[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport is asking the public to refrain from defacing and vandalizing the monuments and historic sites around the city.
The most recent monument defaced is the 1823 Monument located on the sea wall, Georgetown.
The 1823 monument is dedicated to the country’s historical past and nationally recognizes ancestors who endured and overcame great hardships to secure freedom for themselves and descendants.
“We are disheartened by such distasteful act especially at such a time when Emancipation celebrations are fast approcahing. These sites are of great historic value and should be held in high regard by all who visit them,” a statement from the Ministry noted.