Category Archives: Tourism / Entertainment

Indo-Caribbean Federation – Talent Competition – Richmond Hill NY – June 4, 2017

Easter is much more than just flying kites – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Easter is much more than just flying kites – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

“Let’s go fly a kite”, from the heart-warming musical “Mary Poppins”, is one of those sweet songs of yesteryear, when the air was clean and flying by aeroplane was so much less stressful, and to go kite flying did not expose you to injury and even death. Kite flying is done in many countries around the world; from America, to Australia, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Haiti, Japan, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore and South Africa among many others.

However, unlike Guyana, kite flying is not done at Easter time in many of those countries. For example, in India, kite flying is engaged in during their Independence Day celebrations, which is on August 15.    Continue reading

Guyana Travel Tax billed into ticket – By Tangerine Clarke

Guyana Travel Tax billed into ticket

During a departure procedure on April 2, 2017, at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana, a ticket agent told this reporter, that a departure tax is no longer payable at check-in, he said the fee is now billed into the airline ticket at the time of purchase.

However, Jackie Bailey, a fellow passenger on the same flight, was asked to pay Guy $6,000 — Guy $2,500 as Security Tax, and Guy $3500 Travel tax, because her ticket, was purchased before Feb. 1, when the new measure took effect.

Bailey told this reporter, she was asked to pay the fee at the ticket counter and was later shocked when she learned that many other passengers did not have to pay the same fee, a faux pas by the airline who should inform passengers about the new measure that took effect on Feb. 1, 2017.  Continue reading

Museum of African Heritage – Art Exhibition – April 18, 2017 – Guyana

Museum of African Heritage – Art Exhibition – April 18, 2017 – Guyana

Museum of African Heritage

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to an exhibition of art from the Keith Agard collection entitled, ‘Human transformation and the graphic resonance of creative form’. This event is hosted by the  Museum of African Heritage and will be held at that venue on Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park, on Tuesday, April 18 at 5 PM. (1700 hr).

Please find attached the invitation flyer.

We look forward to your presence.     Continue reading

Walk with me on Carmichael St and Lamaha St – video By Raphael

Walk with me on Carmichael St and Lamaha St – video By Raphael

Published on 28 Mar 2017 – Explore Carmichael Street and Lamaha Street in Georgetown, as we pass by the President’s Residence and the Woodlands hospitals.

Haiti – Guyana: Cultural Associations of BC – “Pepperpot of Culture”- Vancouver – March 25, 2017

Canadian Cities Take Top Spots in Quality Of Living Survey by Mercer

CANADIAN CITIES TAKE TOP NORTH AMERICAN SPOTS IN MERCER’S 19TH QUALITY OF LIVING RANKING

  • March 14, 2017 – MERCER SURVEY   Mercer
  • Canada, Toronto
  • Infrastructure is pivotal in determining quality of living for expats and cities
  • Vienna ranks highest for quality of living for the 8th year in a row
  • Singapore ranks first for city infrastructure
  • Canada’s highest ranked city, Vancouver, ranks 5th for quality of living, 9th for infrastructure   

Despite increased political and financial volatility in Europe, many of its cities offer the world’s highest quality of living and remain attractive destinations for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey. Canadian cities continue to dominate the North American rankings, with Vancouver, for the seventh year in a row, once again landing a spot in the top 10 globally.

Read more: Canadian Cities take top North American spots  in Quality of Life Survey.

Ottawa City to Host May 21, 2017 Guyana Day in Celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary

Ottawa City to Host May 21, 2017 Guyana Day in Celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary

All roads will lead to the City of Ottawa on Sunday, May 21, 2017 to join in the Guyanese-Canadian Community’s hosting of ‘Guyana Day 2017,’in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation and Guyana’s 51’t Anniversary of independence. Under the theme ‘Enhancing the awareness of Guyana in Canada’s Sesquicentennial Year,’ Guyana Day 2017 will be held under the patronage of H. E. Clarissa Riehl, High Commissioner of the Republic of Guyana to Canada.    Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Association of Montréal – Annual Tea Party – May 7, 2017

Download Flyer: Guyana Cultural Association of Montréal – Tea Party

I LOVE MY GUYANA – 2nd Edition – By Chris Prashad – music video

I LOVE MY GUYANA – 2nd Edition – By Chris Prashad – music video

Published on Feb 20, 2017

This song is dedicated to all Guyanese and friends where ever you may be especially my Amerindian brothers and sisters whose survival skills are beyond comparison. Enjoy and feel free to share with all your friends. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and view my other videos on Guyanese Online. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnBniHJ109FUvbhSYoWkkQ

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