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Daily Archives: October 11, 2013

Exporter charged with cocaine-in- star apples unearthed in Canada

A licensed exporter, who allegedly shipped a quantity of cocaine-laden fruits to Canada more than one year ago, was Friday arraigned on a charge of narco-trafficking. Charles Anderson of Enterprise, East Coast Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore. He is accused of shipping 20.56 kilogrammes of cocaine mostly in star apples ...

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Opposition joins govt in condemning Venezuela’s expulsion of seismic research ship

The main opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Friday joined government in condemning the Venezuelan Navy’s expulsion of a seismic research vessel from Guyanese waters on Thursday. “APNU condemns the Venezuelan actions and expresses its unqualified support for a strong response by the Government of Guyana to safeguard this country’s territorial integrity,” the opposition parliamentary coalition said in ...

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Fire devours Beepat’s bond

A raging fire at Ogle, East Coast Demerara was late Friday morning consuming M.Beepat and Sons bond. Fire fighters have arrived from various points of the city and the coast to battle the blaze. The cause is not immediately known. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said the fire was contained to the bond. But persons at the scene said a house ...

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Venezuelan navy arrests seismic research vessel in Guyanese concession

Venezuela’s navy Thursday afternoon seized and arrested a research vessel that was surveying for oil in the Roraima Block offshore Guyana, prompting Georgetown to immediately demand its release. “The Government of Guyana has expressed to the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela its grave concern about the incident involving the RV Teknik Perdana and has requested the immediate release ...

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Healthy Caribbean poultry industry needs key ingredients

GEORGETOWN, Guyana.- If the right and timely decisions has been taken and implemented and supported by local, regional and foreign investments the Caribbean can sustain and expand its own poultry industry rather than consume the chemically “pumped up” foreign birds. The ministers of Agriculture from Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana, respectively Hilson Baptiste and Leslie Ramsammy, made this observation Wednesday ...

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Suriname, Guyana can boost feed production and Caribbean poultry industry

GEORGETOWN – The Caribbean region can become self-sufficient regarding production of stock feed and in doing so lower costs for the poultry industry, making the sector not only more profitable but also more sustainable, the Agriculture ministers from Antigua and Barbuda, and Guyana say. Suriname which has the landmass for large scale production of soy and mais and also Guyana ...

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Photo-documentary of Chinese in Suriname to be launched

‘Beyond the Shopkeeper’s Counter; Images of Chinese Life in Suriname’ by photo journalists Ranu Abhelakh and Edward Troon will be launched on Wednesday 16 October 2013 at Riverside Shadien, the authors said in a statement. This volume containing over 280 photos of the lives of people of Chinese heritage in Suriname commemorates 160 years of Chinese settlement in Suriname. ‘Beyond ...

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Non-tariff barriers may dominate COTED meeting – Dr. Ramsammy

Guyana’s Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy says he believes the non-tariff barriers to trade in the Caribbean will dominate Friday’s meeting of CARICOM’s ministerial Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). COTED will be meeting to consider the recommendations from the week-long Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) held in Guyana. “There can be absolutely no doubt that meeting the non-tariff ...

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Edghill hurt in vehicular accident

Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill on Thursday confirmed that he was involved in a vehicular accident earlier in the day. “We are all grateful to be alive.  It was an unfortunate incident that could have been fatal, but we believe we experienced divine protection,” said Edghill, a Pentecostal Bishop. He did not give details about the accident but sources said ...

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Film competition launched to promote Caribbean foods

A region-wide youth competition has been launched to promote value-added foods with 10,000 euros in prizes up for grabs. The 2nd Caribbean Young Professionals Science and Agriculture Film and Video Competition was unveiled Thursday evening at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Georgetown, Guyana. The competition is open to teams of individuals – no more than four – between the ...

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