IDB backing govt’s pursuit of robust oil and gas governance structures

Even as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) continues to play a high-profile role in the creation of robust energy governance structures for Guyana ahead of the start of the country’s oil recovery programme and the recovery of returns therefrom, the Bank’s president, Luis Alberto Moreno, has signalled the institution’s satisfaction with the stewardship of the coalition administration in its pursuit of the realisation of those structures.

RUSAL and Guyana: Something has to give

Page one comment The visible manifestations of the ensuing ruckus between the Russian managers running the show at the operations of the Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc.

Starr, Lenova talking computers for the oil and gas sector

Starr, Lenova talking computers for the oil and gas sector: Focus on oil and gas: Starr Computers is currently hosting a visit to Guyana by Lenovo Accountant Executive Mike Thorburn during which time the Lenovo official has been engaging the Brickdam-based company  on further collaborative possibilities between the two entities.

Robots in Education

The role that robots can play in opening up new avenues in the field of education – perhaps in a manner similar to that played by digital technology a few years ago – stands, arguably, on the threshold of the agenda for debate and discussion as part of the wider discourse of curriculum change and education development in Guyana.

Stem Guyana to stage national robotics contest in April

-in preparation for international competition

A collaborative initiative involving STEM Guyana and a number of state agencies will deliver the country’s first ever National Robotics Competition, Stabroek Business has been informed.

Prospects for positive transformation of Guyana’s agro processing

Small agro-processing businesses in Guyana have derived, by and large, out of necessity, that is to say that they have emerged out of the need to either secure substantive employment or else, to serve as subsidies for individuals and/or families whose earned incomes are inadequate to meet their needs.

Local service companies to honour 25 enterprising Guyanese women

The growing prominence of women in various facets of national life, not least in public and private sector management and leadership roles in social and charitable organisations is once again being publicly recognised, this time by two leading local companies, The Nico Consulting, Inc.

Nokta’s swan song proffers mixed review of manufacturing

-praises work of joint High level Committee, tags unreliable power, high taxes

Enhanced high-level discourse between senior officials of government and officials of the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA) aimed at resolving the challenges confronting the country’s manufacturing sector has still left the sector with a slew of unresolved issues which continue to stymie its potential and inhibit its growth, Immediate Past President of the Association Shyam Nokta told the its Annual General Meeting on Thursday February 28th at the conclusion of the final year of his two-year term at the helm of the organization.  

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three-day period ending Thursday March 14, 2019Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Market Prices

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The IDB’s Vote of Confidence

In the fullness of time the significance of last Monday’s meeting between President David Granger and the President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, could go way beyond the time that the two spent together at State House and the relatively brief summary of the engagement released immediately thereafter.

Stock market updates

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 816’s trading results showed consideration of $33,041,257 from 191,293 shares traded in 23 transactions as compared to session 815’s trading results which showed consideration of $29,862,762 from 321,639 shares traded in 25 transactions.

GO-Invest striving to create more external markets for local goods

Underscoring what it says has been its role over the past year in facilitating the improvement of local exporters’ marketing, networking and monitoring tools and capabilities, the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) on Monday disclosed that it had made what a release from the agency described as “substantial progress” in promoting Guyana’s exports in international markets during 2018. 

Jamaica continues to throw its weight behind thriving tourism industry

For all the country’s internal challenges linked mostly to domestic crime and the negative international press associated with the phenomenon, Jamaica continues to be one of CARICOM territories of choice for international tourists and successive political administrations in Kingston, the country’s capital continue to back its tourism industry as one of the main bulwarks of the country’s economy. 

Staying with the pace: Ulelli Verbeke’s Escape To Rest massage therapy service

In a global environment where even the routine pursuits associated with human existence brings with it myriad stress-related challenges, massage therapy, essentially ‘hands-on’ techniques design-ed to enhance circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, ease anxiety, improve sleep and promote relaxation, have become as widespread a resort for people the world over as visits to the doctor.

GMC farmers meetings creating valuable networking opportunities

Facilitating exchanges between and amongst groups of Guyanese farmers whose livelihoods are intertwined in the fortunes of the land is one of the more important pursuits of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC).

Food focus: Breadfruit

Breadfruit is widely believed to have been cultivated for over 3,000 years and is now widely consumed in Africa, Asia and in other tropical countries including the Caribbean.

Gold prices

Kitco Market Data Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday March 7, 2019

Good news for the tourism sector

Two days ago, at the the world’s leading Travel and Trade Show, the ITB Berlin, staving off stiff competition from a number of better-known international tourism destinations, Guyana was declared the #1 “Best of Ecotourism” destination in the world.

