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Regional drivers confirmed for ROC Caribbean in Barbados

October 31, 2014
Regional drivers confirmed for ROC Caribbean in Barbados BUSHY PARK, Barbados -- The two-driver teams selected to represent Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago in the inaugural ROC Caribbean during next month’s Race Of Champions 2014 have been confirmed. They will race head-to-head against the host nation at Bushy Park Barbados.

Guyana attorney general sues local newspaper for libel

October 30, 2014
Guyana attorney general sues local newspaper for libel GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Attorney general and minister of legal affairs, Anil Nandlall has filed a $30 million (US$145,200) lawsuit for libel against the Kaieteur News newspaper in Guyana following an article published on October 28 entitled “Attorney General reveals plan to hit Glenn Lall...

Guyana and Norway commended for forest management efforts

October 28, 2014
Guyana and Norway commended for forest management efforts GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guianas has welcomed Guyana President Donald Ramotar’s announcement of Norway’s 2012 calendar year performance-based payment into the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF). Reducing emissions from deforestation...

Open Letter: Caribbean Guyana Institute asks Congressman Darrell Issa for apology

October 28, 2014
On Friday, October 24, 2014 at a hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee of the United States House of Representatives, you inadvertently stated that “Beginning in March 2014 in the West African nation of Guyana, the world first learned about yet another new outbreak...

Pilot error caused 2011 plane crash in Guyana, says report

October 27, 2014
Pilot error caused 2011 plane crash in Guyana, says report PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A Caribbean Airlines (CAL) aircraft crashed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana in 2011 because of a number of factors, including a lack of effective communication in the cockpit, an official report released in the South American country has said.

Commentary: A common fight must have a common strategy: The fate of Guyana's no-confidence vote

October 27, 2014
Commentary: A common fight must have a common strategy: The fate of Guyana's no-confidence vote Many people have asked me why, despite their legislative majority, the opposition in Guyana has, since 2001, allowed the PPP and its executive government to out-maneuver them. They are of course referring to the latest confusion surrounding the AFC-sponsored no-confidence vote.

LIAT takes road shows to Guyana ahead of introduction of additional flights

October 24, 2014
LIAT takes road shows to Guyana ahead of introduction of additional flights ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A delegation from LIAT’s Commercial Department will be in the Guyana capital, Georgetown, this week for two road shows to promote the launch of three additional flights per week between Barbados and Ogle, taking the airline's weekly services to ten per week.

Guyana commits in Paris to rectifying AMLCFT deficiencies

October 22, 2014
Guyana commits in Paris to rectifying AMLCFT deficiencies PARIS, France (GINA) -- On Monday, Guyana’s anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AMLCFT) legislation was reviewed by the Financial Action Task Force, International Co-operation Review Group FATF-ICRG, in Paris, France. The country was represented at the review by...

Caribbean travel bans unfair, says Sierra Leone national

October 21, 2014
Caribbean travel bans unfair, says Sierra Leone national BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- A national of Sierra Leone residing in Britain has criticized the travel ban imposed by St Kitts and Nevis and a number of other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states. Communications consultant Desmond Gordon told WINN FM that the ban is unfair.

Kuwait-funded mosque opens in Guyana

October 21, 2014
Kuwait-funded mosque opens in Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Central Islamic Organization of Guyana (CIOG) on Sunday formally opened the completed mosque and cultural centre at Meten Meer Zorg, Guyana, which was funded by Zakaat House, a non-profit NGO in Kuwait that has been involved in charitable work in Guyana...

Queen's College Guyana tops CSEC again

October 21, 2014
Queen's College Guyana tops CSEC again BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CXC) -- A student from Queen’s College in Guyana is once again the Most Outstanding Candidate in the region in the May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Elisa Hamilton leads a trio of Queen’s College top performers.

Guyana interested in Islamic Development Bank membership

October 18, 2014
Guyana interested in Islamic Development Bank membership GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- After more than a decade of contemplating joining the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Guyana seems set to join, especially after seeing that the transportation, education and health sectors of its neighbour Suriname have been benefiting from Islamic Bank funding.

Guyana imposes travel restrictions for West Africans

October 18, 2014
Guyana imposes travel restrictions for West Africans GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- All persons travelling to Guyana from West African countries affected by the Ebola virus disease have been barred from Guyana until further notice. This was announced by Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon at his post-Cabinet media briefing.

