Caricom Bottling Company donates $3M to Guyana Festival



Mondale[] – The Ministry of Tourism on Monday, May 19 joined hands with the Caricom Bottling Company where a donation of $3M was made toward the hosting of the Guyana Festival.

The company’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Mondale Smith handed over the cheque to Minister of Tourism (ag), Irfaan Ali at the Ministry’s Boardroom, in support of the event which he said is depicting tangible support between the two entities.

According to Smith, the company believes that it should be producing products that promote their own. He also highlighted that the company has been in existence for just about three years and commenced their operations with the production of West Indies Spring Water.

Minister Ali expressed his gratitude to the company for its support, and opined that this event will not only be the most successful in Guyana for 2014, but will be the most talked about in the Caribbean.

He said that the Ministry has commenced advertising the event internationally and also highlighted that it has been working with several airlines to create a package for the event.

He also touched on the fact that festival passports can be uplifted at a cost of $3,000. This pass will allow the holders entry into all the activities and also offers discount coupons for shopping at the various entities sponsoring the event. In addition to this, the pass also contains an entry to a raffle, whose first prize is a new car.

The inaugural Guyana Festival will see the country’s traditional music, dance, food, art and craft being exhibited at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence on August 8 to 10.

The three-day event will be marketed in North America and the Caribbean. It is aimed at bringing awareness to Guyana’s diverse cultural heritage, and generally the nature of its tourism product locally, regionally and internationally.




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