Daily Archives: November 17, 2014

Santa Fe Rupununi farm exporting rice to Brazil

Santa Fe Rupununi farm exporting rice to Brazil

November 17, 2014 · By Stabroek News

Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy yesterday witnessed the loading of harvested rice from the Santa Fe Mega Farm in the Rupununi which was then transported to Brazil.

A release from the Ministry of Agriculture today said that the cargo rice was first processed at the Santa Fe mill which was constructed by the investors.

The release added that this is the third time the Simpson family of Barbados is successfully harvesting rice which is being used to supply the local Region 9 market as well as Brazil. For 2014, more than 8000 tonnes of cargo rice was exported to Brazil, the release stated.  Continue reading

GUYANA-POLITICS- Britain calls for swift resumption of Parliament

GUYANA-POLITICS- Britain calls for swift resumption of Parliament

Monday, 17 November 2014 10:50 By Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Andrew Ayre

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Andrew Ayre

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Andrew Ayre on Monday called for the swift resumption of Parliament, one week after President Donald Ramotar suspended (prorogued) the law-making body to avoid a no-confidence vote against his administration.

“The central message is absolutely clear: Parliament should re-sit in Guyana and get on with the business of taking this country forward,” he said, adding that all parliamentarians have a duty to assist in that process. ““The UK (United Kingdom) believes that the central pillar of democracy is parliament and, therefore, parliament should re-sit with the shortest possible delay.” Continue reading

CONSULTATION OR CONFRONTATION? – by Ralph Ramkarran

CONSULTATION OR CONFRONTATION?

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on November 15, 2014 by Ralph Ramkarran

Proroguing parliament is a legitimate constitutional device in Westminster constitutions, whatever its origins and the purpose for which it is used. Much of the time prorogation has been used for partisan purposes, has been unpopular and has incurred much opposition. The Governor prorogued the legislature in 1963 to cause the lapse of the Labour Relations Bill, which would have resulted in a poll in the sugar industry and ultimate recognition of the PPP aligned GAWU to represent sugar workers.

The President said that the objective of prorogation is to prevent confrontation and encourage consultation. The opposite will be the result. The Government’s life has come to a natural end because stalemate reigns everywhere. The renewal of the Government’s mandate, not perpetuation of its life, was the solution. A national unity government is another. Continue reading

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