Govt. partnering with ExxonMobil, Caribbean Airlines for Independence Celebrations

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Corporate sponsors have partnered with the Ministry of Social Cohesion to facilitate the formal ceremonial aspect of the Independence flag raising ceremony on Friday, May 25, which will focus on Guyana’s children and youth.

Kimberly Brasington, ExxonMobil’s Director of Public and Government Affairs (Pictured center) along with local artistes.

The National School of Music’s Administrator Andrew Tyndall told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that companies are ‘excited’ about the prospect of coming on board with the Ministry to commemorate Guyana’s 52nd Independence Anniversary.

“Once we got it out there…ExxonMobil reached out to the Ministry. They liked the initiative and they wanted to be involved because we were celebrating our children,” Tyndall said.

ExxonMobil’s Director of Public and Government Affairs, Kimberly Brasington, said the company was pleased to share this special occasion with Guyanese, particularly the youths, “It is an honour for ExxonMobil to be at this table and be a part of it.”

Marketing Director of Caribbean Airlines, Alicia Cabrera.

She said, “When we heard the focus, this year was on youths and culture and celebrating the country we were absolutely interested and when the Ministry said they were open to corporate participation and sponsors it was something that ExxonMobil wanted to be a part of from the beginning.”

Brasington further added that she hopes engaging the youths is an initiative that the Government will continue to foster.

Marketing Director of Caribbean Airlines, Alicia Cabrera said the airline’s team was “honoured to be here today to celebrate the unwavering commitment [of Caribbean Airlines] through the sponsorship and partnership we have with you, at this event.”

The Independence Flag Concert begins at 14:00hrs on Friday, May 25 at the Durban Park and is expected to be the highlight of the Independence season celebrations.


By: Nateshia Isaacs

Image Jules Gibson.