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CDB funds food traceability system in Guyana to boost exports

November 20, 2023 – BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: To further its mission to promote sustainable agriculture and enhance food production, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of USD280,906 to implement a food traceability system in Guyana designed to boost the export of leafy greens and pineapples. The pilot will lay the foundation for a traceability system throughout the agro-food ...

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Vendors outside Muneshwer’s may have to remove by Jan 15- City Mayor

Georgetown Mayor Alfred Mentore on Monday told vendors, who ply their trade outside Muneshwer’s Store on Water and Commerce Streets that he was negotiating for them to remain there until January 15. “Ideally, from what I’ve gotten and from the discussions I’ve had, I’m pretty sure that you vendors will be able to remain there at least to January the ...

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Drought major reason for spike in ‘greens’ prices

President Irfaan Ali on Monday said sharp increase in fruits and vegetables was due to the prolonged drought that has damaged and destroyed produce, prompting government to attempt the cushion the impact of the dry season by providing fertiliser to farmers and cash grants to thousands of Guyanese. “Our famers are faced with a prolonged dry season- drought conditions. Yield ...

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President woos Guyanese private sector, European trade mission to do business

President Irfaan Ali on Monday urged Guyana’s private sector to take advantage of business opportunities with European companies that are participating in the European Union’s (EU) first ever trade mission here, even as he urged Europe to “reset” its business relations with this South American country Addressing the opening of the mission’s two-day engagement here, the Guyanese leader explained that ...

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PNCR’s overdue General Council meeting focussed on party unity; Norton says ‘no’ to year-round internal campaigning

The People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) long-awaited General Council at the weekend focussed on the need for party unity, with party Leader Aubrey Norton saying that now was not the time for internal campaigning for the leadership. “Our party has always been a democratic party. We’ve always had elections and when a Congress is announced, one expects that those who ...

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US-based man wanted for alleged gun-running in Guyana

A United States (US)-based man is wanted for alleged trafficking of firearms and ammunition that were discovered in a barrel at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) wharf, Lombard Street, Georgetown. Wanted is 56-year old Andrew Marcus Llewelyn Fraser of 1582 Larkspur Trl, Conyers, Georgia 30012 Police said the guns and ammunition were found in November 17.  The Guyana Police ...

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Former Colombian President appeals for international help for Guyana amid Venezuela’s threats

Former President of Colombian President Ivan Duque on Sunday appealed to the international community to assist Guyana, amid Venezuela’s military aggression as part of a wider plot to claim Guyana’s  Essequibo County. “The dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro is mobilizing troops and threatening the Democracy of Guyana. Their idea is to claim the territory of Essequibo in a Referendum and use ...

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WPA calls for counter-referendum on Essequibo; establishment of permanent National Task Force

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA), vowing to back a united front against Venezuela’s intensified aggression to snatch the Essequibo County, has recommended that the Guyana government hold a counter-referendum and establish a broad-based National Border Task Force to strategise on the issue. The WPA recommended that the Task Force be set up as  permanent mechanism as it is clear that ...

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Wife of former US President Jimmy Carter dies

Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former United States President Jimmy Carter- who played a key role in Guyana’s electoral reforms- died on Sunday. Mrs Carter died in hospice care after her family ann0unced in May, 2023 that she was suffering from dementia and had joined Jimmy in hospice care. Rosalynn and her husband last visited Guyana in 2018 when he ...

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OPINION: Foreign enemies like internal division

By Dr. Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus Eighteen hundred years before Machiavelli, one the world’s first great realists, Kutilya (350 -283 BC), warned that one of the greatest threats to national security is an internally divided population. I doubt anyone in the APNU-AFC might have read Kutilya, but surely at least Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton must be familiar with the basics ...

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