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The Guyanese Flag is already loaded with colors .  Now, the PNC/R is adding another color to an already well established flag.  With each color representing something of Guyana, the PNC should now offer an explanation as to what the new color depicts.  My question to the Granger Administration, has the United Nations been informed to change the Golden Arrowhead that now flutters outside of its building? 

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Five countries that have changed their flags recently

The following five countries have made the change over the past century, although, with the exception of Malawi, it followed constitutional or revolutionary change. As soon as the Government changed the flag, Malawians opted to go back to the old design.

1. Libya

Libya’s old flag was known among vexillophiles as the world’s most boring flag, just a green rectangle. Libya had a good reason to change its flag and it wasn’t just because it was boring. They had a revolution in which they threw out the authoritarian regime of Muammar Qaddafi. The new flag is actually an old flag resurrected from the Kingdom of Libya which existed between 1951 to 1969.

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Libya before
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Libya after
2. Malawi

Malawi’s first flag of Independence was adopted in 1964. The sun rising represented the dawn of hope and freedom after gaining independence from colonial rule. The flag was altered by the newly elected Democratic Progressive Party in 2010. There was much public outcry about whether there was a need to change the flag and in 2012, Parliament, under the new President Joyce Banda, voted to go back to the old one.

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Malawi before
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Malawi before
3. Venezuela

To commemorate what he called a Bolivarian revolution after his election in 1998 Hugo Chavez decided to modify the Venezuelan flag. As a reference to his revolution he added an eighth star. He also modified the country’s coat of arms so that the white horse would gallop to the left of the shield instead of the right to symbolise Chavez’s 21st century socialism.

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Venezuela before
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Venezuela after
4. Georgia

The new flag of Georgia was adopted in 2004 after being widely used in the Rose Revolution the year before. The new (old) flag has quite a history. Widely known as the Georgian Historical Flag the red on white Jerusalem cross was originally known as the flag of Tblisi in the 14th century. Following its independence from Russian rule Georgians actually wanted to adopt it again in 1999 but President Eduard Shevardnadze refused to endorse it.

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georgia before
After:
Georgia after
5. Myanmar

The flag of Myanmar (Burma) was adopted in 2010 to replace the socialist flag. The change followed the 2008 change in the Constitution including the name of the country. The colours on the flag represent the virtues of solidarity, peace and tranquillity.

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Myanmar before
After:
Myanmar after

Prince posted:

The PPP has suggested that the added color reflects the PNC party color which is unconstitutional. I don't believe it because it sends a message that the PNC is there to stay forever in power. That can't be possible. 

So please, enlighten us as to why it was necessary to add another colour, why that colour, why the ridiculous placement and by whose authority.

GTAngler posted:
Prince posted:

The PPP has suggested that the added color reflects the PNC party color which is unconstitutional. I don't believe it because it sends a message that the PNC is there to stay forever in power. That can't be possible. 

So please, enlighten us as to why it was necessary to add another colour, why that colour, why the ridiculous placement and by whose authority.

I am stating what the PPP has suggested in their new brief. I am discussing the topic on bit and pieces that I gathered from reading different news sources. 

United States' flag has gone through changes as the country progressed with the addition of states to what it is today.

The evolution of changes started in 1775 with first the Union Jack in the upper left corner which was changed about two years later to the stars and the last change which was approved in 1960.

Demerara_Guy posted:

United States' flag has gone through changes as the country progressed with the addition of states to what it is today.

The evolution of changes started in 1775 with first the Union Jack in the upper left corner which was changed about two years later to the stars and the last change which was approved in 1960.

So basically, you’re now admitting that your statement about a flag being permanent is wrong.

Think before you write crap on GNI 💩 

Amral posted:

Nothing is wrong with changing the flag. But did those responsible seek the approval of the people and debated this in the assembly 

You cannot just wake up one day and say lets change a national symbol 

I still want know if this was just a temporary thing....for the event

yuji22 posted:

FLAGGPNC put Black Power on the Guyana flag. A return to Black Led Dictatorship ?

