Five years after the signing of the historic PetroCaribe ‘rice for oil’ deal between Guyana and Venezuela the euphoria in the sector that had resulted has been replaced with a more sober posture among stakeholders .
Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Container Inc (CCI) Patricia Bacchus has attributed the indifferent performance of the company during the first six months of 2014 to a range of factors some of which she said were outside of the company’s control .
If you are simply looking for a job and need the help of an agency that might find you one, International Recruiters is probably not the ideal firm to seek out .
The Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) is anticipating big things from its most recent variety of rice on trial in the sector across the country .
With the October 3 to 6 GuyExpo fast approaching, this newspaper has been reliably informed that the event will see representation from Asia, South America and the Caribbean and will include ministerial representation from at least one country .
If Essequibo rice farmers are not even close to walking away from an industry that has served them well for decades, there are signs of an increasing awareness of some of the current uncertainties associated with the sector .
193 Middle Road La Penitence is the home of D&D Beauty Salon and Boutique and the family team of 25-year-old Delshana Christopher, her brother Delson and their mother, Vanessa, run what one might call a place of style and beauty for people of all walks of life .
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Best known until now as home to the Essequibo Boys School (renamed the New Opportunity Corps), a corrective institution for young offenders, Onderneeming on the Essequibo Coast will shortly become the locale for a facility that is likely to be much more pleasing to its guests .
[caption id="attachment_302600" align="alignleft" width="373"] Shopping for books and other school supplies at Giftland OfficeMax earlier this week[/caption]A year ago, a Ministry of Education official had told this newspaper that it would be “another story” when the full reality of published texts becomes apparent .
It has been almost two years since a delegation from Trinidad and Tobago headed by that country’s Food Production Minister Devant Maraj came to Guyana and held talks with local officials including Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy about an arrangement that would have seen large tracts of local lands being leased by Trinidad and Tobago farmers for the creation of mega farms, the produce from which was to have been shipped directly to the twin-island Republic .
It would appear that the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is not ready to give up on the idea of having small businesses become members of the Chamber even though, knowing what we do about the way in which the Chamber has been traditionally organised and the manner in which those businesses that we call small businesses are organised, the Chamber is embracing quite a challenge .
This small craft is performing a service to residents of the Pomeroon River that belies its size and appearance .
The twenty or so farmers who had assembled in a storage bond at Land of Plenty belonging to rice miller Ramesh Ramotar had done so at the invitation of the miller .
Aadil Baksh belongs to the third generation of the family that migrated from the Essequibo island of Wakenaam more than sixty years ago to Plantation Affiance where, today, the business complex known as Imam Bacchus and Sons extends over 300 acres of what used to be a sugar estate .
The handful of fishermen who had congregated on the Number 44 wharf on Tuesday were sitting under a shed sheltering from a brisk drizzle .
With the beginning of the new school year now just over a week away, the Stabroek Business this week took its customary ‘test’ of the commercial temperature in downtown Georgetown as parents continue to ‘cough up’ the millions of dollars that it will take to get their children back into the classroom .
It would have been a complete waste of effort and resources unless the organizers of The Guyana Festival pursue an evaluation of the event with a view to determining the extent to which its outcomes were consistent with the goals that it set itself in the first place .
Now Mail Packaging and Postal Service celebrated its second anniversary in March .
The state of health of municipal markets is often a useful barometer of the economic outlook in the community in which that market is located .
There are some countries in the Caribbean that have responded seriously to the warning signs that have been sent by the United States about ensuring that the foods that it consumes – whether locally produced or imported – meet certain minimum standards .
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Failure to implement promised sector concessions may have helped trigger the current dramatic fall in gold production, Stabroek Business has been reliably informed .
Stabroek Business has learnt that the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) could be seeking the passage of legislation designed to make membership of the Chamber compulsory for business houses that qualify .
This newspaper has paid a particular interest in the Micro and Small Enterprise Development (MSED) Project under the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) as a mechanism for supporting the growth and development of the small business sector and moreso since the project was launched by President Donald Ramotar in October last year .
Up until a few weeks ago when the Stabroek Business covered a meeting of the Guyana Association of Home Econo-mists (GAHE) relatively few people outside the professional circle knew about the existence of the organization and fewer still were aware of the fact that in April 2015 GAHE will be hosting a forum of the Caribbean Association of Home Economists .
By Analyst When the Tourism Ministry and the Guyana Tourism Authority sit down to assess the outcomes of the August 8-10 Guyana Festival they will be able to make a sound judgment only if those outcomes are measured against the aspirations which had been articulated in the first place .
Consolidation of traditional markets in the hemisphere and in Europe and the realization of new ones have meant that Guyana will boost its rice exports this year by more than 50,000 tonnes over 2013, General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board, Jagnarine Singh has told the Stabroek Business .
With the local mining sector now gearing itself to host major overseas investors, the Guyana Geology and Mines Com-mission (GGMC) says that it is working to provide an enabling environment aimed at maximizing the efficiency of the mining sector .
It is quite possible that the failure of individual enterprises and support organizations in the art and craft sector to respond positively to the invitation from the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) to become members of that organization was a serious error which the sector will come to regret .
This weekend, Gordon Lashley and his wife Carol are taking their cane juice mill and their entrepreneurial optimism to the Providence Stadium where they hope that the first ever staging of the Guyana Festival might provide some measure of breakthrough for a beverage which, as much as any other, can be considered ‘local drink’ .