New plantain/banana types likely resistant to Black Sigatoka

The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) has utilised a number of new banana lines which are most likely resistant to the Black Sigatoka Disease.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NAREI, Dr. Oudho Homenauth said that these varieties have been acquired from Nigeria, the Department of Public Information reported.

“We had access to materials that came in by tissue culture that are supposedly resistant to black sigatoka diseases. These are out there in the field as we speak. Some of them have started producing. I think there were six or seven varieties that came in from as far as Nigeria.” Dr. Homenauth said.

DPI said that Guyana is one of four countries benefiting from a CARDI/CDB-funded project for the Development of an Integrated Disease Management Programme for Black Sigatoka Disease.

When the CEO was interviewed by the Department of Public Information (DPI), he said that,



Central Corentyne Chamber calls on President to rescind GECOM appointment

  Retired Justice James Patterson taking the oath of office before President David Granger on Thursday at State House.

T&T PM slams performance of disaster relief body after floods

Gopee Ramsewak of Logwood Trace, Mafeking, Mayaro stands in flood waters at the front of his home yesterday.

Bangladesh says Rohingya arrivals “untenable” as thousands arrive daily

Rohingya refugees line up to receive humanitarian aid in Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 23, 2017.

Three killed in Vreed-en-Hoop smash-up

An accident yesterday on the Vreed-en-Hoop Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD)  has claimed the lives of three persons including a student from the Diamond Secondary School.

By ,

Jagdeo to ask court to quash Patterson appointment

Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo will today ask the High Court to quash President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of retired justice James Patterson as Chairman of Gecom on the grounds of unconstitutionality.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now