GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Feb. 18, 2016 (GINA) — As citizens prepare to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Guyana being a Cooperative Republic, plans are underway to hold flag raising ceremonies across the country.
In Georgetown, the once swampy and bushy Durban Park area, between Hadfield Street and Homestretch Avenue, is undergoing major transformation.
The area has been cleared and levelled as part of plans to hold the flag raising ceremony for Georgetown, at the location. The center piece of the event will be the hoisting of what will be the largest Golden Arrowhead, atop the tallest flag pole ever erected, locally.
The flag pole was hoisted into place today, just after 3 pm, by workers from Nauth Construction, assisted by members of the Guyana Fire Service. The pole is 200 feet, of which 180 feet stands above ground.