“Participate in your Government” – US Ambassador encourages

first_imgUnited States Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway is encouraging all Guyanese to participate in their government, even if their candidate does not win.United States Ambassador to Guyana Perry HollowayIn observance of fifty years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Guyana, Ambassador Holloway shared a bit of advice to the Guyanese populace on moving its country forward.He was at the time delivering remarks at a reception organised by the US Embassy in Georgetown to mark this milestone, which coincided with the 240th Independence Anniversary of the United States of America.The Ambassador explained that freedom is something people often take for granted until some aspect of their freedom is restricted. “Then we jump into action often screaming bloody murder and sometimes in extreme cases resort even to revolution,” he stated.Holloway said in the United States, just as in Guyana, citizens enjoy a tremendous amount of freedom and in this regard, he implored every person, Guyanese and American, to do the right things every day so that the next generations will enjoy the same freedom.“This means vote in elections, participate in political campaigns, engage in debate, and write letters to editors. Don’t be caught standing on the side of the road as your country moves forward. When your candidate does not win, continue to participate because it will only make our country better,” he stated.Ambassador Holloway pointed out that US elections are often 50-50 affairs, and if 50 per cent of the US were to stop participating if their candidate did not win, then the country would not move forward.He advised that in such cases, persons should still participate at the local and national levels of the country’s development and push harder for their candidate and issues next time around.Holloway went on to encourage persons to educate themselves and those around them about everything and anything possible.“We live in a complex world and our access to information, wrong and right, is greater than it ever has been. Figuring out how to access that information and how to impart it to our young people is our challenge…we must put emphasis on education if we want to remain free and continue to advance as a country and as individuals,” he stated.The Ambassador also encouraged both government and the people alike to invest in the future: “We cannot live in the laurels of our past nor accept the reality of our present. We must invest in education, infrastructure, and government to protect our freedom going forward.”In this regard, the Ambassador urged everyone to pay their taxes and then hold their government accountable for using them.“We all want our government to do everything, but a government cannot turn water into wine. It needs funding to function and funding comes from taxes, whether we like them or not,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgThe Food Safety Authority of Ireland is holding a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar’ to assist those working in small food businesses or those who are thinking of setting up a food business.The half day event next Thursday brings together a range of experts to explore the requirements businesses need to meet to get started and comply with all relevant food safety legislation.Experts on the day will provide assistance and advice on everything from registering and running a small food business; what to expect from an inspection; food product development; food safety training requirements; setting up a food safety management system; labelling legislation; traceability; and the numerous information resources available from the FSAI. There will also be two case studies by locally based companies sharing their personal insights into setting up and running a small food business. There will be a number of Q&A sessions throughout the morning and all experts will be available after the event closes for further discussion.Also there will be experts from a number of other State agencies offering advice on areas such as health and safety requirements; financial supports; product development and; food entrepreneurships.The event takes place from 8am to 1pm on Thursday, 28th January at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin 9. Booking is advised and further information is available at www.fsai.ie/events.According to, Dr Pamela Byrne, Chief Executive, FSAI the Small Food Business Start-up Seminar is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is thinking about starting a small food business or who has recently gone into business in the food sector. “There is a clear appetite for information amongst people wishing to pursue new food businesses,” says Dr Byrne.“Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for people to get all the information and advice they need in order to set up their food business. We also provide information for those already in business who may wish to expand their business or want to keep up-to-date with changes in food legislation. This seminar is one of a number of free supports we provide on an ongoing basis to food entrepreneurs.There is a free Advice Line service at [email protected] FREE SEMINAR FOR SMALL FOOD BUSINESSES was last modified: January 22nd, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfood safety seminarFSAIlast_img read more