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Floating Gallery to showcase ethnic diversity in Harmony Village

by Gary Eleazar The Ministry of Social Cohesion will on March 23, 2017, launch ‘Harmony Village’ in the Main Street Avenue, to kick off a year of activities in pursuit of its mandate. Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton, today (March 22, 2017) provided an update at the Ministry of the Presidency and said the activity will be hosted under ...

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Junior Culture Minister calls Phagwah Festival of Lights

Junior Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Nicolette Henry on Friday said Diwali-the Festival of Lights- instead of Phagwah, would be celebrated next Sunday “On Sunday, March 12, here in Guyana and around the world, Hindus will be celebrating Diwali- the Festival of Lights- and today, my Department of Culture, Youth and Sport is holding this its annual Phagwah celebrations ...

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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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