Linden Enterprise Network, Chamber rolling with ‘mining town’s economic tide

-only two significant businesses opened this past year

It’s difficult not to see Linden as a community still struggling to recuperate from the protracted effects of the decline of an industry upon which the community had, for decades, depended far too thoroughly on and aside from which there has not, at least as yet, been found a feasible option.

Report on GuyTIE keenly awaited

-will provide insight on state of local goods and services

The curtains came down on the first ever Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GuyTIE) at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston on Saturday but the outcome of the event intended to provide some indication of the competitiveness of the goods and services being offered here will have to await an assessment that goes beyond the speculative outcomes being proffered at this stage.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday september 27, 2018 Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Market Prices

(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.

Valuing agriculture

A few days ago the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) issued a media release that made a few instructive points about aspects of the country’s agricultural sector including its potential to increase its market share for fruits and vegetables on the regional and international markets and the constraints that inhibit the realization of that objective.

Stock market updates

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 792’s trading results showed consideration of $3,235,435 from 35,096 shares traded in 10 transactions as compared to session 791’s trading results which showed consideration of $1,777,273 from 21,805 shares traded in 14 transactions.

Women-run small businesses take the ‘big stage’ at GUYTIE

Originally conceptualized as a forum intended primarily to expose local “export ready” business houses to foreign potential buyers, this week’s Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GUYTIE) which commenced on Wednesday at the Marriott Hotel and concludes tomorrow ‘went back on its word,’ including eight small, women-run enterprises that do not, at this stage, meet most of the ‘export ready’ criteria for participation, set by the organizers, in what is seen locally as the country’s first ever big-stage business-to-business event that puts local and foreign enterprises together primarily in yet another effort to boost international market access for local products.

Samuda welcomes end to long battle for ban on some plastic products

(Jamaica Gleaner) Government Senator Matthew Samuda, who tabled a motion in the Senate for the ban on a range of plastic and Styrofoam products, has welcomed the recent announcement of the interdiction, which comes almost two years since he started the campaign.

Market prices

(Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation and published by Stabroek Business as a public service)

Kitco Market Data

Kitco Market Data Gold Prices for the three day period ending Thursday september 20, 2018

The City Hall probe

It is highly unlikely that there will be anything even remotely resembling a shortage of persons and, it seems, institutions, queuing up to provide evidence in the forthcoming Commission of Inquiry into the running of the Georgetown municipal administration.

GraceKennedy among foreign buyers lining up for GUYTIE

Up to late on Wednesday the Secretariat charged with rolling out the much anticipated Guyana Trade and Investment Exposition (GUYTIE) was still in the process of finalizing complete lists of ‘buyers and sellers’ expected to gather at the Marriott Hotel for four days beginning next Wednesday though the latest indications are that  potential buyers who will travel to Georgetown to ‘check out’ local goods and services available to the international market are likely to be dominated by business houses from the Caribbean.

More Guyanese being trained for oil and gas sector

With the pace of progress towards preparations for oil and gas recovery accelerating, heightened emphasis is being placed on equipping Guyanese with aspects of the training necessary for them to be part of the historic experience.

GUYTIE: Expectations and outcomes

Next week’s (September 19-22) inaugural Guyana Trade & Investment Exposition (GUYTIE) marks the most recent attempt to draw external attention to such goods and services as are available for marketing to the outside world.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three-day period ending Thursday September 13, 2018Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Market Prices

(Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation andpublished 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.

Stock market updates

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 790’s trading results showed consideration of $3,688,569 from 10,726 shares traded in 13 transactions as compared to session 789’s trading results which showed consideration of $583,875 from 5,820 shares traded in 5 transactions.

Oil and gas and strengthening of education sector

As we report in this issue of the Stabroek Business preparations for the materialization of ‘first oil’ in 2020 are witnessing the emergence of local learning institutions as partners in the process of training Guyanese to take up positions alongside their foreign counterparts in the high-skills oil recovery sector.

CARICOM buyers set to dominate GUYTIE

Up to earlier this week regional business enterprises were significantly outnumbering those from North America, Europe and further afield that had accepted invitations to participate in the September 19-22 Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GUYTIE) though the organizers of the event were mindful to tell Stabroek Business that the list of thirty-three potential buyers made available on Wednesday was unlikely to be exhaustive as far as overseas participation was concerned.

On being Guyanese: Dianne Inniss’ love affair with her country

If Dianne Inniss is one of those Guyanese domiciled abroad who may not yet be quite ready to pack her traps and return home ‘lock, stock and barrel’, she is determined that after spending almost forty years in the United States she must find a way of re-attaching to the land of her birth and besides that, making her presence felt in a manner that ‘gives back’ to her country. 

AG to address October 4 anti-laundering forum

A seminar on anti-money laundering, counterfeiting and the financing of terrorism that seeks to equip vulnerable institutions with the proper tools to help guard against these global scourges will be held here next month.

GO-Invest sees ‘significant’ local investments ahead of emerging O&G sector

What now appears to be the certainty of an economically transformative oil and gas industry has significantly altered international perceptions of Guyana as a prospective haven for investment and underscored the Guyana Office for Investment’s (GO-Invest) enhanced role in facilitating that external investment interest, the agency has said.

Kitco Market Data

Kitco Market Data Gold Prices for the three-day period ending Thursday September 6, 2018

Market prices

(Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation and published by Stabroek Business as a public service)

GO Invest

Any objective analysis of the performance of the Guyana Office for Investment (GO Invest) in its role as the principal facilitator for the creation of an enhanced business and investment climate for Guyana will probably conclude that it has fallen short of expectations.

High-performing small enterprises can get business boost from Bureau

Local medium and small enterprises (MSE’s) registered with the Small Business Bureau (SBB) and which have “implemented solid standards” in the quality of their products and services and demonstrated service delivery excellence could find themselves listed by the Bureau as having qualified to be recommended to larger companies seeking to contract or sub-contract smaller companies to provide products and services.  

Still no details of foreign companies coming for GUYTIE

With just over two weeks to go before the staging of the much-talked about Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GUYTIE) the organizers earlier this week released a statement declaring that the event is now completely “sold out” but are still vague on the likely extent of participation in the event by foreign buyers for manufactured products and other locally produced goods.

Row may be brewing between city and Cevons, Puran Brothers

Schools garbage disposal service…

Another row may be brewing between Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers Disposal, the city’s two largest waste collection services, on the one hand and the Georgetown Municipality, on the other, following reports that the municipality was contemplating jettisoning the two companies from garbage collection arrangements involving the capital’s nursery, primary and secondary schools.

Food and Drugs new ISO accreditation set to boost market readiness of agro products

Guyana’s Government Analyst Food and Drugs Department (GAFDD) has now better positioned itself to support the country’s agro-processing sector in its quest to access international markets following its receipt on Monday of a Certificate of Accreditation  in conformity with the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard from the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation.