GTT donates $1M for Independence fashion extravaganza

The Tourism and Public Communications Ministry on Friday received a cheque valued million from network giant, GTT, to facilitate the activities to mark the nation’s 50th independence anniversary.
During the handing over ceremony at the headquarters for the Tourism Ministry, Minister Cathy Hughes accepted the cheque which was presented by Marketing Director of the company, Daniel Gilson.
Making her remarks, Minister Hughes underlined the significant role the company has been playing even before the celebration of this year’s anniversary.

Minister Cathy Hughes receives the cheque on behalf of the Tourism and Public Telecommunication Ministry
Minister Cathy Hughes receives the cheque on behalf of the Tourism and Public Telecommunication Ministry

She said the company continues to be a key sponsor in the country’s activities and this year is no exception, considering its whopping contribution.
Referencing the celebration of the anniversary as an explosion of music, art, dance and fashion, Hughes pointed out that this year will definitely be the most memorable.
GTT’s role in this will be pulling off the fashion segment of the four nights of activities to be hosted from the May 19-22.
The money received will go fully towards ensuring that the “Fashion Extravaganza” lives up to its name of being extravagant in every sense.
The fashion shows are set to be hosted for four nights on the lawns of the Ministry and will feature 22 local designers meeting and their fashion pieces exhibited.
Explaining the event, Minister Hughes said that this is anticipated to be largest fashion show hosted in Guyana where designers will meet on one stage to portray their originality and creativity.
This, she said, will put Guyana’s designers on the international map since there is expected to be thousands of persons from the Diaspora visiting to witness the course of the anniversary celebration.
Hughes pointed out that Guyana’s fashion industry has been thriving over the years and this event will create a platform to speak of how the country is developing.
Designers from all genres and ages are expected to take the lawns on that night with each exhibiting 10 to15 of their pieces.
A special feature that is also set for the stage is the launching of the Fashion Week, which is a Sonia Noel’s initiative.
Meanwhile, Public Relations Officer of GTT, Allison Parker, cited that the company over its 25 years of existence has been a consistent supporter of these kinds of events.
She pointed out that their role has been especially highlighted in celebrating the country’s anniversaries and this year, as Guyana marks 50, the company is grateful to be major sponsors.
The company’s involvement in the activities will not only be limited to the fashion show but will expand to the GuyExpo and another show set to be hosted at the National Stadium.
Parker pledged the company’s future attachment to this nature of activities and urged the public domain to be supportive of the country’s development and honouring it.
The four nights of events will be hosted at the National Stadium with each night having a different focus; be it music, food, fashion, art and a wide range of other attractions.