Caribbean Nations Group launches New Amsterdam Town Week 2019
─Awards scholarships for secondary and tertiary studies
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, August 24, 2019
The Caribbean Nations Group (CNG) in collaboration with the New Amsterdam Municipality launched New Amsterdam Town Week 2019, under the theme ” Diversification is the Focus, Inclusion is the Goal, Celebration through Transformation in 2019”
The launch was held at the Leisure Inn Boardroom in New Amsterdam on August 22.
CNG is a well-established multi-cultural youth group whose aim is to ensure that persons have access to quality entertainment through various mediums such as sports, live entertainment, concerts, outreaches etc. Their mandate also includes community projects that enhance the lives of persons in the respective communities as well as providing educational and social support. In keeping with their mandate, CNG collaborates with various NGOs, government agencies, religious bodies and the private sector.
According to the President of the Group Jevaughn Stephen, the group submitted an application of interest to host the New Amsterdam’s 128th town week celebration to the council. They were further invited to present their proposal, which was then sent to the N/A Municipality statutory meeting where it was approved. Stephen noted that this year’s New Amsterdam Town Week promises to be one with a difference.
Deputy-Mayor, Wainwright McIntosh noted that several groups had indicated their interest in hosting the 2019 town week However, the CNG proposal was in keeping with the mandate of the council. “we have decided that Public-Private-Partnership is the best way to go when we are talking development,” McIntosh said.
The calendar of activities kicks off on Friday 18, October with the grand opening ceremony followed by, Mayors Ball, Birding Competition, Inter-School Debating Competition, Senior Citizens Breakfast, High School Basketball Competition, All White Cocktail Party, Male Empowerment Pageant, Domino Competitions, Soft Ball Cricket Competitions, Poetry Competition, Big People Party One Man Band, Medical Outreaches, Renaming of Streets in Stanleytown, a Street Fair and Exhibition and concludes on Sunday 3, November with Duck Curry Competition and Cooler Fete.
Also, during the launch, CNG took the opportunity to award scholarships to seven students. Five were awarded a 5-year Secondary Education Scholarship while two students were awarded Tertiary Education Scholarships coined by the name Esther and Edward Scholarship Program.
The five Secondary Education Scholarship awardees are Dhana George, Reshana Jonas, Ike Crawford, Diamond Alladin and Shaquan Fullerton. While the Tertiary Education awardees are Timothy Harris and Lamar Shultz.
Among those present at the ceremony was the Regional Executive Officer Kim Williams-Stephen, Mayor of New Amsterdam Winnifred Haywood, Members of the Private Sector and Director of Sports Christopher Jones.