Govt approves $17.3M for Emancipation celebrations

first_imgThe Social Cohesion Ministry, with responsibility for culture, youth and sport, has been allocated $17.3 million for the hosting of this year’s Emancipation activities.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who made the disclosure on Friday, said the money would be divided among the African organisations registered with the Ministry for the hosting of events in the respective villages.In addition to the traditional celebration in the National Park, Minister Harmon said, a special Emancipation event will be hosted at the Union Cultural Complex, Union, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). Emancipation is celebrated on August 1 to commemorate the abolition of slavery in 1834.last_img read more

First storm douses area

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Antelope Valley skies Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be partly cloudy, with highs in the mid-50s to lower 60s and lows in the 30s to lower 40s. The snow level in the San Gabriel Mountains is expected to stay above 7,000 feet. PALMDALE – Winds gusting near 40 mph preceded the first of two storms expected to douse the Antelope Valley. Wind gusts were clocked Saturday morning at 38 mph at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale and at 32 mph at Fox Field in Lancaster, the National Weather Service said. The weather service predicted partly cloudy skies this morning in the Antelope Valley, with rain moving in tonight and staying through Monday. Winds are expected to reach 20 to 25 mph. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more