(Barbados Nation) Barbados was one of the destinations taking centre stage at Sandals Resorts International Overdrive Unveiling Tour which travelled to over 21 cities in North America, the most recent of which were Toronto and Montreal, reaching a combined audience of nearly 750 Canadian travel agents.
GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 748’s trading results showed consideration of $1,305,450 from 2,901 shares traded in 5 transactions as compared to session 747’s trading results which showed consideration of $29,974,843 from 820,991 shares traded in 11 transactions.
One of the stories published in this issue of the Stabroek Business recounts the persistence in the face of considerable obstacles of a young mother and budding entrepreneur who would appear to have chosen a business path that aligns with her academic studies and her work experiences and who, in her exchange with this newspaper, served as a voice for a considerably larger number of small and medium sized manufacturers whose enterprises continue to be squeezed by constraints which, given the application of the appropriate initiatives, are eminently remediable.
(Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation and published by Stabroek Business as a public service) *Prices only represent the average Wholesale Farmgate and Retail Prices at the above mentioned markets and are NOT prices set by the Guyana Marketing Corporation or Ministry of Agriculture.
What had appeared for several months to have been sharp differences between the Ministry of Natural Resources and representatives of mining syndicates over land allocation that had effectively stalled the commencement of work by the country’s first group of gold-mining cooperatives now appears to have come to an end following an encounter between the miners and Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman.
While there are signs that talks on the huge debt owed by the city to Puran Brothers and Cevons Waste Management have been bearing fruit, dissonance continues even as the garbage crisis in the capital may be worsening.
Like so many other institutions and individuals in Guyana the Stabroek Business has been observing local developments at both the public and private sector levels as well as the contemplations of public commentators in the matter of what now appears to be the imminent commencement of the exploitation of oil and gas in Guyana’s territorial waters beginning in 2020.
The Guyana Mining School and Training Centre Inc.,in partnership with its stakeholders and supporting training partners, has begun training more than thirty five young adults in disciplines relating to the application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to the exploration component of upstream oil and gas operations.
With good grades in English Language and Mathematics increasingly being touted as a critical doorway to higher education and meaningful employment paths in Guyana,” the Georgetown-based JTW Management Institute has launched the City and Guilds of London and English and Mathematics certificates as what the Institute’s Director Jocelyn Williams is describing as a “second chance” for CSEC students and young school leavers.
Stock market updates GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 747’s trading results showed consideration of $29,974,843 from 820,991 shares traded in 11 transactions as compared to session 746’s trading results which showed consideration of $6,762,950 from 63,504 shares traded in 7 transactions.
(Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation and published by Stabroek Business as a public service) The New Guyana Marketing Corporation has agreed to provide us with the above information which we will publish on a weekly basis subject to receipt.
As the power generation challenge that customarily attends the Christmas service provided by the Guyana Power & Light Company begins to rear its head, Chairman of the Giftland Group Roy Beepat has told the Stabroek Business that his offer to support the beleaguered state entity with electricity on the East Coast Demerara remains open.
This past week students from a number of state-run secondary schools have been hosted by the local information technology firm Starr Computers as part of a commitment given by the management of the company to contribute to filling what the company’s Chief Executive Officer Michael Mohan describes as the “critical technology gap” the exists between Guyana and the developed world.
Try as it has, the local manufacturing sector has, up until now, been unable to rise to the level of labeling and packaging necessary to secure that elusive edge on the international market.
If the local beekeeping industry is to make a more meaningful contribution to livelihoods and to the country’s economy as a whole, it is necessary that it receive a far more generous measure of support from government to help create infrastructure and to better position the sector to make a mark on both the local and external market, Treasurer of the Guyana Apiculture Society, Aubrey Roberts has told the Stabroek Business.
The coincidence between what had appeared to be some distinct signs that the frosty relationship between the APNU-AFC administration and the private sector might have been moving in the direction of a gradual thaw and the recent sudden and dramatic reversal occasioned by the announcement by President David Granger that Justice James Patterson was his choice to be the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission is worrying in more ways than one.
Long seized of the critical importance of the role of labeling and packaging as a marketing tool, Umami, the Lusignan-based company last month used the occasion of the public/private-sector staged Uncapped event at the National Exhibition Centre to rebrand its range of sauces and condiments.
Mindful of the heavy and mounting expenditure required to meet the continually growing demand for imported coconut products, Jamaica is embarking on an initiative aimed at tripling the existing 40,000 acres of land under coconut cultivation over the next ten years.
Stock market updates GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 746’s trading results showed consideration of $6,762,950 from 63,504 shares traded in 7 transactions as compared to session 745’s trading results which showed consideration of $25,317,802 from 543,145 shares traded in 9 transactions.