Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I., May 7, 2019 — Caribbean Airlines and The University of Guyana announces that Caribbean Airlines is the Principal Airline Partner for the Diaspora and Entrepreneur Conference being put on by the University of Guyana from July 21 to 25,2019.

In making the announcement the airline’s CEO Garvin Medera stated: “Caribbean Airlines is about connecting the Caribbean and this goes beyond the thousands of people we transport daily. It extends into the communities we serve, and the Diaspora is one of the most important. We are happy to support this conference which will see aspiring and established entrepreneurs from the Diaspora meet in Guyana from July 21 to 25 to collaborate and innovate, which is critical to the development of our entire Caribbean region”.

On commenting on the partnership, Prof. Ivelaw Griffith, Vice Chancellor of The University of Guyana said: “Our partnership with Caribbean Airlines will help Diaspora members to participate in this important Diaspora and Entrepreneurship conference when they take advantage of the special fare being offered for conference travel”. He further stated, “This conference will facilitate dialogue and spark innovative collaborations and discussions, as we engage with the Diaspora. As an authentic Caribbean air carrier with strong links to the Diaspora, Caribbean Airlines is a natural partner for the University of Guyana”.

Caribbean Airlines will provide special concessions to customers who register through the conference website [ ] for the conference.

The airline operates a minimum of 6 daily flights to and from Guyana, including nonstop service to JFK International, New York and direct service to other North American and Caribbean destinations.

  About Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines is an authentic Caribbean airline which provides a genuine Caribbean experience on all its services. The airline’s professional teams offer the warmth of the islands both on and off the aircraft. Caribbean Airlines operates more than 600 weekly flights to 20 destinations in the Caribbean and North and South America. The airline’s fleet is comprised of Boeing 737-800 and ATR72-600 aircraft. Jointly owned by the people of Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica, headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago, and with an operational base in Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines employs more than 1600 people. The airline is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is recognized as an IATA Operational Safety Audit qualified airline. It is a certified FAA repair station as per regulation 145.

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About The University of Guyana

With a current enrollment of some 8,000 students, The University of Guyana (UG) has graduated more than 20,000 students who have gone on to successful careers locally, regionally and internationally. The University is also a major contributor to the national economy and to business and industry. Established in 1963 on a part-time basis with shared space at Queens College, UG moved to its own campus at Turkeyen in 1970 and expanded in 2000 with the addition of the Tain Campus. It now offers more than 120 Under-graduate and Post-graduate Programmes including the Natural Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Urban Planning and Management, Tourism Studies, Education, Creative Arts, Economics, Law, Medicine, Optometry and Nursing. Several online programmes are available and The UG also offers extra-mural classes at four locations through its Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE). The UG also offers the opportunity for student engagement in debating, sports, and cultural, religious and professional activities.

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About the Diaspora and Entrepreneur Conference

The 2019 theme, “CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND INNOVATION: Engaging the Diaspora for an Enhanced Caribbean Competitive Landscape” will touch on many timely issues including best practices in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, economic growth, diversity and inclusion and the role of the Diaspora. For more information on the conference, visit

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