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2014 saw downward spiral in gold mining sector

2014 saw downward spiral in gold mining sector

As the local mining community contemplates the continual slide in the price of gold that resulted in the sector’s failure to reach its gold production target for the first time in several years, there are indications that recovery could hinge on other factors apart from an early hike in the gold price .

Nations MBA programme fits the bill for upwardly mobile locals

Nations MBA programme fits the bill for upwardly mobile locals

Five years ago during an interview with one of the country’s largest private sector enterprises, the Stabroek Business sought its Chief Executive Officer’s views regarding the greatest threat to the health of the business sector in Guyana .

The Commissioner General’s missive on corruption

Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Khurshid Sattaur can take no credit for frankness in his letter published in last Monday’s issue of the Stabroek News in which he appears to concede that some of his own officers are guilty of corrupt practices for which they are generously rewarded .

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Forty years beckons for the Business School

Forty years beckons for the Business School

- CEO talks up contribution to private, public sector training

Come January, one of Guyana’s oldest private educational institutions turns 40 and its Chief Executive Officer James Bovell says that in its own right the institution has made a noteworthy contribution to the growth and development of both business and formal academic education in Guyana .

Pandama co-founder secures women in business citation

Pandama co-founder secures women in business citation

Co-owner of the fast-rising Pandama Retreat & Winery & Centre for Creative Arts Tracy Douglas has been nominated as one of 10 finalists in the United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD)/EMPRETEC Women in Business Awards (E-WBA) .

Pharmacist seeks to marry high professional standards with business savvy

Pharmacist seeks to marry high professional standards with business savvy

Owner of the Camp Street pharmacy Medicine Express Sandra Khan has a goal to create a chain of pharmacies across the country as a way of multiplying the quality of service, which she says is critical but, in several respects, deficient in Guyana .

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Average Wholesale Farmgate and Retail Prices at Guyana Marketing Corporation

Average Wholesale Farmgate and Retail Prices at Guyana Marketing Corporation

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Gold Prices

Gold Prices

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday December 11, 2014Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver .

Seasonal rains and a state of readiness

Seasonal rains and a state of readiness

There is a virtually unshakable consensus amongst residents in the capital that the state of our municipal markets is an acute embarrassment to our capital and that officialdom, at the levels of the municipality, central government and the private sector evince no real sense of concern over this state of affairs .

Modern legislation needed to complement investment - Hinds

Modern legislation needed to complement investment – Hinds

President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Lance Hinds has called for the adoption of legislation that takes greater account of the direction in which the Guyana economy is heading .

GTI’s 2014 graduation ceremony finds the institute brimming with optimism

GTI’s 2014 graduation ceremony finds the institute brimming with optimism

– graduates helping to ease local skills shortage

At the conclusion of last weekend’s Government Technical Institute (GTI) graduation exercise the institution’s Principal Carl Benn struck an optimistic and upbeat note about its future .

Illicit drugs, counterfeit goods and the fortunes of the private sector

On Friday August 22, 2008, this newspaper published a report based on a disclosure made by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) to the effect that it would be taking a tough line against business houses known or believed to be involved in the pedalling of illicit drugs and the marketing of counterfeit goods .

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Prize-winning package delivery service  seeking to be a game-changer in the sector

Prize-winning package delivery service seeking to be a game-changer in the sector

Winning this year’s Scotiabank Business Plan Competition is just the kind of public relations push that Lester Woolward and Samantha Austin need to help promote C-Post, an emerging enterprise that seeks to infuse a greater measure of efficiency into the delivery of packages across Guyana .

LaRocque outlines measures to realize Caricom Single Market

LaRocque outlines measures to realize Caricom Single Market

Against the backdrop of periodic differences amongst Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries over access to intra-regional markets, Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque has restated what he said is the regional movement’s commitment to a Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) as a tool for the collective growth of the region’s economies .

Carol Fraser: Florida Expo 2014 and the future of the local creative industry

Carol Fraser: Florida Expo 2014 and the future of the local creative industry

Fashion designer Carol Fraser has returned home from the recently concluded Guyana Trade, Tourism and Investment Expo 2014, in the United States chastened by the experience and altogether persuaded that marketing Guyana and what it has to offer to the outside world remains a work in progress .

Startup  courier  service  wins Scotia business  plan prize

Startup courier service wins Scotia business plan prize

Keen to further burnish its image as an ardent supporter of the small business community Scotiabank, on November 26, announced the winner of its business plan competition, which was launched in collaboration with the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) in September, as one of the bank’s Small Business Week initiatives for 2014 .

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In the wake of the flood

In the wake of the flood

This past week and despite better weather some of the key business areas of the city have been, at best coping with the aftermath of the flooding .

