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Friday, April 21, 2006


This weekend, Guyana’s longest party begins when the first ever Linden Town Week gets underway. Traditionally this has been simply Linden Town Day, an annual weekend of attractions actually that has been pulling roughly the same number of people to the mining town as does the annual Kashif and Shanghai Football Tournament.

That’s probably why the Kashif and Shanghai organization, along with Hits and Jams Entertainment and the overseas-based Linden Fund decided to adopt the event from the Linden Town Council and turn it into one weeklong party, officially making it bigger than that other major community event, Bartica Regatta which took place last week.

This first ever Linden Town Week has one thing going for it which the Regatta does not; it is far more accessible. Whereas with the Bartica Regatta you had to survive a virtual Indian Jones type adventure overland and water to get there, with town day you just jump in your vehicle, or someone else’s vehicle, and start cruising up the Soesdyke Highway. From Georgetown is probably a two hour journey but they got some heavy foot people does make the trip in fifty minutes flat, something we advise you not to do just to keep the road fatalities this weekend to a minimum.

The activities are a bit too much to list them fairly in this little space but for a relatively full itinerary activities within Linden during the Linden Town Week, you can got to HitsandJams.com and click on the Linden Town Week 2006 Activity Guide.

One aspect of the event which hasn’t been given enough publicity is the issue of accommodation. Fortunately however, the Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP) has taken it upon itself to offer you a nice list of bread-and-breakfast accommodations in the township so you don’t have to sleep in your car if you want to spend a couple of days up there. Check out the list at www.leapguyana.org/b&b.html. Also, if you want to get away from Linden itself during the town week, a nice list of tours is available at http://lftours.t83.net/.

Get on up to Linden, enjoy yourself, and if you’re up to anything bad, just make sure it doesn’t get posted on Guymine.com.

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