Academic Working Group,
The National Commemoration Commission, Guyana

Academic Working Group [Academic Grounding Committee], a sub group of the Nation National Commemorative Commission, a unit of the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport, was assigned responsibility for Symposia, Publications and Public Education.  Membership of the Committee includes:

  • Dr. James Rose, Director of Culture (Chairman)
  • Ms. Debra Lowe, University of Guyana Library
  • Mr. Alim Hosein, University of Guyana
  • Ms. Syndrene Harris, University of Guyana Library
  • Ms. Allison Simmons, National Library
  • Ms. Nadia Gamel-Carter, National Archives of Guyana
  • Ms. Karen Budhram, Senior Assistant
  • Mr.Al Creighton, University of Guyana
  • Ms. Vanda Radzik Gender Commission
  • Mr. Ruel Johnson, Cultural Adviser,
  • Dr. Paloma Mohammed, University of Guyana
  • Mr. Tota Mangar, Historian
  • Prof. Vibert Cambridge

The Committee met regularly kept all deadlines and produced the Golden Jubilee Academic Celebration program.

Academic Grounding Committee

Starting at the Center then Left to Right: Dr. James Rose, Director of Culture, Chair, Academic Working Group; Mr. Tota Mangar, Historian; Ms. Allison Simmons, National Library; Ms. Karen Budhram, Senior Assistant Archivist; Ms. Nadia Gamel-Carter, National Archives of Guyana; Mr. Al Creighton, University of Guyana; Ms. Debra Lowe, UG Library; Ms. Syndrene Harris, UG Library; Mr. Alim Hosein, University of Guyana; Ms. Nadia Madho, National Museum.