“The Indigenous peoples are the collective and true Champions of the Earth.” This was affirmed when Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock addressed the launch of the 2016 Heritage Month of activities at the Umana Yana in Kingston. The 2016 Heritage Month activities were held under
More than one thousand nine hundred youth countrywide have benefited from a government initiated Youth Program the Hinterland Employment and Youth Service HEYS. The areas of study includes Capacity Building (Math & English), Concentrated Life Experience (Life Skills), Tourism, Agriculture and Vocational Skills (Carpentry, Catering, embroidery, garment construction among other
Women Groups from two indigenous villages have so far benefitted from government grants to finance viable projects within their communities as much emphasis is being placed on women empowerment throughout the hinterland region. The Kumaka Women’s Group located in the Moruca Sub- District, Region One recently received a cheque to
Baroness Patricia Scotland pays courtesy call on Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock and Minister within the Ministry Valerie Garrido-Lowe.
The preservation of Guyana’s rich natural resources particularly our forest resources coupled with support from the Commonwealth of Nations were among issues discussed when the incumbent Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations Baroness Patricia Scotland paid a courtesy call on Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney
Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock and Minister of Agriculture are in receipt of the draft legislation for the “Catch and Release” Sport Fishing of the world’s largest fresh water fish the Arapaima. The legislation which was drafted by Attorney at Law Mr. Nigel Hughes
Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has underscored the importance of achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development within the context of opportunities available to our indigenous peoples. Minister Allicock made this comment during his inaugural address to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues UNPFII in
The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs and the Guyana Foundation inked an agreement which will see thirty seven villages in Regions one, two, seven, eight and nine benefiting from more than twenty eight thousand pieces of clothing. The foundation has recently received a donation of a 20ft container of clothing
The Makushi Research Unit MRU from region nine has left an indelible mark when they unveiled a unique Indigenous line. The project dubbed the Rupununi Essence Luxury Facial Cleanser was birthed through a partnership between three entities the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, the Institute of Applied Science and
Several indigenous persons caring for their sick in the Pediatric Ward of the country’s premier Health Institution the Georgetown Public Hospital on Wednesday welcomed an impromptu visit by Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Valerie Garrido-Lowe. While there, Minister Lowe interacted with the Doctors, Nurses, Parents and Relatives
Youths from Upper Mazaruni District, Region Seven who are actively involved in the ongoing Hinterland Employment and Youth Service HEYS Program have indicated that they are grateful to be able to participate in this youth program since it is geared at creating that enabling environment where they can become self-sufficient.