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Monthly Archives: November 2015

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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Suspected cocaine mule arrested

A 46-year old Guyanese man was Saturday arrested at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport allegedly with several kilogrammes of cocaine in his possession, a senior official of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. A senior anti-drug agent said four kilogrammes of cocaine were found in false walls of the man’s suitcase, shortly before he was about to board a flight ...

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Head of UG Law Department injured in road accident

The Head of the University of Guyana’s (UG) Law Department, Sheldon Mc Donald was injured in a vehicular accident Friday night, according to well-placed sources. The incident occurred inside Success Village, East Coast Demerara. Mc Donald, a Jamaican who once worked at the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretariat, sustained injuries to chest and other parts of his body. He was admitted ...

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US help to be sought in finding smuggler of gold stolen in Curacao

The recently elected Guyana government has confirmed that the 70 bars of gold stolen off a Guyana-registered vessel originated from this country, and wants the United States (US) to help find the smuggler, Governance Minister, Raphael Trotman said. “I don’t think that there is any doubt that the gold came from Guyana,” he said. “So when we were dealing in ...

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Boutique owner shot, robbed

The owner of a city boutique was shot and injured early Saturday night during a robbery shortly after he left his business premises in Kitty, Georgetown. Carl Inniss, the proprietor of Street Styles Boutique, was shot to his right leg and lashed to his face by th bandits. The incident occurred at about 7 PM in the vicinity of Barr ...

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