Press release 03/2013
(08 January 2013)
CARICOM GETS 'GUYANA CLASSICS'
(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.