City Chamber signs MOU with Newfoundland association

President of the GCCI, Deodat Indar (right) and Keiran Hanley signing the MOU (GCCI photo)

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on November 17, 2017, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA).

According to a GCCI press release, the MOU which provides a framework of understanding and cooperation between the GCCI and the NEIA for the achievement of their common goals related to clean technology, environment and the green economy, was signed during a one-week fact-finding mission in St John, Newfoundland and Labrador which saw the participation of a delegation from Guyana, led by President of the GCCI, Deodat Indar. He was accompanied by Nicholas Boyer, Major General (rt’d) Norman McLean, Captain Gerry Gouveia Jr, Amber Low and Trade Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada, Anand Harrilall.

The release stated that under the agreement, both parties have vowed to cooperate for the development of partnership opportunities with respect to business arrangements such as joint ventures, general partnerships and limited liability partnerships; collaborate to facilitate investment opportunities, trade missions and business delegations between Guyana and Canada; and work together to organise meetings, seminars and similar activities for the purpose of sharing information and expertise. The signing of this MOU between the GCCI and the NEIA is the third in a series of MOUs recently signed by the GCCI, the release said.

According to the release, during the mission, discussions were held with government officials from the Departments of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and Natural Resources, and the St John’s Board of Trade.

The Guyanese delegation then engaged representatives from a number of industry associations including the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industry Association, Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industries Association, Oceans Advance, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Women Entrepreneurs, and Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries, the release said

Meanwhile, according to the release, the Mission also entailed site visits and tours of the facilities of several companies that provide supplies and services to the oil and gas industry in St Johns, including Blue Water Group, Cougar Helicopters, PAL Aerospace and A. Harvey & Co Ltd. The Guyanese delegation held discussions with Allswater Marine Consultants, ExxonMobil Canada, McInnes Cooper, College of the North Atlantic, and Offshore Safety and Survival Centre.

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