Guyanese, resident in Barbados, today came together in worship at the Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angels, Spry Street, Bridgetown, in observance of their country’s 52nd anniversary of independence.
Guyana became independent on May 26, 1966, and that country’s Consul General in Barbados Cita Pilgrim told the congregation, “the occasion of independence always presents an opportunity for us to celebrate the very essence of Guyana, our diversity as a nation”.
“We’re a multi-cultural, multi-religious, and multi-ethnic society. This has defined us as a people and as a nation for more than half a century.
“This diversity has created a society that is tolerant and respectful of each other, and we must all continue to be vigilant and protect our independent rights so that we may proudly identify with our national motto: ‘One people, One Nation, One destiny’.”