Designer lauds encounters with Italian fashion industry at CARIFESTA

Artist and craftswoman Carol Fraser believes that one of the more meaningful developments to come out of CARIFESTA X111 for the creative industries was the encounter between nine regional fashion designers and experts from the globally recognized Italian fashion industry, not least, the fashion workshops, fashion shows and business meetings that resulted from the encounter.

Island Style re-launching tomorrow

Chilean, Italian wines to complement Caribbean cuisine

With Guyanese, as much as representatives of the international community living and working here, clamouring for more variety in the range of entertainment offered in Georgetown and its environs, what, up until today is the Island Style Café and Juice Bar will, after a rebranding ceremony tomorrow, become the Island Style Café and Wine Bar.

Local, Trini trainers offering gourmet baking courses

  The Institute of Engineering Geophysics and Offshore Development Services and the Central School of Culinary Arts, Guyana, is a collaborative business initiative that combines the specialist skills and talents of John and Angela Applewhite-Hercules, a Guyanese couple with an ambition to grow and to give.

Gouveia criticises grounding of shuttles

In the wake of three recent interior air mishaps…

-cites plethora of weaknesses in aviation regime The decision by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to effect a temporary suspension of interior shuttles following three recent aircraft accidents, the first and the last of which took the lives of the pilots, has elicited a strong response from one of the country’s most experienced pilots who is advocating that an improved safety regime in the domestic aviation sector depends largely on upgrading facilities and raising standards.

NAREI focused on technology, greening in agri sector

As the requirements of domestic food security and the need to maximize opportunities to consolidate international market share place increasing demands on Guyana’s agricultural sector, the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) is focusing increasing attention on the development and transfer of appropriate technologies ”to promote balanced, diversified and sustained agricultural production” and doing more to promote hinterland agricultural development, according to the Institute’s 2016 Annual Report.

Oil and gas and the public’s right to know

On Wednesday September 6th, the Ministry of Natural Resources issued a media release on what it says was the first in a planned series of Stakeholder Engagements on the draft Local Content Policy Framework for the country’s oil and gas sector.

GASCI

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 737’s trading results showed

Guyanese craftspeople sobered by CARIFESTA X111 experience

-talk of opening regional craft outlet in Barbados

The fortunes of the art and craft contingent at the August 17th – 27th Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) in Barbados may not have been much more than modest but renowned Guyanese Potter, Nicholas Young believes that in circumstances where learning has been an incremental experience for Guyanese creative artists some positives would have been taken away from this year’s experience.

Militant small miners say allocation of lands still favours big players

Just over a week after Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman had ‘talked up’ gold-mining syndicates as a potential economic breakthrough for “hundreds of Guyanese men and women,” representatives of nine of the fifteen syndicates already created are demanding a meeting with President David Granger in an effort to break what they say has been a frustrating logjam relating to the distribution of land to syndicates.

NAREI laboratory, field studies seeking to enhance cassava’s role

The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) is reporting an increasing volume of work at both the farm and laboratory levels with a view to maximizing local cassava production and better positioning the versatile root crop for increased availability as a food staple, according to the Institute’s 2016 Annual Report.

Gold mining Syndicates and the fortunes of the sector

Without venturing too deeply into what is known in Guyana as the ‘nitty gritty’ of what appears to be a surge of genuine anger by gold miners comprising the so-called gold mining syndicates, it is difficult to ignore what appears to be the dramatic – and, hopefully, temporary – turnaround in the fortunes of an initiative which, just a few months ago was being hailed as one of the more forward-looking implemented by the APNU-AFC administration in its quest to turn around the economic fortunes of ordinary Guyanese.