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Tourism & Culture November 30, 2016

Discover a ‘lost world’ in South America

Emerging as a unique eco-tourism destination with exceptional pristine rainforests, undisturbed ecosystems, exotic flora & fauna, and a vibrant culture and people, Guyana is capturing the hearts...

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Others October 26, 2016

Caricom’s “new horizon for agricultural development”

Measures being drawn up to create a more diversified and climate-resilient agricultural sector in Guyana include shifting its agricultural focus inland, a greater variety of produce, and further investment...

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Others September 30, 2016

Guyana budgets on better education

Guyana ranks among the world’s top proportional spenders on education and is investing in key areas to ensure it spurs long-term benefits for the country’s socioeconomic development.

 

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Others August 31, 2016

Guyana sets global green example

Guyana’s President David Granger has made it his mission to set out a green development strategy for the ‘land of many waters’ and make it a global example of a green economy. 

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Others July 28, 2016

Guyana promotes a ‘new horizon for business’ and regional integration

The 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) saw the 15 member states reaffirm their commitment to regional integration and work for the...

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Finance June 22, 2016

Program of reforms targets economic diversification

Guyana’s new government is introducing a broad program of economic diversification in order to add value, move away from its primary commodities and avoid over-reliance on its massive oil discovery...

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Finance June 17, 2016

Economic turnaround expected for 2016

The Ministry of Finance and the World Bank predict real GDP growth to fluctuate within the range of 3 to 5% between 2015-2018

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Energy June 14, 2016

Guyana aims to avoid turning its oil windfall into an economic or environmental blowout

Being a relative latecomer to the oil party means Guyana can learn from past mistakes made by more established producers, such as falling into the ‘Dutch Disease’ trap or failing to take...

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Others June 10, 2016

Government calls for the diaspora to play a greater role in development

The President aims to tap into the Guyanese diaspora as he drafts exciting new domestic projects to attract Guyanese back home while curbing the domestic “brain drain”. Meanwhile, the Guyanese...

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Others June 06, 2016

Obama: “The US and Guyana share a strong friendship enhanced by deep cultural and historic ties”

The United States is Guyana’s largest investor with the largest share of its exports, proving that the deep-rooted, cultural and historical ties between the two countries are a solid foundation...

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Others May 30, 2016

Multiracial coalition ushers in new era with first change of government in 23 years

Guyana has plenty to celebrate. After 23 years of rule by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), David Arthur Granger was elected President in May 2015 under a coalition representing the two main...

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Others May 23, 2016

Jubilee year presents a golden opportunity for change and inclusion

This year is one of commemoration and celebration for Guyana as it celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence from the UK on May 26, 2016, which comes hot on the heels of last year’s historic...

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Others April 07, 2016

Guyana embarks on economic turnaround and diversification

While the rest of the continent is expected to show sluggish growth in the coming years, the Guyanese economy is set to build on its 3% growth in 2015 and feature among the top-five performers in Latin...