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Guyana Republic Day Message - John Kerry, Secretary of State (USA)

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 22, 2015

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana as you celebrate 45 years of independence on February 23.

Your nation will hold national elections this year. I am confident that it will serve as an example of the peaceful exercise of the right to vote. Your actions will strengthen the entire region’s commitment to democratic institutions.

APNU-AFC Coalition presents a Ten-Point Programme for Democracy, Development and National Unity - Press release

APNU-AFC Coalition Logo

The APNU and AFC pledged to lead Guyana forward into a new era of accountability, human safety, financial probity, governmental transparency, parliamentary democracy and national unity among other things. The Coalition partners promised that, with the formation of a government of national unity, they would implement a programme of governance, the main elements of which will be:

Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, A Complex But Misunderstood Man - By Minette Bacchus

Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham

February 20 marks the birth date of Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham (LFSB). While some use the date to reflect on his life and work, some use it to continue vilifying him. LFSB remains one of the most misunderstood leaders of our time.

Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Zhang Limin Joined the Chinese Community to Celebrate Chinese New Year

The Chinese Association in Guyana hosted a dinner in celebration of Spring Festival of the year of sheep on February 15, 2015. Chinese Ambassador to Guyana His Excellency Zhang Limin, Madame Mrs. Yvonne Hinds, wife of the Honorable Prime Minister of Guyana, Leader of the Alliance For Change Honorable Mr.

Joint Press Statement from APNU and the AFC

APNU and the AFC signs “Cummingsburg Accord”

"Cummingsburg Accord”

Following weeks of intense high level negotiations the APNU and AFC have arrived at an Accord title the “Cummingsburg Accord” which has been signed by both parties February 14, 2015.

Guyana Airways Inaugural International Jet Flight – Monday, September 8, 1980

Guyana Airways Inaugural International Jet Flight

Guyana Airways Corporation’s inaugural international flight on the newly acquired Boeing 737 began on September 8, 1980. Flight number GY704 flew from Timehri International Airport, Guyana to Grantley Adams Airport, Barbados a distance of about 401 nautical miles (743 km, 462 statute miles) with a flying time of approximately 1 hr 10 mins.

Cheering Crowd Greets Guyana’s First Jet – September 4, 1980

Cheering Crowd Greets Guyana’s First Jet

On Thursday September 4, 1980 Guyanese welcomed the very first jet aircraft to fly for the national flag carrier Guyana Airways Corporation (GAC).

It was a historic period in the history of aviation in Guyana, a culmination of years of hard work by the pioneers of the aviation industry like Alex Phillips, Lanny Abrams, Robert Dornford, Roland Dasilva, George Loy, to name a few.

The family of David Leslie Loraine Melville sadly announces his death

Leslie Melville

Leslie Melville departed this life on Monday 9th February 2015 at his residence in Maryland, USA. 

Leslie Melville’s life was representative of a man of many roles, titles, and honor.  A nurturing and hardworking stalwart of the working class of Guyana, a respected public servant, devoted and world renowned Trade Unionist, true son and Patriot of Guyana.

Guyanese travelling from Aruba to the U.S. Caught With Cocaine Suspended in Nutrophos

Nutrophos Liquid Nerve Tonic

ORANJESTAD, Aruba—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Oranjestad-Aruba Preclearance facility intercepted 11.46 pounds of liquid cocaine concealed inside a traveler’s luggage. The subject and narcotics were turned over to Aruba Customs for further processing.

Leslie Melville, Veteran Trade Unionist Passes Away

Leslie Melville, Veteran trade unionist

Mr. Leslie Melville, Veteran trade unionist passed away in the USA two months short of his 90th birthday. He was surrounded by his wife and family. 

Guyana Public Service Union Press Release.

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