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Agriculture

FAO, Mexico to assist Caribbean countries with climate resilient agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the government of Mexico have established a fund to help fourteen Caribbean countries leverage additional financial support to make their agricultural systems more climate resilient: Fourteen countries from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have agreed to boost their resilience and …

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Energy
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Guyana switching over to LED street lamps

With the assistance of the government of Japan, street lighting in Guyana will be getting more energy efficient: In accordance with President David Granger’s push for a ‘Green Agenda’ for Guyana, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and its sister agencies have commenced works to ensure that the concept is realised. …

Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana. Image: Jameel Mohammed
Energy

Guyana Marriott to go solar-powered

The Swiss energy company meeco will be engineering a solar-power system for the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana: The Marriott Hotel Guyana in Georgetown will soon benefit from an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost-efficient energy supply, the mee co Group said in a statement. “The leading five-star hotel in Guyana has concluded an …

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Oil and gas

Case concerning oil company environmental permits goes before Guyana’s Court of Appeal

A court case concerning the issuance of environmental permits to companies engaged in oil exploration in Guyana’s waters went before the Guyana Court of Appeal earlier this week: The Court of Appeal on Tuesday began hearing arguments, though not yet substantive, on the High Court’s decision to throw out a …

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Climate Change

Guyana to improve water resources management, with funding from the Caribbean Development Bank

The Caribbean Development Bank recently announced that funding will be provided to the government of Guyana to upgrade Guyana’s water sector, including improving resilience against climate change: The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of USD1.3 million (mn) to assist in upgrading the …

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Oil and gas
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Caribbean oil discoveries trigger big offshore technology contracts

From Offshore Support Journal, and article about the ongoing developments in offshore oil exploration in the Caribbean: A string of deep-water discoveries in the Caribbean has triggered a torrent of activity in the offshore supply industry, as one nation after another invites the exploration industry to drill for hydrocarbons in …

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Agriculture
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Guyana develops new variety of rice

The Guyana Rice Development Board recently announced the development of a new high-yield variety of rice: Guyana says it has developed a new variety of rice that could result in the industry benefitting significantly in the future. Agriculture Minister Noel Holder has described the new paddy variety, “GRDB 15”, as …