Chief Executive Officer of Roraima Airways and high profile private sector businessman Gerry Gouveia has told Stabroek Business that he does not anticipate that political differences will undermine what he regards as a “necessary relationship” between the new political administration led by President David Granger and either the Private Sector Commission (PSC) or the private sector as a whole.
Sustained spells of heavy rainfall that lasted the entire weekend and turned Bourda Green into a lake resulted in the suspension of trading for a period lasting until at least Monday and triggered the customary frustration amongst market vendors.
There was a familiar air of fretfulness and frustration among market vendors at the start of the week as they bemoaned their loss of trade and spoilage of goods arising out of last weekend’s ferocious downpour which, predictably, immersed in the capital and other coastal areas in several inches of water.
GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 615’s trading results showed consideration of $3,515,177 from 173,688 shares traded in 11 transactions as compared to session 614’s trading results, which showed consideration of $1,930,504 from 90,931 shares traded in
There are opportunities for the new political administration to do much more than its predecessor for the growth and development of the small business sector, according to local businessman Robert Badal.
Under the tutelage of well-known Jamaican craftsman Robert Campbell Guyanese craftsmen and women are being instructed in the delicate art of mould-making, a skill that allows for replication of pieces of craft to cater for a continually international market.
With the expansion of commercial activity in Georgetown and its environs having increased at a rapid pace in recent years, the acceleration of construction activity notwithstanding, office and trading space and other forms of accommodation are now at a premium and high demand has resulted in soaring prices.
If it is not for the Stabroek Business to seek to order the priorities of either the new political administration or the private sector we believe that the portents suggest that how they relate to each other is certain to be on both their front burners in the period ahead.
Even as Jamaica prepares for its June 2015 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference under the theme ‘Jamaica and the Diaspora: Linking for Growth and Prosperity,’ one of Guyana’s prominent hoteliers and businessmen believes that more closely embracing Guyanese in the diaspora as investors in the country’s economy is a direction which the new Granger administration is likely to take.
At a time when the Caribbean’s fashion and creative industries are jousting for position to present their products to what has become a multi-billion dollar international market, Guyanese fashion designer Carol Fraser wants Guyana to focus more attention and investment on the quality of trade fairs and exhibitions by placing a greater measure of human and material resources at the disposal of such events.
In the wake of the recent Pepper Creek, Konawaruk Mining disaster the Stabroek Business agreed to publish this article prepared by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission which examines some of the safety and technical issues associated with the likely causes of the disaster
The recent tragic deaths of ten workers resulting from a mine accident in Pepper Creek, Konawaruk has brought to light the intrinsic issues with mining at depths below grade (exceeding 15m).
By Michael Spence
MILAN – When World War II ended 70 years ago, much of the world – including industrialized Europe, Japan, and other countries that had been occupied – was left geopolitically riven and burdened by heavy sovereign debt, with many major economies in ruins.