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Saturday, August 7, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The government of Guyana, the private sector and the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce are currently working on putting together a team to travel to Kuwait, to pursue investments and build relations. This follows the recent visit by the Kuwaiti Prime Minister and delegation. read more...



Thursday, August 5, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The governments of Guyana and Suriname are working towards obtaining fair trade status for their rice exports, which will guarantee stability in price for small farmers. A validation workshop is being conducted in Guyana to explore possibilities while ensuring there is fair label conditions. read more...



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The government’s determination to make Guyana the main food supplier in the region through its Grow More campaign is being rewarded as investment in this sector continues to increase at a rapid pace. Over the past two years, the number of investment projects in this sector... read more...



Friday, July 23, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has offered to augment the shipments of oil to Guyana from 5,000 barrels a day, as currently obtains under the current PetroCaribe programme to 10,000 barrels. His promise was made while in discussions with President Bharrat Jagdeo. read more...



Saturday, July 17, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The Guyana government on Friday implemented a policy decision to waive visa requirements for Haitian business persons desirous of travelling to other CARICOM Member States and who are in possession of valid United States of America, Canadian or Schengen visas. read more...



Thursday, July 15, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday reiterated the need for world leaders to deliver sizeable financial support to developing countries to fund their efforts in mitigating and adapting to climate change. “Climate financing is an investment in a safer, cleaner... read more...



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- A delegation of visiting South Koreans on Monday met Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud and discussed several areas of potential investment and cooperation between the two nations. The Koreans said they were examining the prospects of establishing several projects. read more...



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo and Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday announced the establishment of the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), and stated that they have invited the World Bank to act as the fund manager. Norway will be the first contributor. read more...



Saturday, July 10, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Prime Minister Samuel Hinds said Guyana looks forward to working with Venezuela in resolving the border issue under the aegis of the new mechanism employed by the ‘Good Officer Process’ of the United Nations Secretary General aimed at assisting both countries to find a solution. read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- President Bharrat Jagdeo said that much more benefits could have been derived if other countries in the CARICOM region had collectively held on to the same position as Guyana before signing on to the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). read more...



Friday, July 9, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo believes that trade disputes between sister CARICOM states should first be resolved amicably. Responding to questions on the trade impasse between Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica he suggested that Jamaica and other CARICOM states... read more...



Thursday, July 8, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo said the free movement of people is a key element of a single economy of the region and believes that those who are eligible to travel should be allowed to do so freely. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday in Montego Bay, Jamaica... read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo said whilst the global financial crisis has had a significant negative impact on the region and has created a number of challenges, it has also exposed a trend that has existed in the Caribbean for a long time. He said the region has been declining... read more...



Monday, July 5, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo joined 10 of 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government at Sunday's meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on External Negotiations, which discussed matters pertaining to the Community Secretariat’s... read more...



Monday, July 5, 2010

On April 16, letter writer Abu Bakr wrote in Guyana's Kaieteur News (KN) “There is of course no doubt that Indo-Guyanese, like all Guyanese and indeed people everywhere, have a “mindset” or set of cultural reflexes generated from a matrix of values that of itself merits study and description. read more...



Saturday, July 3, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AFP) -- Investigators were on Friday probing a fire, believed to be the worst in Guyana's recent history, that wiped out more than 50 buildings and left 200 people homeless in a gold mining township. The blaze late Thursday ravaged the wooden and cardboard shacks where people lived. read more...



Friday, July 2, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuters) -- Guyana's indigenous people are accusing the government of snatching their traditional land through poor demarcation as the authorities try to benefit from a UN program to preserve the country's rainforests. The World Bank has given Guyana $3.6 million to help prepare... read more...



Thursday, July 1, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AFP) -- Guyana believes 90 percent of cocaine smuggled through its airport are deliberately allowed to pass, mostly due to collusion among airport workers, authorities said on Wednesday. After the interception of several suitcases stuffed with cocaine at New York's John F. Kennedy... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Minister of Labour, Manzoor Nadir is adamant that Guyana is not a country plagued by the worst forms of child labour but said government is making every effort to address ills which can lead to this scourge. Nadir noted that the issue of child labour has been very prominent in the news. read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (AFP) -- A Guyanese man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from a plot to blow up fuel tanks and pipelines at New York's John F. Kennedy International airport, officials said. Abdel Nur, 60, pleaded guilty to providing material support to the plot before his trial was set to open in federal court. read more...



