Category Archives: Agriculture

Guyana: Rice industry at boiling point – no markets for increased production

Rice industry at boiling point

Dr. Turhane Doerga

Dr. Turhane Doerga

MARCH 1, 2015 | BY - farmers ready to endorse Opposition – Alesie

The rice industry is facing a deep crisis with no markets for a significant quantity that will be generated in the coming crop.
The situation may even cause millers to reduce purchases of paddy and definitely affect the price being offered to farmers, says Dr. Turhane Doerga, senior official of Alesie Rice.

Doerga, a fierce critic of the way the rice industry is being managed, issued the warnings during a press conference on Thursday at the Georgetown Club.  He is part of the Rice Producers Association Action Committee (RPAAC), a breakaway faction of the Guyana Rice Producers Association (RPA). Also there was RPAAC’s official, Jinnah Rahman, a rice farmer from West Demerara.  Continue reading

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 26 February 2015

Guyana- Capitol TV News Videos – 26 February 2015

  • Medical assistance to gov’t ministers, officials revealed
  • Some rice industry leaders point to impending crisis; want PPP voted out
  • Minibus operators reject proposal for drop in fares
  • Sugar, other FITUG reps say no democracy in Guyana
  • McCoy in rant over coverage of disruptive behavior
  • Parliament to be dissolved this weekend
  • Sports

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Medical assistance to gov’t ministers, officials revealed

Posted: 26 Feb 2015 05:09 PM PST   Continue reading

THE TIDES OF DEMERARA: 14 POEMS – By Dmitri Allicock



Mackenzie market

By Dmitri Allicock


The Mackenzie Market of yesteryear

Drama and memories held most dear

The Bauxite Company’s horn blowing

A Banks Beer and customers glowing

Song & rhythm of bygone 1960s beat

The Ferry Boat and R.H Carr so sweet   Continue reading

Scenes from Beautiful Guyana – video slides

BEAUTIFUL GUYANA – by Eerepami Regenwaldstiftung

Uploaded on Jun 9, 2011 – Some impressions from the beautiful country of Guyana. For more information visit us at

Guyana Amerindians – Paruima Village Fishing – video

Guyana Amerindians – Paruima Village Fishing – video

Published on Oct 20, 2012

This film is part of ongoing ethnogeographic doctoral research in the cirum-Roraima landscape of the Guiana Shield. For more information:­h

The sanctions have begun… APNU applauds EU for withholding budgetary support

The sanctions have begun… APNU applauds EU for withholding budgetary support

January 25, 2015 | By - urges embassies to follow suit with other sanctions

Opposition Leader, David Granger, along with his Shadow Minister of Finance, Carl Greenidge, is elated to know that the government is finally receiving international sanctions for having prorogued the Parliament.
The European Union (EU) recently announced that it has temporarily put on hold its two latest partial payments — EURO $28.9M for Guyana’s sugar sector and EURO $14.8M for sea defences– until all eligibility criteria, including budget oversight, are “satisfactorily” addressed.

The EU made clear that it has a long standing commitment to support development and poverty reduction in Guyana.  Last year, it said that EURO $34 million was allocated to Guyana under the 11th European Development Fund. EU aid is channeled through different modalities. Budget support is one of them and Guyana is receiving the payments under this model.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 15 January 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 15 January 2015

  • Gov’t deems British envoy “pariah”
  • AFC supports GAWU call for GuySuCo inquiry
  • Women miners support call for better pay for GGMC workers
  • GGMC Management says has no manadate from Board to Negotiate salaries
  • Another whale washes ashore

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Gov’t deems British envoy “pariah”

Posted: 15 Jan 2015 01:09 PM PST  Continue reading

MY LUCKY SEED CHARM – By Dmitri Allicock

luxky seed


By Dmitri Allicock


Scary Ole Higue with red glowing eyes

Flying the night’s sky before the sunrise

The bush Kanaima devil makes me so ill

Massacuraman evil that haunts me still   Continue reading

‘Mister Coconut’ – Food for thought, and more! – By Dennis Nichols

‘Mister Coconut’ – Food for thought, and more! 

By Countryman – Stories about life, in and out of Guyana, from a Guyanese perspective


By Dennis Nichols

Coconut wood furniture in Indonesia

Coconut wood furniture in Indonesia

 A ‘nutty’ digression from negativity this week. Do you ever get tired of hearing about Guyana’s fabulous natural resource potential, especially when set against our plodding economy? Large mineral deposits and huge timber swathes dominate in our hinterland/rain forests. Along our coastland, Sugarcane and Rice reign.

But here comes Coconut, the lowly palm, whispering through its wind-swept fronds, “Time for me to assert myself. I am Mister Coconut! Give me a chance to show what I’ve been doing for you, and how much more I can do – let’s start with my Sweeeeet Water. Continue reading

Guyana’s growth performance to be revised downwards

Country’s growth performance to be revised downwards

December 19, 2014 | By | By Leonard Gildarie

- rice, sugar steady shaky GDP as gold unable to reach projections

With just 12 days remaining in the year, and as gold declaration continue its shockingly dismal trend, Government is preparing to revise its growth figures downwards. That is because declaration is unlikely to even reach the 400,000-ounce mark, affecting overall projections set by Government at the beginning of the year.

However, record-breaking rice and an improving sugar have been the saviours, helping to buoy an conomy that is keeling from the fallout, Ministry of Finance officials said on December 18..
Government had targeted 484,562 ounces for 2014. Last year, despite falling prices on the world market, the country recorded 481,000 ounces in declared production by miners. Continue reading


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