first_imgThe Amerindian Community of Wakapou, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) on Friday last held its Heritage Day festivities as celebrations of Indigenous Heritage Month came to an end.Guyana Times visited the community known as “St Lucia’s Mission”, an island in the Wakapou community, which houses the Village Council building, a nursery, primary and secondary school, two shops and a health centre.Toshao of the village, Howard Cornelius, used the opportunity to relate that the community needs urgent help and is calling on Government to pay more attention to Amerindian communities.Additionally, he said most of the young people in the community are migrating due to the lack of jobs. He added that the school dropout rate in the village is also high. According to the Toshao, the community’s doctor lives about six miles away from the health centre and has to travel every day, while the newly built doctor’s quarters is yet to be furnished.With a population of over 2500 residents, the Toshao is of the view that the community needs better medical services to its residents, who in most cases have to travel to the Essequibo Coast to get medical attention.One of the most important needs in the community presently is transportation and he is appealing to Government to provide outboard engines which will assist in transportation in and out of the community.Residents during the festivities were treated to a rich cultural presentation with Indigenous songs, poems, dances and music, which was followed by games and other activities.last_img read more

first_imgBelfast Christmas Markets, City Square.Arena 7 have launched their annual Christmas shopping trip to Belfast, which will take place on Saturday, November 22nd.The hugely popular trip departs Arena7 at 8.30am on Saturday morning with a day packed with shopping, drinks and food.The itinerary for the day is outlined in more detail below. • Depart Arena7 at 8.30pm• Arrive in Benedicts of Belfast Hotel for Breakfast at 10.30am.• Shopping until 4.30pm• Cocktails at Benedicts of Belfast until 5.30pm • Depart Belfast at 5.30pm• Arrive in Arena7 for 4 Course Dinner at 7.30pm• Cost €60ppCall us today on 0749128853 or follow the link you’re interested in the brilliant details outlined above out then call us on 0749128853 or email JOIN ARENA 7 ON THEIR FANTASTIC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TRIP TO BELFAST was last modified: November 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Arena 7BelfastBusinessCHristmasFeaturesnewsshoppinglast_img read more