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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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Guyana Gets Boost For Electricity System

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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