The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport, plans to significantly enhance the Indian Arrival Monument at the T junction, Palmyra Village, Corentyne, Region Six.

The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson announced this as he visited the site today.

Ramson said that President Irfaan Ali and the Cabinet decided to turn the building behind the monument into a cultural center for the hosting of suitable activities in Berbice.

Further, the Minister indicated the compound will be upgraded. He said that suitable facilities will be added to make the area more family friendly.

Ramson did not give any price tag for the project. However, he said that the pivate sector has already pledged support. In fact, he revealed that Torginol Paint has committed 2M to the project. Ramson used the opportunity to encourage others to come on board.


The Indian Arrival Monument was orginally built through funding from the Government of India. It is a tribute to the Indian indentured servants who arrived on these shores, then British Guiana, in 1838.


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