Guyana’s Head of State, President David Granger, is expected to deliver the Keynote address at a State Dinner in his honour at the Sheraton New York Time Square Hotel & Towers, on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
According to Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee (New York), the Dinner is a part of a spectacular “Guyana Jubilee Week” celebration in New York City, from June 4 – 12, 2016, to commemorate Guyana’s historic Golden Jubilee of Independence.
Guyana gained independence from Great Britain on May 26th 1966.
“Guyana Jubilee Week NYC 2016” is being organized by Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee (New York), in conjunction with Guyana’s Embassy in Washington D.C, and Consulate and UN Mission in New York.
Also, award-winning Guyanese-American actress, CCH Pounder, will be Mistress of Ceremonies at the State Dinner. Pounder is currently a main act in the hit CBS series, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS. Her movie and television credits include WAREHOUSE 13, SONS OF ANARCHY, ER, LAW & ORDER:SVU, THE SHIELD, AVATAR and her breakout role in BAGDAD CAFÉ , among others.
The black tie and red carpet affair will also be attended by US Federal, State and City officials as well as other Guyanese Hollywood, music and sports celebrities.