Guyana

Guyana Launches Small Business Development Project

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has launched a project targeting small and micro-enterprise development. The project offers loans that require interest rates below six percent, offering a maximum of just under …

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Visits Guyana

 Above: St Vincent Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves headed to Guyana to visit CARICOM and for bilateral talks with Guyana …

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, in Guyana, Vows to Strengthen Ties

 Above: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro made his first official visit to Guyana on Saturday, vowing to deepen cooperation between the South American neighbours. Maduro held talks with his Guyanese counterpart, Donald …

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 For a long time, Pyrat Rum was bottled in Anguilla. Of course, Anguilla isn’t a sugar cane hub — but in recent years, everything has shifted to sugar-rich Guyana. That country, geographically South American but culturally and politically Caribbean, produces …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Could bio-energy be a major way forward for energy production in Guyana? The country’s government has officially opened a bioethanol demonstration plant in Albion, and says there is potential for a bio-energy production …

 GREEN can mean many different things. It can mean energy efficient, or it can mean entirely reliant on green fuels. It can mean environmentally friendly, but it can also mean community-friendly. When it comes to tourism, green means everything from …

 Above: a Caribbean Airlines plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana Tourism Minister Mohamed Irfaan Ali led talks last week with Caribbean Airlines’ Executive Team, in a bid to address “key and critical issues.” The discussions included issues such as …

 Above: the Pakaraima Mountain Safari in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana is making progress on its path to develop a full-fledged tourism sector — and it’s something that can help transform the country’s future, according to Indranauth Haralsingh, …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana is projected to lead the Caribbean in economic growth in 2013, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Suriname’s GDP is projected to grow by 4.5 …

 Above: Ogle Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT has officially launched service from Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport to Guyana’s Ogle International Airport. The company launched its first flight on Saturday, the first of what will be daily scheduled …

 LAST YEAR, we tried Dos Maderas PX 5+5 for the first time. The rum, made by sherry maker Williams & Humbert, is unique in that it is aged for five years in the Caribbean in bourbon casks and then taken …

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more Caribbean countries are looking to deepen their ties with regional neighbours in both Central and South America. In the latest such step, Guyana and Suriname have joined …

 Above: producing farine in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana is looking to the cassava sector for what the government believes could be a “substantial economic contribution.” The government is particularly eyeing the cassava byproduct of farine, a flour-like …

 Above: CARICOM Secretariat headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and the CARICOM Development Fund have signed a country assistance programme agreement that will bring $7.32 million into the country’s agriculture sector. The agreement combines a $4.56 million concessionary loan …

 Above: the launch in Georgetown (Photo: CDB) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Development Bank has launched the seventh cycle of its Basic Needs Trust Fund in Guyana. Guyana Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh, the country’s representative on the …

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will be continuing its programme to distribute laptops to families in the country. The programme, which has thus far distributed 28,000 laptops, will begin what the government called a “massive distribution exercise” …

 Above: the centre By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will open the Hugo Chavez Centre for Rehabilitation and Reintegration on Friday, a facility that will provide refuge for some of the country’s homeless population. The project, located on a 7.3-acre …

 Above: the Tryall Club and Villas in Jamaica By Alexander Britell PORT OF SPAIN — Tourism organizations and hotels from Guyana and Jamaica dominated the list of winners at this year’s CTO TravelMole Sustainable Tourism awards in Trinidad. The awards …