Guyana PM Visits Guyanese Store in Maryland to promote Guyanese Products
Guyana’s Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Phillips, unexpectedly made a courtesy visit to the Caribbean Market, a Guyanese owned West Indian Store in Maryland. The PM, his wife, and delegation were in nearby Washington for the gala affair on June 1 to commemorate the 56th anniversary of Guyana’s independence organized by the Guyana Embassy.
Mr. Philip and delegation visited the shop that sells a variety of West Indian products on Thursday June 2. The shop is owned by New Yorker Dave Narine of Dave West Indian products. The PM visited the store to promote Guyanese products and to encourage the diaspora to use Guyanese products so as to increase trade between America and Guyana. Over three quarter million individuals in America are of Guyanese descent with thousands settled in the greater Washington DC area. They patronize the Caribbean Market. The Caribbean Market prides itself as the lone West Indian store in the area.
The PM interacted with the the store’s manager Mr. Narine, Dave’s father, who is a retired headmaster of Number 59 government school, on the Corentyne.
The PM also met shoppers and posed for photos. This is the first visit by a Guyanese VIP to the Caribbean Market. The store manager and the public graciously welcomed the PM and his delegation. The PM, the President, Vice President, and members of the cabinet in earlier trips visited Guyanese stores on Liberty Avenue, Richmond Hill. The PM is expected to patronize Guyanese stores before departure for Guyana on Saturday.
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