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Daily Archives: October 8, 2014

Prison officer convicted for marijuana found in jail

A prison officer was Wednesday jailed after he was convicted for trafficking in marijuana at the Georgetown Prison. Akeem Vyphuis was caught with 279 grammes of marijuana on July 14, 2014 at the Camp Street-based jail. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman sentenced him to 56 months imprisonment after considering a number of factors. They included the amount of the narcotic, he ...

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Caribbean Family farmers neglected in development policy, says expert

by Panoscope- Panos Caribbean Paramaribo, Suriname. October 8, 2014. Food and Agriculture Organisation expert, Dr John R Deep Ford, is urging increased attention, investment and policy interventions to improve the economic capacity of family farmers in the Caribbean who he says have largely been neglected by policymakers. ‘This is the International Year of Family Farming – a year to focus ...

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Dominica wants evaluation of Caribbean Agriculture Week; CTA says that’s planned

The Netherlands –based Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) on Wednesday signaled its willingness to review the success of the annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA). Executive Director of the CTA, Michael Hailu said his organization would possibly conduct the CWA assessment, following concerns by Dominica’s Minister of Agriculture Matthew Walter at a meeting of the Agriculture Alliance ...

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Police to monitor surveillance camera feeds

Policemen and women will now be able to see where you are in several part of Georgetown and its environs because they are being given real-time access to surveillance camera feeds, government announced on Wednesday. Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon said the decision was made by the Defence Board. Authorities have also identified 10 additional sites at which 40 more ...

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Linden Bridge toll to be hiked

Vehicles traversing the Mackenzie- Linden Bridge will soon have to pay more to cross that small but important artery to many parts of Guyana’s interior, government announced on Wednesday. The new rates have not yet been provided. Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon told a news conference that the new toll structure would see the bridge yielding  about GUY$8 to GUY$10 ...

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