A week away from the experimental first ever Guyana Festival, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) appears to be brimming with confidence that the event will be a considerable success .
The recently established Guyana Geology and Mines Commission Mining School is seeking to raise levels of environmental sensitization across the local mining community by including environmental training as one of the core areas on its curriculum, the School’s Coordinator John Applewhite-Hercules has told Stabroek Business .
Everything that we have heard about next weekend’s Guyana Festival so far suggests that its primary focus is on trying to create an event that will serve as a kind of seasonal benchmark for visitor arrivals .
Caribbean territories have always utilised their creative industries as vehicles through which to market themselves .
Curbing what Prime Minister Samuel Hinds once described as “the wild west situation” that obtained in the approach to prospecting in the country’s gold-bearing regions is one of the “critical aims” of the training curriculum being delivered by the Guyana Mining School, according to a senior official of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) .
(Jamaica Gleaner) ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW and public accountants are among five professionals and owners in the gaming sector that will now be subject to reporting requirements under the Financial Investigation Act (FID) and the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) as the Government expands its efforts to cramp money laundering and financial crimes in Jamaica .
(Trinidad Express) Inadequate governance and the “impunity” of white collar-crime are severely hampering the country’s ability to be competitive .
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BEIJING/HONG KONG, (Reuters) - Oil executive Jiang Jiemin rose to power in Communist China in time-honored fashion: by hitching his star to a mighty mentor .
When we met Karen Pollard on Tuesday evening she appeared amiable and relaxed despite admitting to having had a demanding day .
Two expatriate companies are among six entities from the gold mining and quarrying sectors that will participate in an August 5 - 6 course in explosives blasting being run by the Guyana Mining School Inc .
A year after the Guyana Chapter of the Partners of the Americas shade house cultivation and marketing project commenced its outreach programme across large areas of Guyana delivering education and material resources primarily though not exclusively to rural communities, the organisation’s efforts are already yielding visible and significant results .
Our local craftspeople, including those from Amerindian communities will doubtless appear in their numbers at the upcoming Guyana Festival at the Providence Stadium and later in the year at GuyExpo at the Sophia Exhibition Site .
(Jamaica Observer) - The World Bank expects its ‘Youth in Digital and Animation’ project valued at US$20 million (J$2 .
A great deal is said and written these days about the importance of raising the bar as far as adding value to goods produced locally is concerned in order to make these more competitive on the external market .
(Jamaica Observer) - ReSource BioEnergy Incorporated is now growing Giant King Grass in Jamaica for its bioenergy projects after signing a supply contract with California-based VIASPACE Incorporated .
Businessman Harry Panday is fervently hoping that come August, the Avinash Entertainment Complex will be among the busiest facilities of its kind in the country .
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 per cent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street’s financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday .
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As Guyanese, particularly African Guyanese prepare for the August 1 commemorative rituals and festivities to mark Emancipation Day, Patricia Helwig has long been immersed in her own ritual of creating African costumes and items of craft with which to help mark the occasion .
A year after its formal launch Chief Executive Officer of Creditinfo (Guyana) Inc Judy Semple-Joseph said the local bureau has “sealed” arrangements with all of the country’s commercial banks under which they will share information .
President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Lance Hinds wants small business aspirants to come to terms with the reality that some of their business proposals will fall short of the requirements for commercial bank loans and that, accordingly, realistic alternative ways must be sought to finance their ventures .
A week ago the Stabroek Business ran a front-page story that dealt with the issue of the proliferation of counterfeit consumer goods and drugs on the local market .
There are quite a few significant construction projects unfolding in the city at this time and the general reaction to the building boom has been to equate it with what we loosely describe as development .
(This is the second part in a series on the jewellery industry .
It requires a considerable measure of courage and a carefully prepared marketing strategy to make a multi-million dollar investment in one of the most competitive sectors in the Guyana economy .
It was Sunday and the hapless Brazilian football team had long made its inglorious exit from the 2014 Football World Cup .
President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Lance Hinds has told Stabroek Business that the creation of a culture of entrepreneurship in Guyana must be reflected in an instinctive inclination among young people to establish their own businesses .
As the economic costs and potential health risks associated with the proliferation of counterfeit consumer items become increasingly apparent, Director of the Food and Drugs Department Marlan Cole has told Stabroek Business that his department is stepping up initiatives within the scope of its limitations to protect the health of the population and the viability of businesses against “an illegal multi-billion dollar industry .
One of the visible indicators of our urban poverty is the number of children who continue to be pressed into service as vendors on the streets, outside the markets and frequently in the vicinity of restaurants and bars .
By Dominic Gaskin(This is part one of a two-part series on the jewellery industry in Guyana .
BOSTON (Reuters) - US emerging market fund managers are paying less attention to where a company is located or listed than to whether it’s making money, either as an advanced world company doing business in the developing world, or the other way around .
Newly elected President of the Guyana Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors Jaigopaul Ram has told Stabroek Business that he will be seeking to enhance the image of the profession in Guyana during his one-year term which commenced in June this year and concludes in May next year .
(Barbados Nation) - Barbados businesses are among those who should be wary of the threat from cybercrime .