Guyana

The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora

 Above: Executive Producer Dr Keith Nurse By the Caribbean Journal staff “Forward Home,” a documentary which takes a look at the way the Caribbean diaspora travels, and its significant economic impact on the region, has been released on DVD following …

Guyana Elections Set for November 28th

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo announced tonight that general and regional elections will be held on Nov. 28. Jagdeo will not be running in the elections, meaning Guyana will have a new prime minister for the …

Following China’s Lead, South Korea Looks to Caribbean Market

 Above: Antigua PM Baldwin Spencer and South Korea FM Kim Sung Hwan (UN Photos: Eskinder Debebe and JC McIlwaine) By Alexander Britell China has been extending its influence and investment in the Caribbean region over the last several years, highlighted …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the meeting in Guyana (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Participants from St Kitts and Nevis, Belize, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are meeting in Guyana this week as part of a four-day sub-regional meeting on gangs and …

 Above: Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai (Photo: GINA) Amerindians will own approximately 20 percent of Guyana’s land mass when the titling and demarcation has been completed, according to Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai. Sukhai was speaking at the …

 Above: Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro and Guyanese FM Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2009 (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) Officials from Venezuela and Guyana are meeting Friday to discuss the decision by Guyana to make a claim …

 Above: Minister Maniram Prashad and High Commissioner David Devine Guyanese Minister of Tourism Maniram Prashad met yesterday with new Candian High Commissioner to Guyana David Devine. The two officials spoke about the countries’ 45-year-long history of diplomatic relations, and the …

 Above: Leslie Ramsammy (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese Minister of Health Dr Leslie Ramsammy has been appointed the first chairman of the Executive Board of the new Caribbean Public Health Agency. The 14-member board was installed at …

 Author Maggie Harris, whose 1999 poetry collection, “Limbolands,” won the Guyana Prize for Literature, has returned to the place of her childhood with “Kiskadee Girl,” published by Kingston University Press, a memoir of her time growing up in Guyana. Caribbean …

 Above: Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (Photos: GINA and IMF) Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo met Friday with the newly-appointed managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde. The two officials spoke on the issue …

 Above: President Bharrat Jagdeo and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo and Finance Minister Ashni Singh met yesterday with the President of the Innter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, at the bank’s …

 Above: Ambassador Brent Hardt and President Bharrat Jagdeo (Photo: GINA) Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo met with new United States Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt to reaffirm what he called a commitment to open, candid and constructive dialogue between the two …

 The Caribbean needs to change its traditional way of thinking at the political level, Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo said at a roundtable of the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. “We still operate in a global system, …

 Above: President Bharrat Jagdeo speaking at the forum (Photo: GIA) Guyana and China signed an agreement today for a $4.68 million grant, the same amount agreed upon between China and Antigua on an economic cooperation deal. Finance Minister Ashni Singh …

 Above: IDB headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has loaned $5 million to Guyana to help improve the effectiveness of the country’s electricity sector. The plan aims to implement loss reduction measures and improve Guyana’s electrical …

 Above: Anadarko VP Ian Cooling meeting with President Bharrat Jagdeo. Middle: Noel Dennison, head of GGMC’s Petroleum Division (Photo: GIA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, the largest private US oil company, is brainstorming the prospects of a …

 Above: Guyanese FM Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and Mexican Ambassador Fernando Sandoval sign the MOU (Photo: GINA) Guyana and Mexico today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at establishing a consultative mechanism to focus on all aspects of relations between the countries. …

 Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo met Tuesday with Japanese Ambassador Tatsuaki Iwata to discuss the finalisation of several projects, including rehabilitation works on the East Demerara Water Conservancy. According to Iwata, the two also discussed the possibility of future collaboration between …