Our Achievements




Our Achievements

* Led Guyana to Independence.
* Led Guyana to Republic Status.
* Established Nation Building Institutions.
* Launch Mashramani to celebrate the annual Republic festivities.
* Founding Member of CARICOM.
* Universal Education from Nursery to University.
* Established the Guyana Defence Force and the Guyana National Service.
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Established the People’s Militia.
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Maintained Guyana's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
* Leading Member of the Commonwealth, United Nations and the

Non Allied Movement.

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Created GUYFESTA: The Guyana Festival of Arts.
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Established the National Honours Committee/System.
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Founding-Member of CARIFESTA: The Caribbean Festival of Arts.
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Established the National School of Dance and Burrowes School of Art.
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Founding-Member of CARIWA: The Caribbean Women's Association.
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Enacted the landmark Amerindian (Amendment) Bill 1976: The Bill

granted Amerindians communal titles to lands they occupied for
centuries and full rights as citizens of the Republic.

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Laid the foundation for the building of the Umana Yana as

a showcase for the 1972 Non Allied Movement Conference.

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Enacted the Public Holidays Amendment Act 1967: Phagwah, Deepvali,

Eid, Youman Nabi, Easter and Christmas were granted annual national
holiday status.

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Introduced the Shirt-Jac as national mode of dress.
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Introduced the National Insurance Scheme.
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Launch the National Economic Recovery Plan.
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Led the campaign for internal self-help/self-reliance.
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Led the campaign for ownership of the country's resources.
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Built the National Cultural Centre, the 1763 Monument, Enmore

Martyrs' Shrine, Cliff Anderson National Sports Hall, Demerara
Habour Bridge and Timerhi International Airport.

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Created free Health Care System.
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Maintained Law and Order.

These are some of our achievements of the past 28 years -- A lot done - A lot to do.