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Guyana UK Social Development Assoc – Family Sports & Fun Day – Sutton UK – Sunday 22 July 2018

Guyana: “Leisure Inn Hotel” – New Amsterdam, Berbice hotel opens doors

G$400M New Amsterdam hotel opens doors

Leisure Inn Hotel

Sunday night, July 15, 2018 saw the cutting of the ribbon and the opening of its doors to the first class facility. Many in attendance were dazzled and anticipated a viewing of the building’s exquisite, yet modern interior.

An investment of over $400M, the proprietors expressed that it was an intention of theirs to raise the bar of service offered in Berbice.    Continue reading

Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer (HEROC) – Bingo Fundraiser – Brooklyn NY – 29 July 2018

The Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer,
INC. (H.E.R.O.C.)
50/50 Bingo Fundraiser for Guyana
Cancer Mission
$1.00 per game
Light snacks served
Beverages on sale

Date: Sunday July 29th, 2018
Time: 3:00PM – 7:00PM

1017 Barbey Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207
(Between Cozine & Wortman)

Download Flyer: HEROC BingoFlyer- 29 July 2018

Is Multi-Destination Tourism About To Become A Reality? – By David Jessop

Is Multi-Destination Tourism About To Become A Reality?

There are, however, signs that a product which has been talked about for many years is at last emerging: the multi-destination Caribbean vacation.     Continue reading

Queens Book Fair – The Story of a Great Festival – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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BHS Alumni Association – Toronto Chapter – Musical Evening – September 29. 2018

Download Flyer: BHS Alumni Association – Toronto Chapter – Musical Evening – September 29. 2018

The View from Europe: Bringing inter-island travel into the twenty-first century – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: Bringing inter-island travel into the twenty-first century

David Jessop

By David Jessop

Addressing the opening session of the just-concluded Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government meeting in Montego Bay, Mia Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, and Gaston Browne, the prime minister of Antigua, both spoke about the need to radically improve inter-regional travel.

Ms Mottley repeated her view that unless it becomes possible to move freely within the Caribbean using a CARICOM multi-purpose identification card, the regional integration process was unlikely to flourish. What is required, she said, was “hassle-free travel” and a “single domestic space for transportation”. This, she observed, would facilitate economic development and the interchange of ideas, while encouraging a sense of common purpose that would ultimately strengthen regional integration.            Continue reading

At Johnny Braff’s 81st birthday last Tuesday evening – Freddie Kissoon

At Johnny Braff’s 81st birthday last Tuesday evening

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Johnny Braff and Freddie Kissoon

When I was studying in Canada, I went to see a live performance at Hamilton Place of a crooner whose voice enthralled me when I was a little teenager. Who didn’t like Engelbert Humperdinck in the late sixties? As Humperdinck sang one of his iconic classics, “A Man Without Love,” my mind wandered to my days in Wortmanville, and immediately I thought of Johnny Braff.

The first live performance I saw was when I was 16 years old. It was at the Globe Cinema. The performer was Johnny Braff. But there was a dimension to this moment that makes me remember Johnny Braff forever. It was financially impossible in my teen days to see a concert like Braff’s. At that time, Braff was as popular as any great Guyanese cricketer. He was one of Guyana’s superstars.     Continue reading

The View from Europe: The new dimensions of tourism – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: The new dimensions of tourism

By David Jessop

David Jessop

In a week in which Caribbean tourism leaders have been meeting in New York to build on the strong growth that much of the industry is now experiencing, it may seem perverse to be writing about the sustainability of Caribbean tourism.

However, there is growing evidence that fundamental structural changes taking place globally in the industry are likely to raise new questions about the social and economic value tourism brings.

Tourism is increasingly a price-based commodity, benefitting mainly those who own its supply: the hotels, the airlines and cruise ships, and the industry’s multifaceted marketing operations.           Continue reading

Significant reform needed to transform regional aviation industry – CDB president

Significant reform needed to transform regional aviation industry, says CDB president

July 3, 2018 – Caribbean News Now

Dr Wm. Warren Smith, CDB President

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Warren Smith, has called for a new paradigm in the aviation industry, defined by connectivity that is convenient, flexible, and reasonably priced.

Speaking at Aviation Day Caribbean on June 29, Smith noted that transforming the Caribbean airline industry will demand significant reforms and actions by regional governments, but will also lead to a better overall customer experience and to aviation making an even bigger contribution to regional economic activity.             Continue reading

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