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  • Photo of CARICOM emphasises creation of business opportunities at SELA meeting

    CARICOM emphasises creation of business opportunities at SELA meeting

    The creation of increased opportunities for businesses in the region is a key goal of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as its representatives engage with its Latin American counterparts in Georgetown, Guyana. A meeting of representatives of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) got underway on Wednesday morning at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, with the aim of addressing the…

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  • Photo of Guyana gets greenlight to award Caribbean Vocational Qualifications

    Guyana gets greenlight to award Caribbean Vocational Qualifications

    Guyana has been given the green light to award the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications or CVQs, as they are commonly called, in Technical Vocation Education Training (TVET). Deputy Chief Education Officer (Technical,) Ministry of Education, Patrick Chinedu Onwuzirike, in a recent interview, told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that the country received the go-ahead from the Caribbean Association of National Training…

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  • Photo of Guyana can be justly proud of achievement, progress – CARICOM SG

    Guyana can be justly proud of achievement, progress – CARICOM SG

    As Guyana prepares to celebrate its Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Independence on Thursday 26 May, 2016, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said that the country could be “justly proud of its achievements and progress over the five decades of Independence.” In a congratulatory message to President of Guyana, His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, the Secretary-General pointed…

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  • Photo of CDB launches US$30.9M sea, river defence project in Guyana

    CDB launches US$30.9M sea, river defence project in Guyana

    In Guyana, over 90% of the country’s population lives along the coastal area, much of which lies below sea level. As such, the country faces significant risk of flooding, and the construction and rehabilitation of drainage, irrigation and sea defense systems is a priority for the Government. On Wednesday April 13, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of…

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  • Photo of CARIFORUM meeting to address serious concerns of Guyana, the region- Foreign Affairs Minister

    CARIFORUM meeting to address serious concerns of Guyana, the region- Foreign Affairs Minister

    Georgetown, GINA, March 16, 2016 Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge indicated that the 23rd Council of Ministers of CARIFORUM meeting will discuss a number of items that are of special interest to Guyana. The meeting opens on Thursday, March 17 at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown. While Guyana is hosting the meeting, it would be Chaired by the Republic of Haiti.…

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  • Photo of Customs Officers get training – under CARIFORUM–EU agreement

    Customs Officers get training – under CARIFORUM–EU agreement

    Several local customs officers, as well as stakeholders in the public and private sector benefitted from a customs and trade facilitation capacity workshop, conducted today at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA.) The workshop, held in the agency’s Training Room, at Camp Street, forms part of a slew of capacity building initiatives being implemented across the region, under the Caribbean Forum…

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  • Photo of Guyana to get regional help to meet global civil aviation standards

    Guyana to get regional help to meet global civil aviation standards

    Guyana is among several Caribbean countries expected to receive assistance from the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS) to help reach a year-end deadline set by the global aviation watchdog agency to meet certain conditions. Speaking with Demerara Waves Online News following the opening of the 17th CASSOS Board meeting at the Marriot Hotel, CASSOS Chairman Nari-Williams Singh…

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  • Photo of Guyana to clear arrears to CARICOM Competition Commission

    Guyana to clear arrears to CARICOM Competition Commission

    Guyana will be spending $60M from the 2016 National Budget to clear a part of arrears owing and accrued over the past five years to the CARICOM Competition Commission. This was revealed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge during a review of the estimates for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Committee of Supply, the Government Information Agency (GINA)…

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  • Photo of President Granger meets CARDI officials

    President Granger meets CARDI officials

    President David Granger, in his capacity asCARICOM‘s Lead Head of Government with responsibility for Agriculture, on Thursday, met officials from the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) to discuss his vision for Caribbean agriculture. CARDI’s Executive Director, Mr. Barton Clarke, Technical Services Manager, Mr. Francis Asiedu and Guyana’s Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Noel Holder, attended the meeting which was held at…

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  • National Company Registries Going Online

    Company registries within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) are set to go online this year. This development is due to an ongoing project funded by the 10th European Development Fund to create an online regional registry of companies. This will serve as a central repository of information on companies and other legal entities established in the CSME. This…

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