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Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Hon. Charles Ramson Jr. has said Guyana’s culture is its ‘national treasure’ and this year’s budgetary allocation for the sector would be used to preserve and promote a greater appreciation for it countrywide.
The Government has proposed the allocation of $2.7 billion for sport and culture, inclusive of arts, in Budget 2021
Minister of Culture Youth and Sport, Hon. Charles Ramson Jr., says the Ministry is set roll out an aggressive agenda to benefit young people. The Minister said over the past five years, the voice of young people has been neglected due to the lack of youth representation at the highest level.
Some $21.8M has been allocated to upgrade community-based tourist facilities, implement COVID-19 protocols, and equip communities to be better prepared to receive visitors post-pandemic. This was related by Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Hon. Oneidge Walrond during her Budget presentation on Friday
Newly established tourism promotion company and local influencer, Tourism Guyana, along with the Guyana Tourism Authority, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This is intended to pave the way for a new partnership to strengthen awareness of destination Guyana and to drive market demand among locals and international travellers.
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Thursday emphasised that culture played an essential role in the region’s sustainable growth and development. LaRocque was speaking at the opening of the 36th meeting of the Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD) at the CARICOM headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana.