Agro-processing fair ‘Uncapped’ slated for Oct month-end

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first_imgGuyana’s newest trade and agro-processing fair, ‘Uncapped’, is billed for the Sophia Exhibition Complex from October 27 to 29, 2017.The three-day exhibition, food festival and culture show is a collaborative effort between the Government of Guyana, private enterprises, and the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA).President of the GMSA, Shyam Nokta, is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that the idea behind ‘Uncapped’ is to bring together both large and small agro-producers, entities involved in supporting agro-processing, and agencies and institutions to ensure their products can meet market requirements and access markets.GMSA President Shyam NoktaNokta said the trade fair would also feature a food festival which would provide opportunity to showcase what is being produced locally. Moreover, Uncapped would allow businesses to explore the prospect of working together to create awareness, and promote and expand the agro-processing sector to meet domestic needs, Caribbean needs, and markets further afield.Acknowledging that there are many challenges faced by the local agro-processing sector, Nokta said the work must begin somewhere if the sector is to move forward.“For many years, we have been talking about our potential to not only feed the Caribbean, but to look wider afield. The GMSA recognises that there are many challenges for us to be able to do this, and they range from packaging and marketing to being able to access regional and international markets, and meeting all the requirements. But we felt that, first, we need to start creating the awareness right here at home, because there are many people doing good things that we are not aware of. Why should we have products coming from external sources when those very same products we can make right here?” Nokta reasoned.Meanwhile, Ramsay Ali, Vice President of the GMSA and Events Manager of ‘Uncapped’, emphasised the importance of business owners moving the local agro-processing sector forward. “We are encouraging the shop owners of Guyana — all the shop owners — to come to this event to see exactly what Guyanese are producing that can be used locally instead of imported stuff. We have some good Guyanese products here, but (producers) need help from the Guyanese storekeepers to put those products on their shelves and promote them.”The three-day event will feature an opening ceremony at 17:00hrs on Friday, 27th October. A number of Government officials, including President David Granger and Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin, are slated to be at the event.A Culture Night, featuring many local artistes, inclusive of Terry Gajraj and the cast of ‘Nothing to Laugh About’ and Shakti Strings band, will be on Saturday, October 28.The agro fair culminates on Sunday, October 29th, with “a grand” local food festival sponsored by the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL).  According to the organisers, twelve iconic food restaurants in Guyana have been invited to participate, so persons attending would be able to experience and enjoy all the local flavours offered.Other sponsors of the first-time event include IPED, Edward Beharry and Company, Sterling Products Limited, Impressions, Republic Bank, and Banks DIH.last_img read more


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first_img13 July 2007Toyota South Africa is to produce Corollas at its Prospecton plant outside Durban specifically for export to the carmaker’s European markets from next year onwards, giving the KwaZulu-Natal economy a major boost.The decision was taken following a meeting this week in Tokyo, Japan, between provincial officials, led by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sbu Ndebele and Toyota representatives led by Toyota Motor Corporation chairperson Katsuhiro Nakagawa.Nakagawa also announced that about 50 engineers have already been sent to South Africa to help with the manufacturing of the vehicles: “Toyota is determined to produce more vehicles in South Africa which can be exported to other countries.”“The exporting of vehicles from South Africa to other countries is very important for South Africa’s economy. The automotive industry is also important for the development of South Africa,” he said.Nakagawa said they also wanted an increased presence in Japanese automotive parts suppliers in South Africa as the country was considered to be the gateway to the rest of Africa.“We want to make our South African plant more competitive compared to Toyota plants in other countries,” he said.In a bid to ensure the competitiveness of their South African plant, he acknowledged that the training of workers would be important to achieve this: “If we skill more workers, more automotive parts supplier companies will come to South Africa.”He explained that they planned to establish a Toyota Training School in South Africa, which would benefit the company’s employees and create a much needed skills base for growth.“We want to listen to the voice of the workers to be able to produce more vehicles, more efficiently and effectively. Training, development and education of our workforce must be intensified,” Nakagawa said.The production of the latest model of the Toyota Corolla in South Africa is currently proceeding well and will be launched in August this year.“However, we are trying hard to introduce new models of Toyota to be produced is South Africa as well,” he said.Premier Ndebele appreciated the confidence shown by the company to South Africa, particularly KwaZulu-Natal, adding they would welcome the development of an automotive supplier park in the province.“We appreciate the new investment of more than R4-billion at the plant at Prospecton in Durban. However, we would like to see Toyota producing other automotive components in KwaZulu-Natal as well,” he said.He added it was important to accelerate training of the current and future workforce.“Continuous training is very important. We have to train all the time. For the market in South Africa, the market in Africa and the market elsewhere, training is important.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


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first_imgTop seed Somdev Devvarman assured India at least a silver medal in the tennis competition of the Commonwealth Games by storming into the men’s singles final with a straight set win over Australia’s Matthew Ebden here today.Somdev, ranked 97th, outplayed third seed and world number 165 Ebden, 6-3 6-1 in one hour and 11 minutes in the men’s singles semifinals at the Centre Court of the R K Khanna Tennis stadium.His next opponent will also be an Australian as the other semifinal is an all-Australian affair between second seed Peter Luczak and fifth seed Greg Jones.Unlike the previous matches, the semifinal featured long rallies but Somdev had strong enough legs and stamina to outlast his opponent.Ebden was coming into this match after playing an energy-sapping three-setter against British Joshua Goodall and perhaps had not recovered from the gruelling encounter.Nevertheless, he did pose some questions for Somdev but the Indian was equipped with enough answers.The match never rose to expected highs ever since Ebden dropped his serve in the first game. The Australian slowly picked up but Somdev gradually tightened his grip over the match.The Indian broke Ebden twice in both the sets. He is also in contention in the men’s doubles and is scheduled to play semifinals with Rohan Bopanna later in the dayWith inputs from PTIlast_img read more


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first_imgOTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is keeping up the pressure on the Trump administration, warning that Canada’s support for the updated North American trade pact may hinge on the U.S. lifting tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.Freeland, who met Monday in Washington with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, says many Canadians have serious questions about ratifying the new NAFTA as long as those tariffs are still in place.Freeland says she told President Donald Trump’s trade czar that Canadians want the U.S. tariffs and Canada’s retaliatory measures removed before the countries move forward with the approval of the agreement, also known as the USMCA.In addition to being ratified in Mexico and Canada, the deal must make its way through Congress as part of a process that experts predict will take until late summer to run its course.Freeland was in the U.S. capital to meet with Lighthizer as well as other lawmakers, including Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, the new chair of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on trade.She calls the tariffs — which the U.S. justifies on national security grounds — illegal and absurd, saying they make even less sense now that the new NAFTA agreement has been signed by all three countries.“I also made the point to Ambassador Lighthizer that the existence of these tariffs, for many Canadians, raises some serious questions about NAFTA ratification,” Freeland said following Monday’s meeting.“I have heard from a lot of Canadians that they would be really troubled by Canada moving forward with ratification while the tariffs are still in place. I think to Canadians it just doesn’t make sense.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more