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_imgHensby said this is his first time playing the 7,125-yard Raptor course where it was sunny and the temperature reached 90 degrees. “I went to Geoff Ogilvy’s wedding here,” he said. “That was the only time.” Hensby entered the tournament ranked 151st. Suzann Pettersen is at it again. Seemingly a fixture on every recent LPGA Tour leaderboard, the Norwegian star birdied the final two holes in windy and cool conditions for a 3-under 69 and a share of the first-round lead in Gyeongju, South Korea. Seeking her fourth LPGA Tour victory and fifth overall title of the year, Pettersen had five birdies in a bogey-free back nine after making the turn in 2 over on the soggy Mauna Ocean course. South Korea’s Meena Lee also shot a 69 on the overcast day with temperatures in the 50s and the shifting wind gusting to 20 mph. “It was very difficult with the wind gusting around, hard to get the right club without the wind changing on you,” Pettersen said. “It’s a great golf course. You have to be on the right parts of the green. Some of the par-5s are reachable, so you try to take advantage. I’m very happy with 3 under.” Scotland’s Catriona Matthew was two strokes back at 71 along with South Koreans Jeong Jang, Hyun-Hee Moon and Joo Mi Kim. Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa topped a group at 72 that included South Korean stars Se Ri Pak and Seon Hwa Lee. Champions Tour rookie Mark O’Meara made a successful return to the site of one of his PGA Tour victories, shooting an 8-under 63 to take the first-round lead at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio. O’Meara had an eagle, eight birdies and two bogeys at the A.W. Tillinghast-designed course where he closed with a 63 to win the 1990 Texas Open. John Cook (Miraleste High), making his second Champions Tour start, and Wayne Levi were two strokes back after bogey-free 65s. Defending champion Fred Funk, Tom Kite, Tom Purtzer and 2003 champion Craig Stadler opened with 66s, and Mark James, Gil Morgan, Lonnie Nielsen, Scott Simpson and D.A. Weibring shot 67s. O’Meara has three second-place finishes in his first season on the Champions Tour, including last week when he was eight strokes behind Bernhard Langer at the Administaff Small Business Classic in Spring, Texas. Hana Bank KOLON Championship AT&T Championship Portugal Masters Argentina’s Daniel Vancsik followed his opening 11-under 61 with a 66 to take a two-stroke lead in Vilamoura. Vancsik led for the first three rounds of the Madrid Open last week before a quintuple-bogey 9 cost him any chance at the title. Vancsik had a 14-under 130 total. Martin Erlandsson (68), Ross Fisher (64), Alvaro Quiros (66) and Steve Webster (66) were tied for second.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Ryan Moore had a talk with himself a week ago after a third-round meltdown in Las Vegas. He must have been a good listener. The bearded 24-year-old former U.S. Amateur champion matched his career low round with a 7-under-par 63 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead halfway through the Fry’s Electronics Open at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. Moore, who has three second-place finishes in his three years on the tour, was at 11-under 129. Moore, who underwent surgery on his left hand a year ago, said a minor change in his grip made the difference. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I just felt comfortable out there,” he said. “I’ve played well on this golf course before. I actually won a tournament (Thunderbird International Junior) here when I was 18. I just struck the ball well and gave myself a lot of chances.” Australian Mark Hensby was one of three tied at 8-under 132 after a career-low round of 61. Ben Crane and Daisuke Maruyama also were at 132. Canadian Mike Weir, the 2003 Masters champion, joined Carl Pettersson and Nick Watney four shots back at 7-under 133. The event’s biggest name, Phil Mickelson, shot 70 for a 1-over 141 and missed the cut. Moore has finished second three times, including the Memorial in June, but has never won since turning pro after the 2005 Masters. He said he’s been inconsistent since last year’s surgery. He was at 12 under after his eighth birdie of the day, on the par-4, 332-yard 15th, before losing a stroke with a bogey on the 17th. last_img read more