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Report published on Norway's forests and climate partnership with Guyana

August 23, 2014
Report published on Norway's forests and climate partnership with Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A real time evaluation report on Norway’s international climate and forest initiative with countries including Guyana, which summarizes its partnership support under this programme over the period 2007-2013, was released on Monday. This report provides insights into the successes...

Guyana reports 76 cases of chikungunya

August 22, 2014
Guyana reports 76 cases of chikungunya GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Chief medical officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud, has confirmed that Guyana has recorded a total of 76 cases of the chikungunya disease from approximately 250 samples that were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad and Tobago.

China to increase military aid to Guyana

August 21, 2014
China to increase military aid to Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- A bilateral conference between the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China on Tuesday commenced with the signing of a military aid agreement totalling RMB30 million (approximately US $4.8 million).

WICB praises Guyana's Under-19 double success

August 19, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- All round praises are in store for Guyana as two weeks after winning their 3-Day title, they were just crowned Regional Under-19 One-Day winners.  President of the West Indies Cricket Board, Dave Cameron is urging every member of the winning team...

Guyana to supply 5,000 tonnes of rice per month to Panama

August 18, 2014
Guyana to supply 5,000 tonnes of rice per month to Panama GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The governments of Guyana and Panama have signed an agreement that will see Panama purchasing approximately 5,000 tonnes of rice per month from Guyana, following a recent meeting between delegations from both countries.

Fourth Guyana debt arrangement written off under PetroCaribe deal with Venezuela

August 11, 2014
Fourth Guyana debt arrangement written off under PetroCaribe deal with Venezuela GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana’s finance minister, Dr Ashni Singh, said that, under the PetroCaribe deal with Venezuela, the fourth debt compensation arrangement has been written off by Venezuela for rice supplied to the neighbouring country. Responding to questions about the future of the PetroCaribe deal...

Miss World Guyana to be coached by renowned Philippines pageant company

August 11, 2014
Miss World Guyana to be coached by renowned Philippines pageant company GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Gouldian, a pageant training company in the Philippines and renowned experts in the development of pageant leadership, will be providing Miss World Guyana, Rafieya Husain, with specialized pageant training from August 26 to September 6, 2014, in Manila, Philippines.

WICB hails Guyana youth cricket success

August 4, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- President of the West Indies Cricket Board Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron hailed the double success for Guyana in regional youth competitions over the past three days and praised the country’s cricket authorities for their resilience. The Guyanese won the Regional ...

Guyana claim Regional Under-15 title

August 1, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Guyana secured the 2014 Regional Under-15 title with an 11-run victory over Jamaica on Wednesday at Melbourne. There were also wins for the Windwards and Barbados in the final round of matches. AT MELBOURNE: Guyana saw off Jamaica fairly easily in the end.

Mercosur summit begins, Paraguay questions Guyana and Suriname association

July 30, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela -- "The Paraguayan government will present its objections on six of the 183 resolutions adopted by the Mercosur during its absence from the bloc," said deputy foreign minister Federico González on Monday, after participating in the farewell ceremony of...

Commentary: Eid Reflection: Muslim marginalization in Guyana

July 28, 2014
Commentary: Eid Reflection: Muslim marginalization in Guyana Islam reached the shores of Guyana during slavery, when Muslim slaves from West Africa were shipped to work on the plantations and, after the abolition of slavery, Islam was reintroduced in Guyana with the arrival of indentured immigrants from British India, when more than 90 Muslims of the immigrants...

CARICOM Secretariat to empower Guyana's youth with animation skills

July 25, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A group of young people in Guyana will get an opportunity to learn valuable animation skills through a project coordinated by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. The project, which is being implemented in collaboration with Animae Caribe...

Regional Under-19 Tournament opens in Guyana

July 22, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Double-crown champions Jamaica will face long-standing rivals Barbados at Everest in the opening round of the 3-Day competition in the Regional Under-19 Tournament which opens Tuesday in Guyana. Hosts Guyana meet Leeward Islands at the...

