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Guyana Sets Date for General Elections

January 21, 2015 | 5:07 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will be choosing its next government on May 11, President Donald Ramotar announced in an address to the country. The announcement comes after Ramotar prorogued Parliament in November, a move he said came as he said he was “attempting to avoid further political conflict and was seeking more...

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Major Caribbean Energy Project Closer to Launching Construction

January 1, 2015 | 10:50 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff A massive hydropower energy project is closer to becoming a reality, President Donald Ramotar said. The Amaila Falls Hydro Power project is set to “achieve financial close and commence construction” with months, Ramotar said this week. “The time for realizing this dream is long overdue,” more...

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Guyana Receives $7.5 Million Loan to Improve Sugar Sector

December 31, 2014 | 2:57 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Guyana is receiving a $7.5 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to improve the country’s sugar sector. The purpose of the loan is more specifically to enhance the capacity of the Guyana Sugar Corporation Incorporated to “produce and harvest sugar cane on selected estates,” according more...

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Guyana Marriott Pushes Back Opening Date to February 2015

November 17, 2014 | 6:03 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the Guyana Marriott By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana's first-ever Marriott hotel is delayed. The hotel, which had been planning a December 2014 opening, has pushed back its opening date to February 2015, according to the property's Web site. The Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown, which will be located in the country's capital, will more...

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LIAT Set to Increase Service to Guyana

October 22, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is expanding its service between Barbados and Guyana's Ogle International Airport. Beginning Dec. 1, 2014, LIAT will be adding three additional flights per week between Barbados and Ogle, for a total of 10 flights per week. LIAT said it would be sending a road show to the South American country to promote more...

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New Guyana Marriott Targeting December 2014 Opening

August 19, 2014 | 1:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the Guyana Marriott By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott is planning to open its first-ever Guyana property in December 2014, according to the company's Web site. The hotel, which will be located in Georgetown, will have a business focus. The nine-floor, 192-room property will also have seven meeting rooms. The property had more...

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Guyana, Panama Agree on Rice Deal

August 18, 2014 | 11:25 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Panama President Juan Carlos Varela and Guyana Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will soon be supplying around 5,000 tonnes of rice each month to Panama, following a newly-signed agreement between the two countries in the Caribbean basin. The deal was agreed upon during a meeting between Guyana President Donald more...

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Copa Airlines Begins Guyana Flights

August 7, 2014 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a Copa Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Copa Airlines has begun twice-weekly direct flights between Panama and Georgetown, Guyana, the carrier announced. The service, which launched last month, makes Guyana the carrier's 30th destination in South America. The Guyana flights will depart from Panama's Tocumen International Airport on Tuesdays more...

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New Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana

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

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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

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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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