Min. Gaskin visits Regent Street businesses during annual Christmas Walkabout

─ engaged in several one-on-one discussions

─ commended Police Force for maintaining order 

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, December 20, 2018

Of all the holidays in a calendar year, Christmas is easily the most exciting. With just four more days left before Christmas Day, Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin stepped out of his office early this morning to meet store owners and vendors plying their trade along Regent Street in Georgetown.

The popular shopping route was overflowing with hundreds of shoppers who sought to benefit from the many deals being offered.

During his walkabout, Minister Gaskin engaged and interacted with several small vendors lining the street, providing them with the opportunity to have one-on-one discussions and even display the items they were vending.

The Business Minister told the Department of Public Information (DPI) the walkabout is an annual activity which allows him to have a hands-on experience of the sights and sounds of ever-busy Regent Street during the Christmas season. He also noted that it provides him with the opportunity to garner the views of the business proprietors and vendors and get a “general feel for what is happening in the commercial hub.”

Minster Gaskin opined, from his observations and the disclosures of the store owners he met with today, sales are better compared to 2017. He related that even though the streets are teeming with traffic he was pleased to see the “smooth flow of business transactions” on Regent Street and commended the Guyana Police Force for maintaining order.

The minister’s presence along the busy route attracted attention and he was warmly received by children and their parents who were in the middle of their holiday shopping.

Ayana George.

Images: Jules Gibson.

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