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US now satisfying Venezuela’s rice needs

– another ‘slap in the face’ for Guyana

Guyana has lost the most lucrative rice exportation deal with the Spanish speaking nation of Venezuela, which is now having its rice needs met by the United States of America (USA).

Chart shows US rice export to Venezuela

Chart shows US rice export to Venezuela

Meanwhile, the ailing rice industry in Guyana continues to adversely affect the country’s economy with no immediate or direct intervention from the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government. Guyana Times had reported that while Guyana was officially ousted from the PetroCaribe deal it had with Venezuela during October this year, the relationship between the two countries had become extremely tense sometime in June last, causing the rice industry to suffer tremendously. It has since started a new PetroCaribe deal with Suriname and now this new arrangement with the Unites States.

The relationship between Guyana and Venezuela began to deteriorate after a decision was made by APNU/AFC Government not to allow the Venezuelan state-owned airline Conviasa Airlines, to land in Guyana over the non-payment of its bond.

As time progressed, the two countries eventually drifted from the cordial relations it had shared in previous years, and according to information this newspaper received, for the week ending August 27, the US recorded a notable increase in its rice shipments to Venezuela totalling 29,500 tonnes.

Further, this publication was informed that for the week ending September 3, the US rice exporters had exported 30,000 tonnes of rice to Venezuela as well.

A report dated October 1, 2015, from the USA Rice Daily stated that the Spanish speaking country has been hard hit by El Niño and suffered major crop shortages. Hence, it turned to the US to “fulfil its consumption needs.”

It was noted that total rough rice sales to Venezuela are at nearly 150,000 metric tonnes (MT) within just the past two months.

Meanwhile, according to the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service Export Sales Report for October 2015, the US rice exporters have shipped 298,721 tonnes of rice to Venezuela.

During this time frame, Guyanese rice farmers were faced with major difficulties since Venezuela no longer accepted shipments of rice as was arranged in the PetroCaribe deal.

Then in October, the Spanish speaking nation inked another PetroCaribe deal with Suriname to see the exchange for fuel and rice at “favourable” prices thereby knocking Guyana out of the agreement it had with Venezuela for the past number of years.

According to media reports coming out of Suriname, the Presidents of the two countries reached an agreement for the Spanish-speaking country to provide oil to the Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country in exchange for rice.

Guyana Times understands that this agreement signed between Venezuelan President NicolÁs Maduro and his Surinamese counterpart Desi Bouterse, will allow Suriname to continue to receive favourable rates on oil in exchange for an agreement on rice exports.

Observers have opined that due to the lack of the art of diplomacy by the APNU/AFC Government the relations between Venezuela and Guyana “went downhill” and continued to deteriorate at a fast rate. The lack of action and unfavourable responses from the relevant authorities to inject funds into the industry has only made matters worse.

After much cries by rice farmers last week Agriculture Minister Noel Holder announced that the Ministry was awaiting the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) to put forward ‘suggestions’ for the “betterment” of the rice industry.

 

Mexico Market Recently Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Agriculture Minister of Mexico Jose Calzada met and had discussions on the commercialization of Guyana’s paddy.

Office of the Prime Minister reported that the Mexican Agriculture Minister Jose Calzada has now given the assurance that he would fast track arrangements to buy Guyana’s paddy. Further, he has made a commitment to encourage the private sector to enter into contracts with Guyanese millers.

However, one large scale farmer in Texas told Guyana Times that the US also sells rice to Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with preferential market benefits. Chief among these benefits is elimination of tariffs on rice shipped to Mexico. NAFTA is an agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico designed to remove tariff barriers between the three countries.

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The relationship between Guyana and Venezuela began to deteriorate after a decision was made by APNU/AFC Government not to allow the Venezuelan state-owned airline Conviasa Airlines, to land in Guyana over the non-payment of its bond.

As time progressed, the two countries eventually drifted from the cordial relations it had shared in previous years, and according to information this newspaper received, for the week ending August 27, the US recorded a notable increase in its rice shipments to Venezuela totalling 29,500 tonnes.

Further, this publication was informed that for the week ending September 3, the US rice exporters had exported 30,000 tonnes of rice to Venezuela as well.

Originally Posted by Cobra:
The U.S. give Guyana the middle finger.