Chile to open embassy in Guyana, signaling stronger ties

October 17, 2014
Chile to open embassy in Guyana, signaling stronger ties GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Chile, South America's most prosperous economy, will soon open an embassy in Guyana, home to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, according to Chilean ambassador, Fernando Schmidt Aritia, who on Wednesday presented his accreditation...

Guyana still at risk of blacklisting by FATF, says attorney general

October 17, 2014
Guyana still at risk of blacklisting by FATF, says attorney general GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The failure of Guyana to pass the internationally recognised amended anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AMLCFT) legislation means that the risk of being blacklisted still remains. Guyana’s case to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)...

Turkish ambassador promises closer bilateral relations with Guyana

October 16, 2014
Turkish ambassador promises closer bilateral relations with Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- The government of Guyana is ready to play its part in advancing CARICOM’s relations with Turkey, President Donald Ramotar told newly appointed Turkish ambassador to Guyana, Sule Oztunc. Oztunc during her accreditation speech vowed to do her best.

Guyana secures US$35 million investment by Asian company

October 15, 2014
Guyana secures US$35 million investment by Asian company GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- A public-private partnership is underway in Guyana that will see the creation of 400 to 500 jobs and will take the country a step further on the green pathway. The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) has secured a solid investment partnership with...

Guyana launches mass preparation approach to tackle Ebola

October 14, 2014
Guyana launches mass preparation approach to tackle Ebola GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana has a mass preparedness campaign on-stream as the Ebola virus continues to cause worldwide uproar. This is according to Dr Johanna Cole, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s (GPHC) internal medicine-infectious diseases consultant.

Guyana opposes widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture

October 13, 2014
Guyana opposes widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- Guyana’s minister of agriculture, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, says he opposes the widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture, saying this has serious implications for human health. Ramsammy, a physician and former health minister in Guyana, said the Caribbean Community...

World Bank to lend US$21 million to Guyana for education and flood control

October 13, 2014
World Bank to lend US$21 million to Guyana for education and flood control WASHINGTON, USA (GINA) -- Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh has signed two agreements with the World Bank that will support Guyana’s education and agriculture sectors with funding totalling US$21 million. The agreement signed in Washington last week by Singh with Sophie Sirtaine...

IDB and EU commit funds to improve electricity, water, sanitation services in Guyana

October 13, 2014
IDB and EU commit funds to improve electricity, water, sanitation services in Guyana WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union (EU) are supporting the efforts of the government of Guyana to improve the quality and delivery of reliable water supply and also to strengthen the reliability and efficiency of electricity service delivery.

Tribute to veteran broadcaster Rafiq Khan

October 13, 2014
Tribute to veteran broadcaster Rafiq Khan I learnt of Rafiq Khan’s passing with a profound sense of sadness. He and I were rivals when we managed radio stations that competed for audiences and advertising revenue in the 1970s in an era where television did not exist and radio was the only form of electronic communication.

Azerbaijan appoints first ambassador to Guyana

October 10, 2014
Azerbaijan appoints first ambassador to Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The oil and gas rich Republic of Azerbaijan's ambassador to Guyana, Elnur Sultanov, on Wednesday presented his credentials to President Donald Ramotar in Georgetown. Sultanov became Azerbaijan's first ambassador to Guyana.

Indian prime minister to visit Guyana and Suriname

October 7, 2014
Indian prime minister to visit Guyana and Suriname GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Guyana and Suriname early next year. Since Indira Gandhi's visit to Guyana in 1968, to seek support against Pakistan, no other Indian prime minister has visited Guyana. And it will be the first ever visit to Suriname.

Guyana foreign minister meets new Islamic organisation head

October 2, 2014
Guyana foreign minister meets new Islamic organisation head NEW YORK, USA -- Guyana's foreign minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birket, met last week with the new secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Amin Madani, on the sidelines of the United Nations 69th General Assembly. Guyana and Suriname, the only two Latin American and...

Alternative anti-money laundering measures being pursued by Guyana

October 2, 2014
Alternative anti-money laundering measures being pursued by Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana is in the process of putting in place alternative measures to address the technical deficiencies in its existing legal and financial legislative framework for assessment by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). This position was made clear during a face-to-face...

Guyana urges UN Assembly to focus on border issues

September 27, 2014
Guyana urges UN Assembly to focus on border issues NEW YORK, USA -- The most important precondition for development progress is peace, the president of Guyana told the annual United Nations Assembly debate, calling on the Organization to redouble its efforts to resolve border issues that fuel conflicts in parts of the world.

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