CJ rules Akawaio; Arekuna people do not have “exclusive right” to Upper Mazaruni lands.

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Acting Chief Justice Roxane George, on Friday, ruled that the Akawaio and Arekuna people do not have “exclusive right” to lands in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), as was being contended by them in a case filed against the government since 1998, in which they had sought legal recognition of their rights to traditional and ancestral lands. Renatta Burnette has the details

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