 

And stuck it up in the rear of the AFC/PNC Fools/Jackasses:

 

"Further, this publication was informed that for the week ending September 3, the US rice exporters had exported 30,000 tonnes of rice to Venezuela as well.

A report dated October 1, 2015, from the USA Rice Daily stated that the Spanish speaking country has been hard hit by El Niño and suffered major crop shortages. Hence, it turned to the US to “fulfil its consumption needs.”

"It was noted that total rough rice sales to Venezuela are at nearly 150,000 metric tonnes (MT) within just the past two months.

Meanwhile, according to the US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service Export Sales Report for October 2015, the US rice exporters have shipped 298,721 tonnes of rice to Venezuela.

During this time frame, Guyanese rice farmers were faced with major difficulties since Venezuela no longer accepted shipments of rice as was arranged in the PetroCaribe deal."

 

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Originally Posted by asj:

The relationship between Guyana and Venezuela began to deteriorate after a decision was made by APNU/AFC Government not to allow the Venezuelan state-owned airline Conviasa Airlines, to land in Guyana over the non-payment of its bond.

 

AFC/PNC jackasses do not understand diplomacy.

Originally Posted by Cobra:
The U.S. give Guyana the middle finger.

 

In the meanwhile jackass Moses ran to Mexico and came back empty handed while the US is shipping massive amounts of rice to Venezuela.

 

AFC/PNC is a clueless jackass government.

Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by Cobra:
The U.S. give Guyana the middle finger.

 

In the meanwhile jackass Moses ran to Mexico and came back empty handed while the US is shipping massive amounts of rice to Venezuela.

 

AFC/PNC is a clueless jackass government.

What do you want him do do? Did he create the embargo? Should he get on his knees to the stupid bus driver and beg him to give us oil? Is it not better to avoid relying on such capricious trade partners and seek out more stable ones?

 

Some times you should get up, shower, tell yourself you are washing away your prejudices and mentally prepare yourself to have an unbiased non racist day. It is only by habit and condition could you develop the capacity to think without lugging racist baggage.

The gov't. boys are filling their pockets with millions from the so-called Asset Recovery Unit. They are not interested in building a strong economy. They are more interested in lining their pockets and keeping themselves in power.

Originally Posted by Stormborn:
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by Cobra:
The U.S. give Guyana the middle finger.

 

In the meanwhile jackass Moses ran to Mexico and came back empty handed while the US is shipping massive amounts of rice to Venezuela.

 

AFC/PNC is a clueless jackass government.

What do you want him do do? Did he create the embargo? Should he get on his knees to the stupid bus driver and beg him to give us oil? Is it not better to avoid relying on such capricious trade partners and seek out more stable ones?

 

Some times you should get up, shower, tell yourself you are washing away your prejudices and mentally prepare yourself to have an unbiased non racist day. It is only by habit and condition could you develop the capacity to think without lugging racist baggage.

The Indo KKK are quite happy to have Guyana depend on Venezuela, and if this means giving up 2/3 of its land, more of its marine territory, and 130k of its citizens, it doesn't matter.

 

Maduro started to behave like a mad bull when he threatened Guyana in order to get them to force out Exxon.  He was too terrified to seize US property as he feared US reaction, so he went to bully Guyana, and Granger, unlike Jagdeo, wasn't having it.

 

Conviasa was told to pay its bond, as required by all carriers operating into Guyana, with the possible exception of the major ones, whose financial stability is not a risk. They could have done so, but decided not to do so.

Originally Posted by Cobra:
The U.S. gave Guyana the middle finger and two thumbs in the ass crack. Granger find new friends that don't like Afro.

You must think a lot about yourself if you think that USA thinks one bit about Guyana.

 

Venezuela cut its nose and now will have to jump to USA's orders, or starve.

This goes to show that Granger's huffing and puffing was not necessary, he could have chosen the diplomatic route and avoid the collapse of the petro carib deal. The US is sworn enemies with Venezuela and yet they do business with them. This is what Jagdeo meant by diplomacy, keep the border issues separate from trade agreements. 

Originally Posted by BGurd_See:

This goes to show that Granger's huffing and puffing was not necessary, he could have chosen the diplomatic route and avoid the collapse of the petro carib deal. The US is sworn enemies with Venezuela and yet they do business with them. This is what Jagdeo meant by diplomacy, keep the border issues separate from trade agreements. 

