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5 Reasons You Need to Visit Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is a lively sovereign Caribbean island nation that celebrated 40 years of independence in February 2019. It boasts beautiful crescent-shaped beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, and lush mountains, among other natural attractions. Beyond all the watersports on its lovely beaches, the island also offers recreational activities such as zip-lining, diving, horseback riding, and hiking along...

Everything You Need to Know about Guyana’s Indigenous Heritage Month

Guyana’s president, David Granger, opened the country’s inaugural Indigenous Heritage Month on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Read on for a look at the cultural history of Guyana, as well as the event itself, including its theme “Maintaining traditional practices while promoting a green economy.”   Indigenous Heritage Month Staged at the Sophia Exhibition Center, the...

What to Know about Guyana at the CONCACAF Nations League

The Guyana men's football team, also known as the Golden Jaguars, has yet to advance to the FIFA World Cup, the preeminent international football tournament. However, the team has played in two Caribbean Nations Cup tournaments as well as the 2019 Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup. The Golden...

COVID -19: Guyana Bankers Association encourages online, mobile banking

The Guyana Banker’s Association Inc. (GABI) has been closely monitoring the developments surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our highest priority at this time is the health and safety of employees, customers and communities. Our Members are focused on limiting the direct impact on employees and customers, while supporting efforts to limit the spread of…

Hurricane Dorian: What You Should Know and How You Can Help

As Guyana’s first indigenous bank with a strong focus on corporate social responsibility, GBTI is dedicated to helping make life better, not only for all Guyanese, but for the country’s friends and neighbors as well. This is why GBTI is proud to have committed $3 million in relief funding to the Bahamas, which is struggling…

What You Need to Think about Before Starting a Small Business

As Guyana’s leading bank, GBTI understands how important entrepreneurs and small businesses are to Guyana’s economic development and prosperity. But it isn’t always easy for prospective business owners to get started, particularly when it comes to securing financing. GBTI helps address this challenge through its Small Business Bureau, which supports emerging small businesses by offering…

4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Abu Dhabi This Winter

As fall begins and much of the world prepares to swap sunglasses for scarves, we take a look at the reasons why your winter travel plans should include a trip to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Summer in Winter Only the brave and foolhardy would visit Abu Dhabi during the peak summer months spanning…

Practical Ways to Pay Down Debt

From credit cards to student loans to mortgages, millions of people carry at least some debt. Despite all the education available on why debt can be a problem, many people continue to accumulate large bills at high interest with no plan for paying it off. Once a debt has been created, it can be hard…

Spotlight on the First Mathematics Olympiad at GBTI

At GBTI, we’re always sorry to see summer go. The good news is that September brings so much to look forward to! Not only are we commemorating Indigenous Heritage Month, a national event in Guyana since 1995, we’re also excited to be hosting our first ever Mathematics Olympiad in celebration of Education Month. Read on…

This Is How GBTI Supports Indigenous Communities in Guyana

Like many other organizations and individuals, GBTI welcomes Indigenous Heritage Month—celebrated in Guyana every September—as an important opportunity to honor and support Guyana’s Amerindian peoples, and to work towards greater equality between Guyana’s indigenous and non-indigenous populations. How does GBTI support indigenous communities? As Guyana’s first and largest indigenous bank, GBTI has a long history…