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Daily Archives: November 20, 2013

Ghana intercepts ship from Guyana with cocaine

Ghana’s Western Naval Command on Tuesday arrested a foreign vessel carrying 21 bags of substances suspected to be cocaine, Ghanian news media reported on Tuesday. The vessel, “ATIYAH, George-Town”, according to a source, was travelling from Guyana arrested and was escorted by Ghana Naval Ship Yaa Asantewaa to the Sekondi Naval Base. The five men on board the ship together ...

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Record breaking year for rice production

The rice industry continues its outstanding performance, hitting an all time high this year, surpassing the fixed targets, as well as the 2012 figure by over 107,000 tonnes. Rice production for 2013 topped 529,384 tonnes exceeding the 422,057 tonnes produced in 2012, thereby increasing by 25.43 percent. According to figures provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, both crops for 2013 ...

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Guyana to open commercial representative office in Dubai

(EMIRATES 24/7).-Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry today pledged its support to the visiting Guyana President, Honorable Donald Rabindranauth Ramotar and his high-level delegation for setting up a Guinean commercial office representing the Caribbean region in Dubai. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, who received the Guyanese President at the Chamber premises, stated that this visit represents a turning ...

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Civil Defence Commission expands Volunteer Corps to Region Nine

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has expanded its Volunteer Corps (VC) to Region Nine – Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo- with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government Information Agency (GINA) said. On Wednesday November 13, 2013, the CDC VC Officially launched its Region 9 arm. The registered members comprising persons from North, South and Central Rupununi, were issued ...

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