Dem Bake here for its fair share of the market

What used to be just Doolie’s Bakery at Land of Canaan on the East Bank Demerara is in the throes of a transformation that seeks to provide its customers with a service that matches the very best that the industry has to offer.

Stock market updates

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 755’s trading results showed consideration of $16,188,733 from 222,583 shares traded in 15 transactions as compared to session 754’s trading results which showed consideration of $5,719,787 from 38,419 shares traded in 4 transactions.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday January 11, 2018 Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Implementing 20% of state contracts to small businesses

It is widely believed that if smoothly implemented and scrupulously monitored the actualization of the provision in the Small Business Act of 2004 for a 20% allocation of government’s “goods and services” contracts to small businesses could make a major, positive difference to the country.

Is the capital inching towards yet another garbage crisis?

With the time frame for central government’s bailout initiative designed to rescue City Hall from a mountain of outstanding debt to its two major garbage collection contractors having expired on December 31 there appears to exist the very real fear that the capital may return to the proverbial square one insofar as the service is concerned.

Food & Drugs clamping down on documentation waivers for food importers

-adequate storage facilities a must

The Government Analyst Food & Drugs Department will be significantly stepping up its efforts to ensure that Guyanese benefit from an enhanced food safety regime in 2018 and beyond, in keeping with the global shift by countries the world over towards raising food safety standards.

Georgetown’s indefatigable pavement vendors

Making the argument for pavement vendors in downtown Georgetown being the most resilient group of businesspeople in urban Guyana is not as difficult as it may seem at first glance.

T&T Govt gets report on Petrotrin’s future

(Trinidad Guardian) The board of Petrotrin has handed in a status report to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on the planned restructuring of the cash-strapped energy company.

Market prices

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Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday January 4, 2018 Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Stock market updates

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 754’s trading results showed consideration of $5,719,787 from 38,419 shares traded in 4 transactions as compared to session 753’s trading results which showed consideration of $3,546,225 from 24,080 shares traded in 6 transactions. 

Food and Drug Dep’t closer to meeting stringent US food safety requirement

-new complex scheduled for completion in 2019

The Government Analyst-Food & Drugs Department (GA-FDD) of the Ministry of Public Health has taken a major step in the direction of meeting the laboratory testing standards necessary to satisfy the safety requirements of the United States’ Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the 2010 legal standards benchmark for the importation of foods into that country, the Department’s Director, Marlan Cole told Stabroek Business in an interview earlier this week.

Staving off illegal imported foods, drugs, priorities for GAFDD in 2018

Department aiming to scale back food, drugs waivers

Protecting local consumers from the threats posed by the infiltration of imported foods and drugs which could do great harm to the nation as a whole remains one of the highest priorities of the Government Analyst Food & Drugs Department (GAFDD), and at a time when there are strong elements of criminality in the manufacture and trade in foods and drugs the Department is deserving of the full support of government, the business community and the country as a whole, GAFDD Director Marlan Cole has told the Stabroek Business.

Brazil officials due here January for talks with gov’t on large scale agri projects

What is widely felt to have been inexplicable sloth on the part of successive political administrations in taking advantage of the potential for deeper bilateral economic and trade cooperation with neighbouring Brazil could be at an end if the recent pronouncement here in Georgetown of a likely imminent and significant investment-related move here by South America’s largest country materializes.

No breakthrough for black cake on international market

Good, old-fashioned Guyanese black cake may be a hot item on the local menu at Christmas time, though it may be well worth the while for business-minded cake-makers to check out the progress that Tortuga International is making with rum-based cakes, whose sales in the region are estimated around US$18 million.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three-day period ending Thursday December 28, 2017 Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Market prices

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