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Cuban engineer convicted for forging work-permit

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 21:40 by GxMedia A Cuban engineer, who presented a Cuban passport with a fake work permit to immigration officers at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) was fined GUY$10,000. He is 29-year old Johnny Maraso who pleaded guilty to the offences when the charges of uttering a forged document and conspiracy to commit ...

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Caricom Agriculture Ministers to review state of sugar industry

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 21:24 by GxMedia Amid high production costs and low prices, Caribbean cane sugar producers are turning their attention to produce value-added sugars and sell the sweetener in bulk to booming industries, officials said Tuesday. Agriculture Ministers of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are expected to review the state of the industry at a meeting ...

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Suriname wants to become Caribbean’s food basket

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 19:39 by GxMedia Top officials of Suriname’s Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday declared that they were working to make that former Dutch colony the bread-basket of the Caribbean, but quickly back-pedaled and said that they were collaborating with Guyana to satisfy the region’s food needs. Permanent Secretary of Suriname’s Ministry of Agriculture, Gerrit ...

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Dynamic Airways gets green-light to resume New York flights

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 7:31 by GxMedia The American-owned Dynamic Airways, which had suspended flights earlier this year between Georgetown and New York because it did not get all the approvals, is now set to resume operations to the South American country late next month, the company said in a statement. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) ...

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Experts highlight impact of climate change on fish and small ruminants

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 7:23 by GxMedia By Kenton X. Chance PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Oct 6 — Two regional experts have warned of the impact of climate change on fish and small ruminants, two important protein sources in the Caribbean. Susan Singh-Renton, Deputy Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, said on Monday, that as the temperature ...

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Political will needed to unlock Caricom’s free trade in food

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 7:10 by GxMedia Caribbean ministers of agriculture will Friday make another push to break down artificial non-tariff trade barriers but an expert at the Inter American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) says progress will depend largely on political will. “It’s political will! Really and truly it comes back down to the political ...

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