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Guyana Receives $7.5 Million Loan to Improve Sugar Sector

 Above: Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Guyana is receiving a $7.5 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to improve the country’s sugar sector. The purpose of the loan is more specifically to enhance the capacity …

Op-Ed: The United States and Sugar Policy in the Caribbean

 By Isabel WeesOp-Ed Contributor In 2001, President George W Bush launched the Caribbean Third Border Initiative with the countries of the Caribbean “to make sure the benefits of globalization are felt in even the smallest economies.” The Third Border Initiative …

Jamaica’s Major Push on Sugar

 Above: a sugar cane plant By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica says it is embarking on a significant push to boost sugar production in the country. The Jamaican Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has begun a “massive” cane planting and …

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 Above: Cuba’s Raul Castro and Haiti President Michel Martelly (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Cuba strengthened their ties Wednesday by signing a series of cooperation agreements in fields including public health and agriculture. The agreements …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s economy grew 2.8 percent in the first six months of 2012, according to a report from Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh. “This growth reflects continued progress on the diversification of the productive sector, where …

 Above: Guyanese and EU officials By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and the European Union signed tow financing agreements Friday to fund a micro-hydropower system and accompanying measures to the sugar sector. The total cost of the micro-hydropower system, which …

 Above: Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke and JAS President Glendon Harris in Trelawny (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is seeking to revive its traditional crops, with sugar at the top of the list. There is currently around $6.6 …

 Above: sugar cane gets transported in Guyana (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana’s Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) continues to be a major part of the agriculture sector and the country as a whole, according to Guyanese Agriculture Minister Dr …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A series of fires set to Jamaican cane fields has raised concern in the area of Westmoreland. Councillor Paul Wilson, the deputy mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, has called on residents to desist from setting the illicit …

 The Jamaican government has secured a contract to supply 80,000 tonnes of sugar to the European market for more than double the price of the current crop. The agreement with European firm ED&F Man Sugar Limited is coming at a …

 Chinese firm COMPLANT, to whom the Jamaican government divested three state-owned sugar estates last year, is reportedly showing reservations over the deal. Cleveland Keddo, chairman of the Westmoreland and Hanover Cane Growers association, said the Chinese were not aware of …

 Guyana, the largest sugar exporter in the Caribbean, will receive just under $27 million in aid from the European Union to help improve production in the country. The E.U. had previously chosen to cut import prices for raw sugar by …