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Daily Archives: November 3, 2015

Body of woman found at Kingston foreshore identified

The body of the female, which was found on the Kingston foreshore, Georgetown, has been identified as 19-year old Kavita Ackloo of South Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said the young woman’s father identified her body. The body of the man, which was next to her, has not yet been identified. ...

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Rice farmers may be offered speedier payment system

Cash-strapped Guyanese rice farmers could eventually be given a new opportunity to refinance their operations rather than await payment from millers and exporters. The Curacao-headquartered Factor Plus is currently exploring the possibility of expanding its service beyond the Dutch-speaking Caribbean to other countries where farmers need urgent payments to continue their businesses. “We saw this as an opportunity to help ...

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Guysuco loses $$millions due to recent strike

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Tuesday said a recent three-day strike has cost the ailing entity GUY$38 million because unprocessed canes have deteriorated. Guysuco also said in a statement that as a result of the strike from October 25 to 27, 2015 it has suffered a delay in producing 6,000 tons of sugar which would have earned the corporation GUY$450 million. ...

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Second man charged with Senassie Lewis’ murder

A second man has been charged in connection with the execution-style gunning down of a man in Albouystown two months ago. Charged with the indictable offence of murder was Clive Forde. He is accused of murdering Senassie Lewis on September 4, 2015 near the Ghetto Flex Bar, James and Albouys Streets, Albouystown. The prosecution has asked that Forde and 21-year ...

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Alleged cocaine trafficker remains behind bars

A man, who had allegedly attempted to smuggle several kilogrammes of cocaine to the United States (US), was Tuesday refused bail and remanded to prison. Lincoln Johnson pleaded not guilty to the offence of being in possession of 4.160 kilogrammes of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri on October 23, 2015 for the purpose of trafficking. Johnson was ...

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Footballer on armed robbery charge

A 19-year old footballer was one of two persons charged with armed robbery and refused bail. Jermaine Scott pleaded not guilty to the charge during his arraignment before City Magistrate, Judy Latchman. Also pleaded not guilty to the charge was 18-year old Shemar Singh of 67 D’Urban Street, Georgetown. They were remanded to the Georgetown Prison until  November 12, 2015 ...

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Dominican Republic micro-finance bank eyes other Caribbean countries

A Dominican Republic micro-financing bank that targets small farmers is eyeing the rest of the Caribbean, a senior official of that financial institution said Tuesday. Products Coordinator for Banco ADOPEM, Mariano Frontera Martinez said Caribbean countries are attractive because of the need for small loans. “It’s possible that we will expand to the Caribbean. At least the BBVA Micro-Finance Foundation ...

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Sugar industry unions threaten more strike action

As a meeting between National Association of Agricultural and Commercial Industries Employees (NAACIE) and the head of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) concluded on Tuesday morning, the union warned that there might be protests in the coming weeks. NAACIE General Secretary Kenneth Joseph told reporters outside of GuySuCO’s Head Office in Ogle that the meeting did not include any talks ...

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Guyana’s agriculture sector to undergo “rapid scan”

Guyana’s agriculture sector is among several in the Caribbean being analysed to help improve the productiotn and marketing of highly nutritious food, according to a top official of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). Senior Programme Coordinator for Agricultural Policy and Value Chains at the CTA, Juan Cheaz Pelaez said the rapid scan would help policy-makers craft ...

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PPP yet to decide on its next presidential candidate

Former Presidential Advisor on Governance has affirmed that the People’s Progressive Party will win Guyana’s next General and Regional Elections, but the Party has not decided who will lead it into the next polls. Currently, Bharrat Jagdeo, a two term President serves as Opposition Leader and currently has the doors open for him to regain presidency. This is due to ...

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