Daily Archives: November 22, 2020

GUYANA: US$100M Radisson Blu Hotel coming to Giftland

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– Roy Beepat lauds ‘phenomenal’ business climate

OWNER of the Giftland Mall Roy Beepat on Friday announced that plans are afoot to build a 12-storey, 400-room, multibillion-dollar Radisson Blu Hotel next to the Giftland Mall.

The Radisson Blu is one of seven distinctive hotel brands under the US-headquartered Radisson Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups in the world, with over 1,100 hotels in destinations globally.          Continue reading

MUSIC: The Tradewinds Saga – By Dave Martins + Music video ‘Honeymooning Couple’

By Dave Martins –  November 15, 2020 – Stabroek News

Following a recent gyaff with my long-time Guyanese musician friend George Jardim, who was asking me about the emergence of the Tradewinds band, I wrote a few lines which I later saw as well-suited to this SO IT GO column. Here is what I wrote George:

Okay, Jardim. Soon after migrating to Toronto in 1955, and seeing all the entertainment spots operating there, six nights a week, I had my mind set on that market and a year or so after I landed I started a four-piece combo, The Latins, doing the usual Guyana mix of Latin, MOR pop, and kaiso.        Continue reading

OPINION: Don’t Eat Inside a Restaurant – By Olga Khazan | The Atlantic 

 The risk of catching the coronavirus is much higher indoors. 

Olga Khazan | The Atlantic 

Thinking too hard about saliva can really ruin a nice meal. And to eat inside a restaurant in 2020 requires ignoring the harsh reality of drool: The residue left behind by a chip dipped in a shared bowl of guacamole, the flecks of spit flung loose by a drunken laugh, and the veritable make-out session that is sampling someone else’s cocktail.

The unfortunate ubiquity of mucus is why restaurants – it brings me no pleasure to report – are contributing to the spread of the coronavirus. Indoor public places, including restaurants, played a significant role in the spread of COVID-19 this spring, according to scientific analyses of cellphone data.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Linden Fund USA (LFU) – Project to assist vulnerable senior citizens in the Linden

LINDEN FUND USA – LFU GUYANA INC

Download: LFU seniors care basket project solicitation letter  (PDF)

Earlier this year, Linden Fund USA (LFU) embarked on a project to assist vulnerable senior citizens in the Linden area during these difficult times that were brought about mainly by the pandemic.

So far, we have fed 150 seniors with hot meals twice per week for a total of 9 weeks, receiving coverage by local NCN News for both Phase One and Phase Two of the feeding program.  Continue reading