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A Caribbean Map That Shows How Big the Region Really Is

 The Caribbean Map covers a really big place. But how big is it really? And where are its “borders?” Where is Aruba? What’s the Caribbean country that’s closest to South America? These are the kind of questions we have gotten …

Choice Hotels Expands to Guyana

 Choice Hotels is expanding in the region. The company announced the addition of the Opus Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana to its Ascend Hotel Collection. The 25-room hotel is the 12th in Choice Hotels’ Caribbean portfolio, and becomes the second major …

Emirates Etihad Guyana

Could Etihad or Emirates Fly to Guyana?

 Will some of the world’s best airlines soon come to Guyana? That’s the hope, at least, following the signing of an air services agreement by Guyana and the United Arab Emirates. The agreement was signed this week in Montreal, Canada, …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has secured an agreement with the United States of America Transportation Security Administration to engage in cooperation on civil aviation issues. The agreement’s terms include the development and modernization of the …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM members Barbados and Guyana are looking to deepen their relationship. That was the view expressed during a recent meeting between Barbados Industry Minister Donville Inniss and Guyana Vice President Carl Greenidge at the Hilton …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana says it is developing a number of initiatives dedicated to the use of renewable energy sources. The Ministry of Finance’s 2015 mid-year report indicates that the latter half of the year will see the installation …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In a bid to continue to position itself as one of the world’s most green-focused countries, Guyana has announced plans to ban the importation and use of styrofoam. The ban will take effect on Jan. …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are holding talks to review the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two countries’ previous governments, according to Guyana’s Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman. Trotman said that President David Granger briefed …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of Guyana says it is making “significant strides” towards the implementation of renewable energy sources. Most recently, the country’s Cabinet granted the Ministry of Public Infrastructure the authority to proceed with negotiations with Guyana …

 Guyana looking to develop tourism sector By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General Hugh Riley is in Guyana this week, looking to assist with some of the country’s aims of developing into a “must-see tourist destination.” Riley …

 Sailing to South America By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Is Yachting a potential growth market for Guyana? Guyana’s Minister of Tourism Catherine Hughes will make a presentation to members of the yachting community in Trinidad and Tobago this week, as a …

 A new entrepreneurship drive in Guyana By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The government of Guyana has announced plans to promote small business and entrepreneurship opportunities throughout the country. Guyana Minister of Business and Investment, Dominic Gaskin (above), presented this plan this …

 “South America Undiscovered” By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana is embracing its geographic location in its new tourism push. The CARICOM member state is looking to rebrand itself as “South America Undiscovered,” as part of a planned National Tourism Policy. Tourism …

 Above: the talks in Guyana By Dana NilandCJ Contributor South American neighbors Guyana and Brazil are deepening their ties. Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana Lineu Popo de Paula recently met with First Vice President and Prime Minister of Guyana Moses Nagamootoo …

 Most major airlines fly to the Caribbean. But once you get there, if you want to go between islands, it’s a very different story. For island hoppers, businesspeople, family visitors or island explorers, there are all kinds of airlines servicing …

 Above: the new Guyana Marriott in Georgetown By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s one of the Caribbean’s far under-the-radar destinations, but Guyana is showing significant tourism growth this year. The country received 46,369 visitor arrivals in the first quarter of …

 Above: Guyana Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is sworn in By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has a new Cabinet, following swearing in ceremonies this week. The 15-minister Cabinet includes members of both the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance …

 Above: Guyana President David Granger By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana has officially sworn in its newest President. The country’s new leader, David Granger, was sworn in this week following his historic victory in last week’s general elections. Granger led …

 

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