City Hall to host ‘ International Village '

Kaieteur News
February 9, 2007

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As City Hall joins forces with various groups to enhance the appearance of the city for Cricket World Cup (CWC) other plans are being streamlined to provide entertainment to thrill both locals and visitors alike.

City Mayor Hamilton Green made this disclosure when he met with media operatives at his office on Wednesday.

Through the hosting of a grand 14-day event dubbed ‘ Georgetown International Village ', Mayor Green explained that the historic pride of Guyana and many other countries will be exhibited in various forms.

The venture is the first of its kind in Guyana and according to Green, will be regarded as a mega international food, beverage and cultural festival.

Under the theme ‘Georgetown's celebration of the World's Cultures' the festival will take the taste buds of Guyanese, tourists and visiting cricket fans on a world tour, a release from the City Hall states.

“In fact persons of all walks of life visiting this grand event will be given the opportunity to savour the unique foods, snacks and fine juices, cocktails, beers and wines and other beverages…,” the release added.

Mayor Green promises that the occasion will be more than an average food fest; it will represent a culinary celebration of multicultural pride, proving that different ethnicities can come together and prosper.

This, the Mayor noted, will promote the diverse character of the capital city.

Additionally there will be musical performances and dance routines.

The nightly entertainment cultural programme will showcase a wide range of the world's art forms, particularly Guyanese, Caribbean and Latin American rhythms.

The entertainment segment of the show will be referred to as ‘Eat to the Beat' and is expected to deliver an explosive line-up of the best musical talent available locally, the release adds.

The auspicious experience is slated to commence on March 27 and culminate on April 9 at the Independence Park (Parade Ground), Georgetown .