Heritage Month proposals to be submitted by May 27

first_imgAhead of Amerindian Heritage Month, annually observed in September, the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry has published a request for proposals to be submitted for activities for the month-long celebration, as well as a theme.According to the Ministry’s Communications Officer, Alethea Grant, the proposals must be sent in before May 27. She noted the importance of the public’s participation in proposing not only the activities for the celebrations, but the theme as well.Grant told Guyana Times, “We are meeting as a committee and we are still in planning mode. We hope to get new and vibrant ideas for this year’s Heritage celebrations.”The outstanding proposals submitted will be featured in this year’s Heritage activities. The call for proposals is nothing new to this Ministry since Grant said it usually did this every year.Persons seeking to submit their proposals can do so by clearly labelling their packages “Heritage 2018” before dropping them off at the Ministry’s 251-252 Thomas and Quamina Streets, Georgetown office.The Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry launched the annual Heritage Festival at the Umana Yana, in Georgetown last year, under the theme “Guyana’s first peoples; sustaining a rich cultural environment”. The launch was done in the spirit of International Day of World Indigenous Peoples.It saw the participation of all six ethnic groups at its many activities.Amerindian Heritage Month grew out of the commemoration of the day Stephen Campbell became Guyana’s first Amerindian Member of Parliament on September 10, 1957. On September 10, 1995, then President Cheddi Jagan officially designated September Amerindian Heritage Month.The official opening of Amerindian Heritage Month celebrations usually takes place at the Umana Yana on the first day of September. Every year a Heritage Village is selected, which becomes the focus of festivities.last_img read more


first_imgTHE fastest man on earth could soon be beating a track to Co Donegal!Usain Bolt told an astonished Myles Gallagher on Highland Radio today that he is hoping to visit the county next season.Gallagher was interviewing Bolt’s manager Ricky Simms on his sports show on the station today when the Milford man handed his phone to the treble gold medal winning athlete. The 100m, 200m and 4x100m Olympic champion told the show that he had been asking Ricky about a visit here.Bolt told Myles that he wasn’t even 100% fit for the Games but he was “in good shape.”He said he would “go through the motions because I’m happy” for the rest of the season.The Jamaican was asked if he planned to visit Donegal. “That’s a good question, I have been asking him (Ricky) the same question for a while, probably next season so we’ll see,” said Bolt“I’m looking forward to it.”    ‘I KEEP ASKING RICKY ABOUT DONEGAL’ – BOLT CONFIRMS HE WANTS TO VISIT HERE was last modified: August 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:’I KEEP ASKING RICKY ABOUT DONEGAL’ – BOLT CONFIRMS HE WANTS TO VISIT HERElast_img read more