Category Archives: Guyana infrastructure

GUYANA: CDB approves US$112 million to upgrade road linking Linden to Maburi Hill

GUYANA: CDB loans US$112 million; the UK contributes £50 million (US$66 million) grant; Guyana contributes US$12Million

Demerara Waves Friday, 11 December 2020

The project is the first phase of a wider plan to develop a transportation corridor from Georgetown, the capital city, to Lethem on the southwest border; connecting the Port in Georgetown with northern Brazil.        Continue reading

Guyana: US$20M Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Marriott hotel to be built at CJIA

A conceptual design of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel to be built at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport

A conceptual design of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel for the Cheddi Jagan International Airport

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Developers are expected to break ground next February for a US$20 million Marriot-branded hotel within the confines of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) compound at Timehri and which plans to cater to airport and airline staff.

The six-storey Marriott Courtyard with 140 rooms and amenities is anticipated to be open by 2023 at the location that currently houses the Lotus Restaurant at the airport.

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Guyana lacks workforce to benefit from impending `explosive’ growth – Canadian High Commissioner

-hints at merger involving major Guyanese company

Lilian Chatterjee
Lilian Chatterjee

Outgoing Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee today said that Guyana lacks a skilled and sizeable labour force to benefit from the “explosive” oil-linked growth that is coming and she urged the country not to resist foreign investment but use its judgement on who to trust.

Speaking this afternoon at the launch of the Canada Guyana Chamber of Commerce at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Chatterjee said that in the end it all comes down to partnership.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Massive Hilton Hotel for McDoom; East Bank Demerara

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– Investors given ‘green light’ to start construction

A MEGA Hilton Hotel will soon tower over the community of McDoom on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD), where large businesses, particularly those related to the nascent oil-and-gas industry, have already started to ‘sprout.’      Continue reading

GUYANA: US$100M Radisson Blu Hotel coming to Giftland

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– Roy Beepat lauds ‘phenomenal’ business climate

OWNER of the Giftland Mall Roy Beepat on Friday announced that plans are afoot to build a 12-storey, 400-room, multibillion-dollar Radisson Blu Hotel next to the Giftland Mall.

The Radisson Blu is one of seven distinctive hotel brands under the US-headquartered Radisson Hotel Group, one of the largest and most dynamic hotel groups in the world, with over 1,100 hotels in destinations globally.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Guyanese want a new way of doing politics – By Geoffrey Da Silva

Letter: By Geoffrey Da Silva

Guyanese are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working. They want a new way of doing politics. In addition to regular, free, fair and transparent elections and freedom of expression, Guyanese want inclusive governance so that citizens, the press and the diaspora can participate in reviewing and implementing national policies, programs and plans.

In the 2011, 2015 and 2020 elections, many Guyanese changed the way they traditionally voted. It is estimated that at least 35,000 swing’ voters (equivalent to 5 seats in the National Assembly) cast their ballots, not primarily for party or ethnicity, but for politicians who they want to practice power with good character.          Continue reading

VIDEO: GUYANA : Various video clips of Guyana taken from Above – 2020 – Guyana Uncut

GUYANA FROM ABOVE 2020

This is a video of various parts of Guyana shot from above.

Released on October 15, 2019 by Guyana Uncut

GUYANA: Opening of Pegasus expansion delayed to May due to COVID-19

 – Badal confident of full occupancy by December next year

A view of the works on the two buildings
A view of the works on the two buildings

The  COVID-19 pandemic has deferred the opening of the US$100M Pegasus Hotel expansion projects from December of this year to May of 2021 but hotelier  Robert Badal is confident that the entity “will hold its own” and be the inspiration needed for local investors.

“I would say it has been delayed by about six months. Now we are scheduled to complete by May 2021 and I am optimistic that we will have full occupancy by December of next year,” he added.      Continue reading

GUYANA: FLOODING: Spring tide floods Parika – other coastal communities at risk

The main road leading from the Parika Ferry Stelling – Credit: Kevin Somwaru (Deopaul)

Oct 17, 2020  – Kaieteur News – Parika, on the Essequibo River, yesterday suffered flooding as the Spring tide caused water from the river to seep onto the roads, displacing several vendors and other businesspeople, with water inundating the central traffic junction of the area. Kaieteur News was told that persons living on the Parika beach area near the stelling saw their homes flooded.   Other areas are listed below.      Continue reading

HOUSING: Barbados developer eying housing investment in Guyana

Mark Maloney

Mark Maloney

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Barbados developer and the principal behind that country’s US$175 million revamped Hyatt Ziva Barbados Resort and The Village at Coverly Housing Project, Mark Maloney has expressed interest in housing investments in Guyana and last week met with President Irfaan Ali to discuss possible projects, sources say.

“He had discussions with the President”,  sources close to the government confirmed with the Stabroek News.  Maloney’s discussions with the president centred on “areas of housing and other sectors”.

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