New Small Business Bureau CEO hired

Cabinet, at its most recent meeting, approved the appointment of Lovell Porter as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Small Business Bureau (SBB), effective June 1, 2017, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said yesterday.

Porter holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He was picked from a list of 28 applicants of whom seventeen were interviewed and four shortlisted.

The mandate of the SBB includes monitoring the implementation of the Small Business Act of 2004 and improving access to finance for micro and small enterprise.


Three senior employees of NBS charged with unlawful confinement

Three employees of the New Building Society were today released on self-bail after being arraigned before a Georgetown court on eight counts of unlawful confinement alleged to have occurred at its main branch.

Windies qualify for World Cup one day finals

HARARE, Zimbabwe, CMC – West Indies sneaked into next year’s World Cup in England but barely, after needing the fortune of Duckworth-Lewis to beat Scotland by five runs in their final Super Six match of the ICC World Cup qualifiers here today.

Executions, torture and slave markets persist in Libya – UN

GENEVA,  (Reuters) – Armed groups execute and torture civilians in Libya in almost complete impunity seven years after the revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday.

Experts for Cabinet caucus on oil future

A group of international researchers and petroleum policy advisors will today meet Cabinet ministers to discuss the emerging oil and gas sector and give insight into prudent preparations for the revenues that will be generated from the industry.

Mother, 41, dies after delivery at Linden hospital

A 41-year old mother from Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden, died on Monday evening, having reportedly suffered severe haemorrhaging after delivering a 10-pound baby at the Linden Hospital Complex.


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