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CARICOM Meets on Crime

 Above: the meeting in Guyana (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Participants from St Kitts and Nevis, Belize, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are meeting in Guyana this week as part of a four-day sub-regional meeting on gangs and …

Guyana, Venezuela Meeting on Sea Shelf

 Above: Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro and Guyanese FM Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2009 (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras) Officials from Venezuela and Guyana are meeting Friday to discuss the decision by Guyana to make a claim …

CARICOM, Canada Meet

 Above: Ambassador David Devine and CARICOM’s Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM and Canada solidified diplomatic ties today, meeting with the new Canadian Ambassador to CARICOM, David Devine. Devine, who is also the Canadian High Commissioner …

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 Above: Ambassador Yu Wenzhe and Ambassador Colin Granderson (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Irwin Larocque met yesterday with Chinese Ambassador Yu Wenzhe, in a courtesy call at CARICOM headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. LaRocque was joined …

 Above: Patricio Pradel and Irwin LaRocque (Photo: CARICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Patricio Pradel, representative of Chile to CARICOM, paid a courtesy visit to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque today at CARICOM headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana today. CARICOM and …

 Above: Minister Maniram Prashad and High Commissioner David Devine Guyanese Minister of Tourism Maniram Prashad met yesterday with new Candian High Commissioner to Guyana David Devine. The two officials spoke about the countries’ 45-year-long history of diplomatic relations, and the …

 Above: Leslie Ramsammy (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese Minister of Health Dr Leslie Ramsammy has been appointed the first chairman of the Executive Board of the new Caribbean Public Health Agency. The 14-member board was installed at …

 Author Maggie Harris, whose 1999 poetry collection, “Limbolands,” won the Guyana Prize for Literature, has returned to the place of her childhood with “Kiskadee Girl,” published by Kingston University Press, a memoir of her time growing up in Guyana. Caribbean …

 Above: Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde (Photos: GINA and IMF) Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo met Friday with the newly-appointed managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde. The two officials spoke on the issue …

 Above: President Bharrat Jagdeo and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo and Finance Minister Ashni Singh met yesterday with the President of the Innter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, at the bank’s …

 Above: Ambassador Brent Hardt and President Bharrat Jagdeo (Photo: GINA) Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo met with new United States Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt to reaffirm what he called a commitment to open, candid and constructive dialogue between the two …

 Above: President Bharrat Jagdeo speaking at the forum (Photo: GIA) Guyana and China signed an agreement today for a $4.68 million grant, the same amount agreed upon between China and Antigua on an economic cooperation deal. Finance Minister Ashni Singh …

 Above: Anadarko VP Ian Cooling meeting with President Bharrat Jagdeo. Middle: Noel Dennison, head of GGMC’s Petroleum Division (Photo: GIA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, the largest private US oil company, is brainstorming the prospects of a …

 Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo met Tuesday with Japanese Ambassador Tatsuaki Iwata to discuss the finalisation of several projects, including rehabilitation works on the East Demerara Water Conservancy. According to Iwata, the two also discussed the possibility of future collaboration between …

 Above: Parliament in Guyana (Photo: Guyana) Guyana has spent $92 million on improvements to its healthcare and electricity sectors in the first half of 2011, Finance Minister Ashni Singh announced yesterday. The government is working on improving the health infrastructure …

 Above: Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo (File Photo) Several international organizations will observe Guyana’s general elections this year, according to a senior Guyanese government official. Both CARICOM and the Organization of American States have agreed to send observers, and Guyana asked …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar led a team to Guyana Saturday to look at the Caribbean Airlines flight that crashed at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport Saturday …

 Above: UN peacekeepers in Haiti (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) CARICOM has expressed concern over what it sees as a decrease in United Nations representation int he Caribbean. Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite, the acting secretary-general, called for a stronger UN presence in the …