The Golden Arrowhead, Guyana's National Flag has FIVE symbolic colors -- GREEN represents the agricultural and forested nature of Guyana, WHITE symbolizes the rivers and water potential of the country, a GOLDEN arrow represents Guyana's mineral wealth, BLACK portrays the endurance that will sustain the forward thrust ...


Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

FLAGGPNC put Black Power on the Guyana flag. A return to Black Led Dictatorship ?

The Golden Arrowhead, Guyana's National Flag has FIVE symbolic colors -- GREEN represents the agricultural and forested nature of Guyana, WHITE symbolizes the rivers and water potential of the country, a GOLDEN arrow represents Guyana's mineral wealth, BLACK portrays the endurance that will sustain the forward thrust ...


And what the piece that the PNC added on represent?

Bibi Haniffa posted:
Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

FLAGGPNC put Black Power on the Guyana flag. A return to Black Led Dictatorship ?

The Golden Arrowhead, Guyana's National Flag has FIVE symbolic colors -- GREEN represents the agricultural and forested nature of Guyana, WHITE symbolizes the rivers and water potential of the country, a GOLDEN arrow represents Guyana's mineral wealth, BLACK portrays the endurance that will sustain the forward thrust ...


And what the piece that the PNC added on represent?

More "endurance"

That flag is photo shopped.

 

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Mars posted:
Demerara_Guy posted:

One does not change or alter the flag.

The FLAG is the FLAG; a permanent representation of a nation.

Incorrect. 

A flag is not permanent. America’s flag has gone through many changes.

A country's flag should be updated regularly to accurately represent the country and its people.

Leonora posted:
Mars posted:
Demerara_Guy posted:

One does not change or alter the flag.

The FLAG is the FLAG; a permanent representation of a nation.

Incorrect. 

A flag is not permanent. America’s flag has gone through many changes.

A country's flag should be updated regularly to accurately represent the country and its people.

It already has black in it, how about a brown stripe to replace that additional Black stripe that the PNC put on it ?

The flag should remain the way it originally was otherwise if each group demands representation, it will have many more colours and look stupid.

If DJ had his way, the flag would be all black, endurance as he sees it or black power.

Leonora posted:
Mars posted:
Demerara_Guy posted:

One does not change or alter the flag.

The FLAG is the FLAG; a permanent representation of a nation.

Incorrect. 

A flag is not permanent. America’s flag has gone through many changes.

A country's flag should be updated regularly to accurately represent the country and its people.

True, but only after discussions on it and not throw in something willy nilly.

How many of you have something showing the flag's colours? I have boxing gloves on my rear view mirror..a cap and a bag.

cain posted:
 

True, but only after discussions on it and not throw in something willy nilly.

How many of you have something showing the flag's colours? I have boxing gloves on my rear view mirror..a cap and a bag.

I have several Guyana flags and souvenirs in my house. My son, US born and bred, prominently displays Guyana flags in his cars. 

So i contacted two senior Officers of the GDF on this "flag gate" saga...since I saw both of them on formal duty during the Flag raising ceremony.

They explained (as I suspected) that the flag was not changed or altered but rather the weather has been having its toll on it and it was shredding badly to the edge. Since a new flag that size could not have been sourced immediately, as a quick fix, a base in the same green colour was added rather than to raise a shredding flag. One explained that green on green would look darker.

But all other flags are still the same flying majestically over dis dam we call Guyana.

On a side note, I could understand the concern since I love that Golden Arrowhead and I have always been raising concern about flags being placed up on poles and left there until tattered. Most times my complaints fall on deaf ears.

Last year I remember raising the problem with Banks DIH, after noticing the flags on top of the East Bank arch that they donated had become tattered and started to shred badly at the edges. Being a good corporate citizen, Banks removed all of the shredded flags on the arch and replaced them with what appears to be waving aluminum replicas. rain or shine...they waving anytime and looks good. 
Next item on the agenda.

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