Ex-US President Carter paves way for possible gov’t, opposition talks

-Jagdeo says Granger, not PM, to lead gov’t in engagement

Jimmy Carter

An intervention by former United States president Jimmy Carter has seemingly paved the way for long-awaited bilateral talks to be held between the government and the opposition, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo revealed yesterday.

Local gov’t polls for Nov 12th -Bulkan

Ronald Bulkan

Local government elections, for which central government has allocated some $2.9 billion to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), will be held on November 12th, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan announced yesterday.

Business Minister Dominic Gaskin

Georgetown Chamber Business Forum opens today: No ‘talk shop’ – Indar

Seized, it seems, with a renewed sense of urgency arising out of the limited results secured so far from efforts to grow the entrepreneurial profile of much of the local business sector, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) will, beginning this morning, stage a forum which Chamber President Deodat Indar has told Stabroek Business will seek to bring businesses and business support institutions together in an effort in an effort to ensure that such support services as are required to optimize business growth are placed at the disposal of both established and emerging entrepreneurs.

Every Man, Woman and Child Must Become Oil-Minded (Part 51)

Introduction In the previous column in which I examined whether Guyana was prepared for First Oil in 2020, I wrote that the situation is not irretrievable but that “there need[ed] to be manpower changes and more leadership from the President.” I suggested that President Granger needed “to take charge before it is too late.” As if on cue, the President was reported on the same day expressing a high level of confidence that “by the end of August or thereabouts the Guyanese people will see a Department of Energy with which they are satisfied”.