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Customs and Border Protection Intercepts World’s Most Destructive Insect in Rice from Saudi Arabia

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists recently intercepted Khapra Beetle, one of the world’s most destructive insect pets, in a passenger’s baggage at Philadelphia International Airport.

Guyana's great uprising comes to an end

Berbice River

This year sees the 250th anniversary of the end of the Berbice Revolt. By October 1763, much of this river (see photo) was under the control of the slaves. The Dutch garrison was overwhelmed with disease, and - just for a moment - it had looked as if one of the greatest revolts in slavery's history might just succeed.

The Secret Service and their difficult but important role protecting the President of the United States of America

United States Secret Service

The recent security breaches at the White House in Washington DC have many questioning the Secret Service and in particular the reaction of the Service to the person who jumped the fence.

The Secret Service has a very difficult and complex job to do, but let us isolate their role at the White House which among many others is to protect the President and the infrastructure.

Is there an otherization of African Guyanese protests in Guyana? - Dr. David Hinds

Many of us have been concerned about the criminalization of protest in Guyana, in particular African Guyanese protest. We have pointed to the difference in the responses of the government and some sections of Civil Society to protest in the two ethnic communities.

Chikungunya Hits Mainland USA - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host. Photo: James GathanyThe first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, was reported July 17 in Florida. This newly reported case represents the first time that mosquitoes in the continental United States are thought to have spread the virus to a non-traveler. Although CDC does not expect widespread cases of chikungunya in the United States this summer, American travelers infected overseas may continue to return and bring the virus with them.

The Rust Fungi (Uredinales) of Guyana

United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Peer Review Journal Published December 30, 2005


"2,000 Bull Project" Targets Cattle Traits -

Sixteen different breeds and combinations of breeds are represented in the USMARC cattle herd. The variability of breed composition in the herd is obvious in the varied appearance of the animals - Photo by Mark ThallmanBy Sandra Avant, September 15, 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are investigating methods to help beef cattle producers further improve genetic evaluations for routinely measured traits such as growth and calving ease. They are also targeting economically important traits like feed efficiency and disease resistance that are expensive or difficult to measure.

Guyanese American Author Wins Fifth International Award

Christopher H.K. Persaud Author of The Da Vinci Code Revisited

New Milford, New Jersey – Guyanese American Christian Apologetics author Christopher H.K. Persaud has won his fifth international award. Persaud’s book, The Da Vinci Code Revisited: A Conclusive Refutation of the Widespread, Sinister Lie (Xlibris Corporation, USA, 2013, Revised) earned top marks in the Non Fiction – Inspirational category of the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Competition and was awarded a Silver medal. The Da Vinci Code Revisited also received a five-star rating via an official Readers’ Favorite organization book-reviewing process.

Men who have played over a quarter of the Tests for their teams

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the latest addition in this elite list © Getty ImagesAs West Indies play their 500th Test, Shivnarine Chanderpaul won his 158th Test cap. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the men with most frequent Test appearances for their respective sides.

From Guyana to Canada, and Back Again - By Allison Lawlor

“I decided to come back home to help,” says the 43-year-old specialist in information systems. “I thought it was a great opportunity to do some hands-on work.”A Guyanese diaspora volunteer ventures back home to help rural farmers market new products locally – and beyond.

After two hours of travelling by speedboat along riverways into the depths of the rainforest, Clive Gobin finally arrives at a tiny community near Mabaruma, in northwest Guyana, bordering Venezuela.

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Countdown to Benab reconstruction promise

74 days, 8 hours, 41 minutes since the Benab (Umana Yana) was destroyed by fire. Citizens await rebuilding.

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