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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 GuyanaBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe 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 GuyanaBy the Caribbean Journal staffCARICOM 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 CCJBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe 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 staffFlags 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 planeBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe 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 planeBy the Caribbean Journal staffPanama-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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Guyana Reports 12 Percent Increase in Tourist Arrivals

January 16, 2014 | 10:13 am | 0 Comment

Guyana Reports 12 Percent Increase in Tourist Arrivals

Above: GuyanaBy the Caribbean Journal staffGuyana saw an increase in tourist arrivals of 11.7 percent in 2013, according to data released this week by the government.The country received 176,642 visitors in 2012, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization, which was itself a 12.6 percent increase over the previous year.Last year's count was more...

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Guyana Sees Jump in Serious Crimes

January 9, 2014 | 11:30 pm | 0 Comment

Guyana Sees Jump in Serious Crimes

Above: GuyanaBy the Caribbean Journal staffThere was a 7 percent increase in serious crimes in Guyana in 2013 compared to 2012, according to data released by the government this week.In the Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 period, there were a total of 4,007 reports of serious crimes under review, compared to 3,760 in the 2012 calendar year.The offences monitored more...

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Guyana Marriott Project Planning Summer 2014 Opening

January 6, 2014 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Guyana Marriott Project Planning Summer 2014 Opening

Above: the Marriott Hotel project in GeorgetownBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe Marriott hotel project in Guyana is on track for an expected August 2014 opening, according to the government.The project, which will include 197 rooms, a ballroom, conference centre, casino, nightclub and restaurant.In a release, Guyana President Donald Ramotar said the more...

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Guyana Approves Financial Support For St Lucia, St Vincent, Dominica

January 2, 2014 | 5:30 am | 0 Comment

Guyana Approves Financial Support For St Lucia, St Vincent, Dominica

Above: Guyana President Donald RamotarBy the Caribbean Journal staffGuyana's Cabinet has approved financial support for the Eastern Caribbean islands impacted by last week's serious storm.Guyana has approved $100,000 USD for both St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines, along with $75,000 for Dominica, according to Dr Roger Luncheon, head of the more...

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