Tag Archives: Caribbean

Guyana pays all arrears to Regional Security System

Guyana has paid up all of its dues to the Caribbean’s Regional Security System (RSS) totalling more than GY$300 million, Foreign Minister Hugh Todd said Tuesday during the National Assembly’s consideration of financial papers. Shadow Foreign Minister Amanza Walton-Desir asked the minister to explain why the House needed to approve the “very large” supplemental funding of GY$382,418,300 million to which ...

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Caribbean economist urges governments to reduce air fares

Director of Economics at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Justin Ram has slammed regional governments for the high cost of air travel and he has called on them to slash the taxes and rake in more value-added and income taxes. “What I’m saying to governments—and I go all over the Caribbean—I say to governments: ‘stop being so myopic, reduce taxes ...

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‘Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week’ part of measures to curb Zika virus

Prime Minister of Belize and Chairman of the Conference of the CARICOM Heads of Government Dean Barrow on Wednesday announced a series of actions that CARICOM Member States will take to confront the Zika virus that is affecting the Region. The course of action includes continuous public education, implementation of measures at ports of entry, health facilities, schools, private enterprises ...

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President receives book on history of cricket in Guyana from Hand-in-Hand

President David Granger Wednesday received a copy of a book that chronicles the history of cricket in Guyana from members of the Board of Directors of the Hand-in-Hand Group of Companies, during a meeting at the Ministry of the Presidency. The book is a legacy project undertaken by the company to commemorate of its 150th anniversary. Renowned Caribbean writer, Mr. Ian ...

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