Guyana

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 …

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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The 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 …

 Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM 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 …

 Above: the Justices of the CCJ By the Caribbean Journal staff The 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 …

 Above: the newly-raised national flags in downtown Charlestown’s waterfront area (Photo: NIA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Flags from across the international community have been raised in the port of Charlestown in Nevis, part of a beautification project in the …

 Above: a Caribbean Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff The 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 …

 Above: a Boeing Next Generation plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-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 …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana 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 …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff There 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, …

 Above: the Marriott Hotel project in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff The 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, …

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’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 …

 Above: the Umana Yana in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing our examination of Caribbean data from the World Bank’s recent World Development Report, we now turn to population age. What are the Caribbean’s oldest populations? What are the …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s tourism sector has shown strong growth so far in 2013, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country received 117,517 tourist arrivals from January to August, an increase of 12.4 …

 Above: the Essequibo River By the Caribbean Journal staff A United Nations Envoy has presented a plan to resolve the longstanding border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana. The dispute involves the Essequibo region, which has been administered by Guyana since …