They did an aerial shoot of Georgetown yesterday, and are to tour the city today as part of the one-week stay to produce two half-hour shows for a United States audience estimated at some 30 million.
|GUYANA FORECAST: Joey Stevens and his puppet parrot Bob with THAG President Paul Stephenson, left, GTA Director Indranauth Haralsingh, right, and others at the airport welcome. (Nathalene De Freitas photo)|
Mr. Stevens, WSEE’s Chief Forecaster, on the website onecaribbeanweather.com, describes Guyana as “The Lungs of the World,” noting that it is doing great with a low-carbon development strategy, and that President Bharrat Jagdeo was recently conferred with the United Nations 2010 ‘Champion of the Earth’ award.
Stevens told reporters at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport that featuring a country on his weather show helps to boost its tourism sector, and give positive recognition to what tourists can expect when visiting.
What was important, he said, was that the rest of the world will be seeing what Guyana is all about and the One Caribbean Weather programme will put Guyana at the forefront so that others can experience its rich flavour and culture.
“We will be showing the world what is here in Guyana to entice them to visit and experience Guyana for themselves. I have been told that many people visit Guyana to see all the natural things here, like the waterfalls and rainforest. Guyana is different from the rest of the Caribbean with its natural beauty,” he noted.
Stevens, who has been honoured with numerous awards and citations, said one of the best compliments is that people love to see which country is being featured on the show. Read more...