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Iwokrama will be the home of an International Institute for Biodiversity – President Granger

Dec 02, 2019  News 

President David Granger on November 30 said Iwokrama must change to survive while assuring that the area will be the home of an International Institute for Biodiversity to support its educational efforts.

Iwokrama International Centre.  Click here for more images of Iwokrama

“The Institute will allow students and researchers from the Continent, the Caribbean and the rest of the world to come to Iwokrama to study its biodiversity and to increase knowledge and understanding of our vital ecosystems,” President Granger said at the 30th anniversary of the Pledge of the one million acres of Iwokrama forests to the international community held at the Umana Yana.            Continue reading

Guyana SPEAKS: Travel and Tourism In Guyana – London UK- Sunday November 24. 2019

Dear Friends,

Many of you will have seen the Guardian newspaper article by Kevin Rusby: We want to keep our Forest: Why Guyana’s Wilderness Needs Visitors and his wonderful descriptions of trees festooned with ferns, creepers and orchids; of a jungle full of treasures and jewel-like birds in splendid emerald and sapphire livery.  It’s impossible to read it without feeling nostalgic for Guyana.            Continue reading

Video: Pictures Of Guyana – By Mike Charles

NOVEMBER: GUYANA TOURISM MONTH

This video is the product of years of photography across Guyana by Mike Charles, a Guyanese helicopter pilot for over 25 years.

Due to recent history… Govt. ups cash bond for rebranded Eastern Airlines

— Dynamic Airways was rebranded as Eastern Airlines

Rebranded: Eastern Airlines LLC

This was disclosed by the Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon during his post-Cabinet press briefing yesterday.

Harmon explained that Eastern Airlines LLC applied to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and received approval.

The airlines requested to operate scheduled air services between John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) using Boeing 767-200ERs and Boeing 767-300ERs aircraft.    Continue reading

Guyana: Tourism Awareness Month: Scavenger Hunt: Georgetown – November 23, 2019

Guyana: Rupununi Music & Arts Festival- Georgetown- November 22-23, 2019

Guyana Tourism Feature: Iwokrama Surama Educational Trip

IWOKRAMA SURAMA EDUCATIONAL TRIP  – See FULL ITINERARY below

Most education-based itineraries in Guyana are customised to meet the needs of the group travelling. However, here is a sample itinerary from the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation that gives you an idea of what a 7-day trip could consist of:

Day 1 Georgetown – Iwokrama        

Journey by bus from Georgetown to the Iwokrama River Lodge. This is about an eight-hour trip and includes crossing the Essequibo River at Kurupukari by pontoon. On arrival at the Iwokrama River Lodge, students and professors receive an orientation and overview of Iwokrama that includes a safety talk. Overnight – Iwokrama River Lodge

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Guyana Adventures: Rupununi: Bob Barker and the Bull – By Geoff Burrowes

Guyana Adventures: Rupununi: Bob Barker and the Bull 

 – By Geoff Burrowes

My boss Louis Orella was an effortless cowboy. He was tall and slim, wore horn rimmed glasses and had an infectious laugh and a wicked sense of humour. His slim frame belied the strength that helped him wrestle longhorn cattle and perform strenuous ranch tasks. He was married to a lovely girl called Patsy, who with her sister Clare had lived next door to us in Brickdam, while at school in Georgetown. They lived seven miles away from the main ranch at Manari at an outstation of the main ranch and Louis managed both ranches from there.

One morning before dayclean Louis woke me and said “You should see this!”        Continue reading

Why Guyana’s wilderness needs visitors ‘We want to keep our forest’ – The Guardian UK

A community-run wildlife tour shows how tourism can help preserve a remote rainforest and introduces visitors to a stunning array of fauna and jungle vistas

by Sun 27 Oct 2019

CRICKET: You’ve Got to Feel for the Guyana Amazon Warriors – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana Amazon Warriors 2019

…But Cricket is the Winner!   

  • By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

There comes a time when the bridesmaid gets tired of the role. She wants to be the bride. The finals last weekend between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the Barbados Tridents saw Guyana playing the role of the bridesmaid yet again. It was the fi finals that Guyana had contested and lost.

There was a public viewing place in Georgetown to look at the game and there might have been a public holiday in Guyana had the Warriors won. But this was not to be. Guyana was outplayed on the day and the Tridents deserved to win.            Continue reading

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