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DOUBLE PAY FOR LOCAL CRICKET CARNIVAL ARTISTES PRES ALI ANNOUNCED

President Dr. Irfaan Ali on Monday announced that the government will double the payments for local artistes who performed at this year’s “One Guyana” Cricket Carnival shows as part of efforts to push local talent. The Head of State, while addressing the artistes at the State House in Georgetown, highlighted that 89 local artistes performed in those shows at the inaugural Cricket Carnival hosted in September and October. The concerts, in particular, netted about $6.9 million and the President said the entire sum was paid to the performers.

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