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Georgetown, Guyana – (December 3, 2015) United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, congratulated President David Granger and his administration on selecting a date for the long-awaited local government elections.

The Ambassador, who is scheduled to depart on his holiday leave, today paid a courtesy call on the President. He was accompanied by Charge d’ Affaires, Bryant Hunt.

In a brief, the Ambassador said local government elections are going to be a historic event for Guyana; noting that it is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy.

Last month, Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, announced that local government elections, which were last held in Guyana in 1994, will be held on March 18, 2016.

From L-R- Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, President David Granger, United States Ambassador, Perry Holloway, and Charge d’ Affaires, Bryant Hunt at the Ministry of the Presidency today.

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