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Daily Archives: November 4, 2015

Caribbean agricultural research gets boost through new agreement

The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Tuesday agreed to conduct research to help boost the quality of agricultural production and market foods. Guyana is a member of CARDI. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by CARDI’s Executive Director, Barton Clarke and CTA Director, Michael Hailu at the Barbados office ...

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Poor small business owners receive training, funding

Several poor persons, who possess rich small-business ideas ,were Thursday given an opportunity to realize their dreams through a GUY$10 million grant. Provided through the ‘Enhancing the Economic Livelihood of Poor in Guyana’ programme, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) handed out GUY$1 million each to 10 micro-entrepreneurs who impressed the donors with their business proposals. The grant recipients were ...

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CTA, IICA agree to create concrete agriculture linkages

Work on providing Caribbean peoples and businesses more nutritious foods and linking agriculture with tourism was Friday taken a step further with the inking of an agreement between the Technical Centre for Agricultural Cooperation and Rural Development (CTA) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA). Signed by IICA Director General, Dr. Victor Villalobos and CTA Director, Michael Hailu ...

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Guyanese pedestrians are the most troublesome – CARICOM Asst. SG

Assistant Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade bloc Dr. Douglas Slater has lamented the unhealthy idiosyncrasies of Guyanese pedestrians as Guyana moved to focus on alleviating road deaths. Speaking at the launch of Road Safety Month in Guyana, Slater remarked that he has travelled to many Caribbean countries, but the pedestrians are not quite like Guyana’s. “Guyanese pedestrians ...

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Ramjattan ditches Private Sector Commission’s call for extending opening hours of bars, night clubs: “It will not be done”

Guyana’s Public Security Minister, Khemrj Ramjattan Wednesday definitively ruled out the extension of the opening hours of bars and night clubs, less than one day after the Private Sector Commission (PSC) publicly appealed for him to do so. “It will not be done. It’s 2 O’clcok. I might very well bring it forward to 12 (midnight). Didn’t you hear today ...

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