Essequibo, says Deleep Singh, who has been President of the regional Chamber of Commerce since 2016, has adjusted reasonably quickly to its rice industry’s loss of Venezuela’s PetroCaribe market.
With locally grown potatoes and onions already having made a modest breakthrough on the local market the Ministry of Agriculture’s National Agricultural and Extension Institute (NAREI) believes that carrots could be on the threshold of a similar breakthrough.
By Karen Abrams, MBA Co-Founder, STEMGuyana Ima Christian, Stanford UniversityCo-Founder, STEMGuyana Building and maintaining the capacity to innovate in public and private institutions in wealthier countries is hard work.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
Is corporate governance is dead? Corporate Governance turned up a blind alley some 15 years ago.
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.
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.
Up until now it may well have been one of Buxton’s best-kept entrepreneurial secrets.
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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.
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.
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.