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Guyanese in Barbados ended a week of celebrations observing Guyana’s 47th independence anniversary on Sunday, Independence Day, with a Church Service and a Taste of Guyana festival.Last week the Guyana Consulate was the venue for a number of open days in which Guyanese, Barbadians and other persons resident inSome of the Guyanese who joined in a religious service in the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels on Independence Day.Barbados visited and enjoyed presentations on what Guyana has to offer. They sampled national foods.Last Friday Consul General, Michael Brotherson, hosted a cocktail reception that was attended by the island’s leading politicians, members of the diplomatic corps and a large number of Guyanese including Barbados Leader of the Opposition, Mia Mottley; Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McLean; Speaker of the House of Assembly,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, Michael Carrington; and prominent Guyanese/Caribbean personality, Sir Shridath Ramphal.Mr. Brotherson told the Friday night gathering, “Our nationhood had brought many challenges. Foremost among these was preserving and safeguarding our country’s rich diversity, while constructing a unity that would ensure that we took our rightful place within the community of nations. Forty-seven years later our Golden Arrowhead proudly flies as the symbol of a nation of One People, One Nation, One Destiny”.Speaking on behalf of her government, Barbados Foreign Minister McLean addressed the matter of immigration concerning Guyanese travelling to Barbados and said it calls for management and cooperation in which a workable solution must be found. “Like all families and friends, the relationships have a tendency to often suffer some strains,” she said.On Sunday,Cheap NFL Jerseys, Guyanese representing the nation’s three foremost religions: Christianity, Islam and Hinduism attended the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels on St Michael’s Row in Bridgetown to worship jointly.There were readings by Pandit Thakoor  Prashad, and Bibi Aziz. Consul General Brotherson delivered the remarks.In the afternoon the Taste of Guyana festival took off on the field hockey astro-turf next to the Wildey Gymnasium,wholesale jerseys, featuring a blend ofGuyana Consul General to Barbados, Michael Brotherson (second left front row) sings a hymn in the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels on Independence Day. To his left is Consulate staff Merlene Gopaul. At far right in the front row is Guyana-born jurist, Justice Maureen Crane-Scott.Guyanese delicacies, with entertainers from Guyana and Barbados providing the music.On Monday the Daily Nation newspaper featured Vice-President of the Guyanese Association of Barbados,Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping, Samuel Legay,Wholesale NBA Jerseys, saying that beating of prisoners for confessions by Barbados police remains a problem for both Guyanese nationals and Barbadians.“Persons, both local and Guyanese, have alleged that they have been subjected to police beatings to get them to say certain things,Wholesale Baseball Jerseys 2018,” he charged.“I am certainly not happy with how Guyanese are treated at times,” he said, while noting that meetings with the authorities are leading to an improvement in treatment.He said that some Guyanese travel to that island and break the law. “I believe that some of my fellow Guyanese caused some of these problems on themselves. I try telling them that if they come to a country, they have to observe and keep within the ambit of the laws, but some of them feel that they can come, commit a crime and get a slap on the wrist.”
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