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Guyana continues tourism development quest – Minister Gaskin

first_imgThe Tourism Department in its pursuit to develop Guyana’s tourism sector is continuing with its plans by engaging public and private stakeholders which is proving to be beneficial to the country as time progresses.This was revealed by Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, who also holds responsibility for tourism, during a multi-sectoral workshop which was held under the theme “Actioning the Declaration”, to address the Declaration of Georgetown.Business Minister Dominic Gaskin“The general intent of the Declaration of Georgetown is to expand connectivity and increase sustainable tourism within the countries of the Americas through collaborations between and among public and private stakeholders,” the Minister noted.Minister Gaskin, during his brief remarks, noted that the problems being faced in the tourism industry by other countries within the Americas were similar to Guyana’s.He highlighted that the only difference was the level of importance with which each matter was dealt. With these workshops in place, the issues will be addressed sooner.Plans are also materialising to bridge the gap between the Public and Private Sector by having more workshops where new ideas can be exchanged.Throughout the day, the stakeholders were engaged in activities which were spearheaded by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority Director General, Captain Egbert Field; GO-Invest Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Owen Verney; Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) Director Brian Mullis; University of Guyana (UG) Lecturer Althea Connelly and Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) President Andrea de Caires.Topics discussed included measures that are needed to support innovation in the tourism sector, ways in which Guyana can strengthen its internal and external means of transportation, and strategies that can be implemented for the promotion of multi-destination travel which involves Guyana.last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Hey, wouldn’t you know it, Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is a big fan of the team’s No. 1 overall pick quarterback Kyler Murray.“He’s a dynamic talent, a unique talent that I don’t know anybody’s seen when you talk about that combination of runner and passer,” he said. “Being able to start as a polished pocket passer who can throw from different arm angles and be accurate and throw a touch … And then be able to take off and take it 80 (yards) from any snap.” “Just talking to [Oklahoma] coaches, obviously know (Oklahoma head coach) Lincoln (Riley) very well, and hearing the impact he had on that program and the way he handled things sitting behind one of the most prolific players in the history of college football,” he said. “Just waiting his time and being a leader and doing things right — that spoke volumes for the type of young man that he is.” – / 52 Kingsbury’s past relationship with Murray, of course, was the top 2019 NFL Draft storyline both locally and nationally. The two have known each other since Murray was 15 years old.“This is something we talked about for a long time,” Murray said of Kingsbury. “It’s a long time coming. God works in mysterious ways. Me playing for him now, it’s a surreal feeling.”Related LinksCardinals GM Keim to Kyler Murray: ‘We need you to ignite this offense’Arizona Cardinals showed great conviction drafting Kyler MurrayArizona Cardinals pick QB Kyler Murray 1st in 2019 NFL DraftCardinals’ potential Josh Rosen trade partners snap up QBs in draftA large part of Kingsbury’s value as the Cardinals’ head coach was his ability to work with young quarterbacks, most notably Kansas City Chiefs signal-caller Patrick Mahomes and last year’s No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns.Kingsbury was not afraid to step forward Thursday night and tell the media he knows what to look for in a potential superstar under center. But he also admitted that being an NFL coach having the chance to draft Murray required a new lens.“Just trying to step back and see it from a different point of view,” he said. “From everybody else’s eyes, really. I knew what I had thought and seen and been around. I have a pretty good idea for what it looks like.”Kingsbury did his fair share of extra homework, even if he knew Murray well. 5 Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more