Festival of lights: Despite the government having declared the annual Diwali holiday as Saturday, residents in various parts of the country observed the event yesterday, highlighting an ongoing dispute between the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha (GHDS) and other Hindu groups.
Scores of persons assembled, this morning, at Parade Ground, Georgetown, joined by First Lady, Sandra Granger in the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, which was organised by the Ministry of Public Health to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in the treatment of breast cancer, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said.
President David Granger last evening lit the symbolic diya as Pradeep Samtani and other members of the Indian Commemoration Trust look on at the Indian Commemoration Trust’s Diwali programme, held at the Indian Monument Gardens.
This evening gown, designed by local talent Stephen Validum, was one of many displayed last evening as part of the Fashion Show and Dinner hosted at the U.S Ambassador’s home to raise funds for Help and Shelter.
President David Granger, Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and several Ministers of the Government, this evening, attended the Indian Commemoration Trust’s Diwali programme, which was held at the Indian Monument Gardens, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said.
President David Granger, this evening, attended the National Assembly of the Parliament of Guyana’s ‘Afternoon of reflection and celebration of Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary’, which was held on the forecourt of the Public Buildings, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said.
An early start: Mashramani 2017 was launched yesterday at the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport on Main Street under the theme: “Celebration with Liberty, Dignity and Greater Unity”.
The Guyana Women’s Leader-ship Institute (GWLI) last weekend celebrated the contribution of 50 senior citizens.
The Institute, an arm of the Ministry of Social Protection, honoured seniors from nearby communities at its Cove and John location in collaboration with the Belfield-Victoria Com-munity Policing Group and the Mangrove Reserve Producers’ Cooperative Society, GWLI said in a release.
Region Three youths march against drugs: Youths of Region 3 in partnership with the Guyana Police Force, the Ministry of Public Health and the National Amerindian Development Foundation (NADF) on Saturday held a rally and march against drugs on Fort Island in the Essequibo River.
Back to basics: Despite promises by the Guyana Water Inc (GWI), residents of ‘D’ and ‘E’ Fields Sophia are still without potable water and have been forced to develop creative ways of completing household chores.
In recognition of Agriculture Month, Food for the Poor (Guyana) Incorporated (FFP) donated a variety of agricultural tools to farmers, farmers groups, cooperative societies and farmers associations, a release from FFP said.