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The Board of Directors of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI) announces the appointment of James Foster as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ag. Mr. Foster will assume responsibilities carried out by Mr. Richard Isava, Managing Director of Guyana Americas Merchant Bank Inc. since January 2018 under the title, Executive Director.

Mr. Isava, continues to serve as a Director of the Board of GBTI. Mr. Foster, a Guyanese, brings extensive experience in banking in the USA, the Caribbean and Canada. This covers private, retail, corporate banking and successful mergers as well as mortgage insurance and his seminal involvement in projects in many of the major world…

From Fashion to Food: How to Make the Most of a Trip to Milan

Milan has long held a position as a major fashion and design capital, with a rich history that stretches back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. If you’re a world traveler, here is what to see and do next time you’re in the city. Fashion and Design Today, many of the world’s leading Italian…

5 Attractions in Spain You Absolutely Have to Visit

According to the World Tourism Organization, Spain was the second most popular country for tourism in 2018, with 81.8 million visitors. The country is a favorite among European travelers, especially those from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, who spend summer vacations in Costa del Sol or on the Balearic Islands. These regions are…

Adding Value – A Look at the Future of Rice in Guyana

As the largest lender to Guyana’s agricultural industry and a strong supporter of the rice sector, GBTI is excited by the many opportunities that the future holds for Guyanese rice farmers and producers. Perhaps the most promising of these opportunities is the development of value-added rice products. This was the focus of a recent forum…

How to Stay on Budget with GBTI’s Quick Cash Christmas Promotion

There’s no denying that the Christmas season can put serious pressure on budgets. Between gift-giving, hosting meals and other events, and participating in fun activities with friends and family, there’s often a lot of money flying out of your wallet at this time of year. But remember, the holidays should be about appreciating and spending…

What You Need to Know about Guyana’s Last 2 CONCACAF Nations League Games

The Guyana men’s senior national football team, known as the Golden Jaguars, reached the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup in 2019 for the first time in its history. Since then, the Golden Jaguars have been attempting to build upon that impressive feat with strong performances in the recently…

How to Stay Safe at the ATM

Debit and credit cards have outpaced the use of cash in recent years, but there are plenty of instances where cash is needed, of course. ATMs are easy to find, and withdrawing cash from an automated teller machine (ATM) is one of the fastest ways to access cash. Although accessing cash via an ATM is…

How to Book An Unforgettable Holiday Cruise

For many, the holiday season is the perfect time to get together with family and friends, share holiday meals, and exchange gifts. However, for those who want to experience something a little different this season, a cruise vacation might be the perfect solution. Instead of battling crowds at the stores and celebrating the same way…

5 of the Best Central America Cruise Excursions

A subcontinent of North America, Central America is comprised of seven countries that border the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. The region offers an abundance of popular tourist destinations, many of which can be accessed via its 28 cruise ports. Costa Rica and Panama lead the Central American countries in the number of cruise ports…

From the Nile to the Amazon: 6 of the Best River Cruises in the World

Caribbean and Mediterranean cruises are probably more well known, but river cruises have steadily increased in popularity over the last decade. These cruises take travelers right into the heart of picturesque cities and natural areas of stunning beauty. Because the ships used for river cruises are smaller than the typical ocean cruise ship, the atmosphere…