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Regional network launched for agri extension services

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A regional network for agriculture extension services has been launched at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture with the aim of boosting agricultural productivity. The Caribbean Agricultural Extension Providers Network (CAEPNet) is a collaboration between the University of the West Indies and Extension Service Providers in CARICOM. “The network is a ...

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Two wanted for car fraud

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Two persons are wanted in connection with the alleged defrauding of several persons of millions of dollars for the purchase and importation of cars, police said. Tashini Sitaram and Khemraj Narine are “wanted by the police for questioning in relation to obtaining money by false pretence.” Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall ...

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GRA warns businesses about VAT policy violation

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Wednesday expressed concern that several businesses have over the last year seemingly taken the Value Added Tax (VAT) policy for granted to the disadvantage of consumers. The revenue agency said those businesses had previously ensured that they were in compliance with the law in ...

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More political commitment needed to eradicate hunger – FAO official

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official says more political commitment is needed to feed the 47 million people suffering from hunger in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean Raul Benitez was speaking to reporters at the ongoing Caribbean Week of ...

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Suriname’s Finance Minister fired

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia by Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname; President Desi Bouterse has dismissed Finance Minister Adelien Wijnerman the Office of the President announced in a press statement Wednesday. The minister has been requested to offer her resignation due to the slow pace in which contractors and other service providers to the government are ...

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Caribbean women need stronger voice, easier financing

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The Caribbean Community (Caricom) wants a strong network of women and easier financing rules if it is to spur regional business development, a according to a senior official of the Guyana-based headquarters. “I’m advocating that you form these associations at the national level and then let’s have a regional association ...

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Farmers hold the power – regional farmers’ advocate

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Chief Coordinator of the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) Jethro Greene says farmers need to take their rightful place atop the power structure. “Food and water are essential to life, whoever controls food and water actually controls power,” he told participants at a Youth Consultation on Community Agricultural Policy at the ...

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Mortgagors to get income tax relief

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Home-owners repaying mortgages can now seek Income Tax relief from the interest charges, a move that Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh on Tuesday said would cost the treasury GUY$580 million annually. “This relief is expected to make home ownership even more affordable and attractive, will increase disposable incomes in thousands ...

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Agriculture is big business – Dr. Ramsammy

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy says Guyana is retooling its agriculture curricula to include entrepreneurship as a necessary component. He made the remark on Tuesday at a youth workshop at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) being hosted ta the Guyana International Conference Centre. The minister in his usual passionate ...

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