6/30/2006

NEWS FROM GUYANA: Annai to Construct Benab, Complex for Heritage Day

"Annai villagers are grateful to the government for the timely donation of $2.5M for construction of a benab for the 2006 Amerindian Day celebrations."

According to a Government Information Agency (GINA) press release, in a letter signed by Toshao (Cheif/Capt.) Mark George, residents expressed their gratitude to President Bharrat Jagdeo for dispatching the funds to the Heritage Committee to erect the benab and the heritage complex. GINA said during Jagdeo's visit to the area on March 16, residents requested financial aid to complete the project. On Thursday Minister of Amerindian Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues handed over the cheque to George with the promise of an additional $1M for the community as it is hosting this year's celebrations. Annai is nestled between the Pakaraima Mountain ranges and the savannahs and has a population of 1566 persons.

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