Private sector to address concerns about skilled workers with UG…as financial aid handed over to 50th Anniversary Committee

( In light of the fact that there is limited availability of skilled workers, the private sector is gearing to collaborate with the University of Guyana (UG) with a view of deriving a remedial plan. This development was alluded to by President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Mr Lance Hinds, as […]

Some small businesses will not meet bank loan criteria- alternative financing mechanisms needed, Hinds says

( President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Lance Hinds wants small business aspirants to come to terms with the reality that some of their business proposals will fall short of the requirements for commercial bank loans and that, accordingly, realistic alternative ways must be sought to finance their ventures. “Not all […]

Food and Drugs toughening up to face counterfeit imports – more stakeholder collaboration, official support, Cole says

( As the economic costs and potential health risks associated with the proliferation of counterfeit consumer items become increasingly apparent, Director of the Food and Drugs Department Marlan Cole has told Stabroek Business that his department is stepping up initiatives within the scope of its limitations to protect the health of the population and the […]

Chamber President wants qualified youngsters to ‘think’ business – says private sector can’t wait around for ideal political climate

( President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Lance Hinds has told Stabroek Business that the creation of a culture of entrepreneurship in Guyana must be reflected in an instinctive inclination among young people to establish their own businesses. Hinds said that while young university graduates were always likely to seek paid […]

Sod turned for US$54M hotel at Liliendaal

( The construction of a US$54 million five-star hotel and casino at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, is set to begin before the end of the month. At the sod turning for the venture yesterday, Bhushan Chandna, Director of the Sun and Sand Hotels, which is the developer, said that local contractor BK International is slated […]


( The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants the local political policy makers to engage in constructive dialogue  to arrive at agreement on the important issues facing our economy and social development. The GCCI does not believe snap elections will be the solution to the current political impasse. “General elections are costly, time-consuming exercises […]

Attack on US Ambassador: Gov’t showed no diplomacy – PSC

[] – The Private Sector Commission (PSC) of Guyana believes the manner in which the Government of Guyana reprimanded the US Ambassador, Brent Hardt recently for representing the US Foreign Policy Goals in Guyana is not consistent with the norms expected in international diplomacy and of two countries that enjoy a friendly relationship. During the US […]

GT&T goes e-billing

[] – The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph [GT&T] Company has launched of its online billing service which can be accessed at With this platform GT&T post-paid customers can now experience the convenience and ease of access to their telephone bills online using any internet enabled device including smartphones, iPads, tablets, and laptops. The service is […]

Businesses urged to include environmental considerations in start-up costs

( The Guyana business is being urged to set aside what, frequently, has been a singular preoccupation with operating strategies driven largely by cost effectiveness and profit and move in the direction of ‘greener’ production. Addressing an environmental awareness seminar hosted by the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA) on Wednesday June 25, Executive Director […]

GCCI introduces region-wide high level SME training programme locally

( The Georgetown Chamber of Com-merce and Industry (GCCI) is partnering with Caribbean Export to deliver a three-day workshop with the objective of further building capacity amongst small and medium-sized enterprises. A release from the GCCI said the July 21-23 training programme is being delivered by ProNET, a partnership between Caribbean Export and the Deutsche Gesellschaft […]