The Takatu Bridge 1

In June 2007 Stabroek Business was informed by Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana His Excellency Arthur Meyer that the bridge across the Takutu river would be completed in January 2008.

Business Profile

Vinu Sawh’s bespectacled face and piercing eyes give him the appearance of a ‘bookish’ university undergraduate who spends most of his time detached from the people around him.

GT&T turning to communities to help end cable theft woes

Plagued by the persistent theft of its insulated copper cable that serves as the vehicle for taking telephone services to consumers and having failed to bring a halt to the practice through the intervention of either the police or its own internal security force, the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GT&T) has disclosed that it will now be turning to the consuming public in an effort to rein in the copper thieves.

Business Editorial 1

The Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL) faces a crisis of what appears to be huge proportions.

Guyana has the capacity to execute CARIFESTA 2008 to high standard …Paul

Executive Director of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) Maureen Paul has said that while she believes that there are competent persons serving on the various committees set up to plan the August 2008 Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) scheduled to be held in Guyana the challenge lies in the country’s “in-house capacity to provide a product to the level that will be expected of the largest cultural event of the region”.

Stock market updates

Notes 1 – Interim results 2 – Prospective EPS: earnings per share for 12 months period to the date the latest financials have been prepared.

Heavy Christmas Day marketing breaks with seasonal tradition

Traditional ‘late shopping’ took on a new dimension this Christmas as hundreds of urban shoppers poured into the city on Christmas Day to conclude what the business community says was, up until Christmas Eve day, a lacklustre commercial season.

The Main Big Lime

The Main Big Lime has now established itself as a kind of seasonal institution – an integral part of the Christmas calendar.

The silence of the lambs?

One of the notable features of the private sector during 2007 was its virtual silence on issues concerning the business sector and the economy as a whole.

Manifest module to improve clearing of goods

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is implementing the manifest module of TRIPS as part of its continued effort to improve clearance times for goods imported while ensuring transparency.

Stock market updates

Notes 1 – Interim results 2 – Prospective EPS: earnings per share for 12 months period to the date the latest financials have been prepared.

Provide opportunities for trained youths -Nadir urges private sector

Minister of Labour, Manzoor Nadir, in his feature address at the graduation exercise held for youths at the Essequibo Technical Institute, encouraged the private sector “to join hands and provide a better pay package so that Guyana can retain youths that have been trained.” He said 129 youths from Regions One and Two have obtained foundation training in several fields and he encouraged them not only look to forward to employment but to strive to provide services from which others can benefit.

Businesses, visitors “talk up” City Mall on its first anniversary

One year after the City Mall opened its doors to shoppers, the facility is being hailed by businesses and consumers alike as a landmark development in the local commercial culture that has done as much for comfort and convenience as it has for commerce in the capital.