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Guyanese Xmas treat – BVI/GT we linking

Many turned out for the Season's cheers - GT/BVI we linking event. Photo: VINO
Some others who were present. Photo: VINO
Some others who were present. Photo: VINO
Getting a taste of the Guyanese foods. Photo: VINO
Getting a taste of the Guyanese foods. Photo: VINO
Get me my polourie please. Photo: VINO
Get me my polourie please. Photo: VINO
Some of the tasters. Photo: VINO
Some of the tasters. Photo: VINO
Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) sharing the moment. Photo: VINO
Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) sharing the moment. Photo: VINO
Some prominent persons of the VI community. Photo: VINO
Some prominent persons of the VI community. Photo: VINO
Getting set for Season's cheers - GT/BVI we linking. Photo: VINO
Getting set for Season's cheers - GT/BVI we linking. Photo: VINO
Guyanese to the bone - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Guyanese to the bone - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
The rush was on. Photo: VINO
The rush was on. Photo: VINO
And with the right music Guyanese style, the fun was on. Photo: VINO
And with the right music Guyanese style, the fun was on. Photo: VINO
Digicel girls at Season Cheers - BVI/GT we linking. Photo: VINO
Digicel girls at Season Cheers - BVI/GT we linking. Photo: VINO
The day also featured the birthday celebration of Simone T. Monsanto of CIL. Photo: VINO
The day also featured the birthday celebration of Simone T. Monsanto of CIL. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Sharing food and fun. Photo: VINO
Sharing food and fun. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings! Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings! Photo: VINO
A great night of socializing. Photo: VINO
A great night of socializing. Photo: VINO
Persons hanging out at the event. Photo: VINO
Persons hanging out at the event. Photo: VINO
Some of the supporters of the event. Photo: VINO
Some of the supporters of the event. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Digicel girls helping to spread the holiday cheer at BVI/GT we linking. Photo: VINO
Digicel girls helping to spread the holiday cheer at BVI/GT we linking. Photo: VINO
Capturing the moment for memory. Photo: VINO
Capturing the moment for memory. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Nothing like good music and the right DJ to make things spicy. Photo: VINO
Nothing like good music and the right DJ to make things spicy. Photo: VINO
Persons from all walks enjoying the event. Photo: VINO
Persons from all walks enjoying the event. Photo: VINO
Even passing cars stopped for treats. Photo: VINO
Even passing cars stopped for treats. Photo: VINO
More visitors enjoying the event. Photo: VINO
More visitors enjoying the event. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
The Digi Girls helping. Photo: VINO
The Digi Girls helping. Photo: VINO
All happily engaged in the sharing of the food and fun. Photo: VINO
All happily engaged in the sharing of the food and fun. Photo: VINO
Digicel's Jasmine A. Perez enjoying the event. Photo: VINO
Digicel's Jasmine A. Perez enjoying the event. Photo: VINO
Persons socializing on the scene. Photo: VINO
Persons socializing on the scene. Photo: VINO
A section of the crowd. Photo: VINO
A section of the crowd. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
DJ 'Millennium King' - the official DJ of the night. Photo: VINO
DJ 'Millennium King' - the official DJ of the night. Photo: VINO
Food in demand! Photo: VINO
Food in demand! Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Season's Greetings - BVI/GT we linking scene. Photo: VINO
Persons at the event. Photo: VINO
Persons at the event. Photo: VINO
DJ 'Millennium King' juggling. Photo: VINO
DJ 'Millennium King' juggling. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There is no questioning the large number of persons resident in the Virgin Islands (VI) with strong roots and ties to the South American country, Guyana and with its Caribbean ties they have some unique traits and styles especially at Christmas time.

One thing that is customary among the Guyanese population in their home land is the Christmas tradition of sharing food with love ones, neighbours and friends.

It is something that they do not get to enjoy at its fullest being resident in another country but this year they took an opportunity to live this tradition in a different style. They celebrated ‘Xmas Cheers – BVI/GT we linkin’, an initiative of staff of the Virgin Islands News Online.

The idea was bought over by Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) and Digicel BVI. They along with other businesses in the VI owned and operated by Guyanese and some with Guyanese ties other than some of their staff afforded a wide range of Guyanese foods to be shared with all and sundry at a block party on December 12, 2014.

Many came out for the event and enjoyed the popular meals that are never missing from a Christmas table of Guyanese like the pepperpot, Guyanese blackcake, fruit and sponge cakes, fried rice, chowmein just to name a few.

All the food and drinks were shared free of cost to hundreds who came by.

There was also the popular cook up rice, a dish that Guyanese ensure is hot and done at the stroke of Midnight December 31. This goes with the old adage that the New Year must break you with food in the pot meaning that the family will always have food throughout the year.

The organizers were also very happy to see several leaders of the Territory coming out to share in the moment including Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser RA, (R3), Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline among others.

The success of the event has resulted in the sponsors planning to make it even bigger come December 2015.  

10 Responses to “Guyanese Xmas treat – BVI/GT we linking”

  • one eye (26/12/2014, 10:43) Like (15) Dislike (24) Reply
    Fraser the next premier is every where
  • pat (26/12/2014, 11:41) Like (4) Dislike (28) Reply
    lawrd ah mussy the island people dem run things go GT massivie
    • apple (26/12/2014, 22:36) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ok Please Guyana is not an island, Guyana is in south American continent. Am sorry for you people, every thing is island people...
  • kids (26/12/2014, 16:15) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Big gt
  • Yes (27/12/2014, 00:33) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    dat lil begga girl name jennifer love 2 b in thing
  • GT (27/12/2014, 06:38) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    We don't have much, but what we have we share, looking forward for it to be bigger and better Next Year
  • Advertise this next year please (27/12/2014, 08:05) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Please advertise this more so next year can be bigger would have love to support but didn't know this was going on . Great job organisers
  • REAL GT STYLE (27/12/2014, 08:58) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Guyanese people love to unite and celebrate festive seasons, the joy of living is the joy of giving. GT Straightttttttttttttt!!!
  • joe (28/12/2014, 11:38) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    i just love the digicel girl in the blue an white


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