PPP launches Mash band titled “One Country, One People, One future”

first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) on Friday officially launched its Mash band 2019 titled “One Country, One People, One future” at Office of the Opposition Leader, Church Street.The displayed PPP/C Mash band costumesMember of Parliament, Joe Hamilton stated that his party is eager to be participating in the 2019 Mashramani celebrations slated for February 23.“Mashramani 2019 is being celebrated under the theme ‘celebrate mash 49 with victory in mind’, which speaks directly to the heavily anticipated victory of the People’s Progressive Party Civic at the next General and Regional Elections….the People’s Progressive Party is, therefore, proud [to] announce its participation on February 23, 2019, Mashramani float parade, we will be celebrating under the theme ‘One Country, One People, One Future’ which encapsulates our vision for Guyana” he posited.Hamilton added that his Party supports unity through such celebrations which will showcase the talents and creativity of the Guyanese population in the form of floats, costumes and much more.The launching event which was held at the Opposition leader’s office saw a number of the Party’s vibrant and loyal supporters proudly displaying the party-colours, in the form of well-decorated and designed t-shirts.The Opposition’s Mash band is mainly comprised of youthful volunteers who will take to the streets on February 23, and show-off their locally designed costumes.last_img read more

“Guyana is grateful for your service” – Minister Hastings-Williams tells US Army New Horizons…

first_imgMinister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams on Sunday extended gratitude on behalf of the Government and people of Guyana to the United States Air Force New Horizons team, which has built three community centres, one women’s shelter and provided health services to 13, 346 persons during their exercise here from May to August 2019.Minister of StateDawn Hastings- WilliamsSpeaking at a simple thanksgiving ceremony held by the Gonsalves family at their Republic Gardens, East Bank Demerara home, Minister Hastings-Williams said that the team has done well and has the gratitude of a nation.“The New Horizons medical outreaches to the Guyanese people are very much appreciated. In 2009, the Bel Air Nursery School and East La Penitence Health Centre were built in Georgetown by the team. This year, the team conducted training and made new impacts in new communities, recording 13,346 patient encounters during their medical outreaches,” she said.The New Horizons exercise seeks to train US military civil engineers and medical professionals, who work alongside Guyanese military and health professionals in joint humanitarian assistance exercises.Head of the contingent remaining in Guyana, Colonel Kenneth Bratland, in his remarks, said that this year, the team worked in Linden, Port Mourant, New Amsterdam and Georgetown, constructing three community centres in Linden and Yarrowkabra and one women’s shelter in Linden. The group also provided medical care, including ophthalmologic care and surgery.During their time here, the team also provided training and transfer of knowledge to their local counterparts from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the Public Health Ministry and several health institutions including the Linden Hospital Complex, where they were able to perform 39 surgeries using 129 different techniques.He noted that while the team worked hard, the hospitality and warmth of the Guyanese people must also be acknowledged since it helped to make the mission even more successful.Hostess for the event, Mildred Gonsalves, who opened up her home to the team, said that she felt that the team should be thanked for the exceptional service they have provided to the country and as such, the event was organised.New Horizons is an annual US Southern Command training and humanitarian exercise that is led by the Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Guyana previously hosted successful New Horizons exercises in 2004 and 2009.last_img read more