A Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Management and Systems Review undertaken in February and targeting the its Mines, Land Management and Geological Services Division has alluded to what a mining source has described as “evidence of outrageous irregularities” in the mining sector including a “tendency towards landlordism,” which the report says “has taken over the mining industry .
Extensive capital dredging of the harbour facility at Port Georgetown to enable access for larger vessels remains a critical issue on the local maritime agenda, Executive Secretary of the Shipping Association of Guyana Ian D’Anjou said .
In relatively recent years—at least as far as we know—a range of our food exports have been used as conduits for the movement of illicit drugs to export markets, a practice that has begun to negatively affect the country’s reputation as a legitimate exporter .
(Article and photos provided by the Forest Products Development Marketing Council) Of all the timber harvested in Guyana, exports of logs now stand at approximately 35% of the quantity harvested .
Starr Computers is reporting “very positive responses” from the University of Guyana Students Society (UGSS) to what it says is an initiative by the company intended to help open up new career paths for students attending the university .
Winston Waddle and Natasha Goodrich are not at all nervous about picking up their $2 million ‘Race to the Altar’ wedding prize at the Roraima Duke Lodge this weekend .
Setting aside the highly-entertaining public spectacle which the Roraima Group of Companies’ Wedding Expo has become, its organisers are holding it up as a worthwhile business venture for other equally important reasons .
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The work environment at the partially state-owned Bauxite Company Guyana Inc (BCGI) is not only inhospitable, it is probably the worst in the country, General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) Lincoln Lewis has said .
Closer technological ties with Brazil will be one of the focal points of an expanded economic diplomacy demarche under an APNU-AFC coalition as a means of giving greater impetus to private sector development, opposition presidential candidate David Granger has told the Stabroek Business .
Athalyah Yisrael is part of a fast-growing group of Guyanese women who are embracing self-employment .
Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday March 19, 2015 .
Elizabeth Bunbury hopes that Guyana’s hosting of the March 31 to April 2 Conference of the Caribbean Association of Home Economists (CAHE) will not just raise the profile of Home Economics, but help erect a bridge between the discipline as subject on the curriculum and a vehicle for employment creation and broadening the base of the country’s economy, particularly its manufacturing sector .
With an overall percentage success rate of between 85 and 90 per cent, Guyanese students pursuing the Australian Institute of Business (AIB) Master of Business Administration (MBA) have been a credit to the institution, visiting Student Support Manager Bojan Mandic told Stabroek Business in an interview earlier this week .
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The keenness of women to embrace self-employment reflects itself at several levels of our society, from the preponderance of vendors in the various municipal markets, arcades and pavements in the city and its environs to the more established ‘high street’ and services entities in the beauty, entertainment and other sectors .
Marijuana, medicine and money: Some businessmen enlightened; regional politicians remain conservative
The Government of Guyana has more or less slammed the door shut against the legalization of marijuana but there are other opinions on the subject amongst politicians and businessmen in the region and many of those are diametrically opposed to the prevailing official opinion here .
Since 1996, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) Agricultural Health and Food Specialist Dr Maxine Parris-Aaron has been working with the Women Agro Processors Development Network .
We take our role as a “business supplement” to mean, among other things, that we have a responsibility to report not only on substantive business issues but on related ones as well, that is, matters which we feel have a critical bearing on business and the economy .
By Dale Beresford Each year, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases extensive data regarding workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities .
Sheree Baron is a Guyanese-born Canadian citizen who migrated to Canada at the age of seven, a matter of months before Guyana became independent in 1966 .
The challenges to the country’s gold mining industry arising out of a drop in the price of gold and pressures to mitigate the environmental hazards linked to the use of mercury appear to be priority areas in the Guyana Mining School and Training Centre’s efforts to deliver an intensive regime of training for the country’s miners this year .
The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) says it expects political parties contesting the May 11 general elections to focus less on rhetoric and invective and more on the policies and specific initiatives they intend to pursue if elected to office to advance the economic interests of the nation .
By Dale Beresford One expects that whenever workplace accidents occur there will be an expectation that management of the workplace has to account for the accident and its consequences .
Guyana is among a number of Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries benefiting from the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the development of a viable small ruminant industry in the region .
The Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security (MOLHSS) is still to complete reports on four private sector workplace accidents that occurred in various parts of the country between December last year and February, a circumstance which a safety and health consultant has told this newspaper is “unacceptable in the circumstances .
By Wayne Dass, CFAChief Executive OfficerCaribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS)CariCRIS’ is pleased to report that its February 24-27 inaugural Credit Risk Workshop in Guyana held at the Pegasus Hotel was - based on feedback received from the attendees - a successful and value-adding exercise .
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Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver .
This newspaper has been doing as much as any other section of the media to publicise the manufacturing sector, its challenges and such accomplishments as it has realized .
“Guyana has all of the ingredients necessary to reclaim its position as the bread basket of the Caribbean and the region needs to focus on cultivating high-yielding varieties of [cassava] as well as addressing the processing and commercialization considerations associated with [its] popularization,” newly appointed Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Resident Representative in Guyana, Reuben Robertson has told Stabroek Business .
Stabroek Business has learnt that the region’s first ever credit-rating agency, the Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Ltd (CARICRIS) is currently engaging the Bank of Guyana (BoG) with a view to the local entity becoming a member of its Board of Directors .