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Stealing agri produce costing Caribbean US$ millions; poses serious health risks

Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014, 23:17 by GxMedia Stealing  agricultural produce is costing the Caribbean millions of dollars annually and putting consumers at risk of being infected by diseases or poisoned by chemicals and drugs. Consultant, Reuben Robertson told the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2014 being held in Paramaribo, Suriname authorities have been told that their arsenal ...

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Triangular love affair: East Canje man shot dead, woman beaten

Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014, 21:22 by GxMedia An East Canje man was shot to his head allegedly by a man with whose wife he had a relationship. The woman was badly beaten. Investigators and relatives have identified the dead man as  29-year old Ramraj “Wabble” Basdeo of 850 New Area, Canefield Settlement, East Canje. He was killed ...

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Succession planning needed for family farms- FAO official

Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014, 16:28 by GxMedia Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Representative to Barbados, John Dipchandra (Deep) Forde on Monday identified the need for succession planning in family farms at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) being held in Suriname. “We want family farms where the word ‘succession’ is a very critical dimension of that family ...

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Caribbean bankers call on Guyana to pass anti-money laundering law

Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014, 16:00 by GxMedia The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) on Monday called on Guyana to pass amendments to the 2009 Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act because this is not only about that country. Guyana must pass the essential Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment Bill. ...

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Caribbean experts to focus on family farming, technology for agri

Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014, 5:09 by GxMedia PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Oct 6 (CND).-Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2014 (CWA2014) kicks off here on Monday with a heavy focus on family farming and the use of technology in agriculture, according to top officials. Executive Director of the Caribbean Agriculture and Research Development Institute (CARDI), Dr. Arlington Chesney said a hackathon ...

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Corentyne man stabbed to death during argument

Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014, 1:44 by GxMedia Police were Sunday night looking for a man they believed was involved in a fatal stabbing earlier in the day at Port Mourant, Corentyne. Dead is 20-year old Rajeshwar Ramdhani of Tain Settlement, Corentyne. Investigators said that about 12:30 Sunday morning, he was fatally stabbed to his chest by a ...

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Cocaine-in-rum bust at at the Cheddi Jagan Airport

Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014, 1:34 by GxMedia Guyanese police busted an outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport with a quantity more than five kilogrammes of cocaine in rum, according to usually reliable sources. Sources said the liquefied cocaine was in four rum bottles that were given to him by an East Coast Demerara-based friend to ...

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