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New Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana

July 8, 2014 | 9:54 am | 0 Comment

New Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana

Above: New Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana Lineu Pupo de Paula and Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Brazil has named its new Ambassador to Guyana, Lineu Pupo de Paula. The new Brazilian envoy recently presented his letters of credence to Guyana President Donald Ramotar, pledging to focus on "strengthening relations and to foster more...

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Guyana to Receive $31.6 Million Loan to Improve Water, Sanitation

July 3, 2014 | 7:42 pm | 0 Comment

Guyana to Receive $31.6 Million Loan to Improve Water, Sanitation

Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will be receiving just under $32 million in loans to strengthen and improve access to drinking water and sanitation services. The funding will come from a pair of sources; it includes $16.8 million from the Inter-American Development Bank along with support from the Caribbean Investment Fund of the European more...

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Guyana Gets Boost For Electricity System

June 25, 2014 | 10:03 pm | 0 Comment

Guyana Gets Boost For Electricity System

Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana's electricity system will soon be getting a boost from funding from the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB has approved loans totaling $37.6 million, while securing investment financing from the European Union in the amount of $26.9 million to help improve the efficiency and reliability of Guyana's power more...

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Guyana, Argentina to Strengthen Cooperation in Tourism

May 24, 2014 | 2:01 pm | 0 Comment

Guyana, Argentina to Strengthen Cooperation in Tourism

Above: Guyanese and Argentine officials in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and Argentina are planning to strengthen their bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector. Guyana's Tourism Minister Irfaan Ali and Argentina Ambassador to Guyana Luis Marino said the two sides were planning a series of initiatives aimed at deepening tourism more...

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Guyana, Japan Sign Grant Agreement

March 4, 2014 | 4:01 am | 0 Comment

Guyana, Japan Sign Grant Agreement

Above: the signing ceremony in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Guyana and Japan have signed a grant aid agreement. The $2.9 million non-grant agreement will be made available to the private sector, the government said, through a lending mechanism. The pact was signed by Guyana Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and Japanese more...

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CARICOM Announces New Deputy Secretary General

February 19, 2014 | 2:27 pm | 0 Comment

CARICOM Announces New Deputy Secretary General

Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM has named Manorma Soeknandan the regional body's new Deputy Secretary General. Soeknandan, a native of Suriname, succeeds Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite in the role. Soeknandan has previously served as Suriname's Ambassador to Guyana, as Ambassador to CARICOM and to Jamaica. During more...

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Caribbean Court of Justice Holds First-Ever Sitting in Guyana

February 18, 2014 | 6:05 pm | 0 Comment

Caribbean Court of Justice Holds First-Ever Sitting in Guyana

Above: the Justices of the CCJ By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Court of Justice is holding its first-ever sitting in Guyana this week. The full bench of the CCJ heard three cases on Monday, with the hearings set to conclude on Wednesday. All of the cases originated in Guyana. The cases are being heard at the Guyana International Conference more...

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From Haiti to Canada, International Flags Raised in Nevis

February 17, 2014 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

From Haiti to Canada, International Flags Raised in Nevis

Above: the newly-raised national flags in downtown Charlestown's waterfront area (Photo: NIA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Flags from across the international community have been raised in the port of Charlestown in Nevis, part of a beautification project in the area. Nevis Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Mark Brantley helped raise the flags on Samuel more...

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US Warns of Threat to Caribbean Airlines Flights From Guyana

February 9, 2014 | 11:38 pm | 0 Comment

US Warns of Threat to Caribbean Airlines Flights From Guyana

Above: a Caribbean Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Embassy in Guyana has received "unconfirmed threat information" relating to threats against Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United states departing this week, including Monday, the Embassy said. "Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy advises all US Citizens in more...

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Copa Airlines Launching Guyana Service

January 24, 2014 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Copa Airlines Launching Guyana Service

Above: a Boeing Next Generation plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines will be launching service to Guyana, the carrier announced this week. The airline will begin twice-weekly flights between Panama City and Georgetown beginning July 11, it said. The new route is Copa's first to the country, and brings its total number of destinations more...

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