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Guyanese celebrating their 50th too

LISA KING, lisaking@nationnews.com

Added 29 February 2016


Acting president of the Guyanese Association of Barbados Inc., Gavin Bovell, said activities were being planned to celebrate Guyana’s 50th anniverary of independence. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock.)

GUYANESE IN BARBADOS are celebrating this year and it has everything to do with their homeland marking 50 years of independence on May 26. They also marked the country’s 46th anniversary as a republic on February 23.

The independence celebrations kicked off last month, but yesterday the Guyanese held Mashramani celebrations at the Flash Zone Bar in Black Rock, St Michael, to recognise their nation becoming a republic.

Acting president of the Guyanese Association of Barbados Inc., Gavin Bovell, said Mashramani meant celebration after hard work and it was geared to be a day of relaxation and coming together. He added that it also gave them the opportunity to promote Guyanese culture in Barbados and allowed Barbadians curious about Guyanese food an opportunity to try it. (LK)

Please read the full story in today's Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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