The fortunes of more than 100 nomadic porkknockers may be about to change in the wake of a key decision made earlier this week at a hastily convened meeting at the Brickdam offices of the Ministry of Natural Resources to have pieces of prospecting equipment seized from them by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) restored.
Two weeks after a chance encounter between President David Granger and Secretary of the Guyana Scrap Metal Recyclers Association (GSMRA) Michael Benjamin appeared to pave the way for the restoration of the scrap metal trade earlier than the tentative November 30 date given by government, Stabroek Business has learnt that there has, after all, been no change in the road map for the restoration of the trade and that its likely November resumption date remains unchanged.
The behaviour of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) would appear to be drifting from the erratic to the bizarre. Indeed, it may well have arrived at a point where one could be forgiven for thinking that it is now altogether unmindful of its public image.
(Jamaica Observer) – GraceKennedy group whose subsidiary GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) operates branches of Western Union in the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands is seeking an individual familiar with Cayman law to fill the role of Money Laundering reporting officer.
As Guyana’s gold mining industry assumes an increasingly prominent role in the growth and development of the country’s economy, government continues to seek ways of accessing knowledge and technology available through participation in international fora.
Just how high a price Caribbean manufacturers and distributors can pay for being either unmindful or indifferent to United States food safety regulations affecting imports into the country is currently being felt by the world-famous Jamaican food distributor Grace products, among others, after several brands of curry powder including Blue Mountain, Jamaica Choice, Ocho Rios, Oriental and Grace Brand were removed from supermarket shelves in the wake of a turmeric recall issued by the New York State Health Department for possible lead contamination.
Stock market updates
GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 683’s trading results showed consideration of $3,701,575 from 13,189 shares traded in 15 transactions as compared to session 682’s trading results, which showed consideration of $835,728 from 14,198 shares traded in 4 transactions.
(Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation and
published by Stabroek Business as a public service)
*Prices only represent the average Wholesale Farmgate and Retail Prices at the above mentioned markets and are NOT prices set by the Guyana Marketing Corporation or Ministry of Agriculture.
Two weeks ago, Doris Lewis came out of retirement briefly to keep a promise she had made to talk with the Stabroek Business about 25 years of the family’s proprietorship of the Gift Centre, a store that has been the backbone of a broader reputation which the family has for entrepreneurship.
Against the backdrop of government’s assertive advocacy of entrepreneurship as an employment option for Guyanese, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vishnu Doerga has told Stabroek Business that it would be useful to secure a prior understanding of just what the incentives are for pursuing the entrepreneurial option.
Significant changes in the socio-economic landscape in Guyana demand that the country’s policy-makers at both the public and private sector levels begin to create a radical shift in the manner in which they perceive the importance of safety and health in the workplace.