Category Archives: Tourism / Entertainment

GUSDA: Guyana Social Development Association Events: London UK – Feb 22 &23, 2020

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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

Guyana Christian Charities Canada: Spring Fling: Pickering… near Toronto – May 16, 2020

Guyana Police Association of Canada: Annual Dinner & Dance: Toronto – May 02, 2020

Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club: 28th Anniversary Ball – Toronto – April 4. 2020

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady to honor 50 Guyanese on February 27, 2020

New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio. AP / Mary Altaffer

BY TANGERINE CLARKE
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Mayor of the City of New York, Bill de Blasio, and First Lady, Chirlane McCray, will on Feb. 27, honor 50 Guyanese citizens who have made outstanding contributions to their homeland, and the diaspora, during an exciting presentation to celebrate Guyana’s 50th Republic Jubilee.
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The Awards Gala and cultural presentation, (invitation only) being hosted in collaboration with the Guyana Republic Jubilee Committee, and Three Counties Foundation, CEO James Richmond, will be held at Gracie Mansion, in New York City, from 5:30 pm.

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Guyana’s 50th Republic Jubilee: Three events scheduled in New York

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BY TANGERINE CLARKE

An evening of Thanksgiving and Reflection, will be held on Feb. 16, from 4 pm to 8 pm in the auditorium of New York City Health + Hospital, 82-68 164th Street, in Jamaica, New York, to start three events in honor of the 50th Republic Jubilee Anniversary of Guyana.

Consulate General of Guyana, New York, the Permanent Mission of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to the United Nations and Guyanese in the Diaspora Inc. will host the event under the theme “Guyana Together Reflect, Celebrate, Transform.” The salute will continue with a Republic Anniversary Reception on Monday, Feb. 17, from 11 am – noon at the Schenectady City Hall Rotunda, 105 Jay St., Schenectady, New York.        Continue reading

MOVIES: Parasite review – a gasp-inducing masterpiece wins Best Picture

In Bong Joon-ho’s flawless tragicomedy, a poor yet united family bluff their way into the lives of a wealthy Seoul household

Park So-dam, left, and Choi Woo-shik in Parasite.
 Park So-dam, left, and Choi Woo-shik play siblings who become tutors to the rich Park family in Parasite. Photograph: Allstar/ Curzon/ Artificial Eye

The ideal way to experience South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho’s awards-garlanded, international box-office smash is with as little prior knowledge as possible. So if you’re reading this before seeing the film, and you’ve managed to avoid the whirlwind of publicity it has attracted since winning the Palme d’Or last May, it may be simpler to just stop and head straight to the cinema.            Continue reading

BANKS DIH agrees; “Education is the Yardstick” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 — by Francis Quamina Farrier

One of my all-time favourite Guyanese songs is, “Pass it On” by the late celebrated Guyanese singer/songwriter Eddie Hooper, who hails from Fyrish on the lower Corentyne Coast, Region 6, Berbice. With lyrics in that song which state, “Education is the Yardstick”, one can say that Eddie Hooper’s song which was composed over fifty years ago, is as timely, relevant and forerunner to the present focus by the Government of Guyana, on the importance of having a well-educated Nation. Equally, BANKS DIH Ltd., has been very focused on supporting aspects of Education over the decades.

One of the ways in which the Company has been “Putting it’s money where it’s mouth is”, as the saying goes, is to make tangible financial donations to worthy and deserving candidates, as well as schools in Guyana on an annual basis. Financial Contributions are also made out of season, so to speak.        

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Guyana: Linden Fund USA: Annual Spring Dance: Brooklyn NY- March 21, 2020

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