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"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.

Reception in honour of President Donald Ramotar

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 17:00 - 19:00
Reception in honour of President Donald Ramotar

The Embassy of Guyana is pleased to extend an invitation to all Guyanese to a Reception in honour of His Excellency President Donald Ramotar.

Place: Embassy of Guyana
Address:  2490 Tracy Pl NW, Washington, DC 20008
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 5.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

See invitation for more details

The APNU and AFC have not made a sound Case for wanting Elections Now - Dr. David Hinds

Guyana ElectionsThe AFC wants General Elections. The APNU wants Local Government Elections. The PPP wants no election. The AFC and APNU have threatened to take action if their calls are not heeded.  Political parties should be interested in elections for at least two primary reasons-- to get into or remain in political office and to ensure that the rules of engagement are not rigged against them. One can assume that our political parties are of this mindset. The PPP’s position is clear—use its control of the most powerful branch of government to remain in office and to ensure that the current electoral rules are not tampered with.

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Guyanese born Sharon Clarke is Brooklyn's newest Civil Court Judge

Hon. Sharon Clarke

Guyanese born Sharon Clarke is Brooklyn's newest Civil Court Judge. On Tuesday September 09, 2014 she won with over 53% of the votes after the Brooklyn residents rallied behind her.

Back in July, Clarke collected the required signatures to become a Civil Court Judge and led a strong campaign that enabled her to win in the September elections.

Turkey's New President Erdogan Needs A Spasm Of Lucidity

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The ascendancy of Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the presidency places Turkey on a trajectory that could usher in a new era unlike any other since the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Umana Yana (Benab) Gutted by Fire of Unknown Origin

Umana Yana on Fire

Earlier today the Benab (officially called the Umana Yana) one of Guyana’s historic buildings was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin.  

The Umana Yana whose name is derived from a Wai-Wai word meaning Meeting Place of the People, was built August 1972 as one of the venues for the Non-Aligned Foreign Ministers Conference held in Georgetown, Guyana that same year. It is located at the northernmost end of Main Street just south of The Pegasus Hotel and is used as a conference and exhibition center.

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Countdown to Benab reconstruction promise

101 days, 15 hours, 18 minutes since the Benab (Umana Yana) was destroyed by fire. Citizens await rebuilding.

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