By Amos Sarrouy:Based on an interview with Sophia Dannervig Hauch and Anders Andersen Guyana is only benefiting minimally from a tourism industry that delivers far greater returns to other countries in South America .
Shadehouse training: The recent Partners of the Americas ‘Farmer to Farmer’ programme has done much to popularise Shadehouse farming across communities .
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Robert Persaud has told Stabroek Business that the country’s bauxite industry should be seen as being “in recovery mode” and has credited the two expatriate major shareholders in the industry with making important contributions to the turnaround process which he said is underway .
While China is expected to dominate overseas participation in Guyana’s fifteenth GuyExpo, this year’s October 3-6 event is likely to see significantly enhanced participation in the event from private sector entities in the region .
This year’s GuyExpo which takes place from October 3 to 6 will likely attract the customary throngs of visitors to the Sophia Exhibition Site, most of whom will expect to be provided with some measure of entertainment .
In the weeks leading to the beginning of the new school year the pressures of parenthood are as much in evidence as the business of trading .
Government is seeking to bring the local mining sector under a greater measure of international scrutiny by subscribing to standards set out in the internationally renowned Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), Natural Resources and Environ-ment Minister Robert Persaud told the Stabroek Business earlier this week .
Some Guyanese family names are inextricably linked to particular professions .
By Marion Haynes-Barker(Barbados Nation) - A common phenomenon within the global business environment is the challenge to attract, motivate and retain employees .
By Gladstone Wynter(Jamaica Observer) - The recent volatility of gold prices has left a lot of investors asking the question, “Is it a good time now to buy gold?” Some experts will say, “Yes, go buy”, while others will say, “no!” But what is the real story behind gold .
Years of feverish negotiations between government and the local mining community over enhanced protection for the sector from an increasingly bold and ruthless criminal element is yet to pay any major dividends, according to some miners who attended the discourses on the industry during the Mining Week think-in held at the International Convention Centre at Liliendaal .
Guyanese artists, craftsmen and women who travelled to Suriname to display and market their art and craft at the recently concluded 11th Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) were required to pay a non-refundable fee on their respective consignments, contrary to what they understood to be the conditions under which they were participating in the regional festival .
A day is much too brief a period in which to undertake any substantive discussions and sign on to any new, significant agreements so that, in large measure, tomorrow’s one-day visit here by Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro simply follows a symbolic pattern between the two countries in which the respective Heads of State put in a presence in each other’s capitals .
The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce has told Stabroek Business that arising out of concerns expressed in the local poultry sector that artificial shortages are being created to force price increases, permits have been granted to eighteen importers to secure chicken from the United States and Suriname .
Severe downpours on Tuesday night that increased in intensity early on Wednesday morning provided Georgetown’s established merchants with a head-start on the pavement vendors .
The vulnerability of small, fragile Caribbean economies to money laundering associated with narcotics and the laundering of illegally gotten funds makes it imperative that their governments ensure strict adherence to anti-money laundering measures and international benchmarks, a former United States banking regulator has said .
Alfonso de Armas Mitchell and his wife Margarita have come a long way from twenty-one years ago when they first came to Guyana where he had been offered a job as a Marketing Executive with the Subryanville-based French firm, Amcar, that packages and exports Heart of Palm .
It appears not to have occurred to any of the sides in what has degenerated into an outrageously acrimonious debate over the proposed Amaila Falls Hydroelectric Project that there exists a close and critical relationship between the quality of life of ordinary Guyanese and the realization of a cheap and reliable source of energy .
With world market prices for gold now in continual decline for most of this year, the local mining industry is challenging itself to raise production levels to ensure that increased volumes compensate for continually falling prices .
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago announced earlier this month that it would spend TT$5 million over the next eighteen months to raise public awareness in the twin-island republic regarding the importance of its tourism product .
There is an intensity in the engagement between buyers and sellers in the city during the final days leading to the start of the new school year .
Guyana’s beekeeping industry could benefit from access to various forms of technical support from facilities in the United States following discussions here between local industry officials and a Louisiana-based beekeeper who recently completed a two-week stay here providing various forms of technical support for beekeepers .
An economic profile of Guyana underpinned by images of a country rich in mineral resources is no longer sustainable in the contemporary era, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds told the Stabroek Business in an exclusive interview on Wednesday .
Some Caribbean countries not dancing to Beijing’s tuneThe aggressive Chinese push to strengthen ties, particularly economic ones, with the Caribbean has not been a complete success despite billions of dollars of expenditure by Beijing in loans, grants and high-priced projects across the region .
Concerns over the future of the PetroCaribe oil deal brokered between Venezuela and Guyana and other Caribbean countries during the presidency of the late President Hugo Chavez were raised here during this week’s two-day National Economic Forum .
If it was altogether predictable that the Amaila Falls hydropower project would dominate the discourses at the August 14-15 National Economic Forum, the fact that the role of the small business sector in the country’s wider economic ambitions failed to even make the cut as a key issue for discourse at the opening of the forum was a considerable disappointment .
Senior government and private sector officials on Wednesday used the opening session of the August 14-15 National Economic Forum to continue to express concern over what they say may be an irretrievably lost opportunity to secure a hydropower energy source for the country .
This newspaper first learnt of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Security Seminar several weeks ago on the day that several sections of the media reported a spate of robberies in the city .
Securing and sustaining external markets and ensuring the overall health of the local population “in both the short and long term” are challenges that require Guyana to be particularly mindful of its food safety standards a United States-based Guyanese food science technology expert has told Stabroek Business .
(Jamaica Gleaner) Leveraging its parent’s manufacturing capacity for filets, breaded nuggets and other menu items, Fish Pot restaurant, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rainforest Seafoods, has rented property in the heart of Half-Way Tree formerly known as Skateland for its second seafood-oriented quick-service eatery .