• A Featured Image of the Ministry's Permanent Secretary and Community Development Officers at a recent CDO training

    Community Development Officers benefit from Skills Training Programme

    Twenty-three Community Development Officers (CDO), from various villages and communities across the country, have received a boost in their capacities following a two-day’s CDO Skills-Training Programme facilitated by the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs.  The training exercise was conducted from February 11 to February 12, 2021, at the Hinterland Scholarship Dormitory,

  • Ministers Pauline Sukhai and Anand Persaud shares photo moment with Toshaos of Coastal Amerindian Communities

    Government disburses $115M in COVID Relief Grant to Coastal Amerindian Villages

    A total of $115 Million in COVID-19 Relief Grants, were on Friday disbursed by the Government through the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, to coastal Amerindian villages. This is in keeping with the Government’s promise to mitigate the negative economic impacts of the pandemic. The grant is aimed at assisting residents

  • GPF to ensure compliance with wearing face masks in public– Min. Benn

    Following the implementation of mandatory measure by the Ministry of Health for persons to wear face masks in public, Home Affairs Minister, Hon. Robeson Benn, this evening reiterated that the Guyana Police Force plans to intensify its efforts to aid in this regard. Minister Benn explained that law enforcement officers

  • No more neglect of hinterland regions

    AUTHORITIES have once again pledged to improve the lives of the approximately 113,000 Guyanese living in the hinterland communities; promising to ensure that every region across Guyana has the capacity to grow. “We want to be in people’s villages and not at Fort Street, Kingston,” Local Government and Regional Development

  • ICT Hubs project to be reintroduced in hinterland communities

    Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Hon. Pauline Sukhai, has disclosed that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), will be reintroducing the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) hubs in the hinterland. Speaking at a recent media briefing, Minister Sukhai explained that the project will be done in collaboration with the Ministry of

  • NTC pleased with Governments approach to Amerindian peoples’ development

    Amerindian Land Titling, COVID-19 and other health challenges, Heritage Celebrations, agriculture and sustainable economic projects were discussed when Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai met the Executive of the National Toshao’s Council (NTC) on Tuesday. The Minister met with NTC Chief Nicholas Fredericks and his team at the Ministry’s Thomas

  • “We each have a personal duty to safeguard our health and that of others”, Minister Sydney Allicock advises.

    Statement by Hon. Sydney Allicock, M.S. The corona virus has become a feared worldwide phenomenon, Guyana has four confirmed cases with on-going screening being continued under the umbrella of the Ministry of Public Health. The corona viruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common

  • “We each have a personal duty to safeguard our health and that of others”, Minister Sydney Allicock advises.

    Statement from V.P Sydney Allicock on COVID 19. Hon. Sydney Allicock, MS, MP. Vice President & Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs The corona virus has become a feared worldwide phenomenon, Guyana has four confirmed cases with on-going screening being continued under the umbrella of the Ministry of Public Health. The

  • Minister Garrido-Lowe commissions $31M Modern Moruca Mall

    Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Valerie-Garrido-Lowe on Saturday commissioned the $31M one of its kind Modern Moruca Mal, located in Kumaka, Santa Rosa, Moruca, Barima/Waini, Region 1. The project was executed under the Presidential Grant Programme in the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs. Scores of residents turned

  • A promise delivered – Kabakaburi residents receive major transportation boost

    Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock on Wednesday delivered on a promise made to residents of Kabakaburi Village, Upper Pomeroon River, Region 2. Less than twenty four hours after visiting the village, Toshao Sherman Lyte received an outboard engine which was handed over by Personal Assistant

  • Successful Debate in Patamona wraps up activities for International Year of Indigenous Languages.

    Preserving all nine indigenous languages across Guyana was undoubtedly the winner of a debate in the Patamona language recently hosted in Paramakatoi, Potaro-Siparuni, Region 8 to bring the curtain down on activities in observance of 2019 which was designated as International Year of Indigenous Languages.      The debate was historical

  • “I never giving up” says differently abled HEYS Entrepreneur

    Rocliffe Rodrigues a thirty four year old entrepreneur in the Hinterland Employment Youth Service HEYS Program, a husband, a father of three (a six, three and a one year old) and an amputee says he’s proud of all his accomplishments since participating in the youth program in 2019. Rodrigues and

  • Nadeza Rodrigues runs thriving HEYS Business despite disability

    Nadeza Rodrigues an entrepreneur in the Hinterland Employment Youth Service HEYS movement continues to run a thriving business establishment that meet the needs of residents of Karawab Village, located more than sixty miles up the Pomeroon River, Region 2. Rodrigues who is differently abled is the proud owner of a

  • Guyana’s first Storytelling Festival in Indigenous Languages

    By: Petamber Persaud Was the moon an eyewitness, a sentinel or a participant? On Saturday night, November 16, 2019, the moon stood majestically above a hillock in Santa Rosa, Moruca, spreading soft gold on an appreciative audience that had formed a huge semicircle witnessing the first Storytelling Festival in Indigenous

  • “We intend to make money out of farming” – Minister Garrido-Lowe to Kwebanna residents

    Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs Valerie Garrido-Lowe has assured residents, particularly farmers in Kwebanna Village, Moruca sub-district, Barima/Waini, Region 1, that the Government which is led by President David Granger will continue to invest heavily in Agriculture production. Kwebanna which is known for its Agriculture exploits, will

  • $360 thousand disbursement for Santa Cruz Fruit Farmers – another promise delivered

    Twelve farmers from Santa Cruz who will be supplying the soon to be established Fruit Factory there received thirty thousand each to commence land clearing, preparation and planting. This is in preparation to making the village which is located in Moruca sub-district, Barima/Waini, Region 1 become one of the most