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Are we wasting foreign currency? – by Adam Harris

Are we wasting foreign currency?

Adam Harris

Guyana spends a lot of money on food imports, although the country is considered one of the more self-sufficient countries in the region. It can actually feed itself but then again, with disposable income people tend to seek a few luxuries.

I still remember the hullabaloo when there was what was called import restriction. The foods in this category were potatoes, sardines, salt fish, split peas and other lentils and of course, wheat flour. Needless to say, the hue and cry that went up was deafening. People started to complain that they were being starved.   Continue reading

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