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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Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three-day period ending Thursday June 1, 2017 Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.

Street food and public health: What’s out there?

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.

NAREI gives ‘other crops’ sector high marks for January-April output

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.

Australia minerals forum raises prospects for Guyana’s gold sector

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).

Food vending on the streets: An over-stretched Food and Drugs Department

Third Instalment 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.

Demands on public, private sectors require stepped up levels of service training

-St. Lucian-born consultant

The positive social and economic transformation of the Guyanese society in the years ahead will depend, crucially, on the preparedness of both the public and private sectors to make significant investments in training personnel to a level that will equip them to match the service needs of the various state and non – state entities.

The noise in the market

A review of the performance of the “other crops” sector for the first four months of this year prepared by the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) painted what, from all appearances, was a justifiably glowing picture of the yield from commonly used greens, vegetables and fruit in Guyana. 

Co-operative conversation

The International Labour Organization Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean in Collaboration with Red Thread, Guyana and the Department of Cooperatives recently staged a Workshop of the formation of a Domestic Workers’ Cooperative at the Cara Lodge.

Caribbean Container Inc pursuing new product lines – CEO

-eying coconut industry

In pursuit of the challenge of re-engineering its product line to ensure that the company meets the packaging needs of new and emerging industries in local and external markets, Carib-bean Container Inc.

First ever robotics expo seeking business support

-event being staged on themes that include health, oil and gas

Coordinator of Guyana’s first ever National Robotics Exhibition, Karen Abrams has told Stabroek Business that the event provides the local private sector with “as good an opportunity as is available to the business community to make a meaningful investment in the qualitative growth of the country, not for this year and the next but for generations to come.