• Village Improvement Plans critical to sustainability of Villages- Minister Allicock….

    Toshao’s from across the North Pakaraima Sub-Region # 1 were encouraged to formulate Village Improvement Plans V.I.P’s which will ensure social, economic and other benefits are realized. This call was made by Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock during the opening of the 5th North Pakaraima

  • Kaibarupai prepares for rebuilding process following last year’s devastating floods- 21 homes were destroyed.

    Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Valerie Garrido-Lowe and her team visited the village of Kaibarupai in late December to inform residents of the 2018 budgetary allocation to facilitate the rebuilding process of twenty one homes in Kaibarupai that were washed away by the devastating floods in Potaro-Siparuni,

  • CDO’s urged to be more proactive in respective regions..

    Community Development Officers CDO’s were reminded to remain proactive in the respective indigenous villages and communities that they oversee. This was emphasized last Wednesday by Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock during his address to the CDO’s in the employ of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’

  • Much anticipated North Pakaraima Expo opens in Monkey Mountain

    The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has made a significant financial contribution towards the successful hosting of the 2017 North Pakaraima Exposition which is set to open in Monkey Mountain, Region 8. The two-day event opens on December 8 through 9. Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie

  • Significant allocations for hinterland development in Budget 2018.

    Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock and Minister within Valerie Garrido-Lowe say they are pleased with the 2018 National Budgetary allocations for the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs. Several projects are expected to be executed come 2018 which will ensure villages and communities are positively impacted

  • Minister Allicock pleased with construction works on Tertiary Dormitory….

    Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock recently visited the Liliendaal, E.C.D location where the Hinterland Tertiary Student Dormitory is being constructed. Minister Allicock said he eagerly anticipates the completion of this project since it will provide “the accommodation for many many students who will be coming out from the

  • MoIPA and Social Protection continues to collaborate on social issues in Hinterland Villages……

    Forty five indigenous village leaders and councilors from Region 9 (North Rupununi) recently benefitted from a sensitization training of their rights and responsibilities under the Sexual Offences Act, the Domestic Violence Act, the Labour Act and the Combating Trafficking in Persons act. Twenty two leaders from eight communities in the

  • Indigenous Residence receives much needed transportation boost ….

    The Indigenous Residence on Thursday received a significant boost to its daily operations with the injection of a much needed Minibus geared at meeting its transportation needs. During a simple yet significant handing over ceremony at the facility’s Princess Street location on November 26, Vice President and Minister of Indigenous

  • Guyana hosts successful ACTO Regional Technical Health Meeting.

    Recommendations for improving an Indigenous Health Care system in the Border Regions between Brazil, Guyana and Suriname is the principal focus for delegates attending the 2017 Technical Meeting on Health Care which opened on November 9 at the Hotel Amazonas in Lethem, Region 9. Before declaring the meeting opened Vice

  • Twenty one youth from Swann benefit from Catering and Auto Mechanic training.

    Twenty youth from the community of Swan on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway benefitted from Catering and Auto Mechanics training through the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs flagship program the Hinterland Employment Youth Service HEYS Program. The recent one-week training saw the youth displaying their culinary skill which is intended to boost