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Opposition parliamentarian asks High Court to scrap Clifton Hicken’s appointment as Police Commissioner

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2022, 23:38 by Denis Chabrol People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member, Christopher Jones has asked the High Court to find that the appointment of Assistant Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken as acting Police Commissioner is unconstitutional. Instead, Mr. Jones said that the qualification to perform the duties of Commissioner of Police is the next ...

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Jagdeo says “politically connected” retail businesses harming Caribbean’s food security

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2022, 22:27 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday called on Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government to take a hands-on, direct approach to ensure their countries’ agriculture sector  gets much needed financial support and is not manipulated by “politically connected” major retail businesses. “In many of our countries, retail trade is ...

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US-based Guyanese wheat expert hails home country’s efforts to grow the grain; identifies key elements for success

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2022, 20:53 by Denis Chabrol United States-based Guyanese Plant  Pathologist Professor Pierce Paul on Friday welcomed local efforts to grow wheat and said much would hinge on the location, variety, expertise and incentives. He highlighted that some of the 30 varieties being examined by Guyana were selected from a country that has similar growing ...

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Oil industry not responsible for low fish catch- FAO study

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2022, 14:10 by Denis Chabrol A Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) study has found that climate change instead of oil exploration was the major reason for a reduction in fish catch in Guyana,  Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha said Friday. “During that period that we had the low catches, it’s referring to same form of ...

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Guyana sets production targets to reduce US$30 million food import bill

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2022, 8:35 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced a series of targets that are aimed at reducing Guyana’s US$30 million annual food import bill in line with the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) target to reduce food imports by 25 percent by 2025. Addressing the opening of the Caribbean Agriculture Investment Forum and ...

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Rowley makes international pitch for Caribbean ships to transport cheap agricultural produce

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:22 by Denis Chabrol Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley on Thursday appealed to international players to finance the purchase of cargo and passenger ships to guarantee cheap transportation of agricultural produce across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). “I gather that there are international supporters at this conference and I say here today, ...

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