Bargain bazaar: It may be quite a trek (particularly in bad weather) to get to the western extreme of Stabroek Market (the area closest to the Demerara River) but once you get there you discover that the area offers a bazaar of its own where fruit, vegetables, fish, groceries and even items of clothing are offered for sale in abundance and where not a few attractive bargains can be had.
Still pondering: Up to yesterday there was still a great deal of uncertainty as to whether the government’s decision to drop fuel prices at GuyOil gas stations would have an impact on minibus and taxi fares.
The National Upstream Oil and Gas Policy was yesterday launched by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment. A statement from the ministry said that it represents Guyana’s first attempt at setting out specific policy objectives and implementation measures for the exploration and potential development of upstream oil and gas resources in Guyana.
Qualfon’s new Providence call centre is near complete. The call centre will begin operations in April. A source told Stabroek News the new site is merely awaiting interior works, furnishing and fencing.
Overload: Three schoolboys pulled off quite a feat yesterday travelling home from school along the Railway Embankment at Bladen Hall East Coast Demerara on one bicycle while pulling along another that had suffered a puncture.