Pay attention to T&T’s shrinking middle class

Independent Senator warns Govt

(Trinidad Guardian)  T&T’s middle class is shrinking, squeezed between the super-rich and a growing number of poor at the bottom, Independent Senator David Small has warned.

Prices Prepared by the Guyana Marketing Corporation

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Guyana must not get its `lifetime’ oil and gas opportunity wrong

– former T&T Energy Minister

-says draft Petroleum Commission Bill not perfect Even as the need to further enhance public understanding of the oil and gas industry leading up to the commencement of the recovery process in 2020 becomes increasingly important the Stabroek News continues to play an important role in the local reportage on what is “one of the most important occurrences in Guyana’s history,” former Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine said earlier this week.

‘Uncapped’ targeting greater ‘buy local’ focus

What is being promoted as the start of a major public/private sector initiative to create a wider domestic market for Guyana’s agro-processing sector will be staged next weekend at the National Exhibition Centre, Sophia under the title Uncapped.

M & I Business launches cake mix

-coconut, moringa also on product line as fledgling company searches for niche

Gone are the days when young, bright, ambitious Guyanese cling tenaciously to academic pursuits that equip them for distinguished careers in well-recognized disciplines, leaving entrepreneurial options to those who see greater merit in doing business.

Sterling Products plantain fries making a case for agro processing sector

Guyana may not be anywhere close to the top of the regional pile as far as the high food import bill is concerned but Sterling Products Chief Executive Officer, Ramsey Ali says that should not diminish the focus on redirecting the country’s foreign exchange expenditure by taking advantage of what our agricultural sector has to offer.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three-day period ending Thursday October 19, 2017 Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Uncapped

There are a whole host of reasons why Guyana’s agro processing sector has been unable, up until now, to deliver to anywhere near its fullest potential.

Market prices

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Stock market updates

GASCI (www.gasci.com/telephone Nº 223-6175/6) reports that session 743’s trading results showed consideration of $3,227,483 from 37,385 shares traded in 9 transactions as compared to session 742’s trading results which showed consideration of $4,869,575 from 10,948 shares traded in 8 transactions. 

Small Business Bureau grant scheme created 426 jobs – CEO

-new CEO discloses lowering of employment target

The long-awaited reports on the work of the Small Business Bureau (SBB) for the years 2015 and 2016  “should be ready for publishing next week” though an official assessment of the performance of the entity launched in 2013 suggests that it has experienced mixed fortunes over the period of its existence.

Berbice must jump out of its ‘comfort zone’ in contemplating life beyond sugar – Gaskin

Amidst sustained expressions of concern over the anticipated impact of the closure of several of GuySuCo’s sugar estates in Berbice, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin used the occasion of last Friday’s 2017 Berbice Expo and Trade Fair to seek to assure the region with the heaviest dependence on the sugar industry that the transition from the crop that has been at the heart of the Guyana economy will see the creation of new opportunities for the region.

Public/private sector relations

You get a strong sense from some of what transpired at yesterday’s public/private sector encounter at the Marriott Hotel that many things continue to be unwell in the relationship between the APNU+AFC administration and the private sector, more specifically the Private Sector Commission  (PSC).

Food & Drugs Director backs city’s closure of five food outlets

Assurances associated with the quality of cooked foods being provided to patrons at public places are an important barometer of a country’s development and lapses in food safety standards can have a negative impact on external perceptions of standards “on the whole” in a country, Director of the Government Analyst Food and Drugs Department (GA-FDD) Marlan Cole has told the Stabroek Business.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three-day period ending Thursday October 12, 2017   Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

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US$9m IDB loan secured for National Quality Infrastructure

-project aimed at boosting competitiveness of Guyana’s exports

Government is embarking on a US$9 million project to build capacity in the area of national quality infrastructure to enhance the country’s competitiveness on the international food market.