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Why Black Panther Will Blow You Away – 2 videos

Why Black Panther Will Blow You Away

Looper  Published on Feb 8, 2018

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Black Panther is already being hailed as an astonishing installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with tight direction, top-of-the-line performances, and stunning action sequences. The studio’s had no trouble commanding an audience over the last decade, of course, but with Black Panther, it looks like they’re delivering a truly special cinematic experience, and here’s why…      Continue reading

Pictorial Feature – By Francis Quamina Farrier:- 1-6 of 12 photos

Francis Quamina Farrier

Pictorial Feature – By Francis Quamina Farrier

There is that saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”; as such, this pictorial feature is likely one of my longest articles. During the year, 2017, I have taken over a thousand photographs in many locations in Guyana, as well as abroad, so it was a bit of a challenge to select the dozen which I have submitted for publication here.

My hope is that you enjoy viewing them, as much as I enjoyed taking them. I also hope that you will find the brief stories accompanying them, interesting.

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Linden Fund USA : Annual Spring Dance – Brooklyn NY – March 17. 2018

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Linden Fund USA : Annual Spring Dance – Brooklyn NY – March 17. 2018
Dear members and friends,
The annual Spring Dance held by the Linden Fund USA will take place on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at Woodbine Social Club, Brooklyn, NY.   Invite a few friends to join you for an enjoyable evening of dancing and socializing with the popular DJ Flexx and DJ Supreme.

Save the date for another enjoyable event, the annual Breakfast Social is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

All the well-loved Guyanese breakfast foods will be on the menu.   A cultural show of dance performances and a line-up of gospel, contemporary, and folk songs will also be a part of this event.

Looking forward to seeing you there.
Shona Wright

Carnival: origins of the world’s biggest party | The Economist

Carnival: origins of the world’s biggest party | The Economist

The Economist -Published on Jan 31, 2018

Carnival started as a pagan festival in ancient Egypt and has grown to become one of the largest celebrations in the world. Today more than 50 countries celebrate the tradition, but where did the party start?

From samba blocos in Brazil to masked balls in Italy, Carnival is a truly global phenomenon, celebrated in over 50 countries around the world.   Continue reading

St. Stanislaus College Alumni – Toronto – Annual Spring Dinner-Dance – April 14. 2018

The Linden Fund – Annual Spring Dance – Brooklyn NY – March 17. 2018

Guyana hires US expert to head Tourism Authority

Guyana hires US expert to head Tourism Authority

New Tourism Authority Director, Brian Mullis

Guyana has hired a US expert as its new chief of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA).

According to Government, yesterday, the appointment of Brian Mullis would be but part of the bigger restructuring of the authority, which has over the years struggled to place Guyana on the tourism map.    Continue reading

Jamaica reports a record 4.3 million tourist arrivals in 2017

Jamaica reports a record 4.3 million tourist arrivals in 2017

By Claudia Gardner

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Provisional data from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) show that a record 4.3 million tourists visited Jamaica in 2017, which, according to tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, represents a 12.1 per cent increase over arrivals in 2016.     Continue reading

DEMERARA GOLD – Hello 2018 – Upcoming Shows- NJ- February 16-17, 2018

HELLO, 2018!

Our wish is that we ALL leap with faith and intention and take this NEW YEAR by storm… Are you ready?

The New Year begins with Ingrid performing an excerpt from DEMERARA GOLD in Bridgetown,

Barbados on Tuesday, January 9 and two performances in Jersey City, NJ on February 16 and 17.

Read on for more details and don’t forget to click “FORWARD” to share this newsletter with family and friends in Barbados and New Jersey.

 

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Time to reconsider the value of cruise tourism? – by David Jessop

The View from Europe: Time to reconsider the value of cruise tourism?

January 5, 2018 – Commentary by David Jessop

At the end of November, the Cuban government hosted an unusual meeting. Then, the presidents of nine of the world’s leading cruise companies, plus significant figures from three others, met with Cuban ministers and senior officials in Havana.

The meeting was in part to discuss how the cruise lines might respond to Washington’s new restrictions on individual travel to Cuba by US citizens. Other conversations centred on the expansion of cruise operations around Cuba, the country’s plans to develop port infrastructure and facilities around the island, the US government’s new administrative requirements for shore visits, and Cuban interest in the possibility of home porting.       Continue reading

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