Daily Archives: 04/16/2014

Govt signals spending disapproved by Opposition in Parliament

“There are ways and means to which we can find mechanisms to restore that which has been disapproved but the fundamental point,” Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall told a news briefing immediately after the National Assembly’s Committee of Supply concluded consideration of the estimates of expenditure.

The total amount not approved by the opposition-controlled House  was GUY$37,461,340,000.   (about US $185M)    US$1 = 208 Guyana$ app

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PPP prepared, ready for elections

PPP prepared, ready for elections

PPP news conferenceFrom left, PPP Executive Secretary Mr Zulfikar Mustapha, PPP General Secretary Mr Clement Rohee and PPP Member Mr Bryan Allicock at the news conference at Freedom House. (Adrian Narine photo)

April 14, 2014 – Guyana Chronicle

– Rohee says extensive discussions on this was held during party’s ‘CC’ meeting on April 12.

THE Central Committee of the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) met, last Saturday (April 12), at Freedom House and General Secretary Clement Rohee, who chaired the meeting, reported that extensive discussions took place also on local government and national elections.
The Party’s preparedness to face the electorate whenever elections are called was also discussed, he told a press conference yesterday at the party’s Freedom House headquarters in Robb Street, Georgetown.   Continue reading

Guyana: NAREI harvests English potatoes

NAREI harvests English potatoes
  
 (Demerara  Waves- April 16, 2014) The National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) has harvested the first batch of English potatoes from its nursery demonstration plot at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.

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Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy and NAREI’s Resarcher, Mr Fredricks during the entity’s first harvest of English potatoes

The Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement that NAREI in keeping with its plan to diversify the sector as part of its work programme embarked on the planting of a number of non-traditional produce to which demonstration plots were commenced by researchers from the Institute.

Among the non-traditional crops currently grown are garlic, carrot, turmeric, ginger, chic peas and English potatoes.

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