Georgetown, Guyana – (June 24, 2018) President David Granger, today, hosted members of the St. John’s Association of Guyana at the Baridi Benab- State House, where they held a thanksgiving service in observance of St. John’s Day. The service was officiated by Father Malcolm Rodrigues.
St. John’s Day, which marks the birth anniversary of St. John the Baptist, is observed each year on June 24. President Granger, in his St. John’s Day message, called on all citizens, communities, corporations and local democratic organs to support the work of the St. John’s Association of Guyana. “Every household, business place, community and neighborhood should have persons trained in emergency medical care so as to ensure a timely and effective response to health emergencies,” he said.
Since the establishment of the Guyana chapter in 1933, the Association has trained thousands of persons, including joint services ranks, in first aid, home nursing, patient care, ambulance training and disaster preparedness. The Association has divisions in Linden, Upper Demerara-Berbice (Region 10) and Berbice, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six). In September 2016, the Head of State accepted the invitation to become patron of the St. John’s Association.