Category Archives: Tourism / Entertainment

USA: New York city awakens after long sleep due to the Covid-19 pandemic

NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio. AP / Mary Altaffer

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New York is awakening from a year-long slumber caused by the Covid-19 pandemic crisis which quarantined residents from normal activities.

Once regarded as the epicenter of the virus, the city will be fully reopened by July 1 allowing full capacity for restaurants and bars, stores, shops and small businesses, hair salons and barbershops, gyms and fitness classes, arenas, stadiums, music halls, museums and theaters.          Continue reading

TRAVEL: Discovering the Three Guianas: French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana

FEATURED ITINERARY: DISCOVERING THE HIDDEN GUIANAS

Imagine three sisters. All have similar features and a common history, but one speaks French, one Dutch, and the third English.

That, in a nutshell, is the story of The Three Guianas: French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana. The three countries are located side by side in the northeast corner of South America, all have the Caribbean Sea as a border, and all are part of the Guiana Shield, one of the only four pristine tropical forests remaining in the world. The Guiana Shield covers an area of 1.2 million square miles and also includes parts of Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil.            Continue reading

BUSINESS: Ramnaresh ‘Ronnie’ Sarwan opens restaurant in Guyana

Photo: Former West Indies Cricket Captain Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan poses in front of an international drinks bar in his Providence, Guyana RS53 RestoBar & Grill. – Photo by Tangerine Clarke
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Three months ago, during a time of pressing uncertainty, retired West Indies Cricketer Ramnaresh ‘Ronnie’ Sarwan opened his ultramodern restaurant, RS 53 ‘RestoBar & Lounge’ — just a stones-throw away from the Providence Stadium where he had thrilled fans for many years.     

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TRAVEL: Govt grants approval for InterCaribbean Airways, FlyAllways to ply Guyana route

Minister of Public Works, Hon. Bishop Juan Edghill has said the Government has granted approval for the Turks and Caicos Islands’ InterCaribbean Airways and Suriname-based FlyAllways to operate the Georgetown route.

“We are engaging new airlines to come to Guyana. We have just approved at the level of Cabinet, two new airlines FlyAllways and InterCaribbean Airways. There are applications of other airlines that we are considering,” the Minister said.      Continue reading

TRAVEL: The Airline Industry Hasn’t Collapsed; But That’s The Only Good News

By Volodymyr Bilotkach — The Conversation

We thought things would be so much better by now.

A year ago I wrote about the future of the airline industry. Along with many other experts, I expected international air travel by this point would still be below pre-pandemic levels but well on its way to recovery.  We are not even close.

After a disastrous 2020, in which passenger traffic globally fell by two-thirds, the International Air Transport Association’s latest forecast (published in February) doesn’t expect this year’s total traffic to be more than halfway back to pre-pandemic levels. Full recovery isn’t expected before 2023.    Continue reading

David Jessop | Regional tourism outlook brightening

| April 18, 2021   
Recently published visitor arrival figures indicate that Caribbean tourism has started down the long road to recovery. Following a disastrous 2020, during which governments closed borders to try to halt the spread of COVID-19 and months when the sector all but ceased operations, visitor numbers are now slowly increasing.

According to Tourism Analytics, the Aruba-based consultancy that publishes tourism arrivals figures on a rolling basis, stopover visitors to the island Caribbean, excluding Haiti, declined by 66.1 per cent from 23 million in 2019, to 7.8 million last year.    Continue reading

VIDEO: Spectacular Fireworks Show that was scheduled for the 2020 Olympics in Japan

Spectacular Fireworks Show – Japan 2020 Olympics

The opening of the 2020 Olympics in Japan was scheduled to include a spectacular fireworks display. View in full screen.

However, the fireworks were prepared in Tokyo for the opening ceremony and because of COVID-19, the games were postponed.

The fireworks could not be stored until 2021 so they were set off a few days ago under beautiful Mount Fuji. This video is set to the William Tell Overture so turn up the sound. You’ll see a fireworks display like you’ve never seen before.

MUSIC VIDEO: The Wailers – Featuring Ziggy Marley – Three Little Birds / One Love

ENJOY This type of concert. held in 2014, may not be possible in the post COVID future — View full screen
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The Wailers – Three Little Birds / One Love (Live at Boomtown Fair 2014)

Legendary Reggae group, The Wailers – Featuring Ziggy Marley.-  open up our Lion’s Den stage at Boomtown Fair 2014. A world of unity, creativity & freedom, Boomtown Fair is a five day festival set in the Matterley bowl in Hampshire, UK on the second weekend of August.
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Architecture: Mansions in Guyana – Video

MANSIONS IN GUYANA – Released 06 April 2021- By guyanaview.org

Hi Friends, Let’s take a look at some of the mansions in Guyana.

Some of these homes are very impressive so we just needed to share. We hope this video inspires you to visit Guyana soon, or bring back memories of your delightful time in Guyana. Enjoy. 👉🏽 Our website: https://guyanaview.org/

COVID: Pandemic will weigh heaviest on tourism-dependent economies– warns IMF

— But impact over rest of decade will not be as bad as that following financial crisis of 2008

  • People relaxing at Accra Beach, Rockley, Barbados. Caribbean nations will be hit hard by the pandemic.
People relaxing at Accra Beach, Rockley, Barbados. Photograph: Image Professionals GmbH/Alamy
Wed 31 Mar 2021 – The Guardian UK
Scars from the pandemic will prevent the global economy from making a full recovery, though the impact over the rest of the decade will not be as severe as that of the 2008 financial crisis , the International Monetary Fund has said.    Continue reading