Several businesses in Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) met with Business Minister Dominic Gaskin and a team comprising personnel from the Ministry and the Small Business Bureau where concerns about the factors hampering business in the area were discussed.During the meeting, the business community noted that among the issues affecting economic activity were the state of the Linden-Mahdia road, high cost of transportation, the lack of business registration and licensing services in the sub-district, and access to finance and banking services.Minister Gaskin while addressing the concerns raised by several business owners in the area assured that Government was interested in sustainable long-term economic development driven by private enterprise.The Minister also stressed the need for diversification into value-added products in order to increase economic benefits to the community and reduce dependence on primary products.He reiterated that increasing value-added productivity was a priority of the current Administration.A section of the gathering at the business meetingA representative of the Small Business Bureau used the opportunity to explain the work of the Bureau to individuals attending the various meetings, highlighting the various opportunities for small businesses with reference to training and support.The outreach is a continued effort by the Business Ministry to collaborate with Regional Democratic Councils to promote investor-ready projects within the 10 regions.
Results from last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Torrent Brae 2/1; 2, Hy Frankel 2/1. Time: 19.12. Distance: 5.75 lengths.Race 2 Support Upcoming Sweeps, Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Leave It Be 6/4 fav; 2, Accordian Ed 7/2. Time: 19.36. Distance: 0.5 length. Race 3 The Try a Trio 350 (350 yards): 1, Pacific Moth 5/2; 2, Ballard Blue Ivy 6/4 fav. Time: 19.21. Distance: 3.5 lengths.Race 4 “Like” Us on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Tahina Oscar 5/2; 2, Fernhill Travis 5/4 fav. Time: 29.32. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 5 The Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Some Effort 1/1 fav; 2, Hather Peggy 4/1. Time: 29.60. Distance: a short head.Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 350 (350 yards): 1, Fridays Ringo 5/2; 2, Swanson Nancy 6/1. Time: 19.24. Distance: 0.5 length. Race 7 The Lifford €10 Sizzler 525 (525 yards): 1, Shanmoyle Legend 7/2; 2, Callyourselfadog 2/1 fav. Time: 29.22. Distance: 3.5 lengths.Race 8 The A McLean Bookmakers 525 (525 yards): 1, Aughduff Murt 3/1; 2, Fridays Brett 9/4 fav. Time: 29.15. Distance: 4.25 lengths.Race 9 The Ulimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): 1, Westminster Bric 5/4 fav; 2, Hather Lock 5/1. Time: 18.94. Distance: 8.75 lengths.Race 10 Roxy Roos Runners 30th Birthday 600 Stakes (600 yards): 1, Glebe Flyer 3/1; 2, Ulster Idea 7/4 fav. Time: 33.19. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 11 The Booking Office 600 (600 yards): 1, Bua Pakie 5/2; 2, Dardanella 4/6 fav. Time: 33.58. Distance: a short head. Race 12 The Getting Out 600 Bumper Stakes (600 yards): 1, Ballymoss Ace 2/1; 2, Triangle Tilly 9/4. Time: 33.41. Distance: 0.5 length.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: November 2nd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacingResults