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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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Guyana alleges Suriname’s Coast Guard harassing Amerindians, fishermen

Guyana is probing reports that Suriname’s Coast Guard has been harassing Guyanese fishermen and Indigenous Indians who traditionally fish in the Corentyne River, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Tuesday night. He said Suriname’s Ambassador to Guyana has been already summoned to the Foreign Ministry about reports that the Guyanese Indigenous Indians at Orealla were being taxed at least GYD$10,000 ...

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Budget cuts for Indigenous Peoples and Child Rights Commissions

The Guyana government Thursday slashed huge chunks of monies from the proposed budgets of the Rights of the Child Commission and the Indigenous Peoples Commission for 2016. The ROC asked government for GYD$84 million but in the end only ended up with GYD$31 million, prompting opposition Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) MP, Gillian Burton-Persaud to observe that the reduction has ...

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