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Guyana SPEAKS event– Sunday 28th February 2021 – Focus on TOURISM

Our next Guyana SPEAKS event is being held on Sunday, 28th February 2021.
We are delighted to announce that our distinguished speakers are: Stacey Dos Santos-Rahaman, of the award-winning Visit Guyana travel & tourism brand; Egbert Carter, known for his unrivalled knowledge of the colonial architecture in Guyana, and Khadijatou Doyneh, an international performing artist and spoken word poet.  For speakers’ bios, please see this attached Pdf. >>>  GS Flyer – 28 Feb 2021
 
Please book your free tickets via the following eventbrite link.   

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TOURISM: MUST READ! Is Guyana Safe to Visit in 2021? – By Mathilde: – thebrokebackpacker.com

Kaieteur Falls

– By Mathilde: – thebrokebackpacker.com

In fact, Guyana boasts one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world and, unlike many of its neighbours, over 70% of its natural environment remains intact. For anybody looking for a fresh, off the beaten track place to explore, Guyana is basically a paradise.

However, it isn’t always what we’d call “paradise”. Safety issues in urban and rural areas, as well natural threats like the weather and insect-borne diseases, can make it a risky place to explore – especially if you’re not used to that sort of environment.            Continue reading

Music Video: Slingshot DrePaul – A Very Merry Guyanese Christmas

Music Video: Slingshot DrePaul – A Very Merry Guyanese Christmas

‘A Very Merry Guyanese Christmas’ captures the spirit of Christmas in Guyana.

TOURISM GUYANA: Linden. Demerara – Watooka Guest House Renovations – By Steve Connolly

Watooka Guest House. Linden

By Steve Connolly – November 2020

In April 2019, I had visited the area of my birth again … Linden, Guyana.

I have written about this trip in depth but now I will just focus on one topic. I had been reserved a room for a week at the Watooka Guest House in old Watooka, a historic section of Linden 65 miles up the Demerara River from the capital city of Georgetown. At my Rainforest B&B in Georgetown, I had been informed at the last minute that my reservation at Watooka had been cancelled due to renovations.

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TRAVEL: JetBlue touches down at CJIA with 150 passengers non-stop from NYC

Jet Blue Airbus 321neo

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At approximately 10.03 pm  on December 11, 2020 JetBlue officially commenced nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International (CJIA) with the first roundtrip flight arriving back in New York on December 12, 2020.

The new service operates up to four times weekly on JetBlue’s Airbus A321neo aircraft.

One hundred and fifty passengers were on board JetBlue’s first official flight to Guyana, according to a release from CJIA.    Continue reading

TRAVEL: JetBlue announces new December 11 launch date for  NY to Guyana flights

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A release from JetBlue said that flights will initially operate up to four times weekly on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321neo aircraft beginning December 11, 2020 with seats available for purchase starting today – 27 October 2020.  Continue reading

Guyanese Ederle Stephen wins Miss Caricom 2020 online

Ederle after being crowned Miss Caricom 2020.

Ederle after being crowned Miss Caricom 2020.

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Guyana’s Ederle Kimberly Stephen was crowned Miss Caricom 2020 Online following a virtual competition two Saturdays ago where she bested some nine other women representing various countries in the Caribbean.    Continue reading

VIDEO: GUYANA : Various video clips of Guyana taken from Above – 2020 – Guyana Uncut

GUYANA FROM ABOVE 2020

This is a video of various parts of Guyana shot from above.

Released on October 15, 2019 by Guyana Uncut

TRAVEL: Caribbean Airlines-CAL: to resume operations with NY to CJIA flight on Monday October 19

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The airline will release its entire flight schedule for Guyana next week, CAL said in a release today – (October17,2020) Continue reading

Commentary: Caribbean expressions — By Dave Martins

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While I don’t profess to know the origins of it, I have been aware, going back to my short pants days growing up in West Dem, of my fascination with words, whether in the subjects being taught in high school at St. Stanislaus or, in later years, in the everyday conversations with folks here or across the region, ranging from Cayman in the northwest Caribbean to my homeland here.  The influence is there, clear as day, in many of the songs I wrote, drawing on the lexicons of these various destinations I came to know from my musical visits.

It remains for me a repository of information that fascinates and motivates me, both for the specificity of the languages but also for the ingenuity of the people who created it. One should also emphasise, however, that this variety in Caribbean native expressions is only evident because of our geographical separations after we travel the region and come face to face with the differences.      Continue reading