The International Labour Organization Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean in Collaboration with Red Thread, Guyana and the Department of Cooperatives recently staged a Workshop of the formation of a Domestic Workers’ Cooperative at the Cara Lodge. In this picture representatives of women’s groups including Red Thread are engaged in preparatory discussions on the initiative.-
As evidence continues to emerge that the Government Analyst-Food & Drug Department (GAFDD) continues to face a ‘pushback’ against the execution of its mandate insofar as the effective enforcement of key provisions of the Food and Drugs Act is concerned, the Department’s Director, Marlan Cole is speaking out against what he appears to believe are determined efforts to undermine the integrity of the system.
There are signs that progress is being made towards the settlement of differences between the local Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GAFDD) and its counterpart agency in Trinidad and Tobago, the Chemistry Food and Drugs Department, that could pave the way for a resumption of the importation into the twin-island Republic of packaged coconut water from Guyana.
It is frequently the case that some of the most impressive examples of creative female entrepreneurship unfold unobtrusively, without fuss or fanfare, leaving the energy that they invest and the rewards that they reap to speak for themselves.
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