Guyana

Guyana Elections Unlikely Before Nov. 14

 Above: Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo (UN Photo/Erin Siegal) Guyana’s national elections, slated to be announced by President Bharrat Jagdeo, are not likely to come before Nov. 14, according to Dr Roger Luncheon, head of the presidential secretariat. That was the …

Guyana, Canada High Commissioner Meet

 Above: Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo, left, and new Canadian High Commissioner David Devine (Photo: GIA) Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo met with new Canadian High Commissioner David Devine yesterday in a ceremony to present Devine’s letters of credence to the president. …

Canada, Guyana Agree on Gold Mining

 The Canadian International Development Agency and Guyana’s Geology and Mines Commission signed an agreement today to improve Guyana’s technical capacity for gold mining, along with introducing cyanide leaching technology. Guyanese Prime Miniseter Samuel Hinds was joined for the signing in …

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 Above: refugees in Somalia (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo announced his government would grant $100,000 in relief for those suffering from the famine in the Horn of Africa. “It is impossible not to be …

 By Alexander Britell The Caribbean is continually looking for ways to emerge from the downturn. And with an economy largely dependent on tourism, a changing world economy – and a changing world climate — pose new problems for the region. …

 By Alexander Britell The “noble spirit” of rum has captivated the Caribbean for centuries, and Edward Hamilton has devoted himself to exploring it. Hamilton, who began the “Ministry of Rum” website in 1995 and is a leading rum importer based …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque with Acting Guyanese President Samuel Hinds (Photo: CARICOM) New CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque began his term yesterday with a visit to the Guyanese government, meeting with acting President Samuel Hinds and making a courtesy visit …

 Above: Brazilian Foreign Minister Ambassador Antonio Patriota and Guyanese Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett (GIA Photo) Guyana and Brazil are strengthening relations on several fronts, highlighted by a Sports Cooperation Agreement that will develop sports competitions and share experience in sports …

 Above: Canadian diplomat Francois Montour, left, and Guyanese Prime Minister Sam Hinds (GINA Photo) The Free Trade Agreement currently in the process of being negotiated by Canada and CARICOM could see its completion by later this year, but may end …

 Cheddi Jagan Airport officials said all systems were in place after the crash of Caribbean Airlines Flight BW 523 on July 30. Caribbean Airlines representatives are currently in Georgetown, along with officials from the United States’ National Transportation Safety Board. …

 Above: Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo (File Photo) Several international organizations will observe Guyana’s general elections this year, according to a senior Guyanese government official. Both CARICOM and the Organization of American States have agreed to send observers, and Guyana asked …

 Above: Minister of Agriculture Robert Persaud (GIS Photo) The recent crash of a Caribbean Airlines flight at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airpot could disrupt the Guyana Ministry of Agriculture’s plan to increase the size of its agriculture exports shipped by …

 Above: President Bharrat Jagdeo (Photo: Columbia University) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo called for bold action to counter the rising prices of food in the Caribbean. In an editorial in the single market’s CARICOM View magazine, …

 Above: Guyanese Foreign Minister Dr Ashni Singh was one of those who met with India’s Vivek Katju (GIS Photo) Guyana and India met for a third round of political consultations Friday, with Guyanese Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett convening with Vivek …

 Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo has called for CARICOM leaders to establish a regional television station to counteract what he called a “bombardment of North American culture.” Jagdeo was speaking at the closing ceremony of the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting …

 Above: gold mining in Guyana (GIS Photo) Seeking to protect its rainforests, Guyana is working with neighbors Suriname and French Guiana to combat illegal gold mining in the region. The government held a workshop yesterday at the Guyana Forestry Commission …

 Guyana’s President, Bharrat Jagdeo, met with his German counterpart, Christian Wulff to discuss climate change and green growth at Wulff’s official residence, Bellevue. “In the run up to [climate conference] Copenhagen, the issue of climate change and green growth received …

 President Bharrat Jagdeo Guyana is preparing to hold elections, both for president and Parliament, by November. All 65 seats in the country’s parliament will be in play in the election, the first in Guyana since 2006, when President Bharrat Jagdeo’s …