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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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President participates in Chowtal singing at State House

As Guyanese prepare to celebrate the festival of Holi or Phagwah on Wednesday (March 23, 2016), President David Granger, Tuesday evening, joined members of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangha for a Chowtal session on the lawns of State House. Chowtal is a genre of folk music originated from the Bhojpuri Region, Northern India and has been preserved for over 178 years ...

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Canadian oil company raising funds to reprint Amerindian language book

The Canada-headquartered oil exploration company, CGX Energy, has plugged US$5,000 into a plan to reprint the Makushi Language book, Makushipe Komanto Seru, and has pledged to raise the remaining US$10,000 from other businesses to ensure that copies are available in time for Guyana’s jubilee celebrations in May, 2016. The Government Information Agency quoted  Chairman of the CGX Board of Directors, Dr. ...

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Wai-Wais finally paid for re-building Umana Yana

The Wai Wai  Amerindians-who travelled hundreds of miles to Kingston, Georgetown to rebuild the Umana Yana-were Friday finally paid for their labour, one day after their leaders protested that the multi-million dollar payment was taking too long. Guyana’s Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs announced that the 35 builders were paid “in full” GYD$14,175,000 for direct labour costs and the remaining GYD$16,364,138 was ...

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$300M for 50th requires “frugal, prudent” spending – Minister Henry

Junior Education Minister Nicolette Henry has described the $300M allocated for the observance of Guyana’s 50th anniversary as “frugal and prudent” and limits the activities the Ministry can undertake. Making her contributions to the 2016 Budget debates, Henry pointed out that Guyana has spent billions on other events such as Carifesta and cricket world cup. She said the monies “require ...

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Twelve organisations receive National Awards

Twelve cultural and religious organisations have been awarded the Medal of Service to usher in 2016-the commencement of Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary and a year in which President David Granger hopes will mark a rebirth of the nation. “We, the Guyanese people, chose to change the country’s political culture when we elected a multi-party coalition in 2015. It is now ...

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ACDA pledges vigilance on new govt; involvement in choosing local govt candidates

Though elated that the coalition has been voted into government, the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) on Saturday pledged to be vigilant and hoped to have a say in candidates for upcoming local government elections. Delivering the Kwanzaa Message, ACDA Executive Member, Elton McRae believed that most attendees voted for the A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change ...

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