A transformative project on the rise for Paramakatoi

The following news article was originally published in Kaieteur News on 2017/04/03. It can be viewed here. For years, the people of Paramakatoi, Region Nine, were reliant on various “monetary” programmes for their upkeep. But these only succeeded in steering them away from a firm grasp on independence. That is about to change significantly. Thanks […]

Taste of Hiowa Orange Marmalade

Orange marmalade to transform Hiowa village

The following article was published by Kaieteur News on Feb 20, 2017. The Ministry of Social Protection will be collaborating with the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) to provide jobs for the residents of Hiowa village. Plans are underway to establish a production facility for orange marmalade in the village. Hiowa is a […]


‘Pakaraima Flavours’ aimed at improving lives in hinterland region

Without many opportunities for gainful employment, almost every resident in certain Minister Sydney Alllicock and Professor Narine signing the MOU, while being observed by Minister Garrido-Lowe, Legal Officer David James and Special Advisor to Minister Allicock, Martin Cheong. parts of the hinterland region is a farmer. And even though an infinite range of crops can […]

Rupununi Essence Products

Rupununi Essence: Enabling Indigenous Development and Forestry Conservation

The Luxury Personal Care Brand, the Rupununi Essence, is the first of its kind to be launched and produced in Guyana since the much venerated Limacol brand. Since its debut on May 9 at GuyExpo 2016, the Rupununi Essence has received nothing but rave reviews. The personal care products are not only exceptional but the […]

IAST develops technology for Mercury-Free Gold Mining

Guyana has made significant strides in moving towards mercury free gold mining with the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) recently revealing its latest technological advancement to facilitate this process. Last Thursday the IAST invited technical members of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), including acting Commissioner Newell Dennison and recently appointed Chairman […]

Ministry of Social Cohesion, IAST partner to assist Region 9 farmers

November 9, 2015 Minister of Social Cohesion, Amna Ally, over the weekend, partnered with the Institute of Applied Science and Technology  (IAST) to provide support for small and medium scale farmers and producers in Region Nine, with the aim of enhancing their economic, social and financial capacities. The partnership will see farmers and other producers being […]


Rice Cereal Factory Almost Completed

  The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST), with the Rural Development Fund undertook the building of the $100M Anna- Regina Rice Cereal Manufacturing Facility in March 2015. By August 2015 the project was well underway as approximately 99% of the undertaking was completed. Civil works on all the buildings were completed. The estimated $54.2 M Facility […]


Gov’t moves to align IAST with Guyana’s future

It is high time Guyanese benefit from the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) at its University of Guyana Turkeyen location. The observation was made by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who on Friday visited the Institute as part of the Government’s familiarization visits to state-owned facilities. The tour was facilitated by IAST’s Director, […]