Pakuri Arawak Women Take National Cricket Competition

Georgetown, Guyana (UCTP Taino News) - The Amerindian Ladies Softball Cricket Team from Pakuri Arawak Territory played in the exciting final match of the National Amerindian Heritage Competition on Sunday September 16th 2007. Held at the Carifesta grounds in Georgetown, Guyana, the challenging team was the Kabakaburi Ladies Softball Cricket Team (from Region #1). The final score was 88 runs in 15 overs with 2 out for Kabakaburi - and 89 runs in 15 overs with 7 out for Pakuri (better know as St. Cuthbert's Mission)from Region #4 (Demerara/Mahaica).

The Captain of the winning Pakuri Arawak team, Denise Daniels received a trophy and GY$50,000 ($246 USD) in prize money on behalf of her team. The second place team received a trophy and GY$35,000. This was the fifth consecutive year that the talented Lokono Arawaks of Pakuri/St. Cuthbert's have won the National Amerindian Heritage Cricket Competition.

Since 1995, Amerindian Heritage Month has been officially celebrated annually in Guyana.

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