As oil price slump ravages Venezuela’s economy… Guyana, three other beneficiaries seek options to PetroCaribe - Bloomberg News report

As oil price slump ravages Venezuela’s economy… Guyana, three other beneficiaries seek options to PetroCaribe – Bloomberg News report

While Caribbean beneficiaries of Venezuela’s estimated US$8 billion PetroCaribe oil subsidy remain largely quiet on their energy options in the event that the continually falling oil price compels the Bolivarian Republic to call a halt to the arrangement, international opinion suggest that it is a question of when rather than if the Maduro administration turns off the tap on the deal .

Vendors want Water Street Arcade to be a shopping stop this Christmas

Vendors want Water Street Arcade to be a shopping stop this Christmas

On Monday, in the middle of the afternoon, the vendors trading in the Water Street Arcade were mostly sitting around outside their stalls, talking with one another, all the while, alert to the possibility of an isolated ‘sale .

MSE small business grants moving at a snail’s pace

One of the issues that have arisen in relation to the highly touted US$5 million Micro and Small Enterprise and Building Alternative Livelihoods for Vulnerable Groups (MSE) project, funded by the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), is what would appear to be the slow pace of the processing and disbursement of grants to beneficiaries .

Bourda Market and the flood

Even at the best of times, that is to say during periods when there is no excessive rainfall and no flooding, the status of Bourda Market (and other municipal markets) as a facility in which the business of conducting trade in items of food, including perishables, is highly questionable .

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Guyana and the global trade in counterfeit goods

Guyana and the global trade in counterfeit goods

In the years since the issue of the trade in counterfeit goods has been on the radar of the local Food and Drugs Analyst Department, we have not been able to learn nearly as much as we ought to about the scale of the problem, the dangers that it poses and the extent to which its proliferation hurts both the manufacturers and the distributors of genuine brands .

Dried coconuts lead as 2013’s non-traditional exports rose 14%

Dried coconuts lead as 2013’s non-traditional exports rose 14%

A significant and seemingly sustained increase in demand for dried coconuts was the major feature of exports of Guyana’s non-traditional commodities during 2013, according to information provided to this newspaper by the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) .

GGMC’s gold earnings top $23 billion over four years but workers salaries remain in the doldrums

Employees of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) may just have returned to work with a meagre 8 per cent salary increase following a period of industrial action, but according to information reaching this newspaper sustained high gold prices over several years had seen the entity raking in healthy sums of money .

Stop ‘clowning around’ with flooding challenge, Beresford says

Stop ‘clowning around’ with flooding challenge, Beresford says

– gov’t, city, private sector can do more together

Occupational Safety and Health Consultant Dale Beresford has told Stabroek Business that the sanitization exercise carried out at Bourda Market ought to have been replicated at other municipal markets affected by last week’s flooding .

Zen Hotel aiming to set a new hospitality standard in Bartica

Zen Hotel aiming to set a new hospitality standard in Bartica

– proprietor bullish about community growth

The declining fortunes of the gold industry may be a source of concern for Bartica but that is not to say that as far as enterprise is concerned the community is not weighing its options .

The Coffee Bean celebrates its fourth anniversary in Restaurant Week

The Coffee Bean celebrates its fourth anniversary in Restaurant Week

Four years after the Stabroek Business reported on the introduction of the Coffee Bean café & Eatery, its proprietrix Narvini Dewnath is full of satisfaction with the strides the facility has made and highly optimistic about its future .

As IMF warns about fragility of PetroCaribe...GRDB says Guyana keen on broadening rice market

As IMF warns about fragility of PetroCaribe…GRDB says Guyana keen on broadening rice market

Up to earlier this week, the Government of Guyana had not provided a response to the warning from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the much-vaunted PetroCaribe Agreement between Venezuela and several Caribbean countries—under which the latter receive oil from Caracas under various concessionary arrangements—might stand imperiled in the face of plummeting global oil prices .

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The recent statement issued by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on the subject of the political impasse confronting the country and the attendant counterproductive outcomes is significant insofar as, among other things, it reflects the assertion by at least a section of the business community of what it sees as both a right and a duty to comment publicly on an issue of national importance .

Bartica: Rising above the gold price slump

Bartica: Rising above the gold price slump

Perhaps the main challenge facing Bartica at this time is the decision it must make as to whether it will remain a kind of geographic signpost, the gateway to the interior or whether it will make a name for itself as a viable and attractive community .

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The Food and Drugs Department Complex

Director of the Food and Drugs Department Marlon Cole may have been short on details regarding what he told this newspaper was the planned creation of a new complex to house his department .



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