Influx of Cubans inspires niche businesses

Carlos Alberto Mendoza Pérez

The daily arrival of Cubans in the country has opened up myriad business opportunities in the hospitality sector, and both Guyanese and Cubans are taking advantage.

Every day, hundreds of Cubans arrive in Guyana via Copa airlines, Caribbean Airlines and Aruba Air, resulting in a demand for accommodation, transportation and food.

With food being a necessity, restaurants catering to the Cuban palette are slowing popping up in the commercial district of the city.

On Robb Street, there are two restaurants— Havana Kitchen and Sabor Cubana— which cater to a majority of the guest houses providing accommodation services to the tourists. Though they are located buildings apart, they are both flocked by customers…..

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