Tag Archives: Umana Yana

Attempted arson at Umana Yana

An attempt was made to burn the Umana Yana, a government-owned meeting place, in Kingston, Georgetown, early Sunday morning, Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said at the scene. He told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that an unidentified man was seen scampering away from the scene. He said remains from an explosive device were retrieved by police. “A ...

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Parties already lining up for Nomination Day; major changes expected in APNU+AFC list

Friday is Nomination Day for general elections that are less than 60 days away. Already, parties are lining up outside Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown, where they will be submitting candidates from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Traditionally, City Hall has been the seat for Nomination Day but due to the dilapidated condition of that building, the elections commission ...

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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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