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Daily Archives: November 2, 2015

Bodies of male, female found at Kingston foreshore

The bodies of two unidentified persons were Monday afternoon found at the Kingston foreshore, Georgetown in what appears to be a double suicide, according to police sources. The names of the man and woman were not immediately known as there were no forms of identification in their possession. Bottles containing substances were found near the bodies. There were no visible ...

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US company takes over North American Resources Limited

Ensurge, Inc. (Trading Symbol: ESGI) announced Monday that it has completed its acquisition of North American Resources Inc. Ltd. (“NARIL”). NARIL is a Guyana mining company that has been conducting gold exploration and mining for over twenty years. NARIL currently operates two cutterhead dredges on the Konawaruk river. Gold production for NARIL exceeded 1,600 ounces in 2014. In March of ...

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Paddy exports to Mexico will attract a 9 percent tariff

Guyana could soon be exporting paddy to Mexico but there would be a nine percent tariff on imports if businesses there decide to buy the grain, the Office of the Prime Minister said Monday. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said the Mexican Agriculture Minister Jose Calzada has now given the assurance that he would fast track arrangements to buy Guyana’s paddy.  ...

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American woman convicted for exporting towa-towas

A Guyana-born American woman was Monday convicted and fined for exporting finches (towa-towa) illegally. Chief Magistrate Ann Ann McLennan fined Ranjit Singh Takurdin GUY$75,000 after she pleaded guilty to the offence. The prosecution’s case is that on October 31, 2015 at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, East Bank Demerara she attempted to traffick the birds out of Guyana without ...

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Caricom rapped for doing little to develop agriculture

Caribbean farmers Monday knuckled the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) for doing little to get the regional agricultural industry off the ground, even as a Pacific – Caribbean Agro-Food forum seeks to build on small achievements so far. Addressing the opening session of the forum, President of the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN), Senator Norman Grant said Caricom failed to address the ...

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Guysuco urges workers not to strike again

The state-owned and operated Guyana Sugar Corporation has warned sugar workers that they could be in for a bleak Christmas if they down tools again to pressure management into holding pay talks. “If protest action continues, it could spell a grim Christmas for sugar workers and their families,” Guysuco said in a statement. The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union ...

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Other flours can aid fight against non-communicable diseases

Other flours- cassava, sweet potato and breadfruit- are increasingly being regarded as major weapons in the fight against diabetes and other non—communicable diseases, according to a top agricultural expert. International Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) Representative to Barbados, Ena Harvey said her organisation was pushing the use of high-fibre root crops in the Caribbean as part of a regional ...

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President Declares November 1 ‘Defence Force Day’

President and Commander-in-Chief- of the Armed Forces, Brigadier David Granger Sunday declared that November 1, this year and every year hereafter, will be observed throughout the nation as ‘Defence Force Day”. The President was at the time delivering message at a church service held in commemoration of the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) 50th anniversary at the National Cultural Centre. “The ...

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