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Barbados Improvements Part 3: Agriculture – Future products

Guyanese Online – Editor’s Note:

Many of these ideas could be applied to Guyana, where there is a declining sugar industry and ample land and water available.

Barbados Underground

Submitted by Freedom Crier

Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) & Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera)

Investigate the production (oil palm) as the replacement for sugar cane production including on hilly or semi-arid lands. The infrastructure that we have in sugar plantations is the same as required for this type plantation crop and we have an oil processing plant in Barbados i.e. Roberts Manufacturing. Just a small amount of retooling is necessary. The by-products of Oil Palm production EG: palm kernel meal can be utilised and be consumed as chicken feed, cattle, sheep & goat feed, instead of the importation of feed and feed stocks. The soya bean stock that is imported now to make Oil, Margarine, etc. could be a thing of the past. Palms grow well in Barbados from coconut to ornamental palms. It is easy to include/change to Oil Palm & Date Palm if feasible and the topography and…

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BOOK: A Troublesome Man: About the Life of Dr. Ptolemy Reid – By Stella Bagot

BOOK: A Troublesome Man: About the Life of Dr. Ptolemy Reid, Prime Minister of Guyana (1980?1984).

Look inside the book – @Amazon

by Stella Bagot (Author)

Herein is the life story of Ptolemy Alexander Reid, minister in the government and prime minister of Guyana between 1964 and 1984.

Here is a record of Dr. Reid?s childhood and youthful years in Dartmouth, Essequibo, Guyana, an account of his educational endeavors, and the highlights of his experiences as a veterinarian, politician, and family man who maintained an ongoing love relationship with his place of birth.

Dr. Reid said of himself, “I am a troublesome man… always troublesome. I grew up troublesome”.                Continue reading

The Power of Timbuktu: Libraries in Exile – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Power of Timbuktu: Libraries in Exile

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Canoes, carts, and camels. These were some of the methods used to save the manuscripts of Timbuktu. The story of Timbuktu is one of power in the written word and the struggles that it took to preserve it.

‘The ink of the scholar is more valuable than the blood of the martyr.’ This was a popular saying taken from the works of Ahmed Baba in 1603. Ahmed Baba was one of the most famous scholars in Timbuktu. This distant, mysterious and once powerful city has produced a rich stream of knowledge that continues to influence our thinking.

Read More: Profile- The Power of Timbuktu – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana: Rice exports to Cuba double by first crop

Rice exports to Cuba double by first crop

Rice being loaded for Cuba.

For the period of January-April, 2018, Guyana exported 139,501 metric tonnes of paddy, rice, and rice by-products, equivalent to US $57.7M.

This surpasses 2017’s export of 120,811 metric tonnes worth US $47M.

This has been credited to new markets in Mexico and Cuba.     Continue reading



Mar 30, 2018  Editorial, Kaieteur News

For the last two decades, the sugar industry was kept alive with huge subsidies. Upon taking office in May 2015, the Granger administration realized that GuySuCo was ailing. A temporary solution was to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor and continue to subsidize it with billions of dollars. The reason was that there was no easy solution to salvage the bankrupt GuySuCo.

The Jagdeo administration decided to build the Skeldon sugar factory at a cost of more than US$200 million because as Jagdeo said, the factory would lower the cost of production and make Guyana’s sugar competitive on the world market.      Continue reading

THE HACKIA STICK – By Dmitri Allicock

The making of a hackia stick above


By Dmitri Allicock

Trekking Through Guyana and History.

The word hackia comes from the Arawak language haküya and denotes trees of the genus Handroanthus, typically used for making tool handles.

The hackia stick is a part of Guyana’s history and is made with any kind of dense, heavy wood, specifically that of the forest tree Ixora ferrea (family Rubiaceae) or of trees of the genus Handroanthus (family Bignoniaceae); especially (in later use) in hackia stick.


10 Reasons Seniors are Turning to Medical Marijuana

Patients for Medical Cannabis


More people over 65 are using cannabis than ever before.
Cannabis for seniors? More people over 65 are using cannabis than ever before, but how? Check out our top ten reasons cannabis for seniors works wonders.Seniors aged 65 and up are the fastest growing demographic of cannabis users. In fact, a survey of 47,000 people aged 50 and up found that cannabis use has increased 250 percent for those over 65.

That’s because, like the rest of the population, seniors are opting to use cannabis for medical ailments, like pain, instead of prescription drugs. With the increased popularity and decreased stigma of the plant, seniors are more open than ever to try cannabis.

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US ban on Guyana’s Catfish, Cuirass, Gilbacker and Hassar is “protectionist”- govt official

US ban on Guyana’s catfish species is “protectionist”

The United States’ (US) ban on catfish species from Guyana is a “big blow” to the local fishing industry, and is being deemed a protectionist barrier to allow the American fishing industry to flourish, a senior government official said.

Veterinary Public Health Director, Dr Ozaye Dodson  was quoted as saying by government’s Department of Public Information that the move by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a “protectionist measure” by that country’s public health system and the catfish farmers who have invested heavily to develop the industry.   Continue reading

Easily Regrow These 10 Veggies With Just WATER


Vegetables have all sorts of benefits, including their nutritional value and low price. But did you know that you get even more value out of your greens by replanting them? Most of the veggies you buy, such as lettuce and green onions, can actually be regrown using just water and some simple steps.

Follow our tips and instructions to learn more about how you can have a constant supply of your favorite greens, without paying an extra penny.   Continue reading

Jamaica: Medical Marijuana Industry Expanding Rapidly – 2 articles

Jamaica medical marijuana company announces first harvest of commercial medical marijuana

28 Feb 2018 – Caribbean News Now.   

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Timeless Herbal Care Ltd, the leading medical marijuana brand in Jamaica, announced it has successful harvested the first legal commercial cannabis in Jamaica in over a century. The harvest was certified by the Jamaican Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA). This milestone further distinguishes the company as the leading trailblazer in the development and […]

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