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Guyana Readies National Tourism Policy

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Guyana’s draft National Tourism Policy is almost ready to become a public document. Director General of the Ministry of Tourism Donald Sinclair said that relevant stakeholders are “currently reviewing” the document and sending in feedback […]

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Guyana Sets Date for General Elections

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 […]

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Major Caribbean Energy Project Closer to Launching Construction

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 […]

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Guyana Receives $7.5 Million Loan to Improve Sugar Sector

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 […]

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Guyana Marriott Pushes Back Opening Date to February 2015

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 […]


LIAT Set to Increase Service to Guyana

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 […]


New Guyana Marriott Targeting December 2014 Opening

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 […]

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Guyana, Panama Agree on Rice Deal

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 […]


Copa Airlines Begins Guyana Flights

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. […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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