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Guyana Festival ‘tests the waters’ for visitor arrivals

Guyana Festival ‘tests the waters’ for visitor arrivals

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 .

Mining School moving ahead with plans  for mercury replacement regime

Mining School moving ahead with plans for mercury replacement regime

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 .

The Guyana Festival and the Tourism Industry

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 .

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Marketing Guyana through  its creative sector (Part 1)

Marketing Guyana through its creative sector (Part 1)

Another side to business

Caribbean territories have always utilised their creative industries as vehicles through which to market themselves .

Mining School aiming to curb prospectors ‘hit or miss’ methods

Mining School aiming to curb prospectors ‘hit or miss’ methods

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) .

Dirty-money fight – New Orders place ‘high-risk’ Jamaica professionals under increased scrutiny

(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 .

White-collar crime holding back T&T, says AmCham CEO

(Trinidad Express) Inadequate governance and the “impunity” of white collar-crime are severely hampering the country’s ability to be competitive .

Stock market updates

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Inside Xi Jinping’s purge of China’s oil mandarins

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 .

Spicy Dish’s Karen Pollard reflects on the  prospects of an African cuisine industry

Spicy Dish’s Karen Pollard reflects on the prospects of an African cuisine industry

When we met Karen Pollard on Tuesday evening she appeared amiable and relaxed despite admitting to having had a demanding day .

Mining school offers course  in explosives blasting

Mining school offers course in explosives blasting

– looks to collaborate with Brazil, Canada, Suriname

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 .

IDB-funded Partners shade house project takes off

IDB-funded Partners shade house project takes off

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 .

Patronising our craft industry

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 .

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World Bank hopes animation project will benefit 15,000 youth

(Jamaica Observer) - The World Bank expects its ‘Youth in Digital and Animation’ project valued at US$20 million (J$2 .

Value-added external markets and survival of the small business

Value-added external markets and survival of the small business

Another side to business

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 .

Giant King Grass being grown in Jamaica for bioenergy projects

(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 .

Avinash Entertainment Complex fighting tough times

Avinash Entertainment Complex fighting tough times

- seeking to restore status to urban cinema

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 .

Facebook firing on all cylinders

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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Stock market updates

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African culture should go beyond  the Emancipation Day market

African culture should go beyond the Emancipation Day market

– designer Patricia Helwig

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 .

 Credit bureau up and running

Credit bureau up and running

- information sharing with banks being refined

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 .

Some small businesses will not meet bank loan criteria

- alternative financing mechanisms needed, Hinds says

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 .

Counterfeit goods

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 .

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Safety and health in the building sector: The enforcement dilemma

Safety and health in the building sector: The enforcement dilemma

Another side to business

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 .

Developing a jewellery sector in Guyana

Developing a jewellery sector in Guyana

Design and Manufacturing

(This is the second part in a series on the jewellery industry .

Doolie’s Bakery, a $$$M  investment in a competitive sector

Doolie’s Bakery, a $$$M investment in a competitive sector

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 .

Bourda Market butchers say falling  gold prices hurting meat industry

Bourda Market butchers say falling gold prices hurting meat industry

It was Sunday and the hapless Brazilian football team had long made its inglorious exit from the 2014 Football World Cup .

Chamber President wants qualified youngsters to ‘think’ business

Chamber President wants qualified youngsters to ‘think’ business

- says private sector can’t wait around for ideal political climate

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 .

Food and Drugs toughening  up to face counterfeit imports

Food and Drugs toughening up to face counterfeit imports

- more stakeholder collaboration, official support, Cole says

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 .

Owning a small business: Aspiration and Accomplishment

Owning a small business: Aspiration and Accomplishment

Another side to business

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 .

Developing a jewellery sector in Guyana

Developing a jewellery sector in Guyana

By Dominic Gaskin(This is part one of a two-part series on the jewellery industry in Guyana .

Emerging market fund managers ignore borders, chase profits

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 .

New auditors body president wants to accelerate training

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 .

Cybercrime: No Bajan business is safe

Cybercrime: No Bajan business is safe

(Barbados Nation) - Barbados businesses are among those who should be wary of the threat from cybercrime .



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