Miss Guyana Universe in city clean up project
Guyana Chronicle
August 25, 2004

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MISS Guyana Universe, Odessa Phillips, is linking with CariAir today to clean up a growing garbage dump in the city, the firm has announced.

In a press release, CariAir Chairman Peter Ramsaroop said they are targeting the empty lots at the corner of Main and Robb streets.

“I am sure many people in Georgetown drive by the empty lots at Robb and Main streets. Every day, the pile of garbage grows”, Mr Ramsaroop said.

He said the site is becoming “an unofficial garbage dump right in the heart of our city.”

The exercise starts at 10:00 hrs and the organisers are urging others to support them.

“Our hope is that the City Council ensures that whoever owns this piece of property is held liable for its maintenance and that anyone caught dumping in this area will be fined”, Ramsaroop said.

Miss Phillips, whose main platform is waste management, will help with this project, he said.

Her slogan of `Don’t Litter, Let Guyana Glitter’ is a clarion call to build a clean, attractive Guyana for growth, jobs, and investment, Ramsaroop added.

CariAir Inc. will be launching a new regional airline linking the Caribbean and the Americas.

The company says it has also started several pilot agribusiness projects to invest in the production and finished goods sectors of the Guyanese economy.