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Granger wants stronger education system – pushes for more entrepreneurship in hinterlands

Granger wants stronger education system – pushes for more entrepreneurship in hinterlands


A scene at the opening of Indigenous Month celebrations 2015

[September 15, 2015 – Guyana Chronicle]  President David Granger said while his administration wants to see more entrepreneurship in the indigenous communities, the education system has to be the base of the economy.

“We have to reform the education system so that more children in indigenous communities have access to education; there are fewer dropouts and higher quality teaching and more people graduate who can go into university,” he said.
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Amerindian Affairs – What the Permanent Secretary said – commentary

What the Permanent Secretary said

Both he and the Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Mrs Pauline Sukhai, who was present when the statements were made in strident language and tones, should be censured and President Ramotar should ask for a full report on the event from all concerned and decide what further steps should be taken to excise this type of bullying behaviour of the First Peoples.

During his presentation, which seemed to be mostly consumed by ensuring that the government was given all the credit for Community Development Projects (CDPs) in Amerindian villages, Mr Dharamlall was recorded as saying in part: “The LCDS [Low Carbon Development Strategy] is the Government of Guyana… the people of Guyana… I don’t want any single one of you to ever again—and I keep saying this over and over—any CSO [Community Support Officer] who says they are working on the UNDP project called the CDP I want you off the CSO project”.   Continue reading

Amerindians demand that their rights be respected – video

Amerindians continue to demand that their rights be respected and calls for a review of the 2006 Amerindian Act    Capitol News video  Posted: 09 Aug 2013 04:18 PM PDT

Indigenous people used the observance of  World International Indigenous day  to protest outside the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs over what they believe is poor representation by the Amerindian Affairs Ministry. The residents drawn from various communities in the interior region is also calling for a review of the 2006 Amerindian Act,

Int’l Day of Indigenous People sees protest for rights

AUGUST 10, 2013 | KNEWS –   By Tiffanne Ramphal

Even as the Minister of Amerindian Affairs and members of other Amerindian-represented organisations joined together with the National Toshaos’ Council to commemorate the year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, the occasion quickly turned from celebrating indigenous people to rebutting recent picketing exercises by Amerindians concerning their rights as [Read more]

—Guyanese Online Post #2950

Guyana: Amerindians and mining

Guyana: Amerindians and mining

Posted By Stabroek staff On August 19, 2012- Editorial |

While events in Linden were commanding public attention, the National Toshaos Council Conference was held in Georgetown between August 6 and August 10.  In previous years it has generated greater public interest because there was no news on the scale of the troubles in the mining town to obscure its proceedings. This year, however, not a great deal emerged about it, although last week, the Region 7 Toshaos released a statement relating to their concerns about the way in which it was conducted, while Toshao Solomon Lewis of Kurutuku subsequently had some comments to make on the subject as well.

They all were of the view that they were not accorded sufficient time to raise their issues, although the Toshaos from Regions 1 and 9 were given extra time to talk about the support they were receiving from the government. This is not the first time this kind of complaint has been heard; accusations about government-managed sessions have been made in relation to the previous conferences as well.  [Read more]

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