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Food and Drug Department wants US company suspended

Importation of falsely labelled tuna

With the country now plagued by the persistence of food imports that transgress the Food and Drugs Act and pose possible serious health risks to consumers, the Government Analyst Food and Drugs Department (GAFDD) this week moved to have a United States-based company suspended from providing supplies to local food importers.

Roraima Group’s ninth Wedding Expo opens today

– event underscores company’s corporate conscience, Gouveia says

As the organizing team prepares to roll out the Roraima Group of Companies’ three-day ninth Annual Wedding Expo later today, the company believes it can look back at the short history of the event with a considerable degree of satisfaction.

Berbice business chambers to meet Jordan today

– want official answers on key issues  

Re-elected Chairman of the Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commerce Hemchand Jaichand says that the range of business-related issues facing the community poses the new executive with “a number of exacting challenges” not least of which is the need to provide responses to questions that continue to arise in relation to the future of the Skeldon sugar estate.

Mainstay/Whyaka community gets capacity-building boost

Enhancing capacity to market Guyana’s tourism product is an important preoccupation particularly in indigenous areas and on Saturday, March 11, some 25 residents of Mainstay-Whyaka, including Toshao Joel Fredericks and councillors, participated in a tourism and hospitality training exercise.

The ups and downs of the middleman

From farm to market

Bringing the market to the farm is the responsibility of the middleman in the agricultural sector. At the end of each crop the sight of middlemen traversing farms equipped with hand-held scales is commonplace.

Workplace practices reflect indifference to safety and health, Beresford says

– accuses Social Protection Ministry of underperforming

The advent of an oil and gas industry will challenge Guyana to raise its safety and health game above the currently existing level since that is what will be demanded by any major foreign companies likely to be associated with the industry, going forward, a leading local safety and health official has told Stabroek Business.

Stock market updates

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 713’s trading results showed consideration of $13,381,555 from 335,920 shares traded in 12 transactions as compared to session 712’s trading results, which showed consideration of $71,050,992 from 558,063 shares traded in 9 transactions. 

Market prices

(Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation and published by Stabroek Business as a public service) The New Guyana Marketing Corporation has agreed to provide us with the above information which we will publish on a weekly basis subject to receipt.

Milestone agreement inked

Mexico to provide technical support in creation of key oil and gas White Papers

Guyana’s infant oil and gas sector will now have access to the most advanced technical support available in the western hemisphere following the signing of three key memoranda of understanding (MoU) between the governments of Guyana and Mexico formalizing a relationship that will bring on stream a regime of critical technical support and training designed to significantly enhance local capacity in a number of key areas in the sector.

Upper Corentyne stakeholders want talks on Skeldon Estate’s future

Chamber President says atmosphere worrying

A condition of growing uncertainty over the future of the Skeldon Sugar Estate has created an uneasy atmosphere of uncertainty at various levels in communities in the Upper Corentyne and particularly among sugar workers’ families, according to President of the Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commerce Krishnand Jaichand.

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