Georgetown Chamber wants compulsory membership

( AUGUST 15, 2014 · BY STAFF WRITER Stabroek Business has learnt that the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) could be seeking the passage of legislation designed to make membership of the Chamber compulsory for business houses that qualify. Senior Vice President of the Chamber and Management Specialist, Vishnu Doerga told Stabroek Business in an […]

infoDev/Women Innovators Network in the Caribbean: Request for Expressions of Interest to Support Program Delivery

Dear colleague,   As part of its Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC), infoDev is seeking a qualified firm with presence in the Caribbean to support the team in the delivery and implementation of the Women Innovators Network in the Caribbean (WINC) program.  Whilst already published on infoDev’s website, we bring this opportunity to your attention – for […]

CEDA, GIZ commence two-day ProNet training workshop for GCCI members

( THE Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Agency for International Cooperation) (GIZ) and collaborating with the Guyana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), yesterday commenced ProNet, a two-day workshop for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Guyana for the first time. Introduced in Guyana for the […]

Credit bureau up and running – information sharing with banks being refined

( A year after its formal launch Chief Executive Officer of Creditinfo (Guyana) Inc Judy Semple-Joseph said the local bureau has “sealed” arrangements with all of the country’s commercial banks under which they will share information. “All of the commercial banks have now signed on to work with the credit bureau. They have signed a […]

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 […]