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 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.

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.

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

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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.

IFAD approves US$6M for rural agriculture development

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) formally approved US$6M for the Rural Enterprise and Agricultural Development Project (READ) for Guyana at a meeting at its headquarters in Italy last Thursday.

Miners and the environment

The concerns expressed by the mining community about the future of the industry in an “environmental era” reflect the extent to which issues pertaining to the environment have moved closer to the top of the national and global agendas.

GT&t’s cable theft losses could be as high as $20M for 2007 – Parker

Five recent incidents of theft of cable from Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) ‘land line’ installations in sections of the city would appear to signal the return of the ‘bad old days’ of 2006 when persistent theft of the company’s copper-based cable sparked tough official measures against the country’s scrap metal industry.

GFC testing 15 lesser-used woods

The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) is testing 15 varieties of lesser-used wood species to identify the criteria for their processing and marketing to reduce stakeholders’ demand for the popular ones.

No plans to ban importation of energy drinks

An Official of the Government Food and Drug Analyst Department has told Stabroek Business that the department has no intention of moving in the direction of issuing a ban order on several imported energy drinks which it says are potentially injurious to human health.

Seasonal amnesty?

Whether the Georgetown City Council has simply been ‘worn down’ by the sheer persistence of street vendors or whether the Council has decided to embrace the spirit of Christmas and grant the vendors a seasonal ‘amnesty,’ street and pavement vending has returned to the capital with a vengeance.

New multi million dollar pizza outlet awaiting CHPA building renovation approval

Work could commence shortly on the renovation of a city building earmarked to accommodate a new multi million dollar pizza outlet which is to be established at a cost of between $60m and $90m.The building, situated south of Church’s Chicken at the corners of Camp and Middle streets has been awaiting the approval of the Mayor and City Council and the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) ever since separate applications were sent to the two entities in June this year.

Street vendors

With less than two weeks remaining before Christmas the perennial army of street vendors seeking to ‘cash in’ on the seasonal demand has ignored the tough line taken by the city police for more than a year now and have returned to the streets in force.

Business Perspective

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