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Guyana’s New Cabinet

May 24, 2015 | 11:56 pm | 0 Comment

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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 for Change parties, the coalition that ended 23 years of rule by the PPP/C party. Incoming President more...

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Guyana Swears In New President

May 18, 2015 | 10:25 pm | 0 Comment

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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 a coalition of the APNU (A Partnership for National Unity) and AFC (Alliance for Change) that more...

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Jimmy Carter Cuts Short Guyana Election Visit, Citing Health

May 10, 2015 | 9:43 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Former US President Jimmy Carter with Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Former United States President Jimmy Carter has cut short a visit to Guyana ahead of the country’s national elections set for Monday, citing a health issue. The 90-year-old Carter was leading a team of Carter Center electoral observers to the more...

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OAS Electoral Mission Arrives in Guyana

May 6, 2015 | 6:48 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Georgetown, Guyana By the Caribbean Journal A team of observers from the Organization of American States has arrived in Guyana ahead of the country’s planned general elections. The OAS team began its final deployment in Georgetown, the country’s capital, on Tuesday, ahead of the May 11 vote. The delegation is being led by former Foreign Minister of more...

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Guyana Sets Date for General Elections

January 21, 2015 | 5:07 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana will be choosing its next government on May 11, President Donald Ramotar announced in an address to the country. The announcement comes after Ramotar prorogued Parliament in November, a move he said came as he said he was “attempting to avoid further political conflict and was seeking more...

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Major Caribbean Energy Project Closer to Launching Construction

January 1, 2015 | 10:50 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the project By the Caribbean Journal staff A massive hydropower energy project is closer to becoming a reality, President Donald Ramotar said. The Amaila Falls Hydro Power project is set to “achieve financial close and commence construction” with months, Ramotar said this week. “The time for realizing this dream is long overdue,” more...

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Guyana Receives $7.5 Million Loan to Improve Sugar Sector

December 31, 2014 | 2:57 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Guyana is receiving a $7.5 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to improve the country’s sugar sector. The purpose of the loan is more specifically to enhance the capacity of the Guyana Sugar Corporation Incorporated to “produce and harvest sugar cane on selected estates,” according more...

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Guyana Marriott Pushes Back Opening Date to February 2015

November 17, 2014 | 6:03 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the Guyana Marriott By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana's first-ever Marriott hotel is delayed. The hotel, which had been planning a December 2014 opening, has pushed back its opening date to February 2015, according to the property's Web site. The Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown, which will be located in the country's capital, will more...

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LIAT Set to Increase Service to Guyana

October 22, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is expanding its service between Barbados and Guyana's Ogle International Airport. Beginning Dec. 1, 2014, LIAT will be adding three additional flights per week between Barbados and Ogle, for a total of 10 flights per week. LIAT said it would be sending a road show to the South American country to promote more...

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New Guyana Marriott Targeting December 2014 Opening

August 19, 2014 | 1:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the Guyana Marriott By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott is planning to open its first-ever Guyana property in December 2014, according to the company's Web site. The hotel, which will be located in Georgetown, will have a business focus. The nine-floor, 192-room property will also have seven meeting rooms. The property had more...

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