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Daily Archives: October 26, 2016

Govt refutes PPP-Civic claims of reduced allocations to constitutional agencies

The David Granger-led administration on Wednesday heaped scorn on the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) for falsely peddling that funding has been cut to all the constitutional agencies to curtail their scrutiny of government’s programmes. “The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana rejects the baseless and false propaganda of the opposition PPP that the proposed financial allocations for constitutional ...

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Caribbean Week of Agriculture’s participation may be widened

The Caribbean Week of Agriculture, an annual forum of technical experts and farmers organisations, could soon become a marketplace for the private sector in the region’s quest to boost food production and reduce its annual food import and health care bills. Secretary General of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom), Irwin La Rocque on Wednesday issued the call in an address ...

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Guyanese manufacturing executive gives Caribbean lessons on improving agriculture

A top official of the Caribbean Community’s (Caricom) largest rum producer on Wednesday recommended a raft of steps to help improve the growth and competitiveness of the region’s agricultural sector and overall business innovation. Managing Director of Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), Komal Samaroo told the Caribbean Week of Agriculture’s (CWA) Alliance Meeting – Strategies for Attracting Investments into Agriculture that ...

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Student charged with cheque forgery

A 20-year-old student appeared in court on Wednesday for allegedly forging over GYD 1.2M in bank cheques. The first allegation against Deoharry Oodit is that on September 20, 2016, in Georgetown, he conspired with other persons to commit a felony. That is to say he forged a Republic Bank cheque of GYD$800,000, property of Naipaul Ramodar. The second charge read ...

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Mother accused of embezzling Country Pride’s money

A mother of four is now on GYD$40,000 bail after appearing in court for embezzling over GYD$2M from Country Pride. It is alleged that between January 1, 2015 and July 18, 2016 in Georgetown, Pauline Stewart embezzled $2,085,305 while employed as a clerk or servant at Country Pride. The money had allegedly been given to the accused to be passed ...

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High-powered rifle, 69 rounds of ammunition found in Linden house

An AK-47 assault rifle and 69 rounds of a variety of ammunition have been found in a house in Linden that is owned by overseas-based Guyanese, police said. The Guyana Police Force credited the “excellent and commendable actions of a dutiful citizen”in Linden who handed over the high-powered weapon and 15 rounds of ammunition to police. Also handed over to ...

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No shortage of coconuts, as Caribbean coconut water increases- CARDI boss

As the demand across the Caribbean grows for bottled coconut water, the Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Barton Clarke says the major challenge would be sufficient planting material. “The major constraint is going to be adequate amount of appropriate planting material given that we have to treat with three or four major international pests and ...

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Free trade taking toll on health of Caribbean school children

Caribbean health and education experts have lamented the impact of free trade on the consumption of certain foods and beverages that are badly affecting the health of the region’s children. Senior Medical Officer of Grenada’s Ministry of Health, Dr Francis Martin said the reality is that many Caribbean schools are cash-strapped and so they turn to sponsors to support sporting ...

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