Putting more local products on our Supermarket Shelves

Much of the evidence of the steady growth of Guyana’s manufacturing sector, particularly its agro-processing sector, is to be found on the display shelves of the Guyana Marketing Corporation’s Guyana Shop at the corner of Robb and Alexander streets. On the surface the growth of this sector is only modestly discernable. However, viewed together, in the spaces afforded by the modest size of the Guyana Shop, there is manifest evidence of an encouraging level of inventiveness, creativity and a determination of Guyanese men and women across the country to build businesses of their own, utilizing the abundance of various raw materials at our disposal.

The most recent Agro Processors Catalogue published by the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) lists and displays more than one hundred agro processed products and a good few others that are challenging for space on the local and in some instances, overseas market. The Catalogue lists scores of brands of pepper sauces, blended seasonings, honey, barbecue sauces, cassava bread, coconut oil, coconut water, confectionary, flours, jams and jellies, soaps and detergents, among others.

There is encouraging evidence too that the pressure of competition has, in recent years, significantly raised the quality of labeling and packaging afforded these products. Over time, deficiencies in these areas have been among the primary reasons why our local products have not found their way onto the display shelves of high-end supermarkets and other commercial outlets in Georgetown and across the country.  ….


Lethem agri centre allocated $265m in budget

Against the backdrop of what it says is its focus of creating further opportunities for the development of hinterland agriculture, government has disclosed in its 2018 budget an intention to allocate some $265 million to the design and construction of an agricultural centre and reservoir at Lethem and the upgrading of the existing agricultural research station at Ebini.

Social Protection Ministry must share blame for impasse at BCGI over refund of overtime taxes – Lewis

Fresh obstacles that threaten to block an official decision that taxes deducted from payments made to Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc.

Designer Carol Fraser says Chinese can play significant role in developing local fashion industry

Even as the proliferation of Chinese stores in downtown Georgetown continues to serve as evidence of the country’s increasing prominence as the most visible trading presence in the hemisphere, Guyanese fashion designer Carol Fraser has told Stabroek Business that the local fashion industry can do much worse than look to China to accelerate the growth of the sector in Guyana.

Beautician Leisa Gibson marketing locally made hair, scalp conditioner

Leisa Gibson is acutely aware of the likelihood that in a society where a   preoccupation with hair is now the focal point of women’s fashion, her involvement in the sector, as a hairdresser for the past fifteen years and more recently as the manufacturer of natural hair and body products, may well be positioning  her for entrepreneurial success.

Na-Mar’s virtual shop aims at offering the best of both worlds

These days, Guyanese are no strangers to technology-assisted shopping…on line shopping is the appropriate term.

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