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GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 26 October 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 26 October 2015

  • Activist Zenita Nicholson commits suicide
  • New wages deal sought by sugar workers
  • City amnesty nearing end
  • Rice farming is still an option says President
  • New rice markets being sought
  • Murder execution style
  • Sports

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GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 16 June 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 16 June 2015

  • Ramjattan concerned about Police links to extra-judicial killings
  • Ramotar shifts blame for running down sugar industry
  • Sugar workers seek credit union funds from GAWU
  • Guyanese footballer nabbed with cocaine in the US
  • Hope Canal begins flushing excess water from Conservancy
  • Guyanese pilot retires from LIAT
  • Charitable organization seeks to help poor
  • Sports

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Can Babu John save a declining PPP? – by Ralph Seeram


JULY 21, 2013 | BY KNEWS |   By Ralph Seeram 

We knew for sure we were in for a severe “cut ass”. My cousin Eric and I had broken a most important rule of my aunt; do not go and play without permission. More important do not go beyond the immediate home surroundings. Not only did we venture beyond the immediate area but we were missing for about two hours.

One of my cousins met us at the gate and gleefully told us to prepare for “licks”. My aunt was a strict disciplinarian. She had to be; she had eleven children of her own plus me. Now you may be wondering, what was our major infraction of the rules? Well we went to the Babu John foreshore to catch birds.

Yes a group of friends decided to go to the Babu John foreshore, where flocks of birds gathered to feast on shrimps and fishes on the foreshore, the very foreshore on which Cheddi Jagan was cremated.      Continue reading

€23.4M sugar support…EU stipulates conditions

€23.4M sugar support…EU warns of conditions before release of funds

JUNE 21, 2013 | BY KNEWS |    By Leonard Gildarie 

As emotions continue to run high over the state of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), Government and the European Union (EU) yesterday signed off on a €23.355M financing agreement, but the country will have to meet set conditions first before drawing down.

Europe has over the years been this country’s biggest customer of raw sugar, but an accumulative price cut of over 36% – starting seven years ago – had threatened to shut factories down. The EU decided, as part of its alleviation efforts, to help 20 of the sugar-producing countries from the African/Pacific/Caribbean (ACP) grouping recover from the cuts by injecting cash. Initially the monies targeted specific sugar projects to improve efficiency, but the EU has started disbursing to the government itself.  [Read more  €23.4M sugar support…EU]