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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Caribbean to get food safety assistance from Europe

Guyana is among several Caribbean countries whose food safety and animal and plant health measures will be improved to help them take advantage of the European Union (EU) market, an official here said Monday. Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said an agreement for the 11 million Euro project would be signed between the Inter American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture ...

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Large rice farmers still have to buy expensive fertilizer- Ramsammy

Small rice farmers stand to benefit the most from cheaper fertilizer being supplied by Venezuela under the PetroCaribe agreement but large farmers would have to buy some of the material, Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said on Monday. “The small farmer will benefit the most because they will meet close to a hundred percent of their needs whereas as you ...

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Prominent Berbice doctor dies in crash

Well-known Berbice doctor, Physul Sattaur, was killed when the car he was driving slammed into a truck on the Number 19 Public Road, Berbice. Sattaur,70, had earlier Sunday evening left a cricket match at the Albion Sports Club Ground for his home at Coburg Street, New Amsterdam. The Polish-trained doctor was extracted from his mangled car and rushed to the ...

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Venezuelan of Guyanese parentage kidnapped, killed

A Venezuelan youth born to Guyanese parents was kidnapped and shot dead after efforts to provide a hefty ransom failed, his mother said Sunday. Farida Mohammed said her 19-year old son, Jonathan Nur Mohammed, was snatched last Sunday (September 22) by five Venezuelans while he was in the company of his now grieving girlfriend. The incident occurred at Restaurante 7 ...

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Lawyers slam Attorney General over criminal support remarks

Associations representing Guyanese lawyers have taken strong objection to Attorney General, Anil Nandlall’s accusation that they are among several civil society and political organisations that are tacitly support for criminals. At the centre of the controversy are his comments that suggested that Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes, who is Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), might not violated legal ethics by ...

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Gun attack on Essequibo couple was a “hit”

The gunning down of an n Essequibo businesswoman and serious injury to her husband appeared to have been a “hit” rather than a robbery, according to investigators. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud confirmed that no one was robbed during the late night shooting death of Shelly Basir-Lall. Her husband ,Raymond Lall, was discharged from a private hospital Sunday. He sustained ...

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APNU denies involvement in school protests

The APNU has denied any involvement in a number of protests which occurred recently at several schools across the country. Protests have been held at schools at Port Kaituma, Parika-Salem, Mahdia and in the city. Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon last week said the protests were associated with the APNU. At least one APNU MP was reportedly on the scene ...

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Businesswoman shot dead, husband injured

An Essequibo businesswoman was Saturday night shot dead and her husband injured while they were hanging out a city nightspot, relatives said. Dead is Shelly Basir-Lall, said to be in her mid 30s. Her husband, Raymond Lall,  and one of his employees were  up to Sunday morning patients at private city hospitals. The incident occured at Mambo’s Bar,  Barr and ...

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Stern action against school lock-outs

The Ministry of Education on Saturday said police would be called in to open school gates if they are locked by protesters and parents would be prosecuted for keeping their children away from school. “The Ministry of Education is working with the Guyana Police Force to ensure that any school compound that is locked will be opened immediately and those ...

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