Daily Archives: October 28, 2012

Culture Ministry launches Mashramani 2013

Culture Ministry launches Mashramani 2013

Plans are already moving along for Mashramani 2013 and the Culture Ministry says, it is sparing no effort to ensure a spectacular display come next year. The launching was done with much fanfare, along the Main Street Avenue, with the theme: ‘Reflecting Creativity, Embracing Diversity’.

Mash 2013 is expected  to attract tens of thousands of revelers and several float Parades from various private and public organizations and Guyana’s cultural diversity will be evident for all to see. Private Sector official and Head of the Roraima Airways group, Jerry Gouveia, said, that Guyana’s Geographical positioning makes it a very attractive place for tourists to travel to, for events like Mash and he wants to see the designers  and other stakeholders being very creative.   Continue reading

Obama songs – 2012 Elections – 3 videos

1 – Obama song – 2012 Elections

This is very catchy. Watch out you may be singing it for a while after you hear it.  ………. This is GREAT! Enjoy  …
click link below

www.youtube.com/embed/c_d9mntKvGM

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2 – LET’S RE-ELECT HIM

GOTV video created by Obama volunteers and supporters in Los Angeles

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3 – Cocoa Tea – Barack Obama Song

The” Real” State of Tourism in the Caribbean

The” Real” State of Tourism in the Caribbean

By Felicia Persaud

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012:

Tourism officials from across the region gathered in St. Kitts recently to discuss the state of Caribbean tourism in 2012. But while stakeholders at the Caribbean Tourism Organization-presented event focused on serious issues like the changing face of world travel & tourism and the paradigm shift in travel, at the grassroots level, the issues are very different.

Across the Caribbean, the US dollar talks! In every country you visit, you are quoted in US dollars, from the taxi drivers whose rates are more over-priced than a New York cab, to the made in China souvenirs that dot the tourist shops.    Continue reading

Guyana: The Tipping Point – commentary

The Tipping Point

Posted By Stabroek staff On October 25, 2012 – Editorial

You can tell a lot about a society from the types of buildings it produces. Over the years we have swapped porous wooden structures for concrete cells of various dimensions. Guyanese used to conduct a large part of their social exchanges outdoors, at their gates, on the roads, in public. Our houses were open to the trade-winds and the call and sight of a passing neighbour. Now we take it for granted that homes and businesses must be ‘protected’ and a substantial, largely underpaid workforce has been mobilized to do this.

We barricade ourselves behind large fences and grilled windows and doors. Any claims we make to live in an open society become slightly risible when our architecture is scrutinized. These changes are most apparent when, as recently, fear in parts of the land reaches a certain pitch. The streets become deserted. We all retreat indoors.        Continue reading

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