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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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Scented Amerindian skin cleansers developed for local, overseas markets

Guyana’s Amerindians are poised to earn much more for organic skin cleansers now that scents have been added, with assistance from the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST). The initiative was spearheaded by several grassroots activists and Amerindian entities through the Ministry of Social Cohesion. The 100 percent organic skin cleanser was created through a partnership among the Ministry ...

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Guyana Heritage Festival coming to New York

As part of efforts aimed at knitting the Guyanese heritage into the lives of the diaspora living in the United States by creating the atmosphere and environment conducive for Guyanese to meet and interact, a “Guyana Heritage Festival”; which goes hand-in-hand with the celebrations for Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary, is being planned. Under the theme “Land of Our Roots and Culture”, the ...

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Major upgrades & WiFi hubs coming for Jubilee

The Telecommunications Ministry and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) have struck a major deal which would see major upgrades to Guyana’s cellular networks and WiFi hotspots at strategic locations across the Georgetown in time for the 50th Anniversary celebrations. Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes on Friday announced that the Government has partnered with the telephone company to ensure that ...

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GET READY! Gov’t predicts economic boom for 50th anniversary

The Guyana Government is urging that the local private sector get ready to cash in on the opportunities that will be made available to them as Guyana’s celebrates 50 years of Independence in May 2016. This was the message delivered to an audience of tourism and private sector stakeholders as Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes launched Guyana’s 50th anniversary celebrations at ...

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