first_img Tweet LocalNews Waitukubuli National Trail to hold stakeholders consultation today by: – April 7, 2011 Photo credit: Waitukubuli National Trail ProjectThe Waitukubuli National Trail through the Project Management Unit spearheaded by Mr. Eddison Henry will be undertaking a stakeholders conference from 9:00am at the Portmouth Credit Union Hall.Although the trail is operational and can be used there are several arreas which need to be addressed hence the conveying of the stakeholders consultation including the tourism, government, private and public sectors.Micheal Eugene, Project Officer of the Waitukubuli National Trail Project explains some of the issues which will form part of the consultation;“Essentially we see serious issues as we’ve  been developing the hardware……the issue of cost, maintenance and sustainability on the trial. How is the trail going to be maintained, who is going to meet these costs, how are the operational costs going to be covered? We see the issue of optimization and segmenting the trail, we have fourteen segments, can they all be developed for different purposes to serve different specific needs or do we just open it up for the adventure type? ”There are also issues of hygiene, communication, standards as well as food safety and the Project Managment Unit is hopeful that at the end of the consultation they would have several idea and solutions to these pertinent matters.Dominica Vibes News encourages all in the North of the island to attend this consultation and lend thier support to this great project which has the potential to bring tremendous revenue to our island.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share 16 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

first_imgThe National Toshaos Council (NTC) and Conservational International-Guyana (CI-Guyana) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday, at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, in the presence of Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock, Executives of the Toshaos Council, and representatives of CI.Alluding to aspects of the MoU, Toshao Lennox Shuman of St Cuthbert’s Mission, explained that CI-Guyana’s role in the partnership was to assist in shaping policy and institutional change at all levels, for a healthyHead of the National Toshao Council, Joel Fredericks and Executive Director and Vice President of the Conservational International-Guyana, Dr David Singh, signing the MoU in the presence of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicocksustainable Guyanese economy that incorporates a national long-term sustainable development model, which fully incorporates the value and benefits of the well being of the Indigenous People.The contract signed by both parties is valid for an initial two years, after which the option to have the agreement renewed would be available.Speaking at the signing, Minister Allicock expressed appreciation for the agreement and encouraged the entities to move forward in their venture for betterment.The audience was reminded that the NTC is a “body corporate established under the Amerindian Act of 2006 with an elected executive committee of Toshaos and with a vision to establish dynamic leadership comprising all Toshaos, diligently pursuing and protecting the spiritual, cultural, economic and traditional rights and well-being of the Amerindian People of Guyana.”In accordance with the MoU, CI-Guyana “is a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation (NGO) registered and working in Guyana for over 22 years and as a subsidiary of Conservation International Foundation, CI-Guyana builds upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity.”last_img read more