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Date: 17 May 18 12:20pm
Five local producers of indigenous processed foods are currently participating in the annual SIAL-11 agricultural trade show in Toronto, Canada.  The exhibition is on from 8th to 14th May.The agro-processors, Jet’s Enterprises (de Kinderen ECD), Tandy’s Manufacturing Enterprises (Eccles, EBD), Original Juice (Grant Berthrum, Upper Pomeroon), Prestige Manufacturing and Bottling Enterprise (La Grange, WBD), and the Kuru Kururu Farmers, Cheap Jerseys Store, Crops and Livestock Association (Linden/Soesdyke Highway, are small and medium sized enterprises that have been in the business of preserving, processing and bottling fruits, vegetables and other agricultural by-products for some years.Each exhibitor expects that the exposition will open the gates to the Canadian and American markets for their “Made in Guyana” products.This trade mission is another spin-off of continued collaboration between the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) and the Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) of Canada.  The main objective is to provide access to the Canadian market for Guyana’s agricultural producers and processors, for artisans, furniture manufacturers and owners of indigenous enterprises that have brought their products up to international standard.This effort by the GMSA was one more productive step in the overall process to create opportunities for business growth, to expose small business owners to markets outside Guyana’s borders, and provide access to international expertise and funding.This agricultural trade mission to Canada is the second one that the GMSA has spearheaded this year.  Just last January, eight local artisans, also from rural communities in Guyana, showcased a collection of intricate household artifacts designed with leather, cane, woods, clay, tibisiri and other indigenous derivatives at the Canadian Interior Design Show (IDS-11) also in Toronto.Funding for both these trade missions was provided by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).PACKAGING/LABELING WORKSHOPSThe exhibitors were selected after a rigorous process of evaluation and in-plant visits by GMSA’s technical representatives and TFO’s international consultants.  In April 2010, the Association hosted the first Export Packaging Workshop for agro-based exporters and manufacturers of primary and secondary products.  It focused on regulations and standards for export packaging materials, printing labels, packaging equipment, testing and quality assurance.Training continued in September 2010 facilitated by two local consultants, Ronald Noble and Arnold De Mendonca, who were specially trained by TFO to conduct workshops for Labelling/Marking and Packaging processed foods for export.GMSA President, Clinton Williams, told the participants of that workshop that the best means of encouraging a consumer to purchase a product is its presentation.“This is where every manufacturer gets the opportunity to make that good first impression and to achieve international acceptance”, he said, while urging them to be always cognizant of the fact that their products would be competing for attention on the same shelves with other labels and packages of a very high standard.He referred to reports that the GMSA had received word of some products from Guyana being repackaged in other countries and sent on to North American and European markets, labeled as products of those countries.  Good packaging is a significant investment, he stressed, while pointing out that many local business owners would have lost market opportunities and competitive advantages because they did not recognize this deficiency.THE AGRI PRODUCTS EXHIBITORSOriginal Juices is owned and operated by Nateram Ramnanan (aka Juiceman) of Grant Berthrum, Upper Pomeroon.  He has been juicing pineapples, cherries, oranges, guava and other seasonal fruits for over 6 years, and bottling the juices for sale to food shops, small and large scale retailers and supermarkets mainly in the Essequibo region and West Demerara.  Recently he added juiced pumpkin, coconut water and pulverized orange peel to his product line.  ‘Juiceman’ also produces mango and tamarind achar (chutney), pepper sauce and seasoning sauce.The Kuru Kururu Farmers Association has taken pure honey to the Toronto fair, honey that was harvested from the 17 apiaries owned by the farmers.  Their representative, Yonnette Kennedy, said that the product is classified as ‘pure’ because it has neither been processed nor enhanced by additives.  The farmers association is in the process of acquiring additional hives to increase production volume and eventually manufacture bees wax.  Other value-added products, especially from eddoes that grow in proliferation in Kuru Kururu, are also in their expansion plans.Jet’s Pure Noni Juice, in concentrate and beverage form, is also being displayed at SIAL-11 along with Jet’s ginger beer, mauby, cherry and capadulla concentrates.  According to the Reverend Jethro Warner, Noni (Marinda Citrifolia) is highly sought after by Guyanese and West Indians in Guyana and the Diaspora for its health properties which include remedying athlete’s foot, constipation, gingivitis and colds.Tandy’s assortment of fruity jams and jellies made from pineapple, guava, cherries and mangoes also form part of the Guyana display along with new products made from watermelon and passion fruit.  Right alongside is Tandy’s Chinese seasoning and pepper sauces and their original product Tandy’s peanut butter.  The brand is already known in the USA, Canada, Antigua, Dominica and other countries in the Caribbean for its high quality and attractive presentation.Prestige Manufacturing and Bottling Enterprise from West Bank Demerara has been producing hot sauces, Chinese sauce, cassareep, chutney and green seasoning for 23 years.  The Prestige brand is better known, however, for their essences of Almond, Pear and Pine.  Prestige’s Production Manager, Mokesh Prashad said that his products are not unfamiliar to Guyanese residing in Canada.  He expects that his diverse product line will attract a sizeable number of bakers and operators of fine food establishments to the Guyana booth.For many years GMSA has been the catalyst for infrastructural development, process line and market improvement of hundreds of SMEs in Guyana.  The association represents the interests of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that are involved in manufacturing and services and has facilitated the entry of Guyanese products into the international marketplace across the Caribbean, into North America and Europe.
