Developing a jewellery sector in Guyana

By Dominic Gaskin

(This is part one of a two-part series on the jewellery industry in Guyana. The second instalment will appear in Friday’s Stabroek Business)

Guyana’s exports for the year 2013 totalled US$1.375 billion. This comprised: gold US$648 million, Rice US$239 million, Bauxite US$134 million, Sugar US$114 million, Seafood US$76 million, Timber US$38 million, Prepared foods US$26 million, Rum and alcohol US$19 million, Diamonds US$12 million.

This article will explore the development of a jewellery industry that can become one of Guyana’s top exporters within 15 years and finally transform that familiar list of exports from which we have been attempting to diversify for so long.

With the right strategies and a lot of hard work, Guyana can one day become the jewellery capital of the Atlantic. With a long tradition of  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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