Minister fetes hundreds at Indigenous residence

It was a day filled with excitement, joy and entertainment as the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry hosted residents of the Amerindian Hostel at its annual Christmas party and lunch at the Princes Street location in Georgetown.
Residents turned out in their numbers to join in the festivities and were entertained by Indigenous talent, while indulging in a wide variety of Indigenous delicacies and beverages.
Meanwhile, in his address to the gathering, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock expressed his pleasure at being a part of the festive celebration, while noting that continued efforts are being made to improve the facility.
To address the needs of the growing numbers at the Hostel, works have been initiated and are presently underway.
The Amerindian Hostel was built to accommodate hinterland students attending schools on the coastland, as well as patients who would have been referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) for medical attention.
Over the years, the facility has expanded its services to cater to the needs of persons in difficult situations, including victims of domestic violence, trafficking in persons, discharged prisoners, or any similar situation.
During the year, the facility would have met the needs of more than 2000 persons.