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Minister of Labour, Manzoor Nadir has challenged the United States government to produce evidence of child labour in Guyana, and to provide proof that they removed 984 children from exploitative situations here. Nadir was responding to United States’ Ambassador, Luis C de Baca. read more...



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AFP) -- Guyana's multi-religious community strongly condemned on Monday a gay and lesbian film festival, branding promoting homosexuality as a new form of Western colonization. "We cannot allow the Western world to come and foist their lifestyles and thinking on to us; this will simply... read more...



Friday, June 25, 2010

Guyana’s system of government and its electoral system are very different from the systems in place in the other 14 Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) countries. For a start, it has an Executive President whose powers under the Constitution are considerable. Understanding the system is important. read more...



Friday, June 25, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad-Bissessar has hailed Guyana’s ‘very buoyant’ economy and joined the country’s President Bharrat Jagdeo in announcing that new bridges of economic cooperation will be built between the two countries. read more...



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana will be home to the first Marriott Hotel in the Caribbean and Latin America with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Marriott International Inc. in a press release on Tuesday... read more...



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana participated at the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Council of Ministers Meeting held in Ouagadougou, Africa on June 17 to 19 where member states echoed the concerns first raised by Guyana about unresolved issues including Most Favoured Nations (MFNs)... read more...



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The United States State Department said its findings in the 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report, which has placed Guyana on tier two for another year, are accurate and there is no need for any correction. This came as the Guyana government rejected the report last Monday. read more...



Monday, June 21, 2010

Opposition parties in Guyana, inspired by the merger of forces in Trinidad and Tobago, which now form the government of the twin island republic, and the coalition in Suriname, are hopeful that, if there is unity, the Bharrat Jagdeo government can be defeated at next year's general elections. read more...



Monday, June 21, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana could earn as much as US$400 million per annum from the sale of forest carbon provided that the carbon markets go in a favourable direction according to President Bharrat Jagdeo. “It is the best thing that could happen to forested countries,” Jagdeo said. read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The CARICOM Competition Commission is scheduled to facilitate a workshop on Competition Policy for specific stakeholders in Guyana on 24-25 June 2010. This is part of the Commission’s mandate to promote Competition Policy in CARICOM and disseminate information about it. read more...



Friday, June 18, 2010

Every present indicator strongly suggests that, at the end of next year’s general elections in Guyana, the presidency of the country will remain with the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) which seems certain to win more votes than any other party. The Constitution of Guyana states that a presidential candidate shall be deemed... read more...



Friday, June 18, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Regional disaster risk management planning must break the “cycle of vulnerability” as without effective strategies to mitigate the risks linked to the agriculture sector, poverty reduction would not occur. These sentiments were expressed on Wednesday at the Regional Disaster... read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- President of Guyana Bharrat Jagdeo believes a binding climate change agreement at the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Cancun, Mexico is highly unlikely based on recent financial developments in Europe. read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The government of Guyana stopped paying the subvention to the Council of Legal Education, which allowed Guyanese to attend the Caribbean law schools , notably Hugh Wooding Law School, at a cost of TT$12 500 per academic year. Guyanese are now required to pay the economic cost along with the tuition fee. read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana will host the second leg of the Inter-Guiana Games, with intense competition among youths from Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana in October. The games have been a major unifying event among the three adjoining nations and will include volleyball, basket ball and cycling. read more...



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana remaines on tier two of the United States’ State Department trafficking in persons report 2010, which was released on Monday. The CARICOM nation was placed on tier 2 three years ago has retained that spot. According to the report, this is as a result of Guyana’s failure to... read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

A number of Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) countries face leadership uncertainties in the coming months. However, in none of them are the uncertainties more pronounced that in Guyana, a sprawling 83,000 sq miles territory on the tip of the South American coast. read more...



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Edwin Carrington, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General said on Tuesday that the Community was hopeful that Canada’s Presidency of the G8 and G20, as of June 2010, would augur well for the Region’s call for a restructuring of the international financial architecture. read more...



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A long-standing, historical and special relationship between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Canada was strengthened on Tuesday with the accreditation of the fourth Plenipotentiary Representative of Canada to CARICOM, François Montour, at the CARICOM Secretariat. read more...



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Police in Guyana on Monday shot and killed a sixteen-year-old boy who was reportedly fleeing after he was reported, along with several others, molesting a group of school girls. The teen Kelvin Fraser, 16, according to a police statement was shot during a scuffle with one of the lawmen. read more...



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