Migrant awareness raising sessions held in Guyana

July 16, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The first of a series of training sessions intended to heighten awareness of risk factors affecting mobile and migrant populations in Guyana was held in Georgetown on 24 and 25 June 2014. The participants of these sessions include those who interface with...

Inaugural COPA flight arrives in Guyana from Panama

July 14, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- COPA Airlines, the flag carrier of Panama, officially made Guyana its 67th destination after it touched down at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Friday, inaugurating a direct link between Panama and Georgetown, Guyana.

Guyana minister sticks to her guns over breach of diplomatic protocol by US ambassador

July 12, 2014
Guyana minister sticks to her guns over breach of diplomatic protocol by US ambassador GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Minister of Education Priya Manickchand has again reaffirmed the government’s position on the former US ambassador’s interference in Guyana’s governance. The minister took the opportunity to do so in the National Assembly on Thursday as opposition member of parliament...

Guyana, Suriname seeks stronger BRICS ties; presidents to attend special meeting

July 11, 2014
Guyana, Suriname seeks stronger BRICS ties; presidents to attend special meeting GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana and Suriname are keen to cultivate stronger ties with Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) countries, especially that the group is set to launch the New Development Bank (NDB) as an alternative to the World Bank and the IMF.

Dominican Republic women recruited for prostitution

July 11, 2014
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Last week authorities in the Dominican Republic dismantled a network that recruited Dominican women for prostitution in the region and beyond. The women were lured on the pretext that they were going to work as dancers.

Regional Under-19 Tournament will remain in Guyana

July 11, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced that the Regional Under-19 Tournament will be played in Guyana as originally scheduled. “We are confident that all matters pertaining to cricket in Guyana will be suitably resolved to the satisfaction of...

Guyana foreign minister highlights challenges facing CARICOM

July 10, 2014
Guyana foreign minister highlights challenges facing CARICOM GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana’s minister of foreign affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett attended the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations ministerial meeting (ECOSOC) of the high level political forum on sustainable development at UN headquarters in New York on Monday.

Guyana and Suriname leaders invited to meet BRICS leaders in Brazil

July 8, 2014
BRASILIA, Brazil -- The leaders of Guyana and Suriname, Presidents Donald Ramotar and Desi Bouterse, are among other South American heads of government invited by Brazilian President Dilma Roussef to attend the seventh Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summit.

Surinamese investors eye Guyana, but face corruption and bureaucracy

July 7, 2014
Surinamese investors eye Guyana, but face corruption and bureaucracy PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- According to Paramaribo’s Waterkant News, Surinamese investors have their eyes set on neighbouring Guyana, where they are discovering more and more investment opportunities; however, they are very disappointed in the corruption and the bureaucracy they face there.

US ambassador repeatedly breached diplomatic conventions, says Guyana official

July 7, 2014
US ambassador repeatedly breached diplomatic conventions, says Guyana official GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- In spite of breaches of diplomatic norms and conventions by outgoing US ambassador, Brent Hardt, and the government, the diplomatic relations between Guyana and the US have been and continue to be cordial, presidential advisor on governance, Gail Teixeira, said.

US ambassador crossed line, says Guyana acting foreign minister

July 4, 2014
US ambassador crossed line, says Guyana acting foreign minister GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Outgoing US ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt was on Wednesday evening reminded that his attack on the president of Guyana will not be tolerated within the boundaries of mutual respect, diplomatic relation and inter-governmental collaboration.

Guyana to improve water, sanitation services

July 4, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Guyana will strengthen and improve access to drinking water and sanitation services with a US$16,838,250 loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The initiative is known as the program to improve water and sanitation infrastructure and supply.

Leaders extend Ramadan greetings in the Caribbean

July 3, 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Leaders in Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago greeted Muslims at the onset of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting from sunrise to sunset, which began on Sunday in the Caribbean. Ramadan coverage in Muslim strongholds in the Caribbean...

Guyana confirms 12 more cases of chikungunya

July 3, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran on Tuesday disclosed that there are 12 more confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease, chikungunya in Guyana. Ramsaran said that some results from samples sent recently for testing at the...

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