Guyana

In Guyana, a New Home for Music

 Above: the new National School of Music (Photo: GINA) Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo unveiled the National School of Music, aimed at improving music education in the country. “We think through this school and its outreach programmes, we can involve people …

Marriott Breaks Ground on $51 Million Hotel in Guyana’s Georgetown

 Above: Marriott Area VP Andrew Haughton turns sod at the site (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott has broken ground on a $51 million hotel in Georgetown, Guyana in the city’s Kingston neighbourhood. Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo said …

Guyana’s Cabinet Approves $138 Million Airport Expansion Deal with China

 Above: Cheddi Jagan International Airport (Photo: GINA) The government of Guyana has announced the approval of a $138 million agreement with the state-owned China Harbour Engineering Company for the design and construction of an expansion at Cheddi Jagan International Airport. …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Surama Eco-Lodge By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese tourism is no longer about attracting tourists from the US, Canada and the Caribbean, according to Tourism Minister Manniram Prashad — and the country is trying to position its market …

 Above: a building in the hinterlands equipped with solar panels (Photo: GINA) Guyana to Begin Solar Pilot Project Guyana’s Hinterland Electrification Unit is preparing to install the first 1,000 solar panels as part of a pilot programme in the country. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s Telephone and Telegraph Company launched Blackberry service yesterday at its new Brickdam Office, at a ceremony with President Bharrat Jagdeo. Jagdeo said the government looked forward to working with the company to ensure that …

 Above: from left, PM Samuel Hinds, President Bharrat Jagdeo (background) and Sandspring Chairman John Adams (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Guyanese government signed a partnership agreement yesterday with Canadian mining company Sandspring Resources and its affiliate ETK, …

 Above: recipients of the Haier netbooks (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana launched a programme yesterday aimed at supplying families in the country with one laptop per household, an initiative financed in part by the Chinese government. The …

 Above, from left: Guyanese MPs Amna Ally, Judith David-Blair and Deborah Backer By the Caribbean Journal staff Approximately 30 percent of Guyanese parliamentarians are women, the highest rate of female political involvement in CARICOM, according to data from the United …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has the highest rating the Caribbean for gender equality, according to data from the United Nations Development Programme’s latest report. Trinidad has an index of 0.331, …

 Barbados has the highest Human Development Index of any CARICOM country, according to the latest data from the United Nations Development Programme. Barbados has an index of 0.793, which is 47th in the world, just after Croatia and ahead of …

 Above: Harrismith Beach in Barbados (Photo: Barbados Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest life expectancy in CARICOM, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund. The report, “State of World Population 2012,” was …

 Above: the Takutu river bridge linking Guyana and Brazil (Photo: GINA) By Alexander Britell Guyana, which is one of three non-island members of CARICOM, has seen strong economic growth of late as it works to pull out from the downturn. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Doing business is easier in St Lucia than anywhere else in CARICOM, according to the 2012 Doing Business report from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. St Lucia was ranked 52nd in the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Approximately 32 parties have indicated interest in contesting Guyana’s national and regional elections Nov. 28, although the number may fall, according to Dr Steve Surujbally, chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Oct. 27 has been …

 Above: Samuel Hinds and Donald Ramotar (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese Prime Minister Samuel Hinds will stay on as the People’s Progressive Party candidate for Prime Minister in the upcoming election in November, Presidential Candidate Donald Ramotar …

 Above: Goldeneye in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean hotels will receive a boost from the Inter-American Development Bank, which is granting $2 million to help the tourism sector in eight regional countries improve their energy efficiency. The four-year …

 Above: SG Irwin LaRocque (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean is at an opportune moment to demonstrate that it is serious about achieving food and nutrition security, CARICOM Secretary General and Dominican native Irwin LaRocque said …