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Guyana govt builds turmeric factory in North-West District

Guyana has moved one step forward to increase turmeric production, with the construction of a factory at Hosororo, North West District in Region One. Chief Executive Officer of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), Dr. Oudho Homenauth told Demerara Waves Online News that the factory and transportation facilities were funded by the Guyana government to the tune of GYD$18 million ...

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Brazilians claim illegal aircraft found in southern Guyana; report on police collusion completed

The Brazilian-registered aircraft, which landed on an illegal airstrip in North Rupununi two months ago, is being claimed by a company in Brazil, but there has been very little development since, according to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. “There was some communication between some persons from Brazil that claimed that the aircraft was actually stolen and we asked them to ...

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Guyanese domestic airlines to help evacuate Guyanese from several hurricane-hit Caribbean islands

At least 80 Guyanese from several hurricane-battered Caribbean islands will this weekend begin returning home on several airlines including planes owned by domestic carriers, government announced on Thursday. “All of them, who we know operate aircraft on a commercial basis have come forward today to give assistance to make flights available to some Caribbean destinations to bring back an estimate ...

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Opposition to complain to IDB about public procurement

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday announced that he would be complaining to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) about opaque procurement processes, a day after that hemispheric bank said it would be assisting Guyana to set up a special mechanism to fast-track projects. “The IDB needs to know that the lack of delivery on the contracts is not because they ...

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ExxonMobil finds more oil in new well offshore Guyana

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Thursday announced it made a fifth new oil discovery after drilling the Turbot-1 well offshore Guyana. Turbot is ExxonMobil’s latest discovery to date in the country, adding to previous discoveries at Liza, Payara, Snoek and Liza Deep. Following completion of the Turbot-1 well, the Stena Carron drillship will move to the Ranger prospect. An ...

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Hinterland agriculture value-added diversification programme to be launched

  Guyana’s Ministry of Agriculture has launched a value-added agricultural programme aimed at diversifying agriculture and other economic activities in the hinterland. The Ministry of Agriculture’s focus for Agriculture month 2017 is ‘Food Security and Hinterland Development: A National Priority’, however, this message will be promoted by the government throughout incoming years to emphasise the need for diversification of local ...

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Construction of Bath storm victim’s house delayed -forced to sleep in a makeshift shack under destroyed house.

One of the victims of the recent freak storm at Bath Settlement on the West Coast of Berbice is yet to receive proper assistance from the Government after Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo visited the area and promised that her collapsed home would be rebuilt. However, when Demerara Waves Online visted what remains of the woman’s two bedroom wooden home, 58-year-old ...

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