CARICOM sugar producers to accelerate investments to meet regional market demand

Last month’s Trade Ministers’ decision at COTED to the incremental protection of regionally produced sugars when it meets the standards required by regional users...

The last chance for CARICOM sugar?

By David Jessop Last month CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) took a decision that will likely determine whether Anglophone Caribbean sugar producers...

GEF/UNDP Ridge to Reef Project hosts apiculture training programme

The GEF/UNDP Ridge to Reef (R2R) Project in partnership with Grenada's Ministry of Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries, Disaster Management and Information hosted...

CARICOM sugar industry starts new chapter

The Sugar Association of the Caribbean represents sugar producers in Jamaica, Guyana, Belize and Barbados. All told 400,000 CARICOM citizens rely on the industry...

Can Caribbean sugar make a sweet comeback?

The Caribbean sugar industry is at a crossroads. Free market pressures, operational inefficiencies and sugar producers’ inability to meet manufacturers’ demand for refined white...

New efforts to protect Caribbean bananas under disease threat

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency project to curb major plant losses threatened by a fungal disease as...

Extensive tax evasion sinking struggling sugar industry

A study commissioned by Caribbean sugar producers has recommended a region-wide approach to producing white sugar and urged the enforcement of a tax on...

More Megacities, More Pressure on Forests

By Desmond Brown ANKARA, Jun 21 2019 (IPS) - With two-thirds of the world’s population projected to be living in cities by 2050, increasing pressure continues...

Guyana imports over 1,000 ducklings for breeding stock

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) imported on Wednesday imported 1,400 white Muscovy ducklings from the United States  to augment their current production levels. Chief Executive...

Trinidad bans importation of all poultry meat from Guyana

The Trinidad and Tobago government has imposed a ban on all poultry products from Guyana “until further notice.” A two paragraph statement from the Ministry...