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US President praises Guyana’s respect for democratic institutions; cites role in Hemispheric peace

United States President, Donald Trump on Friday said his country recognizes Guyana’s systems of democracy and governance. “As your government and the people of Guyana assess the future direction of your country, know that the United States recognizes and honors Guyana’s respect for the principles and integrity of democratic governance and institutions,” Trump told President David Granger in a letter ...

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Valerie Rodway’s music fosters ‘Guyaneseness’ President says at birth centenary ceremony

Guyana’s President David Granger Tuesday morning, reiterated the importance of arts and culture in fostering social cohesion, during a building re-dedication ceremony to commemorate the birth centenary of Mrs. Valerie Rodway, CCH, LRSM. The building located at Lot 94 Carmichael Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown was renamed the Valerie Rodway House in honour of Rodway’s work as a musician and her contribution ...

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Education, ethnic impact statements can address race, ethnicity and wealth gaps

Two US-based political science professors have strongly recommended education and ethnic impact assessments to close wealth gaps among Guyana’s races, and constitutional reform to help Guyana resolve decades-old politically charged differences. However, former President Donald Ramotar of the People’s Progressive Party said Guyana has more of a class rather than a race problem and he instead accused the People’s National ...

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Gov’t to upgrade Region Two roads, sea, river defence

Plans are underway to upgrade all the roads on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two to asphaltic structures, and to strengthen the sea and river defences. In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA) Regional Engineer, Region Two, Phillip Amos said the aim is to make the roads’ surface more durable so they could last longer. Amos explained that ...

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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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