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‘Landlordism’ strangling  the mining sector

‘Landlordism’ strangling the mining sector

- GGMC review shows Bai Shan Lin allotted 72 small scale claims in 2013

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 .

Capital dredging of harbour key  concern - Shipping Association executive

Capital dredging of harbour key concern – Shipping Association executive

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 .

Drug trafficking and our export markets

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 .

Produce of Guyana

Produce of Guyana

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Value-added, processed timber on the rise in Guyana

Value-added, processed timber on the rise in Guyana

(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 .

Local IT company to work  with UG students on  broadening career options

Local IT company to work with UG students on broadening career options

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 .

Happy ending for ‘Race to the Altar’ winners

Happy ending for ‘Race to the Altar’ winners

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 .

Wedding Expo provides unique opportunity  for businesses in the industry - coordinator

Wedding Expo provides unique opportunity for businesses in the industry – coordinator

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 .

Kitco Market Data

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday March 26, 2015[caption id="attachment_328105" align="alignleft" width="600"] Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver .

BCGI management-worker regime ‘probably the worst in Guyana’

BCGI management-worker regime ‘probably the worst in Guyana’

– Lewis says gov’t, RUSAL equally to blame

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 .

APNU+AFC gov’t will look to Brazil to  support Guyana’s technological growth

APNU+AFC gov’t will look to Brazil to support Guyana’s technological growth

- Granger

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 .

Fun Park Rentals fulfils  entrepreneurial dream

Fun Park Rentals fulfils entrepreneurial dream

Athalyah Yisrael is part of a fast-growing group of Guyanese women who are embracing self-employment .

Kitco Market Data

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday March 19, 2015 .

Embrace Home Economics as an asset – specialist teacher says

Embrace Home Economics as an asset – specialist teacher says

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 .

Local students proving their worth  at Australian MBA programme

Local students proving their worth at Australian MBA programme

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 .

Business Cartoon

Business Cartoon

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Supporting the entrepreneurial ambitions of our womenfolk

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 .

Stock market updates

Stock market updates

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Marijuana, medicine and money: Some  businessmen enlightened; regional  politicians remain conservative

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 .

Women agro processors benefiting from IICA support

Women agro processors benefiting from IICA support

- tapping into mining community market

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 .

Bettering our abysmal workplace safety and health credentials

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 .

Scrutiny

Scrutiny

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Safety and Health at the workplace: The ball is in the Ministry of Labour’s court

Safety and Health at the workplace: The ball is in the Ministry of Labour’s court

By Dale Beresford Each year, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases extensive data regarding workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities .

Stock market updates

Stock market updates

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Innovator seeks to create climate of  opportunity for Guyanese businesswomen

Innovator seeks to create climate of opportunity for Guyanese businesswomen

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 .

Non-mercury mining, enhanced gold recovery among priority mining school courses this year

Non-mercury mining, enhanced gold recovery among priority mining school courses this year

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 .

Chamber wants elections campaign to speak to business interests

Chamber wants elections campaign to speak to business interests

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 .

Safety and health and the regulatory authority

Safety and health and the regulatory authority

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 included in FAO small ruminants project

Guyana included in FAO small ruminants project

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 .

Still no Labour Ministry reports on recent workplace accidents

Still no Labour Ministry reports on recent workplace accidents

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 .

Towards capital market development in Guyana

Towards capital market development in Guyana

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 .

Business Cartoon

Business Cartoon

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Kitco Market Data Gold Prices for the three day period ending  Thursday March 5, 2015

Kitco Market Data Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday March 5, 2015

Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver .

Stock market updates

Stock market updates

GASCI (www .

The manufacturing sector: Time for the GMSA to step up to the plate

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 .

Cassava can be key to cutting region’s food import bill

Cassava can be key to cutting region’s food import bill

– FAO’s Robertson sees Guyana reclaiming ‘bread basket’ title

“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 .

Regional credit rating body  seeks to do business in Guyana

Regional credit rating body seeks to do business in Guyana

- lobbying BoG to join its Board

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 .



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