Daily Archives: 04/10/2022

GUYANA: Agriculture: 20 wheat varieties to be tested locally – Minister Mustapha

Wheat field

Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha, M.P, said Government will commence the first trial of 20 wheat varieties before the end of May, as an effort to further diversify Guyana’s food sector.

Cultivation for the initial trial phase is expected to begin at the Burma Rice Research Station, Region Five and the project will be led by scientist, Dr. Mahendra Persaud.

President Irfaan Ali recently announced government’s plan to explore the possibility of sourcing a variety of wheat for local production. The Head of State said the government is unwavering in its quest to build a Guyana that is resilient, and meets not only its national responsibility, but plays an important role in its global responsibility.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Govt. proposes motion to alter quorum to stymie efforts of Public Accounts Committee

 – says Committee Chairman Jermaine Figueira

Jermaine Figueira

According to a statement issued by Figueira, who is also an A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Member of Parliament (MP), the proposed amendment will make way for the PAC to mimic the standing order of the Parliamentary Management Committee, which provides for five members to be a quorum of which– two members represent government, two represent the opposition and in which the speaker or deputy speaker is the Chairman.      Continue reading

GUYANA: OIL: Is Guyana the next Angola? Oil wealth with poverty, debt and corruption -Opinion

GUYANA BEWARE:  Apr 06, 2022 – Editorial – Kaieteur News

Since the 1990s, Angola has been the destination of the hunter-predators that are oil companies.  They went there in droves, and the names should be familiar to Guyanese because they are right here now.  America’s Exxon and France’s Total are two of the bigger names that led the charge into Angola.  From a peak of 1.9 million barrels a day, production declined to around 1.4 million barrels daily last year.

One would have thought that Angolans were rolling in prosperity, among the most well taken care of people in the world.  They are not, and now come the lessons, another cautionary tale for Guyanese.            Continue reading

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