Food and Drug Department recalls JR Burger patties over Listeria and Salmonella contamination

The Government Analyst – Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) today announced the immediate recall of the locally made frozen JR Chicken Burger Patties due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. The product is produced by JR Original Burgers and sold in supermarkets in Georgetown. The Food and Drug Analyst Department said that to […]

Local Content policy not meant to drive away foreign investors -Natural Resources Minister

Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharrat announced today that his Ministry is putting necessary measures in place to ensure that Guyanese benefit from the oil and gas sector with its new Local Content Legislation. During a consultation on the Local Content Policy, Minister Bharrat said a Local Content Secretariat has already been established to serve […]

Government signs contract for audit of cost recovery and profit oil share

Guyana has signed an agreement for accounting and consulting services for the cost recovery audit and validation of the Government of Guyana’s Profit Oil Share. The consortium of Ramdihal and Haynes Chartered Accounting and Professional Services Firm, Vitality Accounting and Consultancy Inc., and Eclisar Financial & Professional Services have been contracted for the audit. The […]

Flooding in Rupununi forces several families into shelters

Heavy and consistent rainfall in Region Nine has resulted in significant flooding in a number of communities, forcing at least several families into shelters. In a statement, the Civil Defence Commission said due to the consistent rainfall in the area, water levels continue to rise from deep South to the South Pakaraimas. The Regional Democratic […]

National Library revokes permission for Burnham Foundation’s Independence Exhibition

Hours before an exhibition featuring Guyana’s move to Independence in 1966 was set to open at the National Library, the organizer of the event, The Burnham Foundation was told that the National Library could no longer host the independence exhibition. In a statement this morning, the Chairperson of The Burnham Foundation, Vincent Alexander said permission […]

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