Indo-Guyanese celebrate 180-yr arrival anniversary

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A report by Tangerine Clarke for Caribbean Life.

Consul General of Guyana to New York, Hon. Barbara Atherly, called on Guyanese to unite and uphold the motto of their country “One People, One Nation, with One Destiny” during the screening of “Echoes of the Plantation” — a movie commemorating 180 years of East Indians in Guyana.

Oh behalf of the Guyana Consulate of Guyana, I would like to congratulate our Indian brothers and sisters who are celebrating 180 years of their arrival to Guyana. If you reflect on when East Indians arrived in Guyana to work on the plantation, you would remember their work was for our colonial masters.”

Mrs. Atherly, dressed in traditional Indian attire, noted during her remarks on May 5 in St. Stephen’s Church Auditorium, that the celebration of East Indian arrival day celebration, is fitting since the month of May marks Guyana’s 52nd year of…

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