Listen to opening of Workshop on Inclusive Evidence-Based Coverage of Agriculture and Rural Development

Working sessions of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2013 began Friday at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), Liliendaal with experts zooming in on the region’s food security. Head of Resource Mobilisation at the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) Maurice Wilson, lamented that “we have constantly underestimated this overriding importance of agriculture” in many sectors.  Speaking at the ...

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Edghill defends govt’s anti-corruption efforts

Government MP Juan Edghill Thursday night sought to debunk opposition claims that the administration was not doing enough to combat corruption. In his contribution to the budget debate the Minister within the Ministry of Finance said the government had put measures in place to counter corruption. “Among our Members of Parliament and Cabinet we have a Code of Conduct and ...

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APNU, AFC presidential candidates undergo public scrutiny

Alliance For Change (AFC) presidential candidate Khemraj Ramjattan says his party would rather remain in opposition than join another to create a parliamentary majority following the November 28 general and regional elections. His comment was in response to a question from the audience at Wednesday’s Merundoi-organised Presidential Forum which was also attended by APNU’s David Granger. To listen to a ...

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PERISCOPE: HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean

{mp3remote}{/mp3remote} HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean was the subject of this week’s programme – Periscope.  On this programme, United Nations Special Envoy on HIV in the Caribbean, Professor Edward Greene talks about, among other things, steps being taken by Caricom to decriminalize buggery and prostitution.

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PERISCOPE: Why APNU possibly lost the election?

{mp3remote}{/mp3remote} On this edtion of Periscope, long-serving member of the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton and veteran Working Peoples Alliance member, Tacuma Ogunseye examine a range of issues from the opposition’s perspective.

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Men must be fully responsible for rape; gays should be helped out of sin- Muslim cleric

Moulana Abu Bak’r (left) appearing on Plain Talk. Men should take full responsibility for raping women and gays should be provided assistance to abandon their sinful and abominable lifestyle, according to a local Muslim Cleric. Appearing on the January 27 edition of Christopher Ram’s television interview programme, ‘Plain Talk,’ Moulana Abu Bak’r, however, assured that gays would not be rejected. ...

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