Over 1500 tourists on board for Guyana Carnival 2018

first_img…airline fares decreased, loans introducedThe Guyana Carnival 2018, an event which at its core is to promote tourism on an international standpoint, is expected to attract some 1500 tourists on a worldwide scope.This announcement was revealed during Hits and Jams Entertainment’s official launch of Guyana Carnival 2018 which was hosted by the Guyana Carnival Committee at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown.Some of the delegates of the Miss World Pageant 2018, members of the committee and the Guyana rugby teamThe event, which is scheduled to feature 10 days of nonstop activities, is expected to feature a wide variety of events to facilitate the interests of all who are participating. The Committee has emphasised on the significant feedback which they have received from tourists, who have already made their bookings and the sponsors which will lead the activities on a promotional aspect.The Private Sector driven initiative is expected to compliment Guyana’s Independence celebrations while breathing a different vibe and also serving as a major revenue earner that will benefit business enterprises of all descriptions.This was revealed by the Chairman of the Committee, Bobby Vieira, who noted that the introduction of Carnival is “simply to add another festival to the annual calendar of events in order to promote tourism, entertainment and awareness of locals, members of the Diaspora and visitors to enjoy while we commemorate our Independence anniversary”.“Our team is excited to be able to boost our country both economically and socially. This is a grand opportunity for locals to enjoy an international carnival as well as the local service industries to profit,” Vieira added.He noted that the rates being offered are calculated to be low or equivalent to the prices at other regional and international carnivals. Prices for accommodation and other expenditures have also been lowered by the respective entities.Two carriers, LIAT and Fly Jamaica Airways, have partnered with the managing committee in which the costs of tickets have been decreased for persons who wish to fly during the carnival season.Additionally, beverage giant Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) in their partnership will be featuring their beverages with limited edition branding of their water bottles while hotels have cut some of their rates to facilitate the large tourist influx which Guyana is expected to receive.Persons who wish to attend the events and are in need of money will be able to do so with a loan, maximum of up to $300,000, which they are expected to repay within 12 months.The events will last from May 18 to the 27 and will highlight the Miss World Guyana Pageant, which is slated for the same period, along with rugby games, a steel band jamboree at the Bandstand, J’Ouvert on Independence eve, a Genesis road parade and other similar oriented fetes which will be held at different locations around the Garden City.However, to kick-start the vibes for these celebrations, Main Street will be revived with the introduction of Carnival Avenue starting on May 4 and continuing every Friday. This is expected to feature a number of local artistes who will be given a stage to promote their music.last_img read more


first_imgThe opening of the Medical 5 unit at Letterkenny General Hospital is now expected to take place on Tuesday next.Letterkenny General HospitalThe 18 bed unit was due to open almost a month ago but management have blamed a lack of staff for the delayed opening.However Donegal Daily understands the unit will now open on Tuesday bringing much-needed relief to the struggling hospital. Staff at the hospital have been trying to cope under severe pressure in recent days with a number of patients being treated in corridors and on wards.The hospital was yesterday named the busiest hospital in the country by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.One staff member with two decades experience at the hospital said she had never seen the hospital so busy.  OPENING OF ‘MEDICAL 5’ TO RELIEVE PRESSURE AT LGH NEXT WEEK was last modified: July 31st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalLetterkenny General HospitalMedical 5last_img read more