Grand programme for Amerindian Heritage Month in Region Two
Stabroek News
August 29, 2002

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The Region Two programme for Amerindian Heritage Month begins on September 1 with joint church services in the nine communities across the Pomeroon River and the Essequibo Coast.

The highlights of the special calendar of events for the celebrations are as follows:

September 6 - the nine Captains will be sworn in at the Regional Boardroom in Anna Regina.

September 8 - there will be a grand fun day at Kabakaburi in the Upper Pomeroon.

September 10 - a debating competition between Region One and Two will be held at the Charity Extension Centre.

September 11 - the Medex will give a health talk at Wakapoa in the Lower Pomeroon River.

September 12 - there will be a seminar at Mainstay/Whyaka on child abuse and violence against women.

September 16 - Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Carolyn Rodrigues will discuss "the way forward" on a live television programme on RCA TV Channel 8 at Charity.

September 18 - a talk on HIV/AIDS will be given by the Medex at Capoey.

September 19 - a health talk and visit will be done by a doctor at Mainstay/Whyaka.

September 20 - there will be a day of sports at Wakapoa.

September 23 and 26 - Heritage Day programmes will be celebrated at St. Deny's and Capoey respectively.

September 27 - an Amerindian Heritage Pageant will be held at Wakapoa.

September 29 - the grand finale of the month will take place at Mashabo.