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Relocation of Walter Roth Museum suspended, amid concerns by Amerindian leaders

In the wake of serious concerns about the likely impact of the movement of fragile ancient artifacts from the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology to another location, government on Wednesday announced that it has suspended removal of the museum. Senior Minister of Education and Culture, Dr. Roopnaraine said no decision will be made on the relocation of the Walter Roth Museum ...

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Mixed reaction to Granger’s proposed National Indigenous People’s Authority

Guyana’s President David Granger on Monday recommended the formation of an authority oversee and fast-track the implementation of decisions by the National Toshaos Council (NTC) and other decision-making bodies;  an announcement that has drawn sharp criticism from shadow Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister, Pauline Sukhai but welcomed by the NTC Chairman. Granger envisaged that a five person National Indigenous People’s Authority ...

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Granger promises 1823 Demerara Revolt memorial at Parade Ground; critics justify recognising current monument

Under intense pressure from sections of the Afro-Guyanese community to construct a monument at Independence Park (Parade Ground) where slaves who fought in the 1823 Demerara Revolt were executed, President David Granger on Saturday announced that a memorial would be built there. “The government will erect a memorial at Independence Park to commemorate these executions. Future generations must not forget ...

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Amerindian Act may be amended to widen villages’ power to approve large scale mining

Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Vice President Sydney Allicock on Wednesday came under intense pressure to justify likely changes to the law to widen the role of  Amerindian communities in determining whether large scale mining should go ahead in their communities. Member of the bi-partisan Natural Resources Committee, Pauline Sukhai and Committee Chairman, Odinga Lumumba questioned why the apparent need ...

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President calls on villages to return to historical pillars of success -Emancipation message at Den Amstel

President David Granger on Sunday called on the residents of Den Amstel Village, West Coast Demerara, to take up the mantle of continuing to build strong villages, through the upholding of the four historical pillars of success; family, religion, education and gainful means of employment, especially in the area of agriculture. As the country prepares to celebrate Emancipation Day on Monday, August ...

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Department of National Events established -President Granger assures of well executed national events

President David Granger on Monday established the Department of National Events, under the Ministry of the Presidency. The Department will be headed by Colonel Nazrul Hussain of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and will be tasked with the planning and execution of all national events in the country, the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement. Formation of the department came ...

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Argentina providing assistance in security, health, other areas

Argentina is providing assistance to Guyana in a range of areas including law enforcement, military, health, culture ad sport, Argentina’s Ambassador to Guyana, Luis Alberto Martino announced Saturday night. Speaking at a reception to mark Argentina’s 200th Independence Anniversary, he said the two countries were examining a project on public security to deal with a range of issues such as  ...

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Guyana lays groundwork to demand slavery compensation from Europe

Several books on the impact of slavery on Africans in Guyana will be presented to Attorney General Basil Williams to help him craft a resolution for tabling in the National Assembly to support the Caribbean’s case for compensation by Europe. Chairman of the Guyana Reparations Committee, Eric Phillips told Demerara Waves Online News that five of the 25 books, which will ...

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