Guyana

Guyana, US Sign Open Skies Agreement

 Above: the Umana Yana in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States and Guyana have signed an Open Skies air services agreement, the State Department Announced this week. The agreement was signed March 25 by US Ambassador to …

Op-Ed: Chavez and the Caribbean

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor What be will the impact of Hugo Chavez’s death upon the Caribbean and the Hemisphere at large? It’s likely that, eventually, the bilateral relationship between Venezuela and Cuba, which was predicated on the personal relationship between …

Guyana Receives $5 Million IDB Grant for Low-Carbon Economy

 Above: Guyana’s Kaietur Falls By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will receive a $5 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank to support the country’s low-carbon development path. The programme will help create incentives for investment in Guyana’s low-carbon sectors. …

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 GUYANA IS the southernmost country in the Caribbean Community, and just one of two CARICOM Member States that are not actually islands. But its Demerara region long produced the best sugar in the Caribbean, and Guyana has one of the …

 Above: a Delta flight By Alexander Britell Delta Airlines will be ending its service to Guyana, the company confirmed to Caribbean Journal. Delta spokesman Anthony Black said the company “will end or suspend indefinitely service beginning May 6.” “It’s basically …

 Above: President Donald Ramotar meets Brazilian Vice Admiral Ademir Sobrinho, joined by Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana Luiz Seixas De Andrade (left)   By the Caribbean Journal staff   Brazilian Vice Admiral Ademir Sobrinho recently made his first visit to neighbouring …

 Above: Georgetown, Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Choice Hotels International will soon debut a new property in Guyana, the company announced. The 25-room Georgetown property, part of Choice Hotels’ Ascend Hotel Collection, is slated to open in the early …

 Above: the meeting in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff New Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Zhang Limin recently held talks with Guyana Environment and Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud on potential areas of cooperation. The discussions focused on bilateral and …

 Above: Haiti (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will lead the Caribbean in economic growth in 2013, according to a forecast in the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report released Tuesday. That matches a projection by the …

 Above: George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana is reportedly looking to establish a relationship with the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. The country is currently hosting a medical delegation from the …

 Above: construction on the Marriott hotel project in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction is making progress on the new $52 million Marriott project in Guyana, according to Romesh Budhram, the construction manager on the project. Work first launched …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and China have signed an agreement on economic and technical cooperation that will provide up to $4.8 million in support from China. The deal follows a similar agreement …

 IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR— award season. When we look back on 2012, it was a strong year for rum across the Caribbean, from Barbados to Martinique, the Dominican Republic to Guyana, and everywhere in between. Rum Journal traveled across …

 Above: sugar cane being transported in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff London-based Whitefox Technologies and its partner, Brazil’s Green, have signed a bioethanol contract with the government of Guyana. The project will install units for a bioethanol demonstration plant …

 Above: provision of a solar panel in Guyana’s Region 2 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s government is continuing the rollout of solar panels to regions across the country. The latest drive has provided solar panels to outlying schools and …

 Above: a solar panel finding its way home in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s National Assembly has unanimously approved an amendment to remove VAT and duties from green energy devices. The Customs Duties Amendment Order was presented by …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti, Suriname and the Dominican Republic will post the Caribbean’s highest GDP growth rates i 2012, according to quarterly projections released Monday in the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook. Haiti is projected to grow …

 Above: drilling at Sardine Mountain (Photo: Guyana Frontier) By the Caribbean Journal staff Gold production, declaration and sales have totaled 314,000 ounces to date in 2012, a 23 percent increase over the same time period in 2011, according to Natural …