Daily Archives: February 19, 2020

TRAVEL – TOURISM: The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard

Professor, Law and Economics of Tourism, University of Guelph

China’s tourism sector has been devastated by the latest coronavirus outbreak, but the impact is being felt around the world and in many industries

The spread of infectious diseases is invariably linked to travel. Today, tourism is a huge global business that accounts for 10.4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 10 per cent of global employment.

Nothing seems to slow its growth as year-over-year increases outpace the economy. The United Nations World Tourism Organization is predicting further growth of three per cent to four per cent in international tourist arrivals for 2020, with international departures worldwide particularly strong in the first quarter of this year.

But that was before a new coronavirus (formally known as 2019-nCoV) hit China and then very rapidly started spreading to the rest of the world with 20 countries and counting isolating cases.              Continue reading

Linden Fund USA: 2020 Calendars available for Republic Day celebrations!

Dear friends and supporters,

Have you had the opportunity to purchase one of our 2020 LFU Calendars?  We have several copies still available for sale at $5 each.  Our annual fundraising calendars would be wonderful item as we approach Guyana’s Republic Day celebrations. The theme of this calendar is “Images of Guyana,” showcasing a few familiar places in Guyana photographed by some of our members during their recent visits.

We would gladly mail calendars, with your payment of postage, to your destination or multiple destinations to relatives far away.

As always, we’re grateful for your strong support of our fundraising initiatives over the years, which are all in service of our beloved hometown and Region 10. If you have any follow up questions, including postage to your locations, kindly contact Shona Wright-Halley, our Board Secretary, at lfu_secretary@lindenfund.org.

Sincerely,

Paula Walcott-Quintin  – Chair, LFU

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GUYANA-50: Commemorative Stamps, Golden Medallion unveiled for Jubilee anniversary

DPI, Guyana, Monday, February 17, 2020

President David Granger last evening (February 16, 2020), attended the launch of the 50th Republic Anniversary Commemorative Stamp and Gold Medallion at the Umana Yana, High Street, Kingston, Georgetown.

President Granger, who was accompanied by First Lady,  Sandra Granger, said the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is a defining moment in history.

There are four stamps each carrying their own illustrationContinue reading

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