12 Jan

President hosts thanksgiving service in observance of St. John’s Day

first_imgAs part of St. John’s Day observances on Sunday, President David Granger hosted members of the St. John’s Association of Guyana at the Baridi Benab at State House, where a thanksgiving service was held.Father Malcolm Rodrigues officiated at the service, which featured singing of hymns, reflection on the life of St. John the Baptist, and recital of special prayers.St. John’s Day marks the birth anniversary of St. John the Baptist, who is seen asPresident David Granger (centre) is flanked by members of the brigadea major religious figure who led the movement for baptism to be done near the Jordan River.In his message on the occasion, President Granger called on citizens, communities, corporations and local democratic organs to support the invaluable work of the St. John’s Association of Guyana.He recognised the organisation for its more than 85 years of selfless service to the people of Guyana. “The Association’s sustained work in providing ambulatory, disaster response, emergency, first-aid medical care and public health education training and services has been commendable,” the President said. The President, in September 2016, accepted an invitation to become the patron of the Association.The Guyana Chapter was established in 1933, and has trained thousands in a number of areas, including first aid and disaster preparedness.last_img read more

27 Dec


first_imgStar goalie Shay Given and the rest of the 2012 Euro Championship squad are set to earn a fortune – if they can defend their 4-0 lead over Estonia at Lansdowne Road tomorrow night.In fact the 22-man squad which is picked for the finals in Poland the Ukraine next year will share in a €4M windfall.That’s a massive €181,818,182 EACH! But money is the farthest thing from the mind of the Lifford man and his teammates for the second leg of the qualifier.And anyone who thinks that next year’s tournament could be Shay’s international swan song better think again.Giovanni Trapattoni will beg Ireland’s Shay and other senior stars not to quit after the Euro 2012 finals.Shay, Robbie Keane, Richard Dunne and Damien Duff could all bow out on a high after the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. The quartet have amassed 395 caps between them and have played key roles in driving Ireland to the finals.Keane, 31, and Given, 35, keep dropping hints that this may be their last Irish campaign while Duff and Dunne, both 32, could follow suit.But Trap wants them all to stay.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSHAY’S €180K EURO 2012 WINDFALL was last modified: November 14th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegaldaily.comFAILiffordShay Givenlast_img read more