It may not have been a ground-breaking event in the context of providing training for micro and small business owners, but this week’s three-day training session for business owners and potential business owners marks the partial fulfillment of a commitment made by the Small Business Bureau to those entities seeking to sign up to benefit from what the Bureau has to offer .
Evidence of collusion between some Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL) contractors and consumers to evade disconnection for non-payment of electricity bills and to secure electricity services illegally had led to termination of employment agreements with a number of contractors, a well-placed GPL source told Stabroek Business on Tuesday .
Evidence of the emergence of an increasing number of micro and small business initiatives in recent years has raised questions about the longer-term future of the small business sector as a whole .
Guyana’s manufacturing sector remains restricted to “primary processing of agricultural, mineral and forest products” on account of meagre local demand, high energy and transportation costs and inadequate, unaffordable and non-incentivised financing, Guyana Manufac- turing & Services Association (GMSA) President Clinton Williams told the Association’s Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony last evening .
Deborah Dey believes that the printed invitation makes its own statement .
The Guyana Manufac-turing & Services Associa-tion (GMSA) wants to see “closer collaboration and stronger partnerships” among entities which the association’s President Clinton Williams calls the “research and development institutes” to provide scientific data that would aid the performance of the productive sector .
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(Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation and published by Stabroek Business as a public service)*Prices only represent the average Wholesale Farmgate and Retail Prices at the above mentioned markets and are NOT prices set by the Guyana Marketing Corporation or Ministry of Agriculture .
It appears that many ordinary Jamaicans have been able to mount a successful lobby for more political attention to be paid to the increasingly high-profile infusion of the Chinese economic influence in their country .
Kwasi ‘Ace’ Edmondson has not quite forgotten the moment of victory, but he cannot afford to live on it .
More than three years after United States President Barack Obama signed that country’s Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 into law, Guyana is still well adrift of being positioned to meet tough new standards in the absence of which locally produced foods will be denied access to US markets .
Security-related anomalies at port facilities in Guyana could, conceivably, negatively affect the country’s international maritime standing and raise questions about its compliance with International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) protocols and practices, a local shipping industry source has told Stabroek Business .
At this very moment we are living in one of those now familiar cycles of violence that targets the business community; violence that is sudden and frightening and which leaves even those of us who are not its actual victims chastened .
(Barbados Nation) - Sandals Barbados has spent more than $4 million buying local supplies in its 16 weeks of operating here .
Two local companies operating in tandem out of modest premises in Waterloo Street have set themselves the twin tasks of significantly broadening the variety of fruits and vegetables cultivated locally and expanding markets in the Caribbean and further afield .
With several hundred visitors expected to pass through the March 28-30 Wedding Expo at the Roraima Duke Lodge, the company’s Marketing Manager Shamaine Davis believes the event can serve as an invaluable “poster board” for a host of businesses involved in the country’s wedding and entertainment sectors .
Optimism in the mining sector about the immediate-term fortunes of the gold industry persists despite the imponderables associated with fluctuating gold prices, Administrative Coordinator of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) Colin Sparman told Stabroek Business earlier this week .
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Marvin Wray, a final year Public Communications student at the University of Guyana, is not altogether a rookie in the world of business .
[caption id="attachment_279845" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Clean it up: This unsightly garbage heap sits conspicuously on an empty plot of land in Thomas Street immediately next door to the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs .
A second commercial bank has signed on to the Low Carbon Micro and Small Enterprise Develop-ment Project (LCMSEDP) being administered from within the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, paving the way for significantly enhanced access to lending for medium and small enterprises registered with the project .
An “urgent and thorough enquiry” into last week’s discovery that a multi-storey structure under construction in the capital could provide important insights into irregularities in the procedures associated with the erection of buildings in the capital, a city councillor has said .
Guyana’s forest resources contain a large diversity of timber species .
While Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority Khurshid Sattaur has been touting the recently instituted Random Selection of Imported Goods for Examination exercise as a means of impacting positively on the level of transparency associated with Customs inspections of imports, the private sector has been expressing its own sometimes divergent views on the process .
(Trinidad Express) - The investigation of white collar crime in Trinidad and Tobago is non-existent, attorney and anti-money laundering expert David West said on Wednesday .
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s purchase of fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion stunned the markets but analysts said the deal made strategic sense as it will solidify the social network’s position as a leader in mobile .
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One of the more forgettable memories of our annual Mashramani celebrations is the utterly deplorable state in which the streets, walkways, and canals are left once the revellers have come and gone .
Cecil ‘Sugar’ Raghoobeer and his wife Zorena have become a popular business team amongst the vendors at Mon Repos, Stabroek and Bourda markets and at several hotels in the city .
Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Zulfikar Mohammed has declined to commit either his agency or the government to a policy of making the findings of investigations into local aviation incidents public .
Banks DIH Ltd, Guyana’s leading beverage manufacturer and a fixture among vendors on the Mash Day route has confirmed that this year’s high vending prices has compelled it to change the method of its operations .
Part of the problem, which we continue to highlight, in bringing deficiencies in areas of public sector service delivery into the public domain and seeking to have those deficiencies corrected, has to do with the disinclination of public officials to ‘come clean’ on issues that are officially deemed to be sensitive .
Jason Kingston still reflects on those days when, as a young man, he wore tailored trousers, cut and sewn to fit the contours of his lower body .