By Yanalla DalrympleGuyana will be hosting the 24th Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism of the Americas on March 21-22, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel. Under the theme “Connecting the Americas through Sustainable Tourism”, the Congress was launched on Thursday at the Umana Yana, Kingston.Ministers and other officials seated at the launching of the 24th CongressThe Government of Guyana and the OAS General Secretariat signed a cooperation agreement on Thursday for the organisation of the event.It will be the first ever high-level OAS meeting in Guyana. According to Minister with responsibilities for tourism, Dominic Gaskin, this sort of meeting raises our profile as a country and also makes us eligible to showcase the country at a high level.“I’m proud that Guyana is hosting this event and I am also honoured to be a part, we can now have a place at the table and by the hosting of this Congress.Permanent representative of Guyana to the OAS, Jean Ricot Dormeus, said, “It’s a historic occasion for Guyana. We look forward with pleasure and anticipation to welcome you all to Guyana. For us, sustainable tourism is critical for our development as a nation.”Moreover, Dormeus noted tourism can significantly expand economic opportunities for our citizens. It should be sustainable, ensuring that the economic, social, cultural and environmental elements are fully respected.”The Congress will feature key topics like showcasing cultural and tourism resources, imputing the tourism agenda of the Americas, advancing interests in the area of transportation and strengthens Guyana’s connection with the Americas giving more flesh and substance to the continental destinyNational Coordinator and Chairman of the Tourism Board, Donald Sinclair, asked “what does hosting this event mean for Guyana?”Sinclair then explained that apart from showcasing Guyana’s’ culture, it will also strengthen its ties with other countries. The 23rd Inter-American Congress of Tourism was held in Lima, Peru, in 2015.
But Grande Prairie would go on to tie the score again, at 55 seconds left in the frame, making the score tied at three apiece.In period three, things didn’t get any better for the Flyers as Grande Prairie would score three more goals making the final score 6-3 over the Flyers.Flyers Assistant Coach, Craig Faulkner, says Grande Prairie played quite the game despite not having a full bench adding that they capitalized on their opportunities.“Grande Prairie played quite well considering the short bench, they came out flying and capitalized on a lot of their opportunities.”Advertisement Up next, the Flyers are in Dawson Creek on January 15 as they take on the Senior Canucks. Game time is 8:00 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers were home on Thursday night as they hosted the Grande Prairie Athletics at the North Peace Arena.In period one, it wasn’t a great start for the Flyers as the Athletics scored a goal at 2:22 into the frame making the score 1-0 over the Flyers.Then at 5:40 into the period, Lien Miller-Jeannotte scored a goal, in a power play, with a feed from Jeff Shipton and Reid Campbell making the score tied at one apiece.- Advertisement -Then shortly after the Flyers goal, the Athletics would break the tie and take the lead 2-1.At 5:31 into the second period, in a power play, Ryan Forbes would send one into the net with a double assist from Steven Fast and Reid Campbell, tying the score at two apiece.Then at 9:04 left in the period, Steven Fast would score another goal for the Flyers with a feed from Tanner LeSann and Ty Gullickson making the score 3-2 over the Athletics.Advertisement