Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine has expressed his utter disdain at what he calls a blatant action to disregard from him from this year’s Remembrance Day Ceremony. The mayor on Sunday issued the following statement.
“Pettiness, segregationist attitudes, being void of decorum, nationhood and disrespect for service given are traits the People’s Progressive Party Civic continues to exhibit to this nation.
For the first time in the City of Georgetown’s history, the Mayor of the City of Georgetown has not received an invitation to the laying of wreath in the commemoration of the Remembrance Day, known informally as Poppy Day owing to the tradition of the remembrance poppy, Remembrance day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
The Cenotaph is located in the City of Georgetown. Most of the Cenotaphs or memorial sites in the commonwealth are in the cities across the world. The leadership of head of states within the commonwealth are shown through the collaboration in celebration on momentous days and sorrowful events. Guyana lacks these leadership qualities under the management of the People’s Progressive Party Civic government.
As the Mayor of Georgetown I firmly believe that the Government of Guyana is on the attack to continually segregate our nation through politics and to destroy the fabric of society. The fabric of society which encourages human decency, honour and respect to those and their generations who have served this country.”