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Germany Funds Forest Project in Guyana

 Above: Kaietur Falls (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff The German government has contributed $6.47 million to fund the second phase of a programme aimed at preserving the country’s forests. The first phase of the joint Guyana-Germany project saw …

The Caribbean Year in Review

 For the Caribbean, it was the Year of the Vote. By year’s end, five countries, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia and Haiti and the British Virgin Islands, will have chosen new leadership, with Jamaicans headed to the polls on Thursday. It …

Jamaican Growth to Slow in 2012: Report

 Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economy is projected to slow to 1 percent in 2012, down from a 1.3 percent rate in 2011, according to a report released this week by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the netbooks involved in the programme (Photo: GINA) Guyana’s One Laptop Per Family programme, an initiative aimed at improving access to technology, has continued its rollout across the country. The programme, which was partially funded by the Chinese government, …

 Above: Environment Minister Robert Persaud and Canadian High Commissioner David Devine (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud joined Canadian High Commissioner David Devine at a video conference with Canadian investors yesterday. Persaud said …

 Above: sugar cane gets transported in Guyana (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) continues to be a major part of the agriculture sector and the country as a whole, according to Guyanese Agriculture Minister Dr …

 Above: CARIFESTA in 2006 in Port of Spain (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARIFESTA, the Caribbean festival of the creative and performing arts, will return after what will have been a five-year hiatus, with Suriname hosting the event …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff China has pledged to expand bilateral cooperation with Guyana following the country’s election last Monday. Chinese President Hu Jintao sent a congratulatory message to new Guyanese President Donald Ramotar on behalf of the Chinese government …

 Above: President Donald Ramotar, Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and Prime Minister Samuel Hinds (Photos: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Guyanese President Donald Ramotar has named his new cabinet, with Prime Minister Samuel Hinds and 19 Ministers sworn in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Donald Ramotar gave his inauguration statement, congratulating the country on what he called “the latest renewal of our democracy.” Ramotar also expressed his gratitude to former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who finished his 12-year …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Donald Ramotar has won the Guyanese election, having secured 48.6 percent of the vote in the 2011 general and regional elections, according to the Guyana Elections Commission. It is the first minority government for the …

 Updated: 2:20 PM Above: Presidential Candidate of the PPP/C party, Donald Ramotar and his wife Deolatchmee display their ink-stained fingers after casting their ballots in Monday’s vote (Photo: GINA) By Alexander Britell Guyana’s Ruling PPP/C Party has won the country’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo has called on Guyana’s Elections Commission to accelerate its declaration on the preliminary results of Monday’s vote. Jagdeo, who is not running for another term (the country’s constitution prohibits it), expressed …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Digicel Group will build a $45 million, 173-room hotel in Port-au-Prince operating under the Marriott brand the company announced. Port-au-Prince has roughly 500 hotel rooms currently in operation, and the hotel, which would target …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Gordon Shirley, the principal of the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies and a former permanent representative to the OAS, is leading the body’s electoral observation mission for tomorrow’s elections in …

 Above: Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff After 12 years as Guyana’s president, Bharrat Jagdeo will not be seeking re-election, and gave his farewell speech yesterday. “It has been the greatest privilege of my life …

 Above: PM Samuel Hinds and CEO Hilbert Shields (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian firm First Bauxite Corporation is hoping to develop a vastly underexplored region of bauxite mining in Guyana’s Bonasika, an area along the Essequibo river …

 Above: the new National School of Music (Photo: GINA) Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo unveiled the National School of Music, aimed at improving music education in the country. “We think through this school and its outreach programmes, we can involve people …