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Sparendaam youth gunned down

A 22-year old man was gunned down in Sparendaam Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara allegedly by a suspected gang member in that section of the East Coast Demerara community, according to a family member. Dead is Michael “Mikel” Hamilton, a mason. His sister, Ramona Marshall, identified the suspected shooter as Oswald who earlier today went to the stand and told ...

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Health and agri project to feature at CWA 2013

Researchers from Canada and the Caribbean will be looking for greater buy in to a food and nutrition security programme currently being run in four countries when the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) continues this week in Georgetown. The CDN $5M project is spearheaded by researchers from McGill University and from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad ...

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Caribbean’s coconut industry needs new approach

The Caribbean is taking steps to revive its potentially profitable coconut industry, a move authorities say will depend on knowledge sharing and the replanting of old plantations with desired varieties for specific products. Executive Director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Dr. Arlington Chesney said the regional coconut production has slumped over the years because scientists ...

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PPP-Civic targets disenchanted, “short memories”, youths to regain majority

Teetering under pressure from the opposition-controlled House, the governing Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Sunday openly appealed to its waning support-base to work hard to secure total control of the lawmaking body. Using its 21st anniversary in office, the PPPC pointed to its record in improving health, education, housing, water supply, roads and the quality of life of old ...

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Small ruminant farmers urged to unite to strengthen their lobby

Small ruminant farmers are being urged to organise themselves so that they could effectively lobby policy makers to have their issues addressed. The call came from CARICOM Deputy Programme Manager for Agriculture Margaret Kalloo as the Caribbean Week of Agriculture activities continued in Georgetown, Guyana on Sunday. “Recently the poultry industry was able to bring their case to the Ministers ...

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Climate-smart agri an imperative for CARICOM – Dr. Ramsammy

The case for CARICOM to adopt climate-smart agriculture to deal with the challenges posed by climate change is being hammered home by leading agriculture officials in the region. The latest occasion was Sunday evening’s launch of the Technical Workshops at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) in Georgetown, which also saw the launch of a booklet addressing the climate issue. ...

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Listen to the Live Webcast of workshop on Caribbean’s Coconut Industry

The 12th Caribbean Week of Agriculture will today, among other sessions, focus on the “Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean- Towards a Shared Vision and Road Map”. You can listen to a live audio/radio webcast on www.demwaves.com or www.caribnewsdesk.com Welcome Remarks Dr. Arlington Chesney, CARDI Trinidad Remarks- Ambassador Robert Kopecky, Head of Delegation of the European Union Setting the Scene- ...

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Opposition only interested in regaining executive power

President Donald Ramotar on Saturday defended decisions he made in the past, and will likely make in the future to withhold signing into law opposition piloted legislation that he deems unconstitutional and counter-productive to democracy. The Head of State was at the time speaking to a gathering of Berbicians at the University of Guyana, Tain Campus during the first of ...

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Senior teacher collapses, dies at World Teachers Day march

The Deputy Head teacher of Grove Primary School collapsed and died Friday morning during a march for World Teachers Day being observed Saturday. Dead is 50-year old Carletta Blair. Demerara Waves Online News was told that around 10 AM Friday teachers from schools along the East Bank Demerara assembled on the public road at Grove in the vicinity of A ...

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