BEV Processors to close shrimp processing plant


Hundreds of workers attached to the BEV Processors located at Houston, East Bank Demerara  are expected to become unemployed within a month’s time as the company informed the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) on Monday of its intention to sell its shrimp processing plant.

However, according to the Managing Director of BEV Processors, Bruce Veira, the company intends to find work for the affected workers within other fisheries, locally, so as to prevent them from being placed on the breadline.

This publication was informed that BEV’s shrimp processing plant will be closed as at July 15, 2018 and some 300 workers attached to the plant are expected to be re-employed elsewhere or be left unemployed.

Just a year ago, the Seafood entity closed its fishing plant. However, according to Veira, none of the employees were left jobless as his entity secured jobs for them at other entities.

In this instance as well, Veira did not elaborate as to a reason for the sudden decision to close the section of its entity.



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