2014

Flag Raising Ceremony - Republic Day 2014

Flag Raising Ceremony – Republic Day 2014

This is the REPUBLIC DAY and MASHRAMANI Edition of the Guyanese Online Newsletter.

It is the 43rd edition of the Guyanese Online Newsletter.  It culminates 48 months of publishing on this Blog and its monthly Newsletters.  Our first Newsletter was published four years ago in March 2010. This will be the last newsletter in this series.

On February 16, 2013 this Blog achieved 1,000,000 views. Now,13 months later on March 15,2014 it has reached the 2,000,000 mark. Our thanks to everyone for making this a very popular blog.    Continue reading

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