Harmony Village and the creative industries

If there are still unmistakable indications that the socio-cultural cohesion that we continually seek continues to elude us, it is not for the want of pressing street fairs and cultural events into service in the hope that these might make some kind of contribution, however modest, to that elusive goal.

GPSU says there had been agreement to move gold processing from near GGMC workers

The Ministry of Natural Resources has come under fire from the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) in the wake of the recent resurfacing of reports of health-related problems among employees of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) linked to the use of mercury in the processing of gold in the same compound housing the GGMC.

Paddy Prices

As a service to Guyana’s rice industry the Stabroek Business has agreed to publish,weekly, beginning with this issue, prices paid to farmers supplying paddy to Mills in the various regions of Guyana  

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday April 19, 2018 Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Progressive developments in agriculture

After the recent stories about the modest success that has been realized in our attempt to begin to substitute the country’s potato and onion imports with higher levels of local production we are now being told by the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (see story in this issue) that sufficient work has been done in terms of research into farming techniques and the varieties that are best suited to local conditions to give rise to the likelihood that locally cultivated  carrots, as well, a few years down the road, will save us further amounts of foreign exchange.

Market prices

(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.

Cole distances self from ‘fishy’ importation of sardines, ovaltine

-entry had previously been refused

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.

Guyana, T&T Food & Drug Departments agree formula for coconut water exports

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.

The Mahaica Women’s Group: We’ve got each other’s backs

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.

Garlic, potatoes, onions among major food imports last year

-plant protection agency keeping an eye out for pests and diseases

Between January and September last year the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) issued a total of  370 permits for the importation of food crops and vegetation into Guyana.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday April 12, 2018 Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Paddy prices

As a service to Guyana’s rice industry the Stabroek Business has agreed to publish, weekly, beginning with this issue, prices paid to farmers supplying paddy to Mills in the various regions of Guyana

Market prices

(Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation and published by Stabroek Business as a public service) The New Guyana Marketing Corporation has agreed to provide us with the above information which we will publish on a weekly basis subject to receipt.

The 20% state contracts allocation for small businesses

This newspaper’s most recent updates on the provisions contained in the Small Business Act for the allocation of twenty per cent of state contracts to local small businesses provided by Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin and Chief Executive Officer of the Small Business Bureau Dr.

CREDITINFO credit reports have sped up loans process – Semple-Joseph

-mulling expansion of service

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CREDITINFO Guyana, Judy Semple-Joseph  has told Stabroek Business that the ability of the Credit Bureau to provide local business institutions with critical and reliable data on their potential customers has been a critical factor in persuading banks and other key commercial institutions to ‘sign on’ to the services which it provides.

Indar lauds Chamber role in removal of VAT on education

President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar on Wednesday used his address to the organization’s Annual General Meeting to set out the various ways in which he said the Chamber had been successful in exerting “significant influence” on public policy over the past year.