Category Archives: Local Government

Newark New Jersey USA: Linden Fund USA discusses twinning of Cities

Newark New Jersey USA: Linden Fund USA discusses twinning of Cities

LFU hosted a “Meet & Greet Reception” on Sunday, Sept. 16 in New Jersey in honor of visiting Mayor of Linden, Her Worship Waneka Arrindell. This official visit was to continue the dialogue with the City of Newark on twinning the two municipalities, as first proposed by former Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland in a 2017 meeting in Newark to explore the possibilities for cooperation between the two cities.          Continue reading

Santa Aratack also known as Santa Mission …A tranquil slice of destination Guyana + videos

Santa Aratack …A tranquil slice of destination Guyana

Santa Aratack also known as Santa Mission is a community located up the Kamuni Creek, a tributary of the Demerara River in Region Three.
Located 25 miles from the capital city, Georgetown, the village is only accessible by boat and the ride allows visitors to enjoy the lush vegetation along the creek.
The village was founded by Alfred Patterson in the mid-1800s. Patterson had stumbled on the location during his hunt for wallaba trees.

Taking a dip in the Kamuni Creek

With its sandy landscape surrounded by the cool waters of the Kamuni Creek and dense forest Santa Aratack is also well known for the Kamuni Women Craft shop, where tourists can purchase a wide range of Indigenous art and craft.
There are two famous landmarks in the community: a monument representing the former Toshaos and the popular ‘Kamaka’ – a silk cotton tree whose roots are said to extend throughout the entire village.    Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Express News-Magazine – May 2018

The May 2018 issue of the Buxton-Friendship Express is now available.

We also take this opportunity to extend Best Wishes for a wonderful Caribbean-American Heritage MonthJune – to all our U.S. residents and subscribers. You’re specially invited to celebrate the occasion with us on June 30th at our Buxton Summer Soirée in Brooklyn, New York. (More information is available on page 3). Proceeds from this event will help fund the purchase of school supplies and sponsor the four-week Vacation Reading, Math, Art and Culture Enrichment Programme for schoolchildren in our Buxton-Friendship community. We look forward to your patronage and greatly appreciate your continued support and generosity.

Click on the following link to access it:

http://buxtonguyana.net/Buxton-FriendshipExpress2018-05.pdf

Warm regards,

Lorna Campbell.  Editor-in-Chief

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Waterfront enhancement at Bartica, Guyana

Waterfront enhancement at Bartica, Guyana

Now a town, Bartica, a Regional Seven riverain community that is one of the gateways to the hinterland, has been make strides in improvements.

This waterfront area, with its booths, was ready in time for the Annual Regatta over the weekend, is but one of them.

Bartica’s Waterfront Walkway

Ministry of Public Infrastructure boasts 27 major achievements in two years – Minister Patterson

Ministry of Public Infrastructure boasts 27 major achievements in two years – Minister Patterson

Min. David Patterson

Marriott Hotel in Georgetown Guyana – 2 videos

 
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Hekinian Media – Published on Jun 19, 2016

This ia a video featuring the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown Guyana. It was shot form the sky in the mid afternoon of one of the last days of spring 2016.

It also shows the Pegasus Hotel; and the Atlantic Ocean shoreline of Georgetown going east.  The camera was operated by Aram Hekinian.

Video #2 Below:  Marriott Hotel Georgetown – Look inside  

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Is the iconic Georgetown City Hall destined to disappear? – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Is the iconic Georgetown City Hall destined to disappear? – by Francis Quamina Farrier

City Hall – Georgetown-Guyana

Recently, while going past the City Hall on the Avenue of the Republic in Georgetown, someone called my attention to a chunk of the building which had fallen off. Absolutely; a portion of about three feet was lying on the ground where it had fallen off.

No one at City Hall thought it prudent to have it removed immediately. It was there for how long, I do not know, advertising to the public that the end of this iconic building is fast approaching.     Continue reading

Guyana’s development: 14 indigenous persons recognised

Vice President Allicock, Minister Garrido Lowe and Permanent Secretary Alfred King with the recipients of special awards

Indigenous Peoples’ Month – September:

The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, on Monday, honoured 14 outstanding indigenous persons who have made significant contributions to Guyana’s development.

The individuals who were drawn from all ten administrative regions were honoured during the annual Celebration of the Life and Work of Guyana’s first indigenous Parliamentarian, Stephen Campbell. The function was hosted at the Indigenous Village, Sophia.   Continue reading

Guyana: Amerindian Heritage activities … New website to showcase Wapichan people

Guyana: Amerindian Heritage activities … New website to showcase Wapichan people

SRDC Monitors and technicians setting up the community drone “Kowadad” for test flights in Shorinab Village

The South Rupununi District Council (SRDC) on Tuesday officially launched its official website, an initiative of the Wapichan (sometimes spelt, Wapishana) people in Guyana to inform the world about their culture, customs, livelihoods and challenges.

According to information released via Amerindian People’s Association (APA), the website contains a plethora of information which includes backgrounds on the 17 Villages which make up of the SRDC.

The initiative is as a result of over 15 years of work in several communities across the South Rupununi District.    Continue reading

Guyana: St. Cuthbert’s Mission to be renamed ‘Pakuri’

Guyana: St. Cuthbert’s Mission to be renamed ‘Pakuri’

President David Granger being welcomed by Lennox Shuman, Toshao of Pakuri village

Hundreds of locals and foreigners on Saturday, gathered at Pakuri, better known as St. Cuthberts Mission to celebrate the annual ‘Heritage Village Day’.

At the weekend celebration, Toshao Lennox Shuman in his opening remarks reflected on the history of the Indigenous people, and expressed gratitude to his ancestors.     Continue reading

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