South African company to set up refinery in Guyana – Min. Greenidge

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has concluded talks with a South African company to set up a refinery here for gold and precious metals. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge made the disclosure while updating the media recently on the successes his ministry has had over the past three years. The company is presently awaiting […]

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Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister to visit Guyana for bilateral talks

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley, is scheduled to be in Guyana on Wednesday and Thursday to sign a crucial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Energy and engage in bilateral talks with the Government. This was confirmed today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ministry said that during the visit, Prime […]

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Guyana partners with Austria to enhance health care system

The Government of Guyana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Austria’s Ministry for Transport, Innovation, and Technology for enhancement of local healthcare facilities. At the official signing this morning, Minister of Health, Volda Lawrence said the MOU is the beginning of a process which will result in enhanced health care facilities for Guyanese. […]

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Five days after calling for protection from Trinidad, GCCI now “welcomes” partnership with “CARICOM sister”

Six days ago, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) called on the Government to offer some level of protection for its 220 members against a possible infiltration of petroleum businesses from Trinidad and Tobago. The Chamber’s “fear” was ignited by utterances from Trinidad’s Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley. The official had said that […]

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We will not halt signing of Energy MoU with Trinidad and Tobago-Greenidge

Irrespective of calls by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), the Government will not put a halt on the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on energy with Trinidad and Tobago. This was confirmed today with Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge. The politician said that this would be an unchanging position even […]

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Chinese investors not taking eyes off of Guyana’s forest–Go-Invest CEO

Almost every international investor eyeing Guyana’s booming business environment wants to be part of the oil and gas bonanza. But not China says Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Office of Investment (Go-Invest), Owen Verwey. Based on the applications received,  Verwey says that China’s interest remains with the forestry sector. He noted that there has […]

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Be open to Chinese Investors, but filter the bad from the good– Ambassador Bayney Karran

Caution is exactly what Guyana needs to exercise when dealing with Chinese investors. Anything else would likely leave the country exposed to the abuses it experienced at the hands of past investors like BaiShanLin Forest Development Inc. This point was recently noted by Guyana’s Ambassador to China, Bayney Karran. According to the envoy, there must be balance […]

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TT pulls plug on loss-making national oil company

As Guyana flirts with the notion of creating a National Oil Company (NOC), its CARICOM sister, Trinidad and Tobago is desperately eager to make an exit out of the oil refining market. It was on Tuesday that Petrotrin Board of Directors met with its employee representative unions and the Company’s management to announce plans to […]

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President Granger held “successful” meeting with delegation from US Congress

President David Granger, this morning, met with a visiting delegation comprising Congressmen and other officials from the United States of America at the Ministry of the Presidency, where a number of issues were discussed and areas of cooperation were explored. According to a statement released by the government, the team, which was headed by Republican […]

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