Latest ‘Guyana Where and What’ published in English and Portuguese

Minister of Tourism (ag) Irfaan Ali, publisher and editor of the ‘Guyana where and what’, Gem Madhoo-Nascimento and her husband Kit Nascimento browsing through the book

Minister of Tourism (ag) Irfaan Ali, publisher and editor of the ‘Guyana where and what’, Gem Madhoo-Nascimento and her husband Kit Nascimento browsing through the book at its launching

7th edition of Guyana Where and What launched- now in Portuguese as well

Saturday, 15 February 2014 – CND -The Ministry of Tourism on Thursday launched the seventh edition of Guyana Where and What, a pocket book/ guide that was published and edited by Gem Madhoo-Nascimento, and which contains detailed information about local businesses, tourist attractions, and some bit of the country’s history.

This edition is printed in English and translated into Portuguese, contains photographs showcasing various activities in Guyana. This is to allow the book to serve as a tour guide not only for English speaking tourists, but also Portuguese and to complement the growing number of tourists and immigrants from Brazil.  

Mrs. Nascimento highlighted that she is considering the publication of the next edition in a variety of languages including Spanish to aid in bridging the language gap.

The 140- page book is being widely circulated both locally and internationally, and is also available on the internet. It can be accessed at

Minister of Tourism (ag) Irfaan Ali, said he was pleased with undertaking by Mrs. Nascimento over the past seven years, and that she has helped to boost the tourism industry through the promotion of what the country has to offer via the book.

The Minister added that the idea of publishing the book in various languages is a good one, since the Ministry has been working towards attracting tourists from different countries, and also on bridging the language barrier.

The Tourism Minister also noted that the Ministry is currently working on a ‘Dining Guide’, a similar book that will portray various cuisines and restaurants in Guyana.

The book is available for free distribution at hotels, airline airports, restaurants, resorts and other entertainment locations.

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  • M.O. Okker  On 02/16/2014 at 12:12 pm

    Dear editors, From 1950-1962 I worked for Bookers Sugar Estates in British-Guiana and both our children were born there. I am now 84 years of age and the children are 52 & 58 and we plan to visit Guyana as tourists sothat they may see their country of birth. I am interested in obtaining the booklet “Guyana Where and What”. Please let me know where I can obtain same. M./O. Okker, De Dilgt, Dept. De Brinken, Room 231, Dilgtweg 3, 0751 ND, Haren, The Netherlands. E-mail:

  • Clyde Duncan  On 02/16/2014 at 3:28 pm

    M.O. Okker: Please try contacting the Guyana Ministry of Tourism ….

  • Clyde Duncan  On 02/17/2014 at 3:31 am

    I am a Georgetown-boy, who thoroughly enjoyed the videos of the Dutch tourists through Suriname-Guyana-Brazil-Venezuela – the first trip as a couple and the second trip with their grown children. I definitely would NOT like to experience these trips beyond the safety of my home; therefore, I am very grateful for them sharing the videos of their trips minus the frustrations of mechanical failures and other negatives.

    6. And, the second trip with their grown children

    • Wim  On 02/22/2014 at 3:34 am

      Hi, Clyde. Thanx for sharing our video’s. We hope a lot of people will enjoy this trip with us! By the way. That trip with the old 60-series Land Cruiser and our children was in 2011. The trip with the newer Land Cruiser 80-series is now. Just me and my wife, because our children went back to the Netherlands for study. I’m a little behind with the video’s, but next week I’ll finish my work and will post new video’s. Hasta luego from Colombia! 🙂

  • Clyde Duncan  On 02/20/2014 at 4:10 pm

    More of the trip – here is the 17-year old daughter repairing the brakes:

  • Clyde Duncan  On 02/21/2014 at 5:29 pm

    Since I found out about this Dutchman, Wim, I have been looking at some of his videos at his home in Suriname and his travels in South America – ‘Interesting’ covers his exploits – even his home and his backyard are tantamount to checking out living things in the jungle, which I never want to experience in real life – but I am having fun cringing and being entertained watching this from the safety of my computer. Here is Wim at home after catching a Labarria [a venomous pit viper] snake and eating it:

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