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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.