Health Inspectors commence crackdown on illegal operations...
April 04, 2012
Georgetown, Guyana - City Hall launched its inspectors around the city yesterday to verify if salons, restaurants, barber shops and common lodging houses were in compliance with basic public health and sanitation rules and regulations as prescribed by the Municipal Act Chapter 28:01.
Georgetown, Guyana - City Hall launched its inspectors around the city yesterday to verify if
salons, restaurants, barber shops and common lodging houses were in
compliance with basic public health and sanitation rules and regulations
as prescribed by the Municipal Act Chapter 28:01.
According to acting Public Relations Officer, Debra Lewis, several
establishments in the city have not been complying with basic public
Adding that public health inspectors are on the alert, Lewis noted that
persons who are desirous of engaging in salons, restaurants, barber
shops and common lodging houses are to register with the Public Health
Department of the Municipality situated at South Road, Georgetown.
Assisting with enforcement by members of the City Constabulary, the
environmental health officers are warning errant establishments that
they will be prosecuted and fined if they do not comply with
registration of their businesses or comply with the registration.
According to City Hall, the Health Department is engaged in a yearly
exercise to also conduct inspection activities of hotels around the
city. It was noted that there are some facilities that are on par with
international standards, while there are some barely on the borderline.
It was explained that the purpose of this annual engagement is to ensure
that these facilities are registered and certified once they reach the
minimum public health requirements as outlined by the Municipality.
City Hall has advised that owners of hotels, guesthouses and apartment
buildings around the city should cooperate with the Municipality by
paying their registration fees once they have been given approval to
The municipality’s Chief Environmental Health Officer, Kenneth Stephens
revealed that at least 12 barbers around the Stabroek Market area were
shut down yesterday.
The Chief Environmental Health Officer said that while no one was
charged, the operation was aimed at sending a message while at the same
time removing some of the structures.
According to barbers who operate in the Stabroek area, City Hall should
pay keener attention to the drainage and irrigation, since wherever they
operate would always be cleaned.
“I don’t know what they want us to do, the health inspectors should help
us with a place to cut hair instead of putting us out of work…they want
us to turn to crime?” one barber questioned.