BP Diaz Celebrates Guyana’s 50th Anniversary of Independence


Today, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in partnership with The Guyana Independence Committee, will host the Inaugural Bronx Guyanese Day Celebration in honor of Guyana’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.

“This is an exciting time to recognize the people of Guyana during the 50th Anniversary of their independence as well acknowledging the growing Guyanese population,” said Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “With over 300, 000 foreign-born Guyanese in the United States; over 140, 000 residing in New York City and more than 14,000  calling The Bronx home, it is a proud moment to host the Inaugural Bronx Guyanese Day Celebration.”

Honorees include: Inspector Steven Griffith, NYPD, Commanding Officer, Community Affairs Bureau, Community Outreach Division; Salvina Vanessa Baijnauth, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Small Business Specialist; and Indroutie Lutchman, Cohn and Wolfe Public Relations, Billing Financial Analyst.

Rhonda Binda, Executive Director, Jamaica Business Improvement District and Vice Chair of the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence Celebration in New York will serve as the emcee.

The celebration takes place at the Lotus Flame Restaurant, 866 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10462, 6 PM – 8 PM.

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