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Gov’t Unveils Republic Jubilee Stamps And Golden Medallion

Last evening, the Ministry of Public Telecommunications and the Ministry of Natural Resources unveiled the 50th Republic Anniversary commemorative stamps and gold medallion.
There are four stamps each carrying their own illustration. The ceremonial Mace a reminder of our colonial past; the Liza Destiny, symbolizing our promising new future as an oil-producing nation; faces of our peoples during Mashramani celebrations calls to mind our 50 years as a republic; and elements that promote the growth of our mining industry through sustainable practices. Addressing the audience at the unveiling ceremony, President David Granger said: “the act of becoming a Republic allowed Guyana to exercise sovereignty over its own natural resources and to develop its own national symbols – including honours and awards – and, with them, our priceless national pride that is part of our ‘Guyaneseness.” The Head of State also noted that commemorative stamps celebrate Guyana’s national heritage. During her remarks, Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes recognized the importance of commemorative stamps as it relates to the preservation of our culture. While unveiling the Golden Medallion, which is valued at $500,000, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman noted that it was quite fitting that gold mining is being honoured in Guyana, given its impact on our nation’s economy and history.

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