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First Rupununi Music, Arts Festival a big success

A section of the audience at the Rupununi Music and Arts Festival being entertained

A section of the audience at the Rupununi Music and Arts Festival being entertained

First Rupununi Music, Arts Festival a big success

Saturday, 15 February 2014  (CND )  The three-day Rupununi Music and Arts Festival had an auspicious start at the Rock View Lodge in the Annai community of Region Nine on Friday.  It was formally opened by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, who commended the organisers for launching an event that brought performers from across the world to Guyana’s interior.

He said that tourism has been identified as a sector that can foster development by attracting overseas visitors to experience the unique flora and fauna. To this end, new airlines and the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport are in train to take advantage of the new opportunities available, along with the construction of the soon to be opened Marriott Hotel, the Prime Minister said.   Continue reading

Tales of the Rupununi Cattle Trail – By Dmitri Allicock

Entrance to the Rupununi Cattle Trail- circa 1920

Entrance to the Rupununi Cattle Trail- circa 1920

Tales of the Rupununi Cattle Trail

By Dmitri Allicock

Cattle, cowboys and horses, creeks, rivers, wooden bridges, swamps, rain, mosquitoes, jaguars and snakes are the ingredients for a great imaginative western movie and can be found in the stories of the movement of herds of cattle from the grasslands of Rupununi to the coastal marketplace of British Guiana, just shy of a hundred years ago.   Continue reading

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