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Ways of Looking & Feeling

High Commissioner of Guyana to Canada, Harry Narine Nawbatt, and Sattie Sawh, Consul General in Toronto, Ontario, hosted a New Year’s get-together at the Guyana Consulate office in Toronto last Friday. It was a nice gesture, reaching out to the community.
Canadian-Guyanese gathered to gaff, eat catered Guyanese food and get a taste of Demerara’s range of rums.

The atmosphere – lively, relaxed and friendly – said a lot of who we could be as a people. Canadian-Guyanese of all colour, religion and political persuasion showed up to have a meal together and talk to each other.

It was far removed from the acrimony and strife emanating from the stultifying political atmosphere poisoning Georgetown.
The Canadian-Guyanese community see both Nawbatt and Sawh as political appointees.

Sawh, whose husband, former Agriculture Minister Sash Sawh, was gunned down in a shocking attack in Georgetown years ago, wins the heart and sympathy of the community for the trauma she suffered.

Ways of looking and feelingAs much as people talk of her appointment as political reward, she is professional, competent and efficient in her role as Consul General. The community likes her.

Nawbatt served as Ambassador to Brazil before his  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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