GCCI Annual Report 2014/2015

A free publication from the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

60 young people complete US SKYE programme

(source: www.newsnow.gy) Some 60 Guyanese youths have completed the “Be Your Own Boss” component of the SKYE program rolled out by the United States Embassy in Georgetown. The men and women will now be using the skills and competencies gained to focus on developing their creative ideas into competitive and sustainable small businesses, with further […]

Entrepreneurship adviser pushing youth integration into business culture

(source:www.stabroeknews.com) At a time when young Guyanese seeking to gain entry into the world of business complain with monotonous regularity about closed doors, Canadian University Services Overseas (CUSO) Youth Entrepreneurship Advisor Pamela Grant hopes her five-month stay in Guyana will result in a breakdown of the “silos” that stand between young people and the business […]

Press Release: GCCI Welcomes Reduction in Electricity Rates

February 10, 2015 Press Release: The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry is understandably heartened about the news that electricity rates are going to be reduced by 10% starting in March 2015. The Chamber believes fundamentally that a core mandate of any Government’s fiscal management and policy must be to intervene proactively to ensure that […]

Private sector welcomes 10% cut in power rates

(source: www.stabroeknews.com) The Private Sector Commission (PSC) today welcomed the announcement by President Donald Ramotar of a 10% drop in electricity cost effective March 2015. In a statement, the PSC said that the cost of electricity has long been one of the major stumbling blocks to the expansion of industry and the competitiveness of Guyana’s […]

Jamaican firm offers crucial help with packaging, labelling

(stabroeknews.com) Setting aside the role that packaging and labelling play in protecting product identity, they also serve, critically, to help develop product and brand image and enhance visibility in target markets, Beverley Hirst, Managing Director of Jamaican product promotion firm Prism Communications told Stabroek Business during an interview earlier this week. The head of the […]

Raising packaging and labelling standards to enhance product promotion prospects

(www.stabroeknews.com) In this issue of the Stabroek Business we reported on a visit to Guyana earlier this week by Prism Communications, a Jamaican product promotion company. Prism visited in collaboration with the European Union-funded Caribbean Export Development Agency to conduct a seminar for businesses involved or seeking to become involved in exporting their goods and […]

GuyOil launches $250m flagship station

(www.stabroeknews.com) GuyOil commissioned its $250M flagship service station on Regent Street yesterday after 10 months of construction. The state-owned corporation’s Managing Director, Badrie Persaud announced that the station has a 20,000-gallon underground gasoline storage capacity as well as 10,000 gallons for diesel and an additional 5,000 gallons available for kerosene. He highlighted that the renovation […]

Prism Communications to host Educational Seminar in Guyana

Jamaican based, Prism Communications Limited in association with the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) will be hosting a special seminar at the Pegasus Hotel in Guyana. The event which is endorsed by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association will be held under the theme ‘Positioning your Product […]

Dependence on gold must end, Chamber officials say – call for consumers to benefit from oil price dip

Source: (www.stabroeknews.com) The continued decline in the price of gold on the world market sends a clear signal to countries like Guyana that a point has long been reached where assurances of economic growth can only be realized by embarking on programmes aimed at significantly encouraging the growth of value-added industries. “We had arrived at […]