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As tourism becomes a fast-growing sector within Linden, a town famous for its bauxite, the Linden Town Week (LTW) 2021 will be used as a vehicle for further growth in the tourism sector.
Linden Town Week 2021 will be observed from April 24 to May 2, 2021, under the theme, ‘Bridging the economic and social gap; all ah we is we!’
The highly anticipated event will be hosted by the Linden Mayor and Town Council in collaboration with the Region 10 Tourism Committee under strict COVID-19 protocols which will result in events being limited to a certain amount of persons.
During a press conference held on Thursday, Devin Sears, Chairman of the Region 10 Tourism Committee stated that the 9-days festivities will display the culture, people, and beautiful sites in Linden, while bridging the economic and social gap within the town.
“When we look at ECO-Tourism in 2020, Guyana was number one and when this pandemic is over possibly in 2022 or 2023, we believe that Region 10 is going to have a huge bloom in tourism and the LTW will assist with showcasing what Linden has to offer,” he added.
According to the purposed calendar of events, there will be tours within Linden and its outlying communities including Rockstone, Ituni, Kwakwani and Sub-Region 2. There will also be a ‘Linden Music Day’, ‘Wine, Art, Poetry and Fashion virtual show’, ‘King of Ring Basketball Competition’, ‘Day at the Museum’, ‘Mayor’s Ball’, ‘Car sound off’, and a ‘Community Cleanup Day.
Additionally, the calendar includes a ‘Women business expo’, ‘Linden Mayor and Town Council open day’, ‘Comedy Wednesday’, ‘Backyard golf and games’, and a ‘Fly over’ which gives persons the opportunity to view Linden at an aerial view.
The family oriented calendar is presently being revised by the COVID-19 task force which will indicate whether or not events can be held.
Sears added that the LTW committee’s objective is to celebrate in a safe way, as such, there will not be any huge gatherings, including parties, due to the pandemic. However, most events will be held virtually and the mass media will also be used to disseminate information.
He made it clear that while private promoters may host parties, the LTW committee is by no means affiliated with any event of that kind.
Persons are also being asked to protect themselves at all times by wearing masks, sanitizing constantly and practicing social distancing.