Business community, government must invest meaningfully in objectives of STEMGuyana, co-founder says

–‘it’s not a question of begging for handouts’

Team Guyana posing with their robot entry for the recent Washington DC robotics tournament

Nothing, she says, pleases her more than the modest achievement of Team Guyana at the recent international robotics tournament in Washington and the occasion it afforded for a celebration at home. She was elated to discover that the media at home paid considerable attention to the team’s accomplishment not-withstanding the fact that Guyana had no tradition in robotics to shout about.

But Karen Abrams is not an advocate of protracted celebrations in circumstances where there is much work to be done to create an enhanced national sensitivity to the importance of robotics as a critical developmental tool. Her mind, she says, has already drifted in the direction of building on the accomplishments of Washington. “The world,” she says, “is not standing still, it’s not waiting for us.”

STEMGuyana, the organization which she co-founded after her earlier visit here in 2016 is envisaged as a launch pad for the institutionalization of robotics as a national pursuit. The initiative, she concedes, is ambitious and will need all of the institutional support it can get to develop and grow. It is not just cheering from the sidelines that she needs but material support from both the public and private sectors to help STEMGuyana put down roots here…..


GO-Invest facilitated more than 110 investment proposals worth over US$ .5B last year – Verwey

Investment proposals in several sectors of the Guyana economy were facilitated by GO-Invest last year.

Cevons, Puran Brothers win private sector backing in pay dispute with City Hall

Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers have won the full backing of much of the private sector.

NAREI pursuing robust response to threat to mangrove forests – 2016 Annual Report

The country’s remaining standing mangrove forests are continually under threat from “a range of natural and man-made factors”.

Sugary sodas making way for the coconut water charge

A leading UK-headquartered market research firm, Technavio, is predicting that from 2016 and up to 2020 the projected growth of the global coconut water market is likely to be close to a whopping 27 per cent.

Plant protection body measures quality standards on imports, exports – NAREI report

Chief Executive Officer National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute Dr Oudho Homenauth The 2016 Annual Report of the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) has highlighted the role of the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) in providing services designed to support exporters seeking to meet the phytosanitary import requirements of the country’s overseas trading partners and to “provide pest and related information” critical to facilitating trade relationships between Guyana and her various trading partners.

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