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Guyana Sugar: GuySuCo on track to meet annual target

GuySuCo on track to meet annual target

November 19, 2014 | By | Filed Under News

With four weeks left before the crop closes, Government says it is confident that the 216,000-tonne sugar target

Agriculture Minister,  Dr. Leslie Ramsammy

Dr. Leslie Ramsammy

originally set for this year will be reached. As a matter of fact, Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy says the country is likely to meet the 200,000-tonne mark by next week.

Last year, the industry fell to a 23-year low of just 187,000 tonnes. But with a better than expected first crop, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) had earlier this year confidently revised the target upwards to 219,000 tonnes.

“We have enough cane in the fields, and therefore once we have the right weather, I have no doubt that we will be able to meet that target. I am hopeful that by the end of next week we will surpass the 200,000-tonne target mark,” Ramsammy said in a Government-released statement. Continue reading

Five Million Down.. Another 6.5 Million More To Go

Five Million Down.. Another 6.5 Million More To Go

By Felicia J. Persaud

Obama - Immigration announcementPhoto: President Obama announces executive action on immigration from the East Room of the White House on Nov. 20, 2014.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 21, 2014: One hundred and two open letters to President Barack Obama, undocumented youth risking arrest and deportation each time they occupied offices of members of Congress; parents who participated in direct actions and sit-ins in front of the White House; countless immigrant activists, and organizations rallying the President and Democrats, all came down to Thursday night, November 20th, and excitement over the long overdue and much publicized executive immigration action announcement.

For some five million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., Thanksgiving came early. It now means an opportunity to apply for a work permit and travel documents and step out of the so-called shadows and into the light.  Continue reading

Guyana Floods: Schools in Regions 2, 3 and 4 closed Friday November 21, 2014

All public schools in Regions 2, 3 and 4 closed Friday November 21, 2014

-deep flooding in city after heavy rain

Heavy rain overnight and this morning has left deep flooding along the East Bank and East Coast Demerara and public schools in the city and regions two and three are closed today as a result.

A notice this morning from the Ministry of Education said:

“We are now learning  of other areas severely affected by flooding. The ministry I seeking your help to make the following announcement:

Due to severe weather conditions all public schools in Regions 2, 3 4 (East Bank and East Coast) and Georgetown will be closed today.

We are advising parents and guardians of children in those regions to keep their children at home as schools will be closed. “

The rain has been heavy and unrelenting and like on previous occasions where severe weather systems have struck there was no warning from the hydrometeorological department of the Ministry of Agriculture. Continue reading

Trinidadian team expected in Guyana shortly to finalise agriculture land deal

Trinidadian team expected in Guyana shortly to finalise agriculture land deal
Published on November 20, 2014 – Caribbean News Now
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) – Trinidad and Tobago’s agriculture minister is expected to lead a delegation to Guyana before the end of this month, with the hope of finalising the agriculture land deal between the two Caribbean nations.

Minister of Agriculture Dr Leslie Ramsammy

According to Guyana’s minister of agriculture, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, his ministry is currently working out the dates for the delegation to travel and meet.

During that meeting, it is expected that the two ministers will conclude where the visiting team’s interests are, and will allow for both countries to decide on the locations for the land.

“The land will most likely not be at one location, given the fact that the location of land will depend on the crops they are interested in,” Ramsammy said. Continue reading

Dynamic Airways returns with seasonal flights to Guyana – by Tangerine Clarke

Dynamic Airways returns with seasonal flights to Guyana

Dynamic Airways 767-200 and crew

Dynamic Airways 767-200 and crew

Guyanese travelers are breathing a sigh of relief from high airfares this holiday season, with the return of North Carolina charter service Dynamic Airways that will recommence flights from JFK to Cheddi Jagan International Airport starting on Nov. 22.

Claire Bristol, a businesswoman from Queens, and a frequent flyer is excited at the return of the airline. She said it’s the only carrier that will be flying direct round trip. “The reasonable fare, would give me the opportunity to use the carrier throughout its eight-month service approved by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority,” she added.

Despite the airline being grounded by the DOT because of an inefficient baggage handling company and the lack of a landing gate at JFK. Frequent flyer Gerald Harris, said he is ready to give the carrier another chance, with its renewed promise of reliable service. Continue reading

Georgetown: Driving Down Sheriff Street + Helicopter Tour – 2 videos

Driving Down Sheriff Street & MORE | Georgetown, Guyana 2014

Published on May 6, 2014 by  Rydal Shrivnauth

 NO SOUND because the sound was very noisy…
DRIVING DOWN MOST OF SHERIFF STREET, sorry I could not get a video of going up the street, just coming down on the one side, that has most of the bigger buildings. It’s not the whole street I understand, but I also filmed other streets as well. Hopefully I labelled everything correctly. Some stuff is not labeled.


Don’t be the richest person in the cemetery – Food for Thought


November 16, 2014 | By Features / Columnists, Food For Thought

When we are in heaven – Our money is still in the bank.
When we are alive – We don’t have enough money to spend.
When we are gone – There is still a lot of money not spent.

One tycoon in China passed away.

His widow, with $1.9 billion in the bank, remarried his chauffeur.
His chauffeur said,

” All the while I thought I was working for my boss.
Now I realize that my boss was all the time working for me !!!  ”
Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – 17 November 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News videos – 17 November 2014

  • Two children perish in city fire
  • GGMC workers protest for salary increase
  • Hicken proposes “moral attire” to prevent rape
  • AFC says record shows Ramotar not genuine about dialogue call
  • Pro-democracy rallies begin for early recall of Parliament
  • Air traffic controllers in Barbados strike
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos…. Continue reading

Santa Fe Rupununi farm exporting rice to Brazil

Santa Fe Rupununi farm exporting rice to Brazil

November 17, 2014 · By Stabroek News

Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy yesterday witnessed the loading of harvested rice from the Santa Fe Mega Farm in the Rupununi which was then transported to Brazil.

A release from the Ministry of Agriculture today said that the cargo rice was first processed at the Santa Fe mill which was constructed by the investors.

The release added that this is the third time the Simpson family of Barbados is successfully harvesting rice which is being used to supply the local Region 9 market as well as Brazil. For 2014, more than 8000 tonnes of cargo rice was exported to Brazil, the release stated.  Continue reading

New York mayor signs bills that “drastically limit” deportation of Caribbean immigrants

New York mayor signs bills that “drastically limit” deportation of Caribbean immigrants


NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio

NEW YORK, United States, Sunday November 16, 2014, CMC – With United States President Barack Obama vowing to proceed on immigration reform by executive order, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday signed two bills that would drastically limit the federal government’s ability to deport undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants from New York City.

Under one of the new laws, the city will, in many cases, refuse to hand over immigrants in the criminal justice system to federal agents, according to the New York Daily News. Continue reading


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