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Written by GINA
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 02:35
- arrival figure surpasses last year’s by 6 percent
OVER one thousand passengers arrived on several international flights today at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, (CJIA) Timehri, where they were warmly welcomed. [Minister of Housing Irfaan Ali with responsibility for the Tourism Ministry greets a youngster in the CJIA terminal] The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, in collaboration with CJIA and several private sector bodies, including Banks DIH limited, Madewini Resort and Beharry Group of Companies, provided an opportunity for passengers to sample the true tradition of the Guyanese Christmas.
Upon disembarking, the planes and entering the arrival terminal at CJIA, passengers were greeted by carol singing and masquerade dancing, and were treated to black cake and some of Guyana’s fine beverages.
Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali, who is holding the responsibility for the tourism sector, was on hand to welcome the passengers. [Passengers disembarking Delta Airlines]
In an invited comment, Minister Ali told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that Guyana is the only international airport in the Caribbean that welcomes passengers so warmly on special occasions.
“This is a long held tradition of the Guyanese people to share the joys of life…we are known in Guyana for our warm hospitality, the traditional black cake and of course the finest rums,” Minister Ali said.
This welcome tradition, started by former Tourism Minister Manniram Prashad has helped to lift the celebration of festivities in Guyana, Ali said.
“On behalf of myself and the Government of Guyana, we would like to welcome all the passengers arriving in Guyana, whether it is Guyanese or tourists coming here to spend time with their families during the festive season,” Minister Ali said.
For this reason, he said, the Ministry of Tourism has planned a host of events for the festive season, including the Christmas tree light up, the Main Big Lime, and the many other festivities in and out of the city for tourists and Guyanese returning home for the holidays.
Minister Ali, sharing his thoughts on Christmas, said it is not only a time for celebrating achievements accomplished during the year, but also a time of sharing and integrating the family.
Commenting on arrival figures, he said this year’s figure has already surpassed last year’s by more than six percent.
“So the rumours of people not coming to Guyana because of national and regional elections have no merit ... in fact we have more than 1000 passengers arriving every day, that alone speaks of the magnitude of work for the airport staff and Customs,” Minister Ali explained.
Minister Ali expressed satisfaction over the quality of service being offered by the management and staff of the airport to passengers on their arrival.
This scale of passengers arriving in Guyana, he said, fits into government’s plans to expand and further modernise the facilities at the airport.
“There is a lot in store for tourism in Guyana…and with this type of management at the facility, I think we now have the right institutional strength and human capacity and will to take Guyana to higher levels.”
Minister Ali, during his interaction with arriving passengers, urged them to use their stay in Guyana to evaluate the country’s growth and development for themselves.
In addition, he expressed his gratitude to the several new airlines serving Guyana, including EZjet, Air Jamaica, and RedJet.
In relation to security for tourists during the festive season, Minister Ali said that the Guyana Police Force has already pumped up its security activities throughout the country.


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This is so sad.

EZ Jet inaugural flight arrived in Guyana on Friday 16th December with 216 passengers and yet not a single Government official was present.

The immigration department was not prepared to handle this influx as we waited outside the arrival terminal as the inside was too congested.

NO Music. No Schedule of Christmas events. Little or no Tourism information.

This was the darkside of my visit.
besides this initial "dark Side", it was simply wonderful.

I started with Water Coconuts and then the other good stuff.

PS
We had a few "nuts" together at the Parika Stelling that afternoon
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Originally posted by albert:
Its clear to see the character "Mitwah" I.Q level leaves much to be desired....I pity the poor thing


Tell us the difference between a banana and tomato.
As stated before....the character "Mitwah"....has issues as it relates to his/her I.Q....its clear to see....it keeps its head in the sand and fight the truth....which is Guyana's Tourism is on the rise....
quote:
Originally posted by albert:
As stated before....the character "Mitwah"....has issues as it relates to his/her I.Q....its clear to see....it keeps its head in the sand and fight the truth....which is Guyana's Tourism is on the rise....


You don't know the difference between a banana and tomato. yippie

What are you getting your "Julius" for Xmas?
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Originally posted by Vish M:
besides this initial "dark Side", it was simply wonderful.

I started with Water Coconuts and then the other good stuff.

PS
We had a few "nuts" together at the Parika Stelling that afternoon


Vish..yu see how Parika looking great...like a lil town. wavey
quote:
Originally posted by Vish M:
This is so sad.

EZ Jet inaugural flight arrived in Guyana on Friday 16th December with 216 passengers and yet not a single Government official was present.

The immigration department was not prepared to handle this influx as we waited outside the arrival terminal as the inside was too congested.

NO Music. No Schedule of Christmas events. Little or no Tourism information.

This was the darkside of my visit.

Did you pay any kickbacks or invite anyone from the government? No? Then what is your complaint about?
So TRUE. Marginalisation at it's best. partybanana partybanana xmas6 xmas4 yippie yippie
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Originally posted by TI:
There is a minority govt. AFC and APNU officials were on hand to greet the contingent. Immigration alone had 100% APNU staff on hand to meet and greet Big Grin
wHAT bLOODY difference does it make DUMMY.??? It is better thasn 200 we had in the 1980's. Why am I asking you such a difficult question.
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Originally posted by Gupta:
Over 1000 visitors arriving daily. How many Guyanese departing daily ...999?
quote:
Originally posted by Gupta:
Over 1000 visitors arriving daily. How many Guyanese departing daily ...999?


Them planes going back empty. Try to book a flight out of Guyana to NA and you will see that they almost giving tickets away because they got too much seats.
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Originally posted by Vish M:
This is so sad.

EZ Jet inaugural flight arrived in Guyana on Friday 16th December with 216 passengers and yet not a single Government official was present.

The immigration department was not prepared to handle this influx as we waited outside the arrival terminal as the inside was too congested.

NO Music. No Schedule of Christmas events. Little or no Tourism information.

This was the darkside of my visit.
PPP spent all the gov't money sporting those ungrateful blacks who went an voted APNU. How do you expect them to throw a part for EZ? Santa is broke.
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Originally posted by Nuff:
quote:
Originally posted by Vish M:
This is so sad.

EZ Jet inaugural flight arrived in Guyana on Friday 16th December with 216 passengers and yet not a single Government official was present.

The immigration department was not prepared to handle this influx as we waited outside the arrival terminal as the inside was too congested.

NO Music. No Schedule of Christmas events. Little or no Tourism information.

This was the darkside of my visit.
PPP spent all the gov't money sporting those ungrateful blacks who went an voted APNU. How do you expect them to throw a part for EZ? Santa is broke.


They were tricked into believing that the AFC will get a bigger slice of the indo vote and the PNC will win the Presidency...
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Originally posted by caribj:
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Originally posted by albert:
Tourism is on the rise in Guyana....


More Guyanese needing to go home and visit their impoverished relatives.


Most Guyanese who recently visited their relatives in Guyana came back with stories of people living large and spending extravangantly inspite of an economic contraction in the US and the Caribbean.

Caribj, you not an impartial reporter on the economic situation in Guyana. You have too many biaseness. It's obvious.
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