MESSAGE BY HON. MOSES V. NAGAMOOTOO PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA ON THE OCCASION OF NEW YEAR 2019

As the New Year breaks, I send you warm greetings for 2019. We hope that you enjoy the happiness of being with friends and loved ones. Enjoy New Year’s Day the Guyanese way – with merriment, good cheers and love for neighbours and friends.

For our Guyanese compatriots who have come home for the holidays, we say, have a blast, have fun as you reunite with families.

Since 2015 there has been much to celebrate but 2019 promises much, as it brings us closer to the big Guyana dream of becoming a prosperous country.

The whole world can now see the new pride that you wear on your faces for Guyana. Now, once again, being Guyanese is the greatest honour. We must keep it this way.

2019 brings as well challenges that will call upon every patriotic Guyanese to stand up. We must defend our Constitution and protect our Democracy. We cannot falter.  We must not be bribed or bought; or surrender to rosy promises and false prophets. We cannot gamble the good for a return to the evil past.

On behalf of the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, and my family, I wish you all the best in 2019.

I re-commit your Government towards working harder with you to build a better country where the living standards of all Guyanese are improved. We must continue to integrate our coast with the hinterland, enhance the lives of our indigenous peoples and partner with the private sector in providing training and finding more jobs for our youths. Our Government will continue to protect our elders, empower our women and get a better deal for our working people.

2019 must see the realisation of our long-held dreams of a greater Guyana. Let us all keep faith, stay together, and be stronger!

Happy New Year!

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