Improving on the “fragile and uneven” growth which the Caribbean experienced last year requires that borrowing member countries (BMCs) focus more attention on economic activities that allow for the increased generation of foreign exchange “to pay for the goods we import for consumption and production,” President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr Warren Smith said last week.
Roadside sellers, school vendors as well as conventional restaurants offering ready-to-eat food to the public “without the benefit of warmers and chillers that allow for those foods to be served at the correct temperature” are likely to come under greater public health-related pressure to raise their game, Director of the Government Analyst Food and Drugs Department (GA/FDD) Marlan Cole has told the Stabroek Business.
An intense if somewhat muted row has been ensuing between some local business importers and the Government Analyst Food & Drugs Department (GA/FDD) over what has become the prevalent practice by some distributors of importing volumes of food items that do not adhere to the requirements that obtain under the Food and Drugs Act.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Snap Inc took to the road in London on Monday to promote its initial public offering with a daring proposition: that it can build hot-selling hardware gadgets and ad-friendly software features fast enough to stay one step ahead of Facebook.
(Trinidad Express) – Mexican cement manufacturer Cemex is paying US$86.36 million for Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) and its three cement plants in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, the company has said.
Chet Bowling, one of the directors of the crowdfunding initiative Slingshot, believes that Monday’s launch at Moray House in Georgetown can become a transformative force for entrepreneurship in Guyana.
LONDON (Reuters) – John Lewis, Britain biggest department store group, said yesterday it was planning to cut hundreds of jobs in a reorganisation of its soft furnishings retailing business and changes to the way it operates its in-store restaurants.
In less than two months, Jennifer Flatts, the proprietor of Class and Elegance will launch her latest clutch of Professional Development Workshops in courses aimed at raising service standards, enhancing professionalism and infusing greater confidence by providing specialized instructions in business etiquette and protocol among other disciplines.
GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 709’s trading results showed consideration of $4,247,933 from 52,315 shares traded in 14 transactions as compared to session 708’s trading results, which showed consideration of $6,697,402 from 192,218 shares traded in 21 transactions.
What now appears to be a battle between the Georgetown municipality and the recently created Guyana Market Vendors Union (GMVU) for the ‘hearts and minds’ of the urban vending community is heating up in the wake of last week’s move by City Hall to formally register city vendors.