Minister of Public Telecommunications with Responsibility for Tourism, Catherine Hughes has hailed the recent Jubilee Celebrations as a fantastic opportunity for Guyanese from the Diaspora to reconnect by revisiting their history and indulging in food and other aspects of the Guyanese culture.
The Minister stated that the week of May 26 saw up to six plane-loads of mostly visitors coming into the country daily.
By extension, with an increase of visitors, comes an anticipated boom in certain sections of the business sector.
Minister Hughes said that she has received positive reports regarding the economic benefits experienced by restaurants, fast food outlets and craft stores.
She added that many of these establishments were reportedly teeming with patrons, during this time of celebration.
She added that “economically, there was a huge influx of funds which augured well for all sectors,”