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Guyana’s President David Granger, Actress CCH Pounder to headline Jubilee State Dinner in New York


President David Granger

NEW YORK: Guyana’s Head of State, His Excellency President David A. Granger, will deliver the Keynote address at a State Dinner in his honor at the Sheraton New York Time Square Hotel & Towers, on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The Dinner is a part of a spectacular “Guyana Jubilee Week” celebration in New York City, from June 4 – 12, 2016, to commemorate Guyana’s historic Golden Jubilee of Independence. Guyana gained independence from Great Britain on May 26th 1966.

“Guyana Jubilee Week NYC 2016” is being organized by Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary Celebration Committee (New York), in conjunction with Guyana’s Embassy in Washington D.C, and Consulate and UN Mission in New York.

Actress CCH Pounder

Award Winning Guyanese-American Actress, CCH Pounder, will be Mistress of Ceremonies at the State Dinner. Pounder can currently be seen on the hit CBS series, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS. Her movie and television credits include WAREHOUSE 13, SONS OF ANARCHY, ER, LAW & ORDER:SVU, THE SHIELD, AVATAR and her breakout role in BAGDAD CAFÉ , among others.

The black tie and red carpet affair will also be attended by US Federal, State and City officials as well as other Guyanese Hollywood, music and sports celebrities.

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