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Guyana Flag Raising

May 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Guyana FR Flyer The is depicted, which has A green field with the black-edged red isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side superimposed on the larger white-edged golden triangle, also based on the hoist-side, pointed toward the fly-side.


The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, the Office of Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs are honored to recognize Jersey City West Indian Community and the Guyanese on the 55th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence during their annual flag raising ceremony on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The two nations’ anthems were played one after the other.

Guyana’s Independence has been celebrated since 1966 and currently known as “Carnival.” The history of Guyana has been shaped by the participation of many national and ethnic groups, as well as the colonial policies of the Spanish, French, Dutch, and British. The African slave rebellions in 1763 and 1823 were seminal moments in the nation’s history. Africans were enslaved and transported to Guyana as slaves. In contrast, East Indians came as indentured laborers, a glorified form of slavery. Guyana’s recent history is characterized in particular by the struggle to free itself from colonial rule, and from the lingering effects of colonialism.

The Guyanese community has directly contributed to the diversity and positive growth of Jersey City and across the nation in various fields, including education, entrepreneurship, government, literature, drama, sculpture, music, food and culture as well as all aspects of life throughout the United States and abroad. The Guyanese continues to influence our beliefs, embedded values and quest for independence.

Flag is being held before it is raised. The Golden Arrowhead, Guyana's National Flag has FIVE symbolic colors -- GREEN represents the agricultural and forested nature of Guyana, WHITE symbolizes the rivers and water potential of the country, a GOLDEN arrow represents Guyana's mineral wealth, BLACK portrays the endurance that will sustain the forward thrust ... 

 Attendees from Left to Right :
Vidya Gangadin, President of Jersey City West Indian Community
Ramnarine Ramrup, Treasurer of Jersey City West Indian Community
Shamoon Ramrup, Member of Jersey City West Indian Community
Dennis Seecheran, Vice President of Jersey City West Indian Community
Councilman Jermaine D. Robinson, Ward F of Jersey City
Councilwoman Mira-Prinz-Arey,  Ward B of Jersey City
Councilman Richard Boggiano, Ward C of Jersey City
Councilwoman Denise Ridley,  Ward A of Jersey City
Mahendra Arkais, 2nd Vice President of Jersey City West Indian Community
Mayor Steven M. Fulop, City of Jersey City
Council President Joyce Watterman, Municipal Council of Jersey City

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May 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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