Category Archives: Agriculture

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 25 August 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 25 August 2015

  • Guyana continues showcase at CARIFESTA
  • Bulkan faces opposition heat in query of budget estimates
  • Wales sugar workers strike
  • Police wrapping up “Jenny” probe
  • Tense land dispute at Friendship
  • Timehri man charged in murder of ECD Granny
  • Sports

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Food Waste: Video Commentary by John Oliver + Editorial on food waste in Guyana

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste (HBO)

Published on Jul 19, 2015 – Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat in the USA.

UPDATE re GUYANA:  There is also food waste in Guyana…

Wasting what we want – Editorial – Stabroek News – Thu, 20th August 2015 

Along with the ugly concrete high rises that have gone up around the city in the past few years, the ones that have been touted as signs of development by the new opposition, then in government, there has been a noticeable rise in the number of city beggars. Old people and young, they seem to have no qualms about approaching their fellow citizens and asking for a handout. Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – Budget Debate – 19 August 2015

 GUYANA – Latest News – Budget Debate – 19 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

  • More police for overseas training to support anti-crime plan- Ramjattan – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1JjuNeo
  • “Where is Jennifer Westford,”- government questions as she abandons budget debate contribution – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1Nm3Wp8
  • Govt fearful of getting “diarrhea” if Jagdeo speaks before Finance Minister in budget debate – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1TWAEML
  • Government unsure of sugar industry’s direction– Komal Chand – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1MDFyzh
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GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 14 August 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 14 August 2015

  • Dynamic Airways has been forced into bankruptcy proceedings in NY
  • Marginal reduction in gun crimes
  • Bharrat Dindyal is off the job at GPL
  • Sugar industry is too big to fail
  • Female: PM’s bodyguard – Up close and professional
  • Union busting: 17 workers sacked
  • Sports

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Guyana: Growing Caricom competition for regional sugar markets – 2 articles

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo addressing the opening of the National Conference of Private Cane Farmers.

Guyana facing growing intra-Caricom competition for regional sugar markets

Friday, 14 August 2015- Demerara Waves

Photo: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo addressing the opening of the National Conference of Private Cane Farmers.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco), Professor Clive Thomas and the entity’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Paul Bhim on Friday differed about the viability of marketing sugar in the Caribbean due to increasing competition from sister producers.

Delivering a presentation at the inaugural National Cane Farmers Conference, Thomas said one option open to the loss-making entity is to sell more sugar to sister Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries by taking advantage of market protection through the 40 percent Common External Tariff (CET).   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 12 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

GUYANA – Latest News – 12 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

More Details on Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s $221B Budget for 2015

Finance Minister unveils $221B Budget

AUGUST 11, 2015 – KAIETEUR NEWS – By Kiana Wilburg

·     Salaries move from $39, 540 to $50, 000
·    Old age pension increased from $13, 125 to $17, 000
·    Gold miners exempted from paying custom duties on fuel, 10 other items
·    Berbice Bridge toll for passenger cars, buses reduced from $2, 200 to 1900
·    Uniform Voucher increased from $1,500 to $2,000
·    Sausages and 21 other items to attract zero VAT

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Visit Guyana – Timeline Photos – Guyana

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Promenade Gardens - Georgetoen Guyana

Promenade Gardens – Georgetown Guyana –  Click to enlarge

The Skeldon factory and the railway scrapping; two tragic mistakes – By Freddie Kissoon

The Skeldon factory and the railway scrapping; two tragic mistakes 

AGUYSUCOUGUST 3, 2015 | BY KNEWS | FEATURES / COLUMNISTSFREDDIE KISSOON

Ruling politicians dominate every aspect of life in a nation. A politician can send a country to war and that could mark the end of that state as a viable territory. A politician can decide which industry must close and the economic consequences can be disastrous. Countless citizens of this country across political and racial lines have moaned the loss of the railway. It was a decision of the Prime Minister, Forbes Burnham.

There is no biography of Burnham so we are yet to read a detailed explanation as to why Burnham made that decision. The definitive study of Burnham in power is Tyrone Ferguson’s “To Survive Sensibly or to Court Heroic Death: Management of Guyana’s Political Economy, 1965- 1985.”  Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 03 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 03 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

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