Business

Region Nine farmers, agro-processors get cost-of-production training

– but sectoral challenges still loom large

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.

Guyana Marketing Corporation

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Defective scales and the GNBS

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.

Twenty Brazilian companies ready to invest in ‘large-scale agribusiness’ here

May trade and investment visit to Roraima State

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.

Proposal comes under Cabinet scrutiny

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.

River Front Development Forum to be part of June-July Linden festival

– other towns, communities invited to participate

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.

Tourism sector in borrowing member countries must change gears to meet new market demands

– CDB study

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’.

Contractors Association admits to ‘coming up short’ at Independence Housing Expo

– we will get our act together, secretary says

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.

Stock market updates

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. 

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