A new chapter in Guyana/Cuba relations?

This week’s departure of a consignment of local rice for Cuba lends continuity to a series of developments in business relations between Guyana and Cuba which would appear to be heading in the right direction.

The Auditing Process – Now and the Way Forward

  By John Seeram   There has been much writing and talk in the media and elsewhere on the performance of organizations in both the public and private sectors as it relates to transparency and accountability.

Barbados sticking with tourism-driven services economy

Widely recognized the world over for its service sector and notably its tourism industry, Barbados will be sticking to the economic model that has worked best for the country over the years, its Minister of Tourism and International Transport Richard Sealey says.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday September 28, 2017                 Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Local private sector for Havana International Fair

GCCI, Cuba Chamber to sign MOU

Following on the recent significant breakthrough for the Guyana  rice industry on the Cuba market, economic and trade relations between the two countries are expected to be further concretized with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Cuban Chamber of Commerce.

Syndicates awaiting official ‘green light’ on land for gold mining

Local gold mining syndicates are awaiting a commitment in writing from Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman which an official of the umbrella body administering the affairs of syndicates says should kick start operations by the groups comprising hundreds of small miners.

Value-added processing plant to be mooted at Gov’t/manufacturers roundtable

A joint public/private sector initiative to realize the setting up of a multi-purpose agro-processing plant in Guyana will be high on the agenda of the second Inter Ministerial Roundtable discourses between government and the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA), Stabroek Business has been informed.

Prospects for the industry going forward

Beyond Guyana’s first ever coconut festival…

By Raymond F. Trotz ITC Liaison, Guyana: Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean (CIDC)   It has been almost a year since the staging of Guyana’s first Coconut Festival and there have been many queries on its outcome and possible repetition.

Students for mining, oil and gas orientation programme

At least thirty young Guyanese from various local communities will shortly be experiencing a novel learning opportunity designed to equip them with skills that will open up possible employment opportunities in the country’s mining and oil and gas sectors.

T&T financial sector pushing accelerated diversification from oil and gas

-Gaskin supports Guyana following suit

Even as Guyana becomes increasingly preoccupied with the 2020 timetable for the commencement of oil and gas recovery, the ongoing efforts of Trinidad and Tobago to diversify its economy away from the fossil fuel ought to be an object lesson for the new kid on the block as far as the fossil fuel sector is concerned.

Stock market updates

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 739’s trading results showed consideration of $1,807,000 from 51,200 shares traded in 5 transactions as compared to session 738’s trading results, which showed consideration of $345,800 from 12,700 shares traded in 2 transactions. 

Guyana Marketing Corporation

(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.

STEM GUYANA launching competitive league for schools, groups

STEM Guyana, the local science and technology body which, earlier this year coached a rookie Guyana team to a creditable and entirely unexpected tenth place finish at the first ever Global Robotics Competition in Washington, DC has announced that it will shortly be launching three Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Leagues in Guyana.

Gold mining syndicates

Arising out of an aggressive lobby by small miners some of whom complained of being hostage to a regime of exploitative landlordism under which they were compelled to mine gold on lands controlled by the ‘big players’, we have witnessed, recently, the emergence of Mining Syndicates, essentially cooperatives that bring together groups of small miners to ‘work’ areas of land allocated to them by the Guyana Geology & Mines Commission.

Manufacturers, gov’t teaming to stage Agro Processors Festival

Guyanese flavour uncapped!

-GuyExpo not on this year The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) is teaming with government in the latest high-profile initiative designed to invigorate demand for locally produced agro-processed goods, much of which have continued to play second fiddle to imported products on local supermarket shelves, various previous initiatives to boost demand, notwithstanding.

Small Business Bureau still to produce comprehensive report on stewardship

Almost four years after launch...

Almost four years after the then President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar, launched the Small Business Bureau at the International Convention Centre in October 2013, the state-run small business support agency is yet to place a comprehensive report on its stewardship.

NAREI backing sweet potato chips project

Rayburn Jones is one of a community of farmers plying their trade at Mocha on the East Bank of Demerara without the sort of high-profile publicity usually associated with farming in some of Guyana’s more prominent agricultural communities.