Plant Protection Organisation keeping close watch on imports

-370 import permits cleared for food crops up to September

With domestic food security continuing to be a matter of the highest national priority, the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) says that the protection of the country’s agricultural sector from the introduction of imported pests and diseases continues to the focus of the National Plant Protection Organization. (NPPO)

Information made available to this newspaper indicates that the NPPO is aggressively supported by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) in ensuring that importers comply fully with the national regulations pertaining to the importation of plants including the completion of relevant and supporting documents that enable verification of the safety and wholesomeness of imports.

NAREI says that a key element of the import procedure pertains to ensuring the documents are tendered and scrupulously examined by the NPPO prior  to importation of commodities. Import inspections, according to the Institute are carried out by the NPPO with the specific objective of verifying   the conformity   of   the   imports   with   local phytosanitary   requirements in order to prevent the entry and spread of pests…..


Small Business Bureau grant scheme created 426 jobs – CEO

The long-awaited reports on the work of the Small Business Bureau (SBB) for the years 2015 and 2016  “should be ready for publishing next week” though an official assessment of the performance of the entity launched in 2013 suggests that it has experienced mixed fortunes over the period of its existence.

Berbice must jump out of its ‘comfort zone’ in contemplating life beyond sugar – Gaskin

Amidst sustained expressions of concern over the anticipated impact of the closure of several of GuySuCo’s sugar estates in Berbice, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin used the occasion of last Friday’s 2017 Berbice Expo and Trade Fair to seek to assure the region with the heaviest dependence on the sugar industry that the transition from the crop that has been at the heart of the Guyana economy will see the creation of new opportunities for the region.

Beekeeper grooming youngsters to follow in her footsteps

A one-time Foreign Service Officer, 61-year-old Janice Fraser appears more than comfortable in her current role as a beekeeper.

Food & Drugs Director backs city’s closure of five food outlets

Assurances associated with the quality of cooked foods being provided to patrons at public places are an important barometer of a country’s development and lapses in food safety standards can have a negative impact on external perceptions of standards “on the whole” in a country, Director of the Government Analyst Food and Drugs Department (GA-FDD) Marlan Cole has told the Stabroek Business.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three-day period ending Thursday October 12, 2017   Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

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