What was advertised as a consultative forum designed to engage stakeholders on the decision by government to impose a ban on the use of polystyrene containers and packaging from June 2014 turned out to be an animated exchange on several more issues amongst different interest groups which, by the end of the discourse, raised as many questions as it answered .
(Reuters) - Mining in space is moving from science fiction to commercial reality but metals magnates on this planet need not fear a mountain of extraterrestrial supply - the aim is to fuel human voyages deeper into the galaxy .
The Kuru Kuru Cooperative College is among the list of local institutions identified to provide training for small business owners who will benefit from material and technical support under the US$5 million project, ‘Building Alternative Livelihoods for Vulnerable Groups’ .
Mercury poisoning has occurred in a number of places around the world .
Lethem is not what it used to be .
Potential investors in value-added forestry products are being encouraged to examine some of the manufacturing options that might be available to the private sector under an initiative launched by the Forest Products Development and Marketing Council (FPDMC) .
The growth and development of Roraima Airways has been a function of the focus and commitment of a man who concedes that he was not “born a businessman” and that he has “never really become preoccupied with measuring profits .
By Clinton UrlingAll is not lost in the wake of the government’s failure to secure the passage of the Anti-Money Laundering Bill in the National Assembly though it will require mature and adaptive leadership on the parts of both the government and the opposition if we are to avoid the drastic economic consequences that could well accrue to the country’s economy .
Typically, the Credit Bureau operates at full functionality in developing markets with the primary goal of facilitating access to finance for small and medium-scale enterprises .
At a time when the high costs associated with delivering free health care at state-run facilities continues to place a strain on the public purse, the Report of the Auditor General continues to reflect grave misgivings about the management of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies being held in various state-run bonds and storehouses under the control of the Ministry of Health .
Third InstalmentThe Shaking Table is very common in the mining industry in French Guiana .
This newspaper has grown accustomed to revelations contained in the Reports of the Auditor General, some, indeed many of which set out with considerable clarity the cavalier manner in which public funds are spent and the absence of accountability that attends the process .
Members of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union were on Sunday notified that the entity has been able to recover 50 per cent of the amount it had invested in the ill-fated Clico .
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The Machinery Corporation of Guyana Ltd (Macorp) is further consolidating its already considerable investment in providing critical technical support and services to the country’s mining sector with a $100 million investment in the establishment of a mining supportfacility at Port Kaituma .
Five years after the signing of a trade and development agreement between the Cariforum member states and the European Union aimed at adjusting the trading regime between the two regions, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Clinton Urling believes the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) has been underperforming as a tool for enhancing trading relations between Europe and the region .
The Government of Guyana has signed on to a complex agreement with the Government of Norway under which Guyana is to receive from Norway significant sums of money, in fact, tens of millions of US dollars, based on verifiable evidence of Guyana’s preservation of its rainforests .
Second InstalmentThis series of articles is being published by the Stabroek Business in support of the initiative being undertaken by the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) to enhance public awareness of the mining sector’s thrust to reduce and eventually remove mercury from local gold-mining operationsMany technologies exist that do not involve the use of mercury in the gold recovery process .
Public Relations Officer of the recently established Guyana Fashion Council (GFC) Andrea Braithwaite is optimistic about what the new organisation can do for the sector in Guyana .
The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) believes that in the matter of the approximately US$20 million which the country will probably not be able to collect under its forest protection agreement with Norway on account of increased levels of deforestation, the mining sector may have a virtually clear conscience .
Ongoing initiatives to boost local honey production by promoting the development of more urban hives continue to manifest themselves in an increasing number of honey shows across in Georgetown and its environsPresident of the Guyana Apiculture Society (GAS) Linden Stewart told Stabroek Business on Monday that GAS Honey Day, which is being staged from 10:00 hrs today outside the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) is designed to create a greater awareness of the role bees play in economies beyond their widely-known production of honey .
More than forty years after Pandit Bhola Ojah pioneered a family business selling cooking spices from door to door in villages on the West Coast Deme-rara, his grandson, Ram Prashad, is keeping the tradition alive .
In my home city of Halifax, in Canada, there is only one market: Farmers’ Market .
At a time when small businesses in the region and further afield are reportedly experiencing “considerable difficulties” in securing financing “for initiatives associated with growth and expansion,” the recently launched Micro and Small Enterprise Development (MSED) project under the Small Business Bureau (SBB) reflects government’s focus on better positioning the sector to play a meaningful role in the country’s economy, SBB Chief Executive Officer Derrick Cummings has told the Stabroek Business .
A decade or more of national preoccupation with fitness and health has witnessed the emergence of business enterprises that offer a range of goods and services linked to what is commonly described as the health and wellness industry .
Roger John hopes to be one of the first persons to benefit from a commercial bank loan secured by the Small Business Bureau under the first phase of the US$10 million Micro and Small Enterprise Develop-ment (MSED) project .
Guyana has embarked on a process to ease the importation and use of mercury as an endorsement of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on October 10, 2013 .
After many weeks of silence on the land-for-farming deal between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, crystallized in a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this year, Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy still appears disinclined to make the details public .
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Like several other emerging local entrepreneurial pursuits, the South American Coco Company is looking to enhance its capacity to consolidate and expand through the Small Business Bureau’s recently launched Micro and Small Enterprise Development Project (MSED), which will address the single biggest handicap to the growth of the small business sector in Guyana: financing .
The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) has used the occasion of its 50th anniversary to identify the need to overhaul the current operations of the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) as an important prerequisite to enhancing the interests of the country’s manufacturing sector .