Category Archives: Agriculture

Guyana: Rice exports to Cuba double by first crop

Rice exports to Cuba double by first crop

Rice being loaded for Cuba.

For the period of January-April, 2018, Guyana exported 139,501 metric tonnes of paddy, rice, and rice by-products, equivalent to US $57.7M.

This surpasses 2017’s export of 120,811 metric tonnes worth US $47M.

This has been credited to new markets in Mexico and Cuba.     Continue reading

Guyana’s Sugar: A MISMANAGED GUYSUCO

Guyana’s Sugar: A MISMANAGED GUYSUCO

Mar 30, 2018  Editorial, Kaieteur News

For the last two decades, the sugar industry was kept alive with huge subsidies. Upon taking office in May 2015, the Granger administration realized that GuySuCo was ailing. A temporary solution was to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor and continue to subsidize it with billions of dollars. The reason was that there was no easy solution to salvage the bankrupt GuySuCo.

The Jagdeo administration decided to build the Skeldon sugar factory at a cost of more than US$200 million because as Jagdeo said, the factory would lower the cost of production and make Guyana’s sugar competitive on the world market.      Continue reading

THE HACKIA STICK – By Dmitri Allicock

The making of a hackia stick above

THE HACKIA STICK

By Dmitri Allicock

Trekking Through Guyana and History.

The word hackia comes from the Arawak language haküya and denotes trees of the genus Handroanthus, typically used for making tool handles.

The hackia stick is a part of Guyana’s history and is made with any kind of dense, heavy wood, specifically that of the forest tree Ixora ferrea (family Rubiaceae) or of trees of the genus Handroanthus (family Bignoniaceae); especially (in later use) in hackia stick.

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https://ohbeautifulguyana.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/the-hackia-stick-by-dmitri-allicock/

10 Reasons Seniors are Turning to Medical Marijuana

Patients for Medical Cannabis

From Herb.co

More people over 65 are using cannabis than ever before.
Cannabis for seniors? More people over 65 are using cannabis than ever before, but how? Check out our top ten reasons cannabis for seniors works wonders.Seniors aged 65 and up are the fastest growing demographic of cannabis users. In fact, a survey of 47,000 people aged 50 and up found that cannabis use has increased 250 percent for those over 65.

That’s because, like the rest of the population, seniors are opting to use cannabis for medical ailments, like pain, instead of prescription drugs. With the increased popularity and decreased stigma of the plant, seniors are more open than ever to try cannabis.

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US ban on Guyana’s Catfish, Cuirass, Gilbacker and Hassar is “protectionist”- govt official

US ban on Guyana’s catfish species is “protectionist”

The United States’ (US) ban on catfish species from Guyana is a “big blow” to the local fishing industry, and is being deemed a protectionist barrier to allow the American fishing industry to flourish, a senior government official said.

Veterinary Public Health Director, Dr Ozaye Dodson  was quoted as saying by government’s Department of Public Information that the move by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a “protectionist measure” by that country’s public health system and the catfish farmers who have invested heavily to develop the industry.   Continue reading

Easily Regrow These 10 Veggies With Just WATER

10 WAYS TO REGROW FOOD IN WATER

Vegetables have all sorts of benefits, including their nutritional value and low price. But did you know that you get even more value out of your greens by replanting them? Most of the veggies you buy, such as lettuce and green onions, can actually be regrown using just water and some simple steps.

Follow our tips and instructions to learn more about how you can have a constant supply of your favorite greens, without paying an extra penny.   Continue reading

Jamaica: Medical Marijuana Industry Expanding Rapidly – 2 articles

Jamaica medical marijuana company announces first harvest of commercial medical marijuana

28 Feb 2018 – Caribbean News Now.   

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Timeless Herbal Care Ltd, the leading medical marijuana brand in Jamaica, announced it has successful harvested the first legal commercial cannabis in Jamaica in over a century. The harvest was certified by the Jamaican Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA). This milestone further distinguishes the company as the leading trailblazer in the development and […]

Gamechanger: China’s New Silk Road – video

The Most Revolutionary Act

China’s New Silk Road

DW (2018)

Film Review

This is a German documentary (in English) about China’s Silk Road* projects, commenced in 2013 based on an agreement between Chinese president Xi Jinping and Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev. The Silk Road will consist of a network of superhighways and high speed trains connecting China to western Europe via Kazakhstan and Russia.

In China, the Silk Road begins at Chongqing, a western city of 30 million dubbed the Chinese Silicon Valley for computer hardware. At present, Europe imports most of their computers from China. At present, it takes them four months to reach China by sea. With the completion of the overland Silk Road network, this time could be reduced to a month or less. Shipping goods overland also enables Chinese companies to avoid growing tensions with the US in the South China Sea.

The Kazakh leg of the Silk Road, which…

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CHEDDI JAGAN AT 100: His Journey and the Destination – London UK. – March 28. 2018

CHEDDI JAGAN AT 100: A CONVERSATION ON HIS JOURNEY AND THE DESTINATION.  LONDON UK. March 28, 2018

by johnmair100@hotmail.com

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CHEDDI JAGAN AT 100: HIS JOURNEY AND THE DESTINATION

Cheddi Jagan

A CONVERSATION ON HIS LEGACY

Cheddi Bharat Jagan was born on March 22nd 1918 in Port Mourant Berbice. One Hundred years after that date, what does history make of the ‘Father of the Guyanese Nation’?

Two very eminent Guyanese born historians discuss his life and Legacy:

Clem Seecharran is the Emeritus Professor of Caribbean History at London Metropolitan University

Richard Drayton is the Rhodes Professor of Imperial History at Kings College London

Chair: John Mair Guyanese born journalist and author/editor of 23 books.

Date: Wednesday March 28th 2018   –  Time: 6.00 for 6.30

Place; Guyana High Commission 3 Palace Court Bayswater Road London W2.

Admission price: £10.00 to cover cost of drinks and refreshments.

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Canefield Class Consciousness: Cheddi Jagan at 100 – Opinion

Opinion: Canefield Class Consciousness: Cheddi Jagan at 100

Amílcar Sanatan | Telesur TV

Among the many achievements of the Jagan-led PPP, his analysis of the conditions of sugar workers was intellectually profound and insightful.

Cheddi Jagan was born on 22 March 1918. As we celebrate his hundredth birthday, I reflect on his contribution to Caribbean social and political thought based on his sugar plantation experience and his formulations of Marxist political strategy.

Indo-Caribbean contributions to political and social thought in the region have not been given the attention and scholarly recognition it deserves.   Continue reading

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