The week of November 18th – 22nd has been designated as Restaurant Week for the Guyana Tourism Authority, as such, a series of activities have been planned to highlight the importance of food safety. Continue reading
A Christmas tree is a symbol of life and hope that is decorated with ornaments and lights, around the world; when everything is dry and the trees have no leaves, a Christmas tree is still green – this is a tree that symbolizes life.
In celebration of life and togetherness in Guyana, and in keeping with the spirit of the season, a massive 70 foot Christmas tree was set aglow at Rahaman’s Park, East Bank Demerara, on Sunday evening as the Tourism, Industry and Commerce Ministry continues this tradition that attracts hundreds of families annually. Continue reading
The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce and the Guyana Tourism Authority are celebrating its 19th year of observing Tourism Awareness Month (TAM), in November, and have executed a series educational and entertaining activities over the past two weeks.
The month long calendar of activities, rolled out under the theme ‘Communication and Information Sharing for Tourism Development’ kicked off with the grand launch on October 31st when all of the sector players gathered to usher in this period that will see programmes and projects being facilitated to highlight the growing importance and significance of tourism in our country. Continue reading
Minister Ali and Benjamin Mekdeci
Guyana will be prominently represented by Benjamin Mekdeci in the Squash tournament at the upcoming US Open.
Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister, Irfaan Ali has fully endorsed Mekdeci as a sports and tourism ambassador for Guyana, even as he recognized the young man’s talents and ability as a Caribbean champion in Squash.
Minister Ali met with members of the Mekdeci family, including Dr. Kelly Mekdeci, the Director of the Georgetown International Academy and her son Benjamin, in his Ministry’s South Road office. Continue reading
An aerial view of yachts at Baganara Island
The yachting industry in Guyana is gaining momentum as the second flotilla of 9 (nine) yachts have anchored in Guyana’s waters. This fleet of vessels follows closely on the waves of the just concluded Nereid’s Rally, when another seven yachts sailed into the Essequibo River in early September, as they made their way from Trinidad and Tobago to French Guiana, as part of the Rally. Within the last two months, more than 25 yachts have arrived in the country, testimony to the expanding yachting industry in Guyana Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister, Irfaan Ali has noted that the steady influx of yachts Continue reading
The 8th Annual Rockstone Fish festival, billed for October 26th and 27th, was launched yesterday, amidst grand plans for an even more exciting event.
The community of Rockstone, some 18 miles from Linden, in Region Ten (Upper Demerara/Upper Berbice), is renowned for hosting Guyana’s largest fish festival – the Rockstone Fish Festival – an attraction for both tourists and locals alike.
A two hour trip will allow persons to experience camping , fishing, bird-watching, or simply exploring the Essequibo. Continue reading
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Irfaan Ali, is urging all businesses to petition the U.S Department of Transportation to allow Fly Jamaica to operate direct flights between Guyana and New York.
In a statement issued yesterday, Minister Ali reiterated the need for all stakeholders, including the business community to rally in support of the new airline. Continue reading
Hon. Irfaan Ali
Minister of Tourism, Industry & Commerce
Your Excellency, President Donald Romotar; Colleagues in the Cabinet, Dr. Ashni Singh and Pauline Sukhai; Members of Parliament; Members of the Diplomatic Community; very importantly, our guests and partners from the IDB; Members of the Private Sector; Members of the Media; and representatives from various organisations. Good morning and welcome to this very important activity.
I want to focus on these few remarks directly in relation to the work of the Small Business Bureau and how we perceive our own action as we build a vibrant, small business environment that would graduate itself into large complex businesses in the future. Continue reading
The Ministry of Tourism and the Guyana Tourism Authority notes with grave concern the content in a recently published editorial in one of the daily newspapers.
According to the Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) Mr. Indranauth Haralsingh, aspects of the content of the October 11, 2013 edition of the Stabroek News Business Editorial (pg. 2B) are both erroneous and misleading; as such he is calling on the publishers to print a retraction. Continue reading
Rockview Lodge Agro tourism project
Agro tourism is an innovative agricultural activity related to tourism and agriculture, which has the capacity to create additional sources of income and employment, as well as the ability diversify the tourism product and experience.
This pronouncement was made by the Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority, Mr. Indranauth Haralsingh, as he addressed the Agro Tourism Seminar held yesterday, at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), as part of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture activities in Guyana. Continue reading