What diplomatic route should Granger have taken.  If Granger smiled and said nothing when Maduro pushed maps showing him all but making Guyana a land locked nation, no one, not even Trinidad, would have lifted a finger to "support" Guyana.

 

Understand something.  Guyana can only prevail by appealing to the consciences of nations.  We have nothing that any one wants, nor do we have any power to force any one to come our way.  It is the LOUD noises made by Granger which forced those who claim to be our allies to make "sympathetic" noises.

 

Had we run to Maduro to beg him they would have continued to ignore the issue.

 

What did the PPP acquiesce to Maduro achieve, even as that lunatic invaded Guyana, beat up Guyanese, seized Guyana property, and stopped exploration.  This on top of intimidating foreigners not to invest in Essequibo?

 

NOTHING.  Given that 23 years and boasts about the "cordial" relations with Chavez/Maduro, then why is there still a border claim?  Why is Venezuela still attempting to stymy Guyana's developing by stopping the exploitation of our natural resources, the vast majority lying in lands that they claim.

 

The PPP has done NOTHING to protect Guyana from Venezuela, and eve let little Suriname push us around!

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During the PPP tenure, the relation ship with Venezuela was much more effective. Now Granger in charge and not accustomed to being on the world state, he made a blunder in calling out Maduro at the UN and elsewhere. Now the Guyanese farmers pay the price.  

 

The PPP took the diplomatic route with Suriname and won in case you have short memory. 

Venezuela will sanction Guyana until Granger cut and run from office. Maduro would rather buy higher price rice from America than from Guyana. I hope Venezuela keep up the pressure on the illegitimate, incompetent Granger.
Originally Posted by Cobra:
Venezuela will sanction Guyana until Granger cut and run from office. Maduro would rather but higher price rice from America than from Guyana. I hope Venezuela keep up the pressure on the illegitimate, incompetent Granger.

 

Wow Cobra Bhai. This is an excellent observation.

 

Yuji, Indians will survive under intense government pressure. That's why he pardoned criminals to terrorized Indian families and take away their money and jewelry to make them poor and dependent on the government. But Indians are smart and always jump back and make a good living.
Originally Posted by Cobra:
Yuji, Indians will survive under intense government pressure. That's why he pardoned criminals to terrorized Indian families and take away their money and jewelry to make them poor and dependent on the government. But Indians are smart and always jump back and make a good living.

 

You are 100 percent correct.

 

We survived two PNC dictators and we can stand up to a third any day of the week. This time around, we will deal with it differently.

Originally Posted by Bibi Haniffa:

Indians are business thinkers and very resourceful people.  There is a reason why there are more than a billion of us in the world.  

OMG! Over a billion Trannies. Hai re Bhagwaan!

Originally Posted by BGurd_See:

During the PPP tenure, the relation ship with Venezuela was much more effective.

The PPP took the diplomatic route with Suriname and won in case you have short memory. 

1.  The PPP didn't know what to do and had to beg Rashleigh Jackson, and other PNC officials, who they fired back.  The eventually boundary was resolved in Suriname's favor.  Combine that with Maduro's boundary and ships sailing into Guyana will have to pass through one or the other's territory.  How is that indicative of the PPP's greatness.

 

2.  As recently as 2013 Venezuela invaded Guyana, beat up Guyanese, and destroyed property.  They also seized an oil rig, claiming that it was illegally in Venezuelan territory.

 

Can you tell us how the PPP resolved this issue?  They took beat up from Maduro as if they suffer from battered wife syndrome.

Originally Posted by Cobra:
Venezuela will sanction Guyana until Granger cut and run from office. Maduro would rather buy higher price rice from America than from Guyana. I hope Venezuela keep up the pressure on the illegitimate, incompetent Granger.

Look at the PNC dick lover, terrified of being beaten up and pissed on by a black PNC female, braying.

 

Maduro has destroyed Venezuela.  He is now humiliated by having to  beg the USA to feed his people, because of the tremendous food shortages.  Even his best friend Raul Castro isn't that interested in him any more.

 

Any way the PPP loves Maduro's dick as much as you love to get PNC poles, so I am not surprised at your foolishness.

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