In light of the unprecedented lockdowns, strict travel bans, and “social distancing” measures, many Guyanese had questions surrounding this year’s 51st Republic Anniversary celebrations.
Assumptions multiplied and many persons feared the complete cancellation of events this year, but Culture, Youth and Sport Minister Charles Ramson Jr in an interview last week explained that in an effort to preserve culture, some aspects of the Republic Anniversary celebration would be deferred but not cancelled.“
The plans would have been rolling out since last year if we were not in a pandemic. Usually, there is a Mash launch in November of the year prior. It makes no sense to put people at risk just for a celebration, so the decision is that it is deferred but not all the activities,” he explained.
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