Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines paid a visit to the Guyana Marketing Corporation’ s Guyana Shop on February 17, 2017, the final day of the Twenty-Eighth Intersessional meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government .
The Prime Minister visited the Guyana Shop after viewing a display that was mounted at the Marriott Hotel during the two-day Meeting.
According to the Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA), the Guyana Shop houses strictly local products that are manufactured or repackaged in Guyana from more than 80 agro-processors. Some of the products that were of the greatest interest to Prime Minster Gonsalves were:
- Snack foods; (coconut biscuit and salted nuts)
- Virgin coconut oil
- Soaps (turmeric and honey, neem and honey)
- Peanut butter
- Jam (cherry and guava)
- Herbal teas; moringa and lemon grass
- Cassava flour, porridge mix and coconut flour
Dr. Gonsalves was keen to know how the flours were prepared.
At the end of the visit to the Guyana Shop, Dr Gonsalves toured the nearby Bourda Market where he interacted with the vendors.