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’ .
[caption id="attachment_300079" align="alignright" width="309"] Anetha Daniels[/caption]Anetha Daniels says that she has good reason to be pleased with her trip to Guyana this time around .
The differently-able students attending the David Rose School for Handicapped Children are challenging themselves to be part of a pursuit which, under different circumstances, you might not expect them to undertake .
Nothing would please this newspaper more than an outcome to this weekend’s Guyana Festival that realizes all of the ambitions of the organizers including those that have to do with showcasing and hopefully finding markets for indigenous food and craft products and having large numbers of Guyanese and visitors to the country enjoy a taste of what the tourism sector has to offer and, better yet, come back next year .
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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 .
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 .
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 .