Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: House established to promote CARIFESTA
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 Material Information
Title: House established to promote CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: New Nation
Publication Date: 6/17/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199666
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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House' established

to promote Carifesta

consumers will save
plenty of money as a
result of the decision
by the local
manufacturing firm of
A. H. & L. Kissoon to
establish direct links
with the buying
public. This new
arrangement replaces
the one in which the
company's furniture
reached the public via
commission agents,,
large wholsalers, and
retail -stores. Scene of

this new arrangement
is the Guyana House
of, Carifesta which is
located in' the old
Chronicle building in
Main Street.

An official of the
company said that, in
addition to saving money
which previously went as
commission, consumers
will .also have an
opportunity to relate
directly 'to the
manufactures to whom
they can make complaints
-and from whom they can
order specially
custom-built goods.
The decision to name
the new establishment
after the 'forthcoming
Caribbean Festival of
Creative Arts and to use
the Carifesta symbol was
made following discussions
w it h Ca r i f e sta
Commissioner Frank
Pilgrim and-other members
of the secretariat.
Guyana House of
Carifesta will also serve as
a showroom for local
consumers and for exports
- of products of Guyanese

art and craft. Company
official Khemraj Kissoon
said that they are
particularly interested in
exhibiting Amerindian
products, the work of the
Blind Institute and co-
op societies, straw and
basket work and Guyanese
painting and literature.
All display items will eb
sold without profit to A.
H. & L. Kissoon and the
proceeds handed over to
the respective individuals,
co-operatives or other
groups. Mr. Kissoon said
that the programme will
come into full force by the
'time Carifesta begins, and
will continue for all time.
However the response is
already encouraging.-
He noted that idea is
already being considered
by at least one other
manufacturer in the
Caribbean and felt that "it.
will be good if other
Guyanese merchants try to
sell directly:: to the
consumer, so as not to add
to the cost." This will also
help the manufacturers,
who pay 16% less tax for
manufacturing than for

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Members of the public being shown some of the bargins which are
offered at Gu ana House of Carifesta.

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