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CTA committed to help create opportunities for Caribbean agriculture

Last Updated on Thursday, 9 October 2014, 16:38 by GxMedia by Kenton Chance PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Oct. 9, — The main financier of Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA), the region’s premier agricultural event, says its plans for interventions in the Caribbean during the coming years reaffirm its determination to help create agribusiness opportunities for farmers. Michael Hailu, director of the ACP/EU ...

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Agricultural cooperation between Caribbean and Pacific regions moves forward at 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

Last Updated on Thursday, 9 October 2014, 16:28 by GxMedia Inter-regional cooperation for agricultural and rural development has moved a step closer with the announcement that the Pacific region is planning to hold a regional week of agriculture in 2015. The event has been inspired by the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA), whose 13th edition is currently under way in ...

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Guyana wants anti-microbial resistance put on international agenda

Last Updated on Thursday, 9 October 2014, 16:10 by GxMedia Guyana plans to ask the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom)to start taking steps to place the use of antibiotic resistance on the international agenda to ensure food security and human safety. Health Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy told a session on Antimicrobials at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA2014) that he would ...

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Regional Youth take film prizes at Caribbean week of Agriculture- Winners from St. Lucia and Jamaica

Last Updated on Thursday, 9 October 2014, 4:00 by GxMedia Several young people saw the Caribbean Week of Agriculture’s second film competition as an opportunity to pursue their dreams while also encouraging their peers to seize the moment. The competition, which attracted over 20 entries from around the region, had as its theme “Adding Value to Local Foods”, and invited ...

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Haiti’s family-farming reaping rewards

Last Updated on Thursday, 9 October 2014, 4:00 by GxMedia Haiti’s largely family farming-oriented agriculture appear to be reaping rich rewards for that poverty-stricken country , officials reported on Thursday at the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture being held in Suriname. Haitian officials, speaking through an interpreter, showcased their progress by showing off statistics that food production has increased by ...

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Suriname to help Caribbean fight Black Sigatoka

Last Updated on Thursday, 9 October 2014, 2:40 by GxMedia Suriname is preparing to help the rest of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) fight the dreaded Back Sigatoka disease that can wipe out plantain and banana farms, a senior regional official said Wednesday. That disease was recently found in several parts of Guyana, but it now appears to be under ...

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Prison officer convicted for marijuana found in jail

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 19:39 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Caribbean Family farmers neglected in development policy, says expert

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 19:27 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 19:20 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Police to monitor surveillance camera feeds

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 18:45 by GxMedia 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 ...

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October 2014