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_imgDonegal GAA stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher are hoping they can be as accurate on the Oche as they are on the pitch.The Glenswilly men will face reigning PDC World Darts Champion Michael Van Gerwen and former two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis at the Pulse Venue tonight.A huge crowd is expected to attend tonight’s exhibition event to see the darting superstars in action against the Donegal stars. It’s believed Gallagher and Murphy are competent with the arrows, but they face a stiff challenge in the form of the deadly duo of Van Gerwen and Lewis.It promises to be a great night’s entertainment.The VIP area has already been sold out, but tickets are still available which can be purchased from The Orchard, while you can also pay at the door, doors open at 8pm.DONEGAL DUO MURPHY AND GALLAGHER HOPING TO HIT THE BULLSEYE! was last modified: October 2nd, 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:Adrian LewisEntertainmentMichael MurphyMichael Van GerwenNeil GallaghernewsSportlast_img read more