Category Archives: Agriculture

GUYANA: The Barima-Mora Passage – Region One – “Most intact mangrove ecosystems”

REEL GUYANA Video: Premiered on November 15, 2020

Guyana’s most intact mangrove ecosystems are found within a very special place in Region One, known as the Barima-Mora Passage. Beyond its rich mangrove population, this area is home to a number of IUCN red listed species, rich biodiversity, and incredible indigenous culture.     Continue reading

OPINION: Tourism Dependency: The Curse of the Caribbean -By Bert Hoffmann

Canopy walkway

Iwokrama Canopy Walkway | In the heart of Guyana’s Rainforest

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By Bert Hoffmann

No region depends more on tourism than the Caribbean. Now, during the corona crisis, it’s deserted and vulnerable.

Of the twenty (20) countries in the world that depend most on tourism, eleven (11) are in the Caribbean. Everyone longs to be there. Now, however, borders are sealed, planes grounded and cruise ships stranded at sea. The COVID-19 crisis has plunged the Caribbean into an existential crisis that seriously challenges its development model. In recent decades, countries in the region were optimized for globalization. But now the globalized economy is imploding and they have got to figure out how to survive.        Continue reading

Caribbean Diaspora Angel Investor Conference – Friday November 13. 2020 – 9.00am-7.00pm EST – Virtual

HOW TO INVEST IN HIGH POTENTIAL CARIBBEAN COMPANIES

Please join the Guyana Economic Development Trust, an independent US-based philanthropic organization, for this timely event.

Register at www.diasporainvestorsummit.org

GUYANA: Opposition Leader Harmon urges negotiation with Success squatters on relocation

Joseph Harmon

“Whether it’s GuySuCo, whether it’s NICIL, whether it’s Central Housing and Planning, all of it is THE STATE, that is responsible for everything that happens here” – Harmon

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Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon yesterday urged that the state find a mutually acceptable solution to resolve the plight of squatters at Success, East Coast Demerara, while vowing that the opposition would seek to ensure that they are treated fairly.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Nigel Hinds resigns from NICIL over treatment of Success squatters by GuySuCo

Nigel Hinds

Nigel Hinds

By broek News – 16 October 2020      

Accountant Nigel Hinds today resigned with immediate effect from the Board of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) over the manner in which it has handled squatters at Success on the East Coast of Demerara.

The state holding company NICIL has begun flooding squatters out of the area and the police have fired pellets on several occasions when they said tensions rose and there were confrontations. Teargas has also been used on the squatters.      Continue reading

VIDEO: A Tour of Trinidad’s Market – By Chef Debra Sardinha-Metivier of DSM Creative Cuisine

A Tour of Trinidad’s Market – The Culinary Institute of America

In Port of Spain’s markets, ingredients from Europe, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent come together on vendor tables. Culantro here is known as shadow benny or chadon benni — a corruption of the French chardon benit or “blessed thistle.” It is a part of the green seasoning that is a Trinidad and Tobago culinary basic. Chef Debra Sardinha-Metivier of DSM Creative Cuisine, gives us our first look at the diversity of the Trinidadian market basket.

For recipes, visit http://www.ciaprochef.com/WCA

GUYANA: SUGAR: The Skeldon factory and its reopening by the PPP Government

Skeldon Factory

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In keeping with one of its major manifesto promises, the PPP/C government is moving ahead with plans to reopen the East Demerara, Rose Hall and Skeldon estates.  As part of this process, there have been visits to the various estates by the new Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha and officials of the government holding company, the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited.

The hasty closure of these estates in addition to the one at Wales and the callous retrenching of 7,000 workers will remain one of the major blunders of the APNU+AFC administration. It was not as if  APNU+AFC should not have taken steps to rationalise the sugar industry. There were clearly good grounds to make a critical examination of the industry and embark on consolidation and transformation considering the vast losses that were being registered and the bailouts this required.  Continue reading

WEATHER: Climate Crisis Update: Reasons for Hope in 2020 – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Stop Sign Extreme Heat Warning – Death Valley – California – USA

t is hot here in California. On August 16th, a heat wave sent temperatures soaring in Death Valley to 130℉ (54.4℃), believed to be the highest temperature recorded on Earth in over a century. With a historic wildfire season threatening life and property, Governor Gavin Newson has declared a state of emergency. On August 24th, as reported by Cal Fire, the state has had 7,002 fires this year, burning over 1.4 million acres…and growing. At the same time last year, 4,292 fires had burned 56,000 acres.

READ MORE: http://rosalienebacchus.blog/2020/08/30/climate-crisis-update-reasons-for-hope-in-2020/

GUYANA: Man arrested in connection with killing of two teenagers, as unrest intensifies – UPDATED

UPDATE: Total of five persons arrested for murder of teenagers. Police use tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters on Monday night 

Burning debris on the Number 5 Village Public Road Bridge.

Police Sunday night said a man was arrested in connection with the discovery of the bodies of two teenagers  in the backlands of Cotton Tree Village , West Coast Berbice. (near Rosignol)

“Acting upon information received the police have since arrested a 57 year old male of Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice. He is presently in custody,” police spokesman, Royston Andries said.

While crime scene detectives did not see any blood stains or weapon around the bodies or within the immediate vicinity, they found apparent blood stains at the suspect’s coconut farm.  Continue reading

GUYANA SUGAR: The Future of the Sugar Industry – Published May 8. 2017

State Paper  on the Future of the Sugar Industry presented to the National Assembly by The Hon. Noel L. Holder, MP.  Minister of Agriculture

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