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The Council of Friends of New Amsterdam (COFONA) is a collaborative initiative that networks among individuals, associations, and agencies for the overall educational and socio-economic growth and development of the town of New Amsterdam.

New Amsterdam’s Esplanade Park being renovated

The Esplanade Recreational Park and Botanical Gardens situated in North Western New Amsterdam is undergoing mammoth rehabilitation work by the Mayor and Town Council of New Amsterdam. Financing for this project which is all part of the New Amsterdam town enhancement...

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Businessman Kirt Wynter is New Amsterdam Mayor

New Amsterdam has a new Mayor in businessman Kirt Wynter. Winter, 37, of Vryman’s Erven will be serving for the first time on the council. He was elected when the council held its first statutory meeting in the Chambers of the New Amsterdam Town Council on Friday. His...

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Newspaper agent is Mayor of New Amsterdam

At the inaugural meeting of the New Amsterdam Town Councillors, Kirt Anthony Solomon Wynter, was elected as the Mayor, after being nominated by APNU+AFC Councillors Mr. William Moore and seconded by Pollyann Shultz. A second nominee Ms. Winifred Haywood was nominated...

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Berbice High School gears for centenary

This year, Berbice High School (BHS) is gearing for its 100th anniversary. The school which has been the premier educational institution in the Ancient County opened its door on September 5, 1916. At its inception Berbice High School was a Boys’ School started with an...

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