Burke appeals for unity in Guyanese community • Caribbean Life

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Even as the Guyanese community in New York is receiving what has been described as unprecedented outpouring of support from United States federal, state and city officials for Guyana’s 52nd Independence Anniversary celebration in New York, chairman the Guyana Independence Celebration Committee (New York), Rickford Burke, is appealing for unity among his compatriots in the United States.

The committee will celebrate Guyana’s independence anniversary with a series of activities from June 3-16.

Burke told Caribbean Life on Tuesday that “the eyes of the world are on the Guyanese community, as the independence celebration creates history as the second, largest West Indian celebration in New York City, after the [West Indian…

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