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GUYANA: EMANCIPATION DAY 2020 – Messages from various organizations


On the first of August 1838, descendants of Africans in Guyana regained their freedom after two centuries of enslavement. Every August, therefore, it is fitting that the entire Guyanese nation should participate in the public celebration to commemorate not only the bloody sacrifices of the Africans who struggled, suffered and were slaughtered for the sake of the freedom we all enjoy today but also the birth of the nation itself which was the consequence of Emancipation.

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Today, Kaieteur News joins the nation to celebrate another Arrival Day. Here are messages from other organizations to mark this notable day.


The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) takes this opportunity to extend greetings to all Guyanese, home and abroad, on the occasion of Arrival Day. May 5th, the designated day, is of much significance in commemorating the arrival of our ancestors who came to these shores from various parts of the world.

They braved the dark seas during their grueling journey here, at different points of our history, and laboured to make this land their home. Despite the hardships faced, they were resolute in their endeavours to preserve their cultural traditions and values which have shaped our lives.              Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 15 September 2015

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News Reader: GUYANA: Newspapers and online news – Latest Entries


Here are some entries from Demerara Waves

GUYANA – Latest News – 15 September 2015 – Demerara Waves

  • Gold mining: Environmental degradation, corruption to be tackled- Granger says at launch of Aurora Gold Mines http://bit.ly/1W1i74y

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GUYANA – Recent News – 08 August 2015

GUYANA – Recent News – 08 August 2015

Opposition cannot cut budget; ERC to get back money- Chief Justice

Opposition cannot cut budget; ERC to get back money- Chief Justice

The High Court on Wednesday preliminarily ruled that the combined opposition’s budget cuts are illegal only that the Ethnic Relations Commission could have its GUY$$99.4 million restored because it is a constitutional body that draws directly on the Consolidated Fund.

“In order to enable that constitutional entity and its secretariat to perform its constitutional functions, the court orders the Ministry of Finance to allow all expenditures necessary from time to time for the maintenance of that entity and for the performance of its constitutional function to be charged directly from the Consolidated Fund (as mandated by the Constitution) until the National Assembly determines a lump sum by way of a subvention to meet such expenditure,” Chief Justice Ian Chang said in his 34-page judgment.            Continue reading

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