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Date: 17 May 18 12:19pm
– probe leads to several Canadian banks Ranks from the Criminal Investigations Department Fraud Squad have launched a probe into an alleged fraud at the Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited, wholesale jerseys, involving hundreds of millions of dollars.Kaieteur News understands that the probe has led investigators to several banks in Canada.The fraud was reportedly uncovered last year November, but was kept under wraps to protect the integrity of the bank.Crime Chief Seelall Persaud told this newspaper yesterday that his department was asked to investigate the matter; and after following several leads, local sleuths have been seeking the assistance of their counterparts in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.According to a source, the money was allegedly taken from several accounts, including one operated by the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union.Investigators are probing leads that a person or persons transferred the money to several bank accounts in Canada.When contacted, an official at the bank told this newspaper that the organization was not in a position to comment on the matter, since it is the focus of an ongoing investigation.“As soon as we can comment on it, we will, ” the official assured.A senior official at the GPSU Credit Union informed Kaieteur News that he is still awaiting word on the progress of the investigation.He assured that the situation will not affect the operations of the credit union, since the records reflect money in the credit union’s account.“We are in the business of lending money, and the bank is still honouring our cheques, ” the credit union official stated.Police have questioned several staff members of the bank, but so far no arrests have been made.There have been several reported cases of massive fraud at banks in Guyana in recent years.Last year, a customer of the Bank of Nova Scotia had alleged that several million dollars were missing from his account.Two years ago, the Republic Bank uncovered a racket involving the theft of cash from one of its automatic teller machines located in the city.Several employees who were working in the Treasury Department of the bank were sent home.In addition, several senior officials from the New Building Society are before the court, charged with fraud amounting to millions of dollars.
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Date: 17 May 18 12:19pm
The Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the dengue situation in Guyana, following an increase in the number of cases found this year.It was earlier reported by the ministry that over 300 cases were found.This is the highest recorded number of cases in the country for the past 10 years.Speaking on the situation with Kaieteur News yesterday, Health Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said that, in order to prevent an outbreak in Guyana, the ministry has commenced an intensive fogging exercise in Georgetown and around its outskirts.He noted that fogging has already been completed in the community of Providence, China Adidas Hockey Jerseys, on the East Bank of Demerara, and the ministry is now moving its attention to Georgetown.In early November, a massive vector control program will also commence in Region Five.As it relates to the number of reported cases, Minister Ramsammy said, the ministry has not seen a change in the numbers so far, but notes that there are a few reports coming out of Region Four.He explained that health officials cannot figure out if the increased number of cases is as a result of more reporting, or the intense monitoring of the infection by the ministry.However, Minister Ramsammy is convinced that most of the highlighted dengue cases are due to the increased vigilance and surveillance by the ministry.As it relates to the role of City Hall in assisting to curb the situation, the Health Minister said, the municipality has not conducted any fogging exercise in the city for the year.In this regard, Ramsammy said, by the end of June 2009, the Ministry of Health will try to provide the municipality with the requisite equipment in order for the municipality to execute its role.Minister Ramsammy revealed that, as of September this year, the ministry has examined more than 120, 000 containers in the vicinity of Georgetown which are packed with tyres and other materials. Of these, 5, 000 were treated for larvae.He also revealed that 30, 000 homes were examined and treated by the ministry.According to Dr Ramsammy, all of these measures are being taken to prevent an outbreak of the dengue infection in the country.“We will not wait until there is an outbreak in Guyana to treat with it. If we know we can prevent it from happening, then we will take the necessary precautions, ” Minister Ramsammy said.He reiterated his call for persons to ensure that containers lying around in their yards are not filled with water.Minister Ramsammy stressed that all reported cases of dengue are tracked by the Ministry of Health through a special surveillance team.He added that one of the actions the ministry has pursued is to ensure laboratory confirmation of all reported cases. In addition, the ministry has distributed treatment guidelines to both public and private health sector practitioners, to ensure patients are receiving an adequate standard of treatment.Where dengue cases have been identified, the minister noted, visits to the communities are done, as far as possible, to ensure advice is given.Recommendations for families are also provided, particularly as they relate to environmental control.
