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Visionary Amerindian leader, Sydney Allicock is a ‘Special Person’

Visionary Amerindian leader, Sydney Allicock is a ‘Special Person’

Sydney Allicock

Sydney Allicock

October 10, 2010 | By KNews | By Neil Marks

“Sydney Allicock is clearly recognised as one of the most respected and dedicated leaders in Guyana and this is clearly seen in the vast number of meetings (nationally and internationally) that he is called on to represent the Indigenous point of view…” – Iwokrama Director

Sydney Allicock has been called a hero; some have even suggested he run for President. The respect he commands is no pretence. He has earned it.
Even if his work wasn’t done silently – since there was always some recognition of what he was doing in the North Rupununi for the advancement of his people – it was his being named the Public & Civic Contributions 2010 Laureate of the Anthony N. Sabga Awards, which catapulted Sydney into the limelight.    Continue reading