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TRAVEL: Will Airbnb survive Coronavirus? – By Company Forensics

Will Airbnb survive Coronavirus?

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Today, we talk about traveling. Before all of this happened, chances are we used Airbnb to find a place to stay, and we discovered that some of those options were great and others, well, not so much. But, regardless of personal experiences, one thing is certain. Airbnb revolutionized how we traveled. The past years, however, have brought criticism and backlash, from local and national governments alike. This latest crisis has only aided in putting the company to the test. Layoffs, controversial refunds, and a shaky IPO, Airbnb is going through turbulent times. Will it come out on top?

Let’s review in this episode of Company Forensics.

Guyanese Cuisine: Chefs Adams, Ramsay cook up a ‘storm’ in Guyana – National Geographic

Photo: Chef Delven Adams and Britisn-born chef Gordon Ramsay cooking traditional Guyanese food in Rewa, a small Amerindian village in Guyana, for the second season of Uncharted on National Geographic.  NatGo / Justin Mandel
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Guyana’s popular chef, Delven Adams, proprietor of Georgetown’s Backyard Cafe, will debuted his unique traditional cuisine on Sunday, July 5, on the second season of the National Geographic TV series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted. The episode was aired on NatGo on Sunday, July 5 at 10 pm, 9 Central.
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The charismatic Adams, a remigrant, whose culinary tours have mesmerized foodies, and attracted tourists from around the world, told Caribbean Life in an exclusive interview via Facebook, that the National Geographic episode is more about showcasing Guyana.

Guyana Tourism: A trip to Moraikobai, Guyana – Webinar – July 9, 2020 @ 2.00 pm EDT

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A trip to Moraikobai, Guyana

Thursday, July 9th 2020 @ 2 pm EDT

As a destinationGuyana prides itself in its Community-Led and Owned Tourism (CLOT). In this webinar, we are going to focus on some of the newer, more rustic, experiences that are currently being developed in Guyana. We will start with the Indigenous Community run village of Moraikobai. The quiet location provides guests with encounters of some of Guyana’s most renowned wildlife. The best part? A visit to the village can be done on a day trip from the capital city of Georgetown.

Join us to find out more about why you should take a trip to Moraikobai on your next visit to Guyana!  

We look forward to having you!

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Guyana: Tourism recovery after COVID-19 – By Annette Arjoon-Martins

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On certain occasions, I use the space in this column to deal with a pressing subject using the expertise of someone proficient in that field.  Today, as we contemplate what Guyana will be like after COVID-19, the column presents the viewpoint of my wife, Annette Arjoon-Martins, knowledgeable in matters of travel and the environment in Guyana.

By Annette Arjoon-Martins

Guyana’s tourism product is largely dependent on international visitations so the international travel ban for COVID-19 has hit the industry really hard, virtually bringing that sector to a halt.

There are realities here facing us.  Our major tourism attractions are mostly located in the deep hinterland, where road connectivity is not in place, and even in the limited locations where they exist they are always at the mercy of inclement weather.          Continue reading

TRAVEL: Caribbean Airlines To Resume Regional And International Schedules From Jamaica Hub

Trinidad and Tobago is still closed to routine international travel
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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, June 30, 2020 (CMC) – The State-owned air carrier, Caribbean Airlines (CAL), announced, it will resume its regional and international operations, from July 6, on a phased basis, out of its hub in Jamaica.

The airline, like many others, worldwide, was grounded as countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a letter, sent to customers, CAL thanked them for “bearing with us, during what has undoubtedly, been an extremely challenging period”.          Continue reading

TRAVEL: Guyana among countries to be allowed under strict criteria to enter EU

Guyana among countries to be allowed under strict criteria to enter EU

The list has already aroused controversy after sources revealed that the United States – the worst-affected country worldwide by COVID-19 with more than 2.4 million cases, is on the following list.    Continue reading

BOOK: Cricket:1973 and Me – By Colin Babb on The England v West Indies Test Series

By Colin Babb         http://colinbabbauthor.com/1973-and-me/

The England v West Indies Test Series and a Memorable Childhood Year

“… a vital account of the spirit, dynamism and cultural transformation of cricket brought about by West Indian cricketers.” COLIN GRANT, HISTORIAN, AUTHOR AND BROADCASTER  re 1973 and Me

From 1968 to 1973, the West Indies did not win a Test series. They lost 2-0 on their previous England tour in 1969. By 1973, and despite this lack of success, West Indian cricket still played a central role as a medium of Caribbean self-expression in Britain. In the summer of 1973, could the West Indies deliver the performances and results to inspire the Caribbean diaspora in Britain?            Continue reading

Panoramic Views and Information on cities and locations around the world

Enjoy Panoramic Views    

From your computer you can now view almost any event or location around the world. 

This entry allows you to get a panoramic view of some cities as well as important locations like popular cities in the USA, Europe and Asia as well as ancient wonders like The Pyramids of Egypt.   Countries with popular natural tourist attractions, like the Victoria Falls in Zambia, are also featured.

….. Click on any one place and enjoy.. …. what a wonderful way to tour the world from your computer chair! This is especially so now with all the restrictions on travel due to COVID-19.      Continue reading

Video: Delightful Young Ventriloquist with an Amazing Voice

Video: Delightful Young Ventriloquist with an Amazing Voice

She’s so good.  What vocal control!!!!

Caribbean: The Captains of Industry Have Failed Us – By Adrian Loveridge

From the Adrian Loveridge Column – Barbados

Take one, if not our largest, food wholesale and retail distribution entities as an example. (Here he is talking about Massy Stores in Barbados)

If they only had spent a fraction of the millions ploughed into installing new brand signage and  instead created and managed an online website/e-business platform where people could select, order and pay for basic essentials from the safety of their own homes and have those items delivered in controlled circumstances. Such a move certainly would have helped protect employment, both for the company and its suppliers.          Continue reading

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