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Suriname to host next Caribbean Week of Agriculture

GEORGETOWN – Suriname has offered to host the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) officials at the just concluded 12th edition of the event disclosed Friday evening at the end of the 45th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) here in Georgetown. “I have put forward that Suriname would be proud to host the next ...

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Two charged in connection with marijuana seizure

Two men charged in connection with a huge marijuana seizure near a city hotel are expected to be return to court on Monday for a status hearing. They are dredge owner, Marlon King and mechanic, Carlton Fawsett who were arraigned on Friday on charges of being in possession of a narcotic for the purpose of trafficking. Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) ...

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Caricom working to avert likely US fish ban

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is working to avert a United States ban on a number of fish species that an American non-governmental organisation says is endangered due to overfishing, officials said at the weekend. Chairman of the just concluded agriculture ministerial meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development, Roland Bhola said the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) ...

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No lag in implementing Jagdeo Initiative – Agri Ministers

Regional ministers say there has been no lag in the implementation of the Jagdeo Initiative on Agriculture conceptualised in 2003 even as they acknowledge that they should be further along with the plan. The remarks came at a news conference on Friday which marked the end of Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2013 in Georgetown, Guyana. The Jagdeo Initiative named ...

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Tremor rattles Guyana

A tremor rattled Guyana at approximately 10:12 PM (local time) around the same time a quake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale shook north-eastern Venezuela. There were no immediate reports of damage. Persons in Georgetown as well as far away as Corriverton, Berbice, Linden, Bartica, Mahdia and the North West District felt the earth shiver. Around the same time, the ...

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Caricom’s agri ministers endorse Common Fisheries Policy

CARICOM’s ministerial Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has endorsed the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the ministers are hoping it takes effect sometime in 2014. COTED met on Friday to consider the recommendations out of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture which ended earlier in the day in Guyana. “The Ministers of Agriculture and COTED endorsed the Common Fisheries ...

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Venezuela says research ship was not in Guyanese waters

(BBC).-Venezuelan on Friday demanded an official explanation from Guyana about the presence of seismic research vessel in Atlantic Ocean waters that both countries claim as theirs, the BBC reported. Caracas made known its position shortly after Guyana issued a statement condemning the Thursday afternoon arrest of the vessel “Teknik Perdana”. Venezuela demanded an official explanation from the Guyanese authorities. “Venezuela ...

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Exporter charged with cocaine-in- star apples unearthed in Canada

A licensed exporter, who allegedly shipped a quantity of cocaine-laden fruits to Canada more than one year ago, was Friday arraigned on a charge of narco-trafficking. Charles Anderson of Enterprise, East Coast Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore. He is accused of shipping 20.56 kilogrammes of cocaine mostly in star apples ...

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Opposition joins govt in condemning Venezuela’s expulsion of seismic research ship

The main opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Friday joined government in condemning the Venezuelan Navy’s expulsion of a seismic research vessel from Guyanese waters on Thursday. “APNU condemns the Venezuelan actions and expresses its unqualified support for a strong response by the Government of Guyana to safeguard this country’s territorial integrity,” the opposition parliamentary coalition said in ...

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Fire devours Beepat’s bond

A raging fire at Ogle, East Coast Demerara was late Friday morning consuming M.Beepat and Sons bond. Fire fighters have arrived from various points of the city and the coast to battle the blaze. The cause is not immediately known. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said the fire was contained to the bond. But persons at the scene said a house ...

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