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Daily Archives: October 12, 2013

Guyana pursuing new agri-financing methods

Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy says Guyana is working with the regional institutions to open new avenues of financing for farmers. Agriculture financing was a common thread throughout the just-concluded Caribbean Week of Agriculture held here in Guyana. “We have been working assiduously in Guyana and outside Guyana because one of the problems farmers have in accessing loans like any ...

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Guyana and Venezuela Foreign Ministers to meet over border spat

The foreign Ministers of Guyana and Venezuela are to meet next week in an effiort to resolve their latest territorial spat following the arrest of a seismic research vessel. “The Ministers agreed that dialogue was essential in an effort to find a peaceful solution to this matter as well as in preserving the relations which had developed between the two ...

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Guyana, Bulgaria sign debt write-off agreement

Minister of Finance, Dr Ashni Singh on Saturday signed a bilateral debt relief agreement to cancel just over US$2.9M of Guyana’s debt owed to Bulgaria. The agreement will be effective from December 31, 2012. A balance of approximately US$322,578 would be rescheduled and repaid over a three year period. “The funds saved under this agreement will be used to assist ...

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Suriname to host next Caribbean Week of Agriculture

GEORGETOWN – Suriname has offered to host the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) officials at the just concluded 12th edition of the event disclosed Friday evening at the end of the 45th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) here in Georgetown. “I have put forward that Suriname would be proud to host the next ...

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Two charged in connection with marijuana seizure

Two men charged in connection with a huge marijuana seizure near a city hotel are expected to be return to court on Monday for a status hearing. They are dredge owner, Marlon King and mechanic, Carlton Fawsett who were arraigned on Friday on charges of being in possession of a narcotic for the purpose of trafficking. Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ...

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Caricom working to avert likely US fish ban

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is working to avert a United States ban on a number of fish species that an American non-governmental organisation says is endangered due to overfishing, officials said at the weekend. Chairman of the just concluded agriculture ministerial meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development, Roland Bhola said the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) ...

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No lag in implementing Jagdeo Initiative – Agri Ministers

Regional ministers say there has been no lag in the implementation of the Jagdeo Initiative on Agriculture conceptualised in 2003 even as they acknowledge that they should be further along with the plan. The remarks came at a news conference on Friday which marked the end of Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2013 in Georgetown, Guyana. The Jagdeo Initiative named ...

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Tremor rattles Guyana

A tremor rattled Guyana at approximately 10:12 PM (local time) around the same time a quake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale shook north-eastern Venezuela. There were no immediate reports of damage. Persons in Georgetown as well as far away as Corriverton, Berbice, Linden, Bartica, Mahdia and the North West District felt the earth shiver. Around the same time, the ...

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Caricom’s agri ministers endorse Common Fisheries Policy

CARICOM’s ministerial Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has endorsed the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the ministers are hoping it takes effect sometime in 2014. COTED met on Friday to consider the recommendations out of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture which ended earlier in the day in Guyana. “The Ministers of Agriculture and COTED endorsed the Common Fisheries ...

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Venezuela says research ship was not in Guyanese waters

(BBC).-Venezuelan on Friday demanded an official explanation from Guyana about the presence of seismic research vessel in Atlantic Ocean waters that both countries claim as theirs, the BBC reported. Caracas made known its position shortly after Guyana issued a statement condemning the Thursday afternoon arrest of the vessel “Teknik Perdana”. Venezuela demanded an official explanation from the Guyanese authorities. “Venezuela ...

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