30 new companies certified by GNBS
The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) recently certified 30 companies which completed its Bed and Breakfast, Made in Guyana, Laboratory and Product Certification programmes.
The programmes are aimed at promoting quality in the local manufacturing and service sectors.
The Atlantic Suites Luxury Apartments, located at Lot 30 Henrietta Public Road, Essequibo Coast was among companies to get certified under the Bed and Breakfast Certification programme, a GNBS release said.
Under this certification, administered on December 21, the company can properly fulfil requirements of the Guyana Standard GYS 514: 2016 (Amd. 1 2022) “Requirements for bed and breakfast facilities.”
The certificate was handed over to manager of the facility, Sharay McKenzie, by GNBS Technical Officer Latchman Mootoosammi.
McKenzie said the facility has two fully furnished two-bedroom apartments for short-term and long-term rental. She said the intent is to add three others as part of expansion.
In accordance with the standard, the apartments are equipped with fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, blackout curtains, distilled water and other necessities. There is also convenient parking, security, a caretaker and provisions for pest control.
Meanwhile, Fresh Packagers of Lot 06 First Street, Kaneville Grove, East Bank Demerara, was certified under the Permit to use the Made in Guyana Certification Mark programme on December 20. The business can now use the Made in Guyana Standards Mark on their locally manufactured packaged products which includes Geerah, Ground Mix Massala, Achar Massala and Black Pepper, Chinese Spice, Ginger Powder, Cinnamon (Ground and Stick), Clove (Ground and Stick), Nutmeg (Ground and Stick), Ground Turmeric, Barley (Ground and Whole), Plantain Flour, Split Peas Flour, Sago (Whole), Hot Sauce, Chinese Sauces and Mango Achar.
Proprietress of the company, Sursattie Paul said she is overwhelmed by the long -awaited approval.
“I am honoured and overwhelmed by this presentation. I have waited very long, and this is long over-due, I cannot describe how happy I am,” Paul said.
The certificate was handed over in the boardroom of the GNBS Head Office, National Exhibition Complex, Sophia, Georgetown by GNBS Technical Officer Yan Yi Zhu and GNBS Head of Certification Services Keon Rankin.
These certifications are valid for one year pending renewal and several companies were recertified in 2023. Sterling Products Limited and Roopan Ramotar Investment received their certificates this week under the Made in Guyana Programme.
And through its Laboratory Certification Programme, the GNBS certified nine new laboratories to the National Standard GYS 170 “General requirements for the operation of a laboratory,” while two hollow blocks manufacturers and one new gold jeweller were certified under the Product Certification Scheme.