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Sunday, May 28, 2006


FAMOUS STRUCTURE: one of Guyana’s most fascinating landmarks, the Lighthouse in Kingston, Georgetown, has been refurbished as part of the ongoing programme to restore famous historical sites and buildings. It is anticipated that the historic structure will become a main attraction for tourists and visitors, particularly during Cricket World Cup 2007, as Guyana is among the eight venues chosen to host the event.

The first Georgetown Lighthouse was built in 1817 and was a wooden structure; but in 1829-1830 it was replaced by the present structure which is a sturdy brick building emblazoned with bright red and white stripes.

The lighthouse is octagonal in shape and is surrounded by an iron gallery and a lantern enclosing a revolving light which is said to be visible from 30-40 miles. This light flashes every 60 seconds.

Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister, Mr Manzoor Nadir, second from left, was among others visiting the refurbished Lighthouse last week. (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo)

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