Nineteen restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week 2018, which is being hosted jointly by the Tourism and Hospitality of Association of Guyana (THAG) and the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA).Restaurant week, which is one of the signature events for Tourism Awareness Month 2018, kicks off today.At the launching which was done at OMG, Sheriff Street, Georgetown, President of THAG, Mitra Ramkumar said Restaurant Week is an excellent marketing opportunity for businesses and will benefit patrons as well. He explained that the event will see the participating restaurants offering fixed prices on their menu throughout the week.Each restaurant will feature two-course lunch menus at $1000 and $2000, andFrom left: Chairman of THAG, Kevin Daby, Director of GTA, Brian Mullis and President of THAG, Mitra Ramkumar sealed the deal during the launching of Restaurant Week 2018 at the OMG restaurantthree-course dinner menus for $4000 or $5000 per person.He added that persons who often look at restaurants and come up with the notion that it’s too expensive for them will be given the opportunity to dine at a reduced price.Further, Ramkumar underscored that it would be profitable to the business owners as it would be an excellent time to market their products.“Restaurant Week was designed to appeal to the local market and for people who feel certain restaurants are not for them. I’m encouraging all Guyanese to come out and explore them all”.Chairman of THAG, Kevin Daby, promised the Guyanese public an exciting week ahead. According to Daby persons are encouraged to keep up to date with its online website or visit guyanarestaurantweek.com for more detailsMeanwhile, GTA’s Director, Brian noted that culinary tourism has become increasingly overwhelming around the world and is encouraging everyone to take advantage of Restaurant Week 2018.He also implored them to use this period to showcase their best cuisines and most importantly, their services.He also thanked the proprietors for being a part of the initiative as he urged them take advantage of this marketing strategy.The participating restaurants are Aagman Restaurant, Antonio’s Grille, Bistro Café and Bar, Cara Lodge, Café Bellvana, Grand Coastal Hotel, Pegasus Hotel, Java Coffee Bar, New Thriving Restaurant, Brasil Churrascaria, OMG! Restaurant, Petit Four, Herdmanston Lodge, Guyana Marriott Hotel, Roraima Duke Lodge, The Vintage Wine Bar, Windjammer Restaurant, and Xie Xie Restaurant.
A DONEGAL republican assaulted a detective and tried to take his gun after being arrested at a republican commemoration parade in 2010, a court has heard.Republican Sinn Fein member Pat Barry was drunk at the annual Wolfe Tone memorial march to Bodenstown, Kildare. When stopped by a member of the Special Detective Unit he became abusive and was arrested but not handcuffed.As he was about to be put in a cell in a garda station he repeatedly punched the detective and tried to grab his gun from its holster before being restrained. The detective suffered permanent jaw injuries and was out of work for three months. After hearing the evidence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Leonie Reynolds adjourned the matter until next month when she will impose sentence. She advised Barry to make “arrangements” before coming to court on that date.Barry (56) of St Bridget’s Terrace, Bundoran pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm to Detective Garda Rory Sheriff at Naas Garda Station and threatening and abusive behaviour on Main Street, Sallins on June 13, 2010.He was convicted on both counts last month at Naas Circuit Criminal Court. He has three previous convictions for assault, dangerous driving and refusing to give a breath test.Prosecuting counsel Orla Crowe BL told the court that the march was being monitored by the Special Detective Unit and was passing by peacefully. Det Gda Sheriff spotted Barry in a very drunk state and asked him his name.Barry began abusing the garda and refused to give his details. A crowd gathered around and Det Gda Sheriff said he felt Barry was “inciting” them. He went to arrest him but Barry became extremely aggressive.The detectives didn’t have any handcuffs but managed to get him in the back of a garda van which took him to the station. As Det Gda Sheriff was bringing him into the cell area, Barry turned around and punched him in the face.He continued to punch him about the head and face as the garda tried to restrain him. At one point he made a grab for the garda’s firearm but Det Gda Sheriff held it in its holster.Other gardai came to help and Barry was pepper sprayed and eventually handcuffed.Det Gda Sheriff suffered two broken teeth and a damaged jaw and shoulder. He had to receive surgery on his jaw and shoulder and missed three months of work. He said he also incurred €4700 in medical bills but the court heard this will be covered by the Garda Compensation Board.He said his wife was pregnant at the time and had to care for him. He added that the injuries to his jaw are permanent and he can no longer chew on the left side.Defence counsel James Kelly BL said he had no submissions to make but handed in three references for Barry, including one from Philip McGlynn, Chairman of Bundoran Town Council.DONEGAL REPUBLICAN SINN FEIN MAN TRIED TO GRAB GARDA’S GUN was last modified: May 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL REPUBLICAN SINN FEIN MAN TRIED TO GRAB GARDA’S GUN