CJ Politics

St Lucia's Stephenson King Condemns CARICOM "Silence" on Guyana Unrest

Above: the bauxite plant in Linden By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Opposition Leader and former Prime Minister Stephenson King is condemning the ongoing unrest in Guyana’s town of Linden, which has claimed the lives of three Guyanese nationals […]


Guyana, Canada Deepen Ties

Above: Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett (centre) in talks with Canada By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and Canada held high-level talks Monday aimed at enhancing bilateral interests. Guyana Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett received Diane Ablonzcy, Minister of State for Foreign […]


Guyana Continues "Impressive" Growth

Above: Amaila Falls By the Caribbean Journal staff Despite a worsening international economic climate, Guyana’s economy remains resilient, according to the International Monetary Fund. Last year, Guyana’s economy recorded a 5 percent increase in GDP, what the IMF called “impressive […]


Guyana Signs $33 Million Agreement With UNDP on Natural Resources

Above: Guyana’s Kaieteur Falls By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Wednesday signed a $33 million agreement with the United Nations Development Programme for a project on natural resources management. The six-month project will develop […]

Guyana, US Partner on Music Workshop

Above: local musicians at the workshop in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and the United States Embassy in Georgetown recently collaborated to host a series of music workshops and a concert at […]

Guyana Celebrates 40 Years of Diplomatic Relations With China

Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana hosted a reception Wednesday celebrating the 40th year of diplomatic relations between Guyana and China. Guyana President Donald Ramotar said there was “ample testimony” to strong bonds of friendship […]


Suriname, Guyana Ramp Up Anti-Smuggling Operations on Border

Above: the Berbice River bridge in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and Suriname have stepped up anti-smuggling operations on the border between the two countries. The customs departments of both countries have instituted a new procedure requiring boat […]

Guyana to Receive $40M from Norway for Low-Carbon Development

By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will soon receive $40 million in funding from the government of Norway as part of the latter’s support for Guyana’s Low-Carbon Development Strategy. The funding announcement was made Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, where […]

Guyana Looks to Russia for Support

Above: Russian Ambassador Nikolay Smirnov and Guyanese President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Russia’s advocacy at international fora such as the G8 and G20 can help small countries in their quest for reforms of the international system, according […]


China's Tianjin Makes Pitch to Guyana

Above: former Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo, Tianjin’s Zhang Gaoli and President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff The Chinese municipality of Tianjain says it is ready to build economic relations with Guyana. Tianjin, a major port and communications hub […]

Guyana's Natural Resources Sector Gets More Assistance from Canada

Above: Guyana’s Kaieteur Falls By the Caribbean Journal staff While several Canadian firms are already working in Guyana’s oil, gas and mining sectors, the country could get more assistance from Canada. Two Canadian institutions, the College of the North Atlantic […]

China Signs Agreement to Supply 30,000 Laptops to Guyana

Above: David Huang and Omar Shariff By the Caribbean Journal The governments of China and Guyana have signed an $8 million agreement that will mean the supply of 30,000 laptops to Guyana’s One Laptop Per Family initiative. David Huang, project […]


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