Ramotar expected to receive Queens Baton on Monday

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President of the GOA, K.A. Juman Yassin
President of the GOA, K.A. Juman Yassin

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Head of State, Donald Ramotar is expected to be the first recipient of the Queens baton when the relay hits Guyana Next Monday.

According to President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), K.A. Juman Yassin, the President has confirmed that he will take the baton a fair distance.

According to the GOA president, the Baton will tour several places including the Bourda Cricket Ground which has rich history associated with it.

Meanwhile, Chair of the Baton Relay Committee Dr. Karen Pillgrim has confirmed that Guyana is approximately 98% ready.

According to Dr. Pilgrim, the venue and routes have been confirmed and it is a matter of double checking and ensuring that everything is on stream.

A number of schools have been invited to witness the event as a major change from the last installment of the Batons Visit.

After touring Georgetown, the Baton will visit Ishalton in region 9 before it heads to Orinduk Falls for a fly over and onto its next country.

The Queens Baton Relay was launched at Buckingham palace on October 9, 2013, when her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who is head of the Commonwealth, placed her message to the commonwealth into the baton.

Over the following 288 days the baton will cover more than 118,000 miles averaging one to four days in each nation or territory. 

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