Daily Archives: July 18, 2014

Guyana’s Sugar Industry: GUYSUCO deep in debt – video

GUYSUCO deep in debt – video by Capitol News

No turnaround for sugar industry…GuySuCo produces sugar at double world market price

– owes over US$170M in debts  

– employees’ contributions not paid, benefits in jeopardy

Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, and GuySuCo top executives yesterday.

Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, and GuySuCo top executives.

JULY 18, 2014 | BY  |  As concerns continue to grow over the viability of the country’s sugar industry, Government yesterday said that it is seriously considering other alternatives, including going the route of producing ethanol.

But Dr Ramsammy’s comments seemed to echo those made by Anthony Vieira, a former sugar producer, in a letter published in the Kaieteur News. (see letter here) Continue reading

REGGAE’S CHANGING FACE – White Bands Rule Charts – Video

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Canadian reggae fusion band ‘Magic’ has hit gold with their debut single “Rude” from their debut studio album ‘Don’t Kill the Magic.’

REGGAE’S CHANGING FACE

By News Americas Now Contributor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 18, 2014: Reggae, the musical genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s, is back on the Hot 100 chart but the group singing the ‘irie’ vibe is hardly black or Jamaican.

Actually, the singers of the song that has jumped to #1 on the Hot 100, dislodging “Fancy” byIggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, are White Canadians. That’s right. You read right!
Canadian reggae fusion band ‘Magic’ has hit gold with their debut single “Rude” from their debut studio album ‘Don’t Kill the Magic.’   Continue reading

AFC tells Ramotar time-up, ready for no-confidence – Ramotar responds…..

AFC tells Ramotar time-up, ready for no-confidence

Friday, 18 July 2014 – By  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar

The smaller opposition Alliance For Change (AFC) has told President Donald Ramotar that it is going ahead with its vote of no confidence in the government that will inevitably see Guyana going into early general elections before year end if approved by the combined opposition-controlled House.

AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan told the Guyanese leader that he was pushing ahead with the no confidence vote because government was spending millions of dollars from the Consolidated Fund without parliamentary approval. “Our Party sees no other alternative than to proceed with this constitutional mechanism for removal of an unpopular Government that has ceased to enjoy the confidence of the National Assembly and who by its actions has demonstrated an unlawful and contemptuous disregard for the Supreme Law of the Country,” he said in the July 17, 2014 letter.
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