Minister Norton congratulates Arian Richmond

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton extends heartiest congratulations to Ms. Arian Dahlia Richmond who secured third position in the Miss Emerald International Pageant 2020.

The pageant, which was launched just last year, seeks to promote the preservation and protection of Indigenous cultures all across the world.

In light of the global COVID 19 pandemic, the pageant was hosted virtually. It saw 11 beautiful and equally talented young women vying for the coveted crown, as well as assistance for the Indigenous communities in their respective countries.

Minister Norton salutes the Bartica resident for her efforts to showcase Guyana internationally.

Arian Richmond reigning Miss Guyana Culture

“I do hope that she continues to advocate for our Indigenous community even beyond this pageant. I have every confidence that she can even cop the crown, come 2021,” Minister Norton noted.

Dr. Norton, who also holds responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, is quite pleased that a pageant similar to Guyana’s Indigenous Heritage Pageant, has now reached a global stage.

“We in Guyana have been doing it for so long and I’m very happy that the world has also found it important to celebrate our Indigenous communities via pageantry. This is progress,” Minister Norton posited.

Dr. Norton also recognizes the critical input of the pageant’s local franchise holder, Randy Madray.

“Mr. Madray continues to do wonderful things for the pageant community, particularly in the area of fashion,” Dr. Norton noted.

Arian Richmond is also the reigning Miss Guyana Culture as well as the first runner-up in the Miss Caribbean Culture Pageant and the Miss Bartica Regatta Pageant 2018.

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