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Junior Health Minister now Foreign Affairs Minister; Patterson-Yearwood reassigned “in the public interest”

Junior Health Minister Dr. Karen Cummings was Thursday elevated to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, following Carl Greenidge’s resignation because he is a Guyanese-Briton and the Courts of have ruled that it is unconstitutional for dual citizenship holders to be parliamentarians. Cummings took the oath of office before President David Granger at the Ministry of the Presidency. “I ...

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Oil and gas sector can boost agriculture; fishing will face greatest competition – FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) does not believe that Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector will pose a risk to the country’s valuable agricultural sector once systems are put in place to ensure the two sectors co-exist. The FAO’s Assistant Director-General for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Julio Berdegué told a news briefing in Guyana that climate change ...

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Guyana part of regional study on substituting refined sugar with “plantation white”

Guyana is among four sugar-producing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member nations that will be the focus of a regional study on the prospects of substituting imported refined sugar with plantation white, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) said Tuesday. The Barbados-headquartered financial institution says it is collaborating with CARICOM to gather evidence to decide on the future of sugar in the regional ...

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Favourable policy environment key to Caribbean agro-tourism integration – CTA

Barbados is among several Caribbean nations that is exploring integrating agriculture and tourism as that small Eastern Caribbean island on Wednesday opens its Agrotourism Policy Setting Workshop under the theme, “Strengthening Linkages Between Agriculture and Tourism” in the capital Bridgetown. Regional organisations, the World Bank and the World Travel and Tourism Council identify tourism and agriculture as the two critical ...

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Jamaica confiscates 70 tonnes of Guyanese rice

Reproduced from Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division (FSPID), in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) says it has confiscated 70 metric tonnes (1,575 bags) of White Cinderella rice from Guyana due to high microbial content. The rice, valued at approximately $4.6 million, was imported from Guyana by a local ...

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Farmers to take advantage of Hope Estate agro-processing facility

Farmers at Hope Estate and other areas will soon be able to cash in on the sale of seasoning to be processed by a facility there for local and foreign markets. “This initiative will be benefit the farming communities and also provide employment. The company is currently in its mobilization stage to begin processing,” NAREI said in a statement. The National ...

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Pest infestation leads to short supply of coconut, plantains

Currently there is a short supply of coconuts and plantains on the local market as a result of an infestation by pests in the local farming communities. Areas that predominantly produce coconuts and plantains such as Pomeroon and the Wakenaam Islands have reported an infestation of West Palm Mite and Black Sigatoka. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National ...

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