6/22/2006

Guyana News: $3.5M Pledged for Amerindian Heritage Activities

"Government has donated $2.5M to the Annai Heritage Committee to assist with preparations for this year's Amerindian heritage celebrations."

A Government Information Agency (GINA) press release said the central Annai community has been chosen as the Amerindian heritage and host village for the celebration planned for September. Each year a different Amerindian village is chosen to host heritage day celebrations while several commemorative activities take place in Georgetown throughout the month. Minister of Amerindian Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues, who handed over the cheque to village Chairman and Toshao Mark George, said government would be providing an additional $1M to the community for the event as it is expecting a large number of persons to attend. Last year heritage day celebrations in Moraikobai, Region 5 (Mahaica-Berbice) lasted for several days and saw a large turnout of visitors from across the country as well as tourists and overseas-based Guyanese.

Source: © Stabroek News

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