Balancing the imperative of economic development against the responsibilities of environmental mindfulness will, in the period ahead, be one of the biggest challenges that Guyana will have to confront.
By Brooke Glasford
Mass production and fast fashion have created for buyers a slavish addiction to cheap clothing. Driven by price we easily overlook details like colour, fabric, and quality of construction because what’s in front of us is so cheap.
The Guyana Chapter of the Women’s Entrepre-neur-ship Network (WEN-G) has responded positively to an invitation from the Small Business Association of Jamaica to attend the July 19 – 21 Inaugural Caribbean Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSEs) Conference in Montego Bay, President of the local Chapter Junette Stewart has told Stabroek Business.
Young Guyanese seeking to break into entrepreneurship in the digital industry will be afforded the opportunity to place their ‘offerings’ on display at a Developers Exhibition (Dev X) from August 4 – 31, 2017.
Even as hinterland communities face challenges in the quest to transform their agricultural initiatives into profitable business ventures, the Ministry of Agriculture has stated that the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) in collaboration with the Canada-backed Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture has completed a Cost-of-Production Workshop at St Ignatius Village that targeted farmers and agro-processors in Region Nine.
(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.
Arising out of the media briefing earlier this week by Chief Inspector of the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) Mr Shailendra Rai, we now know that hundreds of measuring devices including scales, masses and rulers that have not been verified as reliable and accurate were being employed to weigh and otherwise measure quantities in the business sector.
Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) Owen Verwey has proffered an upbeat assessment of the recent visit to Brazil by a delegation of functionaries from a number of state agencies at the invitation of the Federation of Industries of the State of Roraima, which, his assessment suggests, points to the likelihood of a closer cooperation between the two countries in various key areas of key mutual economic interest.
As Trotman, Broomes give backing for mining syndicates
Concerns expressed by members of recently created gold mining syndicates arising out of what they say are delays in the processing of applications for the allocation of state lands for mining were expected to get the attention of Cabinet this week.
The potential, opportunities and challenges inherent in the development of river fronts as an economic opportunity and as a development that will contribute to the building of a viable tourism infrastructure in Guyana will be the focus of a June 30 development forum as part of the broader Linden River Front Festival.
Caribbean territories seeking to take their respective tourism industries to a higher level will have to prepare to service the market in the future by adapting to transformation in the requirements of the market according to the recently released Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) study, ‘Tourism Industry Reform: Strategies for Enhanced Economic Impact’.
Having just recently completed its first major collective assignment as a body, the General Contractors Association of Guyana (GCAG) is still in the process of assessing its performance at the May 26-28 Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) Housing Solutions 2017 and Beyond event, its Secretary Neil Cort-Rogers has said.
GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 723’s trading results showed consideration of $47,404,323 from 518,235 shares traded in 16 transactions as compared to session 722’s trading results, which showed consideration of $11,389,841 from 215,659 shares traded in 18 transactions.
Our decision to embark on a series of articles on food safety particularly as it relates to street vending derived from informal discussions with a handful of readers, insights secured from the usually helpful Director of the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GAFDD) Mr Marlan Cole and what one might call street observations by writers.
The performance of the “other crops” segment of Guyana’s agricultural sector during the first four months of 2017 has come in for high praise from the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) in a recent review of the sector for the first four months of this year seen by the Stabroek Business.
Prospects for significantly enhanced cooperation between Guyana and Australia in the mining sector could be significantly enhanced in the wake of what Minister in the Ministry of Natural Resources Simona Broomes has told the Stabroek Business was Guyana’s “fruitful participation” in Latin America Down Under (LADU).
As if the weighty responsibilities associated with monitoring consignments of foods being imported into Guyana for sale to the consuming public were not enough, the Government Analyst Food & Drugs Department (GA&FDD) has other equally weighty responsibilities that have to do with monitoring the safety of street-vended foods.