News from Guyana:
September 17, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Domestic workers and artisans in five countries who want to move to another country within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) now have access to support services through collaboration with the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC).
September 10, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- While the national, regional and global fight against the drug trade is one that may never end, the interception of a self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel last month will send a strong signal drug to traffickers, both in and out of Guyana...
September 5, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- WWF Guianas (WWF) has welcomed the announcement by the government of Guyana on Monday that the amount of GY$2.0 billion (US$9.6 million) will be allocated to the National Protected Areas Trust Fund (NPATF). This significant contribution more than doubles the existing fund.
September 3, 2014
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A south-south international exchange workshop on community measurement, reporting, and verification (CMRV) was hosted in Guyana from August 22 to 28, 2014, to share lessons amongst practitioners from around the world. The workshop was organized through...
August 23, 2014
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...
August 22, 2014
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.
August 21, 2014
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).
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...
August 18, 2014
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.
August 11, 2014
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...
August 11, 2014
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.
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 ...
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.
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...
July 28, 2014
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
July 12, 2014
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...
July 11, 2014
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.
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.
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...
July 10, 2014
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.
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.
July 7, 2014
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.
July 7, 2014
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.