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USA: Travel In The Time Of Coronavirus | The Daily Social Distancing Show – Trevor Noah Video

USA: Travel In The Time Of Coronavirus | The Daily Social Distancing Show – Video

Motels and RVs make a comeback, airline travel turns into a mask brawl, and a US passport is basically worthless. Here’s how travel is looking in the time of coronavirus. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #Coronavirus

CONSERVATION: Iwokrama – a sanctuary to be proud of – By Dave Martins

By Dave Martins – Stabroek News – September 13, 2020

It may seem a little over the top to say “sanctuary”, but in fact it’s not…that is precisely what Iwokrama is, embedded in the very centre of Guyana, like a navel, but of course a huge one of many miles.  The actual name is “Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development” and it is an entity to make us all proud for the sanctuary it truly is for our environment, and proud also for the efficient, professional way the Centre goes about its resolve of preservation and of continuance.

It shows up in many ways and for me, a fine example is the series of three booklets, or Guides to Iwokrama, as they are labelled, each of them professionally designed and printed in a four-colour display that is a joy to peruse.  There are three booklets (there may well be more in the works) and they are labelled GUIDES, with each booklet focusing on a particular subject…    Continue reading

Guyanese helped build and died in the Twin Towers – by Francis Quamina Farrier

9-11- by Francis Quamina Farrier
The World Trade Center Twin Towers in downtown Manhattan, New York city, were well-known to me. Their construction which commenced in the early 1970s, was shortly after my first visit to ‘The Big Apple’ in 1969. I liked being a tourist in New York city, taking in the sights and sounds. Looking at the locals going by – always in a hurry. I also liked attending plays and musicals on Broadway and Off-Broadway.   
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Touring around, not only Brooklyn, but all the five boroughs of the city of New York was what I did. I was impressed with much of what I saw. I was truly impressed and in awe of the Empire State Building which was the tallest building in the world at that time. I had seen it in a few movies including King Kong.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Arts on Sunday: In tribute to Ken Corsbie – By Al Creighton

Caribbean theatre began to experience very fundamental changes, formal developments, diversification, and other advancements from the end of the 1960s and through the 1970s. It is in that context that we are able to gauge the significant role of Guyanese theatre director, actor, writer, and administrator Ken Corsbie.

He has made a mark on Caribbean drama as a performer extraordinaire, and we take time to pay him tribute.        Continue reading

Guyana: Geography: The Savanna Region – Part 4 of 4

The Savanna Region – Geography of Guyana – Part 4 of 4
–A Documentary …. by Lal Balkaran
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This is the fourth and final documentary on the Geography of Guyana in text and pictures that focusses on the fourth natural region known as the Savanna Region. It is over 25 minutes of viewing and consists of six maps, over 200 lines of text, and almost 100 photographs, the majority of which are stunning. The documentary profiles and captures the way to look at this region – both physical, political, economic, cultural, and human.          Continue reading

Golf for Guyana: for Baramita Project: Beaverton Ontario – September 12. 2020

GOLF FOR GUYANA
Saturday, September 12, 2020, 1:00 PM
Cedarhurst Golf Club
Bernadette Logan
(705) 426-3035
btlogan@sympatico.ca
825 Thorah, Concession Rd 4,
Beaverton, ON L0K 1A0
Join us for an afternoon of golf to raise funds for a community project in Baramita,
an indigenous community in northern Guyana. This community is living in extreme
poverty with 95% of the population living in makeshift tents with little access to a
reliable food source or safe drinking water.
Tickets: $145 (includes golfing, cart, lunch & dinner)
Register online at: www.foodforthepoor.ca/events

Download Information: (1) Guyana Golf Sept 12     (2)  Guyana Phase II

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Guyana Cultural Association (GCA) – EVENTS 2020 – Streaming Live on FaceBook

SEE ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS BELOW – STREAMING ON FACEBOOK

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GUSDA: International Guyanese ZOOM Event for UNITY – Sunday 06 September 2020

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TRAVEL: COVID-19: How clean is the air on planes – National Geographic

   HOW CLEAN IS THE AIR ON PLANES?

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – National Geographic

       

PHOTOGRAPH BY JEFFREY GROENEWEG AND HOLLANDSE HOOG, REDUX

By George StoneTRAVEL Executive Editor

How do you measure pandemic pessimism among travelers? The evidence is in the air—or not in the air, to be precise. At the pandemic’s peak in the U.S., there was a 96 percent reduction in air travelers; this figure shifted to a 73 percent reduction by mid-summer. According to a poll of transportation engineers, air travel figures in the U.S. are predicted to remain at 50–70 percent capacity a year from now.
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COVID-19: Thousands of people in Caribbean to be affected by tourism cuts — ILO Report

An aerial view of Nassau, Bahamas

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is warning that almost half a million Caribbean tourism workers face the prospect of decent work deficits in the form of job losses, reductions in working hours, and loss of incomes, while the worsening of working conditions and the move to informal employment appear as a concrete possibility.          

In a new publication titled “Tourism sector in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean: An overview and the impact of COVID-19 on growth and employment,” the ILO describes as significant and far-reaching the reduction in the Caribbean tourism industry workforce due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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