Market prices

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CARICOM food import bill set to reach US$8-10 billion by 2020

- only Guyana, Belize, Haiti producing more than 50% of what they consume

For all the talk in the Caribbean regarding the relatively food secure status of many of the territories, the real picture is not one that generates unbridled optimism according to an article headlined “Five Overlooked Facts About Caribbean Food Security” authored by the Barbadian writer,  Daphne Ewing-Chow, and published on February 20th in Forbes magazine.

David and Donna Mohammed: Four decades in farming

Last Sunday was one of those days when fruit and vegetables ‘was lickin dog’ (one of those colloquialisms employed to describe a glut of food items on the local market) at the Farmers’ Market close to the Georgetown Fire Station.

Technical Drawing must be ‘fully restored’ to secondary schools – retired Industrial Arts teacher

-says Guyana’s development trajectory demands it

Retired University of Guyana Engineering, Drawing and Design Lecturer, Andy Moore, who served for several years as one of the country’s more prominent Industrial Arts teachers has told Stabroek Business that given what would appear to be the trajectory of the country’s developmental focus, what he sees as a decline in the focus of Technical Drawing in the schools’ curriculum could come back to haunt us “in a big way” once we begin “what one imagines will be a major infrastructure development programme to go along with our wider ambitions as a nation.” “It was an error to reduce the focus on Technical Drawing in the first place and what is important is that we restore the discipline to its rightful place with great haste.

#Made in Guyana

   What’s in a brand? The premise of the second article you’ll be seeing from me, #Made in Guyana, is to really highlight Guyanese-made products on the market that may not be easily recognizable.

Grace Kennedy ready-to-eat jerk wings strengthens company presence in the US market

Already having led the way for the Caribbean in the popularisation of a range of canned agro-produced foods in parts of the United States and Europe, the highly accomplished Jamaican company, Grace Kennedy (GK) is further broadening the base of its convenience-food offerings to eight states in the USA, a move which the Jamaica Gleaner says will test just how much the American palate can handle the company’s aggressively spiced jerked wings.  

Market Price

The new Guyana Marketing Corportation has agreed to provide us with the above information which we will publish on a weekly basis subject to receipt.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday February 28, 2019Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Stock market updates

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 814’s trading results showed consideration of $4,205,894 from 51,419 shares traded in 12 transactions as compared to session 813’s trading results which showed consideration of $12,485,943 from 87,993 shares traded in 10 transactions.

Guyana in Global Environment Facility’s US$180M mercury-free gold mining initiative

Guyana is one of eight gold-producing countries that will be partnering with several international agencies in a new US$180 million Global Environment Facility (GEF) – backed initiative targeting the long-term development of the artisanal and small-scale gold – mining (ASGM) sector and aimed at improving conditions for miners while slashing harmful mercury emissions.

Danielle Hodge’s Indigenous Coconut Oil adventure

Danielle Hodge is an engaging young woman with a passion for the land of her mother’s birth and, having herself ‘discovered’ Guyana, is immersed in an entrepreneurial pursuit which she now treats as though it were a sacred mission. 

GTA releases outline of proposed plan for tourism development

Against the backdrop of the sustained challenges associated with adequate international airline services between Guyana and the country’s key tourism markets in North America and Europe, the semi-autonomous agency, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) has listed among its 2019 priorities, the creation of a partnership with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Ministry of Public Infra-structure (MoPI) that targets agreements with two new airlines to serve the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri by  December this year and a total of four new airlines to serve the country’s main international airport by December next year.  

Guinea feels it’s not getting enough from its foreign-owned bauxite companies

- despite having world’s largest reserves and a high grade of ore

Two debilitating rounds of United States sanctions last year have not been able to prevent Russia’s aluminium giant RUSAL from turning in end-of-year production levels that point to significant increases for both the fourth quarter of last year and the entire 2018, the independent news site, the Aluminium Insider, disclosed in a Saturday February 9th  news report.

Comfort Sleep’s ascent from ashes to accomplishment

—company pursuing CARICOM, Cuban markets

The story of the rise to prominence of the Eccles-based company Comfort Sleep, is a story of stamina and staying power in the face of business-related challenges as well as tragedy, and Dennis Charran, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, has been at the centre of events for all of more than two decades.

Product Review: Radiante

Product Specs                                            Ingredients: Shea butter, Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Lavender essential oil, Basil essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Ylang Ylang essential oil, Vitamin E oil.

The effect of robots on developing countries

(Reprinted from World Economic Forum) Stunning technological advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are being reported virtually on a daily basis: from the versatile mobile robots in agriculture and manufacturing jeans, to autonomous vehicles and 3D-printed buildings.

Market prices

*Prices only represent the average Wholesale Farmgate and Retail Prices at the above mentioned markets and are NOT prices set by the Guyana MArketing Corportation or Ministry of Agriculture.