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The Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) is being implemented through the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Finance is provided by the Kingdom of Norway through the Guyana Redd+ Investment Fund (GRIF). The project provides GYD $5,000,000 to indigenous communities to start a community business venture that will offer a service, create employment and invest the profits into other sectors that will benefit the entire community. Rewa village has invested GYD $5,000,000 in its Community Development Eco-tourism project as a means of expanding operations to better cater to the needs of its clients…
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan has called for local authorities to ensure community involvement in the current development of various towns. The minister made the call at an international workshop on city planning and sustainable resource management held at Cara Lodge. The exercise is aimed at building the capacity of local authorities on urban planning, innovation, data and indicators and community engagement. In planning for the development of any city or town, Minister Bulkan said: “Our approach at this juncture is to consolidate the gains with a focus of improving community engagement, involvement and…
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, June 30, 2018 The World Health Organisation has recognised Guyana’s efforts, to contribute to tobacco control by presenting the Ministry of Public Health with the World No Tobacco Day award. On Friday, June 30, a brief awards ceremony was held at the Marriott hotel in celebration of this occasion. PAHO/WHO Representative to Guyana, Dr. William Adu-Krow was elated to share in this success with the Ministry of Public Health. He said that this is evidence that Guyana is making strides in the Americas to clamp down on health defects as a result of tobacco use. “…of all…