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Daily Archives: October 4, 2013

Region not putting enough into agri research – Dr. Ramsammy

Guyana’s Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy has lamented the Caribbean’s almost non-existent investment in agriculture research saying it is a critical pillar in the thrust to meet key developmental goals. His call came at the opening of a two-day media workshop on Friday which marked the start of activities for the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Georgetown. Dr. Ramsammy ...

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Media critical to Caribbean’s agri research and development

[CWA 2013, Georgetown, Guyana, 4 October 2013] –The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) has recommitted to agricultural and rural development for food and nutrition security and to increase prosperity in the Caribbean. Addressing media practitioners at the opening of a Workshop on Inclusive Evidence-Based Coverage of Agriculture and Rural Development, at the 12th Caribbean Week of Agriculture, ...

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Barbados, Guyana to craft immigration protocol

Guyana and Barbados on Friday agreed to craft a protocol to handle immigration concerns, even as the two countries pointed out that fewer Guyanese are being barred from entering that Caribbean island. The announcement was made by Guyana’s Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and her Barbados counterpart Maxine Mc Lean at the close of the 2nd session of the Joint Commission. ...

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CCJ rules in favour of Jamaica’s Shanique Myrie

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday ruled in favour of Jamaican Shanique Myrie in her case against the Barbadian government and awarded her damages to the tune of BDS$75,000. A release from the court said it found that Myrie had been wrongfully denied entry into Barbados, subjected to a humiliating cavity search and unlawfully detained overnight in a ...

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US embassy conducts medical outreach in Ituni-Kwakwani

GEORGETOWN – The Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Linden Care Foundation, conducted a Medical Outreach and humanitarian donation in Ituni and Kwakwani, Region 10, the American embassy said Thursday. The participation of outstanding volunteers at both medical facilities — the Linden Care Foundation and the Georgetown East Medical team led by Dr. ...

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Youth on gun, ammo charge

A 19-year old man, who allegedly claimed that he had found a 9 MM rifle and bullets in a backdam and he was going to sell them, was charged with illegal possession. Dexter Hopkinson pleaded not guilty to the charges of being in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition without being the holder of a license. Hopkinson pleaded not ...

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Chilean cash for rural small business development

Chilean funding is being made available to help finance the development of small businesses in countryside areas, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Irfan Ali announced on Thursday. “The objective of the project is to enhance the livelihood or rural entrepreneurs,” he said. Ali explained that under the project, 10 rural Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will received grants of ...

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Brumell poised to be confirmed as Police Commissioner

Acting Police Commissioner, Leroy Brumell looks set to be confirmed as the country’s top cop because Opposition Leader, David Granger has not opposed his nomination, Granger’s office said Thursday. “The Opposition Leader did not express any opposition to the confirmation of Mr. Brumell,” Granger’s office said in a brief statement. Constitutionally, the President is empowered to appoint a Police Commissioner ...

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