Guyanese must be mindful of the few who continue to peddle the false narrative of discrimination and racism in Guyana. Member of Parliament and Attorney at Law Sanjeev Datadin, made the call during his weekly programme, ‘The Thursday Agenda’.
Sixty-six toshaos and treasurers from Regions Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and 10 on Thursday received certificates in leadership, following an extensive two-day training hosted by the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs. The leadership training was geared at providing village leaders with knowledge in specific areas to help them achieve their community development goals.
A European social media influencer made a brief tour of Guyana a few days ago. He stopped at a few local spots to showcase Guyana’s rich cultural heritage including Guyanese cuisine. However, one of his videos depicting seven curry has drawn a negative reaction from a section of the Guyanese population – emotions ranging from disgust to anger. According to people who know better, the traditional, famous seven curry – has been grossly misrepresented – not by the European influencer who is helplessly ignorant of the correct ingredients, but by the Guyanese restaurant owner who was introducing the dish to him.
Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai and Permanent Secretary Mr.Ryan Toolsiram today met with Ms. Amber Andrews and her father, Mr.Collin Andrews, at the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs.
Guyana’s Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, which organizes the Amerindian Heritage Pageant, has issued a formal apology to Miss Amber Andrews and other contestants who were affected by an error in the tallying of scores on the night of the Heritage Pageant. According to the Ministry, the error in the tallying of the judges’ scores resulted in an erroneous crowning of Miss Andrews as well as erroneous placements of other contestants.
The Ministry of Amerindian Affairs this evening (18th of September) announced that there was an error in the tallying process and that Ms. Andrews was erroneously crowned. As such, it has made a statement retracting the title from Ms. Andrews and handing it over to Ms. Rembharat.
The young indigenous woman who was crowned on the evening Saturday, 17th of September, as Amerindian Heritage Queen 2022-2024 has made a Press Release via her Facebook Page stating that she will NOT reign as queen because she will be stripped of her crown. She says she was “informed” that the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs will take the crown away from her, because it was given to her error, and give it to another contestant, possibly the first runner up. However, she did not mention who informed her of this development and this publication sincerely questions the legitimacy of this proposal.
The Amerindian Heritage Pageant 2022 was concluded last evening, Saturday, 17th of September, 2022 at the National Cultural Centre with Miss Amber Andrews of Region 5 being crowned the Amerindian Heritage Queen 2022 and Miss Kristie Rembharrat at her heels as the first runner up.
Today, 9th of August, 2022, we observe The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This is a worldwide occasion, but it is especially pronounced in our homeland of Guyana, South America where we acknowledge that life would not be just as beautiful without our indigenous counterparts.
The peaceful Essequibo Island of Wakenaam in Region 3 has been not so peaceful lately. Several residents of the community has reached out to this publication to voice their frustration over a longstanding noise disturbance which has been causing them great distress to the small, close-knit community.
The month of June has been designated Gay Pride Month, but Guyana’s Gay Pride Parade took place today, Saturday, 16th of July, 2022, as a crowd of LGBTQ+ persons took to the streets of Georgetown to form the first Gay Pride Parade in Guyana since 2019.
A ten-year-old indigenous girl has written a poem highlighting a worrying social issue. The poem is so profound, insightful, inspiring, and beautifully written that the reader has a hard time believing it was written by a ten-year-old.
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Fadia Reyolds lost her son in a tragic accident along the Soesdyke-Linden Highway on the fateful evening of Tuesday, Jan 14, 2022. It was a tragedy that would change her life in ways she didn’t imagine possible. Fadia’s relationship with her beloved son was an exemplary one – a reality which made losing him almost unbearable. This is her story….
A single mother of 4, who is also taking care of her sick parents, has reached out to this publication for help in highlighting her situation hoping that some philanthropic person(s) or organization(s) will step up to her rescue.
Having a passion for simplifying technical knowledge, Donald pitched a proposal to Pearson in 2019. However, at that time, Pearson already had an author working on a similar idea, so they suggested that Donald worked on another idea.
Guyanese Singer, Quacy Hector is now taking part in an international singing competition that could give his career a push forward. Here’s how you can help.
Underpayment, exploitation, and mistreatment of working class citizens serve as a deterrent for Guyanese citizens needing to enter the workforce. It may discourage young people from seeking employment and push them into a life of crime. It may also push talented persons to seek employment abroad – further contributing to the ongoing brain drain from which Guyana has suffered for decades.
Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health, Lolita Ribeiro, passed away last evening, 26th of April, 2022, after losing a year-long battle with cancer. She was 45 years old at the time of her death. Ms. Ribeiro was diagnosed with cancer in late April, 2021 after testing positive for Covid-19. She was treated in both Guyana and Suriname. In January, 2022, she reported feeling better and was back on duties as Chief Medex.
A popular Georgetown businessman, Mr. Compton Narine, who has served his country for most of his life, has died at a ripe old age of 76 years after leading a meaningful and successful life, and leaving a legacy that his children are proud to carry on.