Amerindian Land Titling – Status

The Amerindian Land Titling Project was launched by the Government of Guyana and funded by revenues generated by the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). An initial US $10.7 million was allocated to the project when it was established in June 2014. The Implementing Partner of the project is the Indigenous Peoples Affairs Ministry (MoIPA), with the technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

From June 2014 to June 2015 the following progress was made in addressing Amerindian Land Titling:

  1. Applications for title

COMMUNITY

APPLICATION STATUS

REMARKS

1 Rockstone

Approved for title based on results of 3rd consultative investigation

1. Research completed and final investigation reports submitted to the Minister’s secretariat (former Minister Pauline Sukhai).

 

2. Regarding Tasserene and Kambaru-Omanaik, former Minister Persaud agreed to facilitate the land titling process for both communities. However, this was never done.  He also disputed that these were ancestral lands.

2 Eclipse Falls Top Examined by Cabinet. Approved for titling based on initial proposed boundaries requested.
3 Four Miles Absolute Grant issued under ALT in February, 2015. Delivered by Allicock administration after the closure of ALT.
4 Parabara Submitted for Cabinet examination
5 Katoonarib Pending. Legal advice necessary to determine way forward.
6 Batavia Absolute Grants delivered under ALT
7 Kariako
8 Karisparu
9 Tuseneng
10 Kambaru-Omanaik
11 Kangaruma-Asura Examined by Cabinet. Objection by former MNRE Minister Robert Persaud.
12 Tasserene
13 Sawariwau Titled prior to ALT project establishment.

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