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Date: 17 May 18 12:19pm
– Chief Labour OfficerLike recurring decimals, many young men, some older ones, too, but very few women, have ventured into the mining areas of Guyana with promises of very attractive remuneration from some employers who have been purportedly reaping the benefits of sporadic booms in the mining industry.The trickle down effects however do not always materialise as promised. Moreover, many complaints have reached this publication from different levels of workers who were mostly recruited and verbally promised specified remuneration. Some claimed that even the working conditions were nothing that was promised but they persevered with comforting thoughts that the pay would be worth the discomfort.But with no inked contract to force their employers to pay what was promised many of these workers have ended up at this publication pouring their hearts out about being robbed by uncaring employers. The conversations usually end with the workers being asked to visit the Ministry of Labour and later the Ministry of Social Protection to make a complaint and have the matter resolved at that level.Chief Labour Officer, Mr. Charles OgleBut according to Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle, addressing such issues is in fact not an easy task for his Department. In fact at the Ministry’s end of year press conference last week, Ogle said, “We have to work on that; it is a serious challenge.”He continued, Jerseys Wholesale, “We are having serious challenges in the mining area because they have ad hoc arrangements; they don’t follow any plan; there are no planned arrangements in terms of having a contract, it is more or less job work for services.”Compounding the state of affairs, according to Ogle, is that employers and employees alike are always on the move. “We can hardly put a track on them. We try to collaborate with the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and hopefully this year we could see and ease that, ” said Ogle.“When we turn up to the different addresses provided sometimes they are not there. The landlord says they just keep moving. Even though we are filing charges and we want to prosecute we are not able to locate them to serve summons, ” Ogle said.He nevertheless related, without offering numbers, that the Labour Department has for the past year, been able to take before the court, several cases. “We have several of them in court, ” said Ogle who however noted that sometimes the work of the Department is constrained by the complaining workers themselves.According to him, one employee who had filed a complaint since in 2013 only turned up at the Ministry recently to find out about the status of the matter.  “This is one of the areas we have to look at in terms of bringing some sort of relief to the workers but they also have to help us, ” said the Chief Labour Officer.For this New Year, he noted that keen focus will be made to collaborate more closely with the GGMC since GGMC officers are
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Date: 17 May 18 12:18pm
A young Detective Constable was admitted to hospital after a round from his colleague鈥檚 gun struck him in his leg while they were on duty at the Fort Wellington Police Station yesterday.Police in a statement yesterday afternoon said that Detective Constable Andel Doris is in a stable condition at the Fort Wellington hospital while his colleague, a General Duty rank, Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping, is under close arrest.The police explained that about 14:15 hours, a Police Constable who was on duty at the Enquiries Office at the Fort Wellington Police Station and who was armed with a service .38 revolver, is reported to have been in the process of taking off the firearm when a round was accidentally discharged.The round struck Detective Constable 19182 Doris, who was also on duty at the station, in his leg. He has been admitted to the Fort Wellington Hospital for medical treatment.
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