J.R. Burgers: Facing challenges but still in business

J.R. Burgers Sandy Babb street complex

Challenged by a limp economy and a wave of competition from internationally-branded fast food franchises, Jad and Ryan Rahaman are busying themselves seeking to restore the fortunes of J.R. Burgers, an establishment that had its origins in a mobile hamburger bar on the Georgetown sea wall and which, today, is represented in a multi- million dollar complex which, even now bears the scars of the trying times which the businessmen are facing.

You don’t have to probe the Rahamans too deeply to determine where the shoe is pinching. The Silhouette, which, for a while, was regarded as one of the more pleasing fine-dining services in the capital is now closed as is The Altitude, a high-rise night club that has been part of the Sandy Babb street complex.  The re-opening of the Altitude, Jad says, is awaiting the resolution of “programming challenges” for an elevator that does not now provide transportation for revelers to the topmost floor of the complex, where the Altitude sits. J.R. Burgers alone, amongst the family of services still stands inside the complex…..


Small Business Bureau grant scheme created 426 jobs – CEO

The long-awaited reports on the work of the Small Business Bureau (SBB) for the years 2015 and 2016  “should be ready for publishing next week” though an official assessment of the performance of the entity launched in 2013 suggests that it has experienced mixed fortunes over the period of its existence.

Berbice must jump out of its ‘comfort zone’ in contemplating life beyond sugar – Gaskin

Amidst sustained expressions of concern over the anticipated impact of the closure of several of GuySuCo’s sugar estates in Berbice, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin used the occasion of last Friday’s 2017 Berbice Expo and Trade Fair to seek to assure the region with the heaviest dependence on the sugar industry that the transition from the crop that has been at the heart of the Guyana economy will see the creation of new opportunities for the region.

Beekeeper grooming youngsters to follow in her footsteps

A one-time Foreign Service Officer, 61-year-old Janice Fraser appears more than comfortable in her current role as a beekeeper.

Food & Drugs Director backs city’s closure of five food outlets

Assurances associated with the quality of cooked foods being provided to patrons at public places are an important barometer of a country’s development and lapses in food safety standards can have a negative impact on external perceptions of standards “on the whole” in a country, Director of the Government Analyst Food and Drugs Department (GA-FDD) Marlan Cole has told the Stabroek Business.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three-day period ending Thursday October 12, 2017   Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

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