Government of Guyana Seeks $4.8 Million to Aid Venezuelan Migrants

October 20, 2018

THE Government of Guyana is requesting GYD$4.8 million be added as supplementary provision in the 2018 budget, to help support Venezuelans who have fled social upheavals in their homeland and found refuge in Guyana.

In Financial paper No.3 2018, the Ministry of the Presidency – Defence and National Security, is requesting the said amount to provide relief supplies to Venezuelan migrants in Regions One (Barima-Waini), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Essequibo-Upper Takatu).

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Guyana sees export growth in rice, other commodities to Cuba

As part of the execution of the economic diplomacy thrust presently engaging the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Guyana is seeking to expand trade relations with Cuba in a move that has resulted in millions of dollars in exports to the Spanish speaking Caribbean island.

Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, His Excellency Halim Majeed, disclosed that the amount of rice exported in 2018, for instance, has more than quadrupled when compared to last year.

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‘The Caribbean region must work together to promote sustainable land management’ -Minister Harmon at PILSM 3

Georgetown, Guyana – (October 18, 2018) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, today, said it is imperative that every Caribbean state come together to work to overcome challenges and pilot solutions to address sustainable land management as it is one of the most important resources needed for the continuation of humanity and development.

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Foreign Minister Attends Bureau of ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge

Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge, recently represented the Co-operative Republic of Guyana in Brussels, Belgium at the Bureau of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)- European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly and the three Standing Committees: Committee on Political Affairs , Committee on Economic Development, Finance and Trade and Committee on Social Affairs and the Environment. 

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CARICOM Accredits First Norwegian Ambassador

October 17, 2018

CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday accredited the first Ambassador of Norway to CARICOM, Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday accredited the first Ambassador of Norway to CARICOM, noting that the appointment strengthens “already good” relations and signals a new chapter in a long- standing friendship with the Kingdom of Norway.

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More Guyanese Companies to Attend Cuba’s International Trade Fair (FIHAV)

October 12, 2018 

– Guyana continues to strengthen bilateral trade relations with Cuba

– more than ten local companies to attend with GO-invest

– more new companies onboard this year

– Cuba buying more lumber from Guyana 

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Statement by the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, in the "Nelson Mandela Peace Summit”

Mrs. President:

We are so happy and take comfort in the fact that the United Nations General Assembly is convening a peace summit, and that such summit has been named after Nelson Mandela.

Less than 30 years ago, beloved Madiba was a political prisoner in the apartheid jails, serving a life sentence as a result of his noble struggle for justice and equality among all men and women in South Africa, where a white minority was subjecting the black majority to the scorn of segregation.

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CUBAN DELEGATION TO GUYANA TRADE AND INVESTMENT EXPO (GUYTIE) HOLDS DISCUSSIONS WITH RORAIMA AIRWAYS OF GUYANA WITH RESPECT TO DIRECT FLIGHTS

September 24, 2018

The Cuban Delegation from Cuba, that visited Georgetown for the Guyana Trade and Investment Expo (GUYTIE), met on Wednesday last with officials of Roraima Airways during which a range of issues, including direct air transport between Havana and Georgetown and collaboration in tourism, were discussed and initiatives identified to move the process forward.

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CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY MEETING TO TAKE UP OUTSTANDING ISSUES

CARICOM-Heads

President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger will lead a delegation, including Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge, to the Ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in St. Michael Barbados, Wednesday 5 September.

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