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Linden Bridge toll to be hiked

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 18:27 by GxMedia 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 ...

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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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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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October 2014