Guyana, Cuba moving to strengthen trade, economic ties

– rice exports, direct flights on the horizon

Guyana is one of several Caribbean countries seeking to strengthen trade and economic ties with Cuba in the wake of indications that the country is in the throes of liberalization.

Information reaching this newspaper points to recent high levels of traffic between Georgetown and Havana involving a number of local businessmen and private sector officials and a source has told Stabroek Business that in some instances Guyanese and Cuban officials could be on the verge of reaching agreement.

Earlier this week, Chief Executive Officer of the Berbice-based Nand Persaud and Company confirmed that officials had visited Cuba and progress has been made towards the commencement of shipping of consignments of rice to Havana. Another informed source told this newspaper that Nand Persaud and Company had a substantive agreement with the Cuban state-run company ALIMPORT for the export of Guyana rice to Cuba for the first time in about 40 years.

The source says that the first shipment under the agreement, for …to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In

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