Food and Drug commits to providing support to boost economic projects in indigenous communities

The Cassava Flour Processing Facility in Kwebanna Village, Moruca sub-district, Barima-Waini, Region 1 has received the nod from the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) for ensuring the facility is built to international standards. Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Valerie Garrido-Lowe recently led a team to

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Full Hinterland Scholarships for 13 top NGSA Students from Region 9 – Minister Allicock announces

Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock today announced that thirteen students from Region 9 who excelled the at recent national Grade Six Assessment will be receiving full Hinterland Scholarships to attend Secondary Schools. Minister Allicock made the announcement during the National Grade Six Assessment Awards Ceremony

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400 plus residents to benefit from new Wakapoa bridge

Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock on Thursday commissioned a one million dollar bridge in the Upper Koria-Yarshirmima, Wakapoa village, Pomeroon-Supenaam, Region 2 as Government intensify efforts towards bridge the economic and social divide. The funding is part of capital expenditure under the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs and

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APNU/AFC Government working for the Cause not the Applause – Minister Allicock tells Agatash and neighboring communities

Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock said the APNU/AFC Government will continue its efforts to empower each and every Guyanese so they can enjoy the “Good Life” promised. Minister Allicock and Minister within the Ministry of Finance Jaipaul Sharma engaged residents in Agatash and its environs

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Hinterland Scholarships Division churns out 97 youths in 2019 – respective communities to benefit

Ninety-seven students from the Hinterland Scholarship Division in the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs have successfully completed the Secondary Education Program and will soon be pursuing bigger dreams. The Scholarship Division held its annual Graduation Exercise Wednesday last at the Umana Yana, Kingston where students received certificates and trophies for

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ICT Hub in Baramita a necessity – Minister Sydney Allicock

Residents of Baramita Village, Barima-Waini, Region 1 will soon benefit from an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Hub. The Village Council led by Toshao Sharmaine Rambajue already has the facility completed with fifteen cubicles for the computers which will be installed by the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) which falls

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Working Group established to fast-track all-weather Road network in Region 9- as 2nd consultation concludes

A working group for the all-weather road connectivity between Nappi and its satellites and Yupukari and its satellites in Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Region 9 was formed during the second round of consultations with key stakeholders at the Amerindian Hostel in Lethem on Monday. Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’

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Government takes Outreach to Baramita…

Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock, Minister of State Dawn Hastings-Williams and Martin Cheong took the “Government Comes to You” Outreach to Baramita Village, Barima-Waini, Region 1 Friday last. Residents were assured that Government intends to address the social and other ills affecting the village. Minister

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$4.6M in Grants received by HEYS participants in Region2 – Toshaos’ commends Government for initiative

Ninety two participants of the Hinterland Employment Youth Service HEYS Program have received fifty thousand dollars each to boost their respective business ventures across indigenous villages in Pomeroon-Supenaam, Region 2. This amounts to a fruitful investment of $4.6M. The young and promising entrepreneurs received their grants on Wednesday and Thursday

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$600,000 in grants to boost HEYS businesses in Moraikobai……

Marina Hope is among thousands of highly successful young indigenous entrepreneurs who are realizing life changing experiences as beneficiaries of the Hinterland Employment Youth Service HEYS Program, the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs flagship Youth program. Twelve participants of the program with existing business ventures in Moraikobai, Mahaica-Berbice, Region 5

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Prospects good for Indigenous development through MACORP Training……

Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock is optimistic that recent discussions held with senior functionaries of Machinery Corporation of Guyana (MACORP) will bear fruit and can create that enabling environment where youths across the hinterland can be empowered. Minister Allicock accompanied by Deputy Permanent Secretary Samantha

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An Icon Laid to Rest – Robert Fredrick Allicock, M.S

Ministers Dawn Hastings-Williams and Dr. George Norton joined Regional Officials, Staff in the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, relatives, friends and villagers as they paid final respects to the late Robert Fredrick Allicock, M.S at a moving farewell in his home village of Suruma, Region 9 (North Rupununi) on Monday.

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VACANCY

VACANCIES MINISTRY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ AFFAIRS Amerindian Land Titling Project (ALT) The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs invites suitably qualified persons to apply for the undermentioned positions: Project Coordinator Grievance Redress Mechanism Director   QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Project Coordinator- Master Degree in one of the following disciplines: Management, Development Studies,

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APNU/AFC a Government that Delivers- as $100M for drainage and irrigation, 40 agreement of sale for land handed out to Coomacka residents

Forty residents of Coomacka Mines, Upper Demerara – Upper Berbice, Region 10 on Tuesday received their agreements of sale for lands for the construction of their homes. Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock, Minister of State Dawn Hastings-Williams and Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton

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130 Region 9 Youths receives $6.5M as HEYS stimulus Grant..

One hundred and thirty youths from nineteen villages and communities in Region 9 who participated in the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Hinterland Employment Youth Service HEYS Program received an additional financial boost to their respective businesses established under the youth program. Youths from eleven villages in South Central, Rupununi

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