Member’s News: Austin’s Book Store

The book, ‘Thomas Carroll Affair’ will be on sale at Austin’s Book Store located at 190 Church Street, Georgetown, Guyana by next weekend, July 13-14, 2013. The price will be no more than G$4,000. The author has appointed Austin’s Book Store as the sole distributor of the book in Guyana.

Competitive barriers stifling Guyana’s potential to grow – GCCI

Barriers to competitiveness are impeding Guyana’s economy from doubling its current growth rate of five percent and private sector companies’ abilities of competing in the global marketplace, says Clinton Urling, President of Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). He made those assertions at the launch of GCCI’s “Competitiveness Manifesto- Top 20 Barriers to Guyana’s […]

Press Release: National Minimum Wage Order

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) met with the Minister of Labour, Mr. Nanda Gopaul, to discuss the National Minimum Wage Order on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The Chamber’s delegation was headed by Mr. Clinton Urling, President of the GCCI, and included members of the Chamber’s executive and other private sector representatives. Also […]

Press Release: Security Bills

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry is disappointed and concerned by the actions of the combined opposition parties in the National Assembly as it relates to the voting down of bills presented by the Minister of Home Affairs and which were intended to enhance the security sector. It would appear as though the combined […]

GCCI business magazine targets transformative projects for Guyana

THE Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), on Tuesday evening, launched the fourth edition of its ‘Business Guyana’ magazine, themed ‘Transform Guyana’. Speaking at the function, which took place at the Pegasus Hotel, in Kingston, GCCI President, Mr. Clinton Urling said the theme captures the many transformative projects being pursued by the Government and […]

Business Outlook Bright

– GCCI Survey The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) members are optimistic about business this year with 71 per cent anticipating an increase in revenues; however, the multimillion dollar companies are still plagued by a number of issues such as high taxation and an inefficient electricity system. The GCCI made this disclosure while […]

Carib Export and the growth of local small businesses

One of the realities that is increasingly being driven home to small business owners and aspirants, Business Support Organisations (BSOs) and the government is that it really makes no sense standing around and bellyaching over the lack of access which SMEs must endure in their efforts to secure funding from local commercial banks for the […]

Process used by former president to issue radio license not transparent – GCCI President

A lack of transparency surrounds the process which Guyana’s former President, Bharrat Jagdeo used to issue a number of radio broadcast licenses just prior to demitting office. This is the view of President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Clinton Urling, who said that while he is unable to explain the rationale […]

Urling re-elected as head of Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Businessman, Clinton Urling, has been handed another term as President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). Urling, whose family owns the popular German’s Restaurant, was one of five persons elected Friday by the business body’s new 21-member Council. Brainstreet Group’s Lance Hinds is the new Senior Vice President; Vishnu Doerga of Doerga […]