Four-day trade visit by Florida business group

Ongoing discourses could result in eventual export market deals

Visiting business group from Florida at an informal meeting at Roraima Duke Lodge Hotel, Kingston. Also in photo are: US Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway (second, left) and Business Minister Dominic Gaskin (far right) conversing wth mission leader Wesley Kirton.

Reports from the United States indicate that the four-day visit to Guyana by a contingent of Florida-based businesspersons seeking to establish trade ties with Guyana has left the delegation upbeat about the prospects for inking firm deals with their Guyanese counterparts that will open up new opportunities for local goods on the North American market.

Comment… The more things change…

Reports continue to reach the Stabroek Business of problems relating to bottlenecks of one sort or another arising out of engagements between Customs authorities and importers and which, reportedly, are impeding the efficiency of import transactions and by extension the smoothness of business arrangements.

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Entrepreneur, Managing Director, GeoTechVision Finance has been identified in many business surveys as the most important factor determining the survival and growth of small businesses.

Face of local banking could change in 10 years

– more than 200 local merchants accepting plastic, bank manager says

With increasing numbers of customers beginning to embrace the suite of IT-driven business support services being unveiled by the commercial banking sector, local Scotia Bank Products and Marketing Manager Jennifer Cipriani has told Stabroek Business that changes in the banking culture will “sooner rather than later” transform the edifices that have long been the symbols of banking across the world.

Language Institute seeking to extend services to Guyana’s business sector

The Language Institute President Cecily Bernard

President of the Language Institute Cecily Bernard concedes to having become increasingly aware that in a global economic climate where Guyana’s business community continues to come under growing pressure to explore opportunities for new, non-conventional markets, possession of foreign language services that are readily available to the business sector have become a necessity rather than just an advantage.

Kitco Market

20160527gold price

Gold Prices for the three-day period ending Thursday May 26, 2016Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Stock market updates


GASCI ( Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 669’s trading results showed consideration of $435,480 from 901 shares traded in 5 transactions as compared to session 668’s trading results, which showed consideration of $26,424,867 from 742,364 shares traded in 14 transactions.

Lewis wants speedy move on wages, salaries talks

– with Public Service COI report submitted to President

Now that the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Public Service has been completed and handed over to the President there should be no further delay to engagement between the government and the union or unions concerned on the matter of public servants’ salaries, General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) Lincoln Lewis has told the Stabroek Business.

Ogle review process started

- airport 100% built, owned by private sector company, Mekdeci says

Anthony Mekdeci

A controversial May 17, letter signed by Ogle Airport Inc (OAI) Chief Executive Officer Anthony Mekdeci and circulated to the media asserting that but for investments made by OAI Chairman Michael Correia what is now the Eugene R Correia International Airport would not have come on stream threatens to extend the controversy that has been raging at the country’s second international airport ever since the announcement some weeks ago regarding its renaming.

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