Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Wednesday handed over four vehicles to the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission’s (GL&SC) regional offices. The handover was made at the Commission’s general staff meeting held on theMinister of State Joseph Harmon presents the keys of the vehicles that were handed over to the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission regional officers in Region Ninegrounds of the GL&SC Headquarters in D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown.As part of the 2017 Budget allocation, the Minister handed over two Honda All-terrain vehicles (ATV) for the offices in Region One (Barima-Waini) and Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), as well as two Toyota Land Cruisers for the offices in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo). The vehicles will be used to aid in the work of the Commission for land administration, monitoring, and enforcement.“I’m extremely proud of the work that is being done by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission… I believe that good work is being done here and quality work is being done here,” Minister Harmon was quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Minister Harmon also encouraged the staff to continue to exemplify of the value of hard work to other departments in the Government. “Lands and Surveys Commission must be one of the shining examples in Government as to how, with a dedicated work force, you can turn around an entity in a very short space of time. So, I want to congratulate all of you for that and for being that shining light in Government,” he said.The programme featured holiday performances from the GL&SC staff as well as presentations of the Managers’ Reports from the Commission’s Finance and Surveys Divisions, and Human Resource and Land Administrations.
Participants during a session at the CSN international standard workshopPersonnel attached to both private and public organisations within Guyana were on Wednesday last given the opportunity to benefit from a workshop geared at increasing the knowledge regarding the impact of international standards on locally owned business.The workshop was organised by the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN) where it mainly focused on increasing the visibility and understanding of the benefits that international standards can bring to support development and export potential to Guyanese businesses.GNBS Marketing and Communications Head, Syeid Ibrahim in remarks at the launch of the workshop underscored that international standards play an important role in promoting productivity and efficiency, reducing costs, removing barriers to trade, and driving economic growth. Hence, building upon the Commonwealth advantage can trigger significant additional economic gains to Guyana and local businesses.The workshop was conducted by CSN Technical Standardisation Expert Glenn Bosmans along with Head of International Engagement British Standard Institution (BSI) Peter Sissons and GNBS Technical Officer Andrea Mendonca.This collaboration started at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, when the United Kingdom Prime Minister announced the establishment of the CSN to tackle non-tariff barriers and promote strong trade amongst all Commonwealth states through the participation, adoption and implementation of international standards.