For Immediate Release

Title: Guyanese Independence Day Proclaimed In New York City

CARIBPR Newswire, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 23, 2007: New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has proclaimed Saturday May 26 th , 2007, ‘Guyanese Independence Day’ In New York City. The declaration comes as the Committee to Celebrate Guyana gets ready to raise the country’s flag for the first time over Manhattan, New York, in the financial district at B owling Green. In making the declaration, Bloomberg proclaimed: “”The Guyanese community is an asset to our metropolis, whose greatness is predicated on an unparalleled diversity of cultures, ethnicities, and perspectives. New York City is proud to be a part of this celebration, as it is a fitting tribute to a Guyanese community that has stayed true to its roots while blossoming in a new environment.”"    Hollywood actor, Sean Patrick Thomas, who many will remember from ‘Save The Last Dance,’ ‘The Fountain’ and ‘Barbershop’ is among the honorees and VIP’s who will join committee members in marking this inaugural occasion. The event an initiative of Hard Beat Communications’ CEO, Felicia Persaud, is being presented along with the Bowling Green Association of New York and the Committee for Guyana’s Independence under the patronage of the Guyana Ambassador to Washington, Bayney Karran. The free, public from 11 a.m.