Press release 03/2013
(08 January 2013)



(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown) The Hon. Dr. Frank Anthony, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Sport of Guyana on Monday presented a number of publications to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat.

The publications, comprising the `Guyana classics’ series by authors such as Mr. Mark McWatt, Mr. Ian McDonald, Sir Walter Raleigh, Denis Williams, Sister Mary Menezes, Martin Carter, Charles Barrington Brown and David Dabydeen, were presented to Amb, Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of CARICOM at the Secretariat’s Documentation Centre. The Minister also presented a compilation of speeches made in the National Assembly between 1947 and1987 by the late Dr. Cheddi Jagan, former President of Guyana.

In brief remarks during the presentation, Minister Anthony said that the books, which all hold historical significance for Guyana, were published by the Caribbean Press publishing house with funding from the Government of Guyana, and were among the first 36 books to be so published.

Secretary-General LaRocque commended the Minister for the impressive undertaking and expressed gratitude to him for the “wonderful” presentation of Guyana’s rich history.


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