July 24, 2021

World Bank approves US$6 Million in additional financing for COVID-19 response and vaccines in Guyana

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WASHINGTON, June 30, 2021 — The World Bank approved today US$6 million in additional financing for the Guyana COVID-19 Emergency Response Project to support affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and ensure effective vaccine deployment in Guyana. The project will also support general preparedness, resilience, and overall health system strengthening.   “An efficient and equitable rollout of COVID-19 vaccines […]

New Grant approved for Guyana’s Education Sector

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WASHINGTON, June 23, 2021 – The World Bank approved a US$6.7 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the Guyana Education Sector Program Project. The project aims to improve learning in nursery schools, increase technology use in primary schools, and improve functionality of the national education management information system.   “Guyana’s education sector has made progress […]

CARICOM announces Guyana Solar Challenge Winners

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Georgetown, Guyana: Solar Head of State, a non-profit that helps world leaders become green by installing solar panels on government buildings, has announced the winners of the Guyana Solar Challenge, a competition that invited young people from across the country to create innovative communication projects and educate their communities about the benefits of renewable energy. The ceremony […]

Caribbean Life’s Caribbean RoundUp

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Antigua Antigua and Barbuda recently hosted a two-day conference aimed at helping people with disabilities live independently, be included, and participate in their societies on an equal footing in the Eastern Caribbean. The conference, which was hosted by the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat, was addressed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne […]

Guyana launches mass drug administration campaign to intensify efforts to end Lymphatic Filariasis

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Georgetown, November 2019 (PAHO/WHO) – At-risk populations throughout Guyana will be treated for lymphatic filariasis (LF) over the next month in a bid to eliminate the disease as a public health problem. The Ministry of Public Health, Guyana, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched the Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign on 31 […]

Guyana and Suriname progress on requirements for Atlantic Seabob trawl fisheries

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Belize City, Friday, 30 August 2019 (CRFM)—The CRFM Continental Shelf Fisheries Working Group (CSWG) convened a meeting during 20-22 August in Georgetown, Guyana, to review the status and management of Atlantic Seabob (a commercially important shrimp) Fisheries of Guyana and Suriname. Both fisheries are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which means that they […]

Honduras, Cayman Islands, Belize and Guyana qualify for 2020 CUW17

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MIAMI, Florida – Honduras, Cayman Islands, Belize and Guyana have all punched tickets to the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship after finishing atop their respective groups in last week’s 2019 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship Qualifying. Matched with Saint Lucia, Bonaire and Anguilla in Group A, Honduras marched to a first-place finish with a 3W-0D-0L, 17GF-0GC record at […]

NAN’s Caribbean Business and Finance Report

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From News Americas Now News Americas, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Fri. Aug. 16, 2019: Here are the top business stories making news from the Caribbean for this week of Aug. 16, 2019: US Diaspora US-based businesses doing business in and with the Caribbean are finding out the hard way that several banks are not supporting business transactions in […]

CCJ affirms Guyana’s no confidence motion

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From The Caribbean Court of Justice  The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled on a trio of cases related to the motion of no confidence that was made in the National Assembly of Guyana on 21 December 2018. In the judgment delivered today, the CCJ declared that the motion of no confidence in the Government […]

Guyana, other Caribbean countries anti-corruption bodies want harmonised rules, legislation

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By Denis Chabrol From Demera Waves Guyana’s Integrity Commission has joined other members of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) in identifying the need for a harmonised system of rules and legislation to tackle corruption. In a communiqué at the end of its fifth annual meeting held from June 3 […]