National Female Chess Champion Nellisha Johnson will be among a ten member team (5 females, 5 males) team to represent Guyana at the 43rd Chess Olympias in Batumi, Georgia, U.S.A from September 23 to October 6. The 17 year old champion Wednesday last paid a courtesy call on Minister within
MoIPA continues to acknowledge contributions made by the Indigenous People– several to be honored during Stephen Campbell Celebrations …
Several indigenous persons will be acknowledged for their contributions towards the development of the hinterland when the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs hosts its annual Celebration of the Life and Work of Stephen Campbell on Monday, September 10 at the Umana Yana, Kingston. The Life and Work of Stephen Campbell
The Indigenous community countrywide is eagerly awaiting the commencement of activities for Heritage Month 2018. The Month long activities will commence with a Religious Service at the Heritage Village, Sophia which will feature a Hallelujah Group from Region Seven. Coordinator of this activity Ms.Valary Dorrick explained recently that the only
Indigenous Heritage Month 2018 Calendar of Activities
Unity and Embracing Cultural Identity emphasized as MoIPA launches Indigenous Heritage Month Activities 2018..
Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock said the theme for this year’s Indigenous Heritage Month Celebrations “Proud of our Indigenous Identity – Celebrating in Unity” is most fitting since it “succinctly places into view the path that we as Indigenous peoples should be on”. Minister Allicock made this comment
NTC to receive lease for land at Sophia – larger plot to be identified for construction of complex with additional facilities..
President David Granger, today, engaged the newly-elected chairman and executive members of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) at a special luncheon to discuss issues affecting Indigenous communities. During the deliberations held at the Baridi Benab at State House, the President announced that the Government will proceed with the handing over
Ten Welfare Officers attached to the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs is benefitting form a month long training which will build their capacity to adequately address welfare cases in the hinterland. The one-month long training which commenced on Monday at the Hinterland Scholarship Division Dormitory, Liliendaal, E.C.D will see Welfare
DPI, Guyana, Monday, July 16, 2018 Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido Lowe today urged the incoming National Toshaos Council to be aware of those seeking to sow seeds of discord among the Indigenous People. Speaking at the opening of the National Toshaos Conference, Minister Garrido-Lowe said
DPI, Guyana, Monday, July 16, 2018 Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock has warned that “toshaos who cannot give account for village assets will face the law.” Minister Allicock was addressing the opening of the National Toshaos Conference (NTC) today, at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC). Minister Allicock
NTC is not a political party; it must take the lead in driving Amerindian development -President Granger
Georgetown, Guyana – DPI (July 16, 2018) President David Granger, today, called on the National Toshaos Council (NTC) to take the lead in developing Village Improvement Plans (VIPs), which are aimed at ensuring more sustainable and secure livelihoods, boosting human wellbeing, creating increased opportunities and reducing the inequalities between the coastland
Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, led a Team to Moruca Sub-district, Barima/Waini, Region # 1, for a Technical meeting with close to fifty farmers there. The two-day engagement which commenced on Thursday saw the Ministry partnering with the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute NAREI
Improving telecommunication across the Hinterland remains on the front burner of the Government. Licenses During a recent meeting with residents of Monkey Mountain, Potaro-Siparuni, Region Eight (North Pakaraima) Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, assured them that the Ministry of Public Telecommunication is working assiduously to
Some 122 students have graduated from the Hinterland Scholarship Programme (HSP), pursuing a secondary, tertiary and technical education at institutions not accessible in their communities. Graduating were 91 secondary level students; 23 students at the technical and tertiary level; and eight students who completed the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).
The Ministry of indigenous peoples’ Affairs continues to heavily invest resources in improving living conditions at the Indigenous Residence located on Princess Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown. On Wednesday last, Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock witnessed the signing of the contract for the extension of the facility which is home
The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs in collaboration with UNICEF has successfully conducted a study on Indigenous Women and Children across Guyana. The study is key to better understanding the situation of boys, girls, and their families in an effort to inform local, national and regional strategies, projects and programs
“Continue to study, take your schooling seriously”, was the encouragement given by Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, to students attending the Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI), who live in the dormitory and are a predominantly indigenous population. Minister Garrido-Lowe, during a recent visit to the Region,
Excitement among twenty talented youth in Haimaruni in the Moruca sub-district, Barima-Waini, Region One, is brewing as the Hinterland Employment Youth Service HEYS program is changing the trajectory of their lives. The youth there only a month ago completed the first six months of the one year program and already