Category Archives: Business

Guyana Police: It’s now the ‘Guyana Police Service’

It’s now the ‘Guyana Police Service’ – Reform Change Board starts work

The Police Reform Change Board

Guyana Bauxite: Rusal standoff ends; workers to resume duty within days

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman

Present for a second conciliation meeting were union officials, Ephraim Velloza and Lincoln Lewis of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU) and Vladimir Permyakov, Mikhail Krupenin and former Chief Labour Officer, Mohamed Akeel, who were representing Rusal/Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc.

Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle, is set to witness the signing of the Terms of Resumption today.
The breakthrough is expected to see workers removing barricades from the Berbice River.

It would have been a testing five weeks for 91 workers who had no idea where their next paycheck was coming from.          Continue reading

USA: How Deregulation Made Flying More Dangerous – commentary

Boeing-737 Max 8

The FAA Let Boeing Certify the Safety of Its Own Planes

Terry H. Schwadron | DCReport New York Editor

Once the decision was made to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane last week, somehow it made sense. Until then, mysteriously, we were somehow still awaiting more information as country after country suspended their use. Indeed, the United States was the last to declare emergency grounding.

Did our FAA have some special knowledge here that other international agencies do not? Or was this lack of action the result of protectionist action for American business or political power? Was it the FAA or the president who delayed? And how, after all, is this looking out for the best safety interests of Americans?     Continue reading

UG-  Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019

UG – University of Guyana News Release

The University of Guyana Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference is scheduled for July 21-25, 2019 at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel. The 2019 theme, Cultural Diversity and Innovation: Engaging the Diaspora for an Enhanced Caribbean Competitive Landscape will touch on many timely issues including best practices in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, economic growth, diversity and inclusion and the role of the Caribbean Diaspora.

Participants are invited from Guyana and the Caribbean, the Guyanese and Caribbean Diaspora communities, and faculty and students of the University of Guyana, to participate by: registering and attending, submitting proposals to be presenters and keynote speakers, applying to showcase work and products.

READ MORE: UG – Diaspora and Entrepreneurship Conference – July 21-25. 2019

Lethem industrial estate project targets local entrepreneurs, Brazilian companies

G$1B Lethem industrial estate project targets local entrepreneurs, Brazilian companies

On Thursday, a few minutes’ drive from the Takutu Bridge, which links Guyana and Brazil at the town of Lethem, several officials gathered at an unfinished building.


Boeing 737 MAX 8
Is Boeing Canceling the Boeing 737 MAX?

After the Ethiopian Flight ET302 crashed on Sunday, the whole world is still grieving the 157 victims of the disaster.

However, this is the second deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in the span of fewer than 6 months. Back in October, a Lion Air MAX 8 plunged into the sea on flight JT 610. The two accidents have raised quite a few safety concerns about the newest Boeing 737 jet.

Subsequently, after the crash in Ethiopia, airlines and aviation authorities have grounded MAX 8 jets. In just three days, almost all of the global Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet is sitting parked on the ground, generating millions of losses for airlines.


The best of everything: Guyana 1945-1985 – Nostalgia 16 – By Godfrey Chin

Godfrey Chin Website Link

Godfrey Chin -“Nostalgias”

January 28. 2007 – Stabroek News – Nostalgia 16 – By Godfrey Chin

In F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, one of the pastimes of the indulgent rich was prolonged conversation on “The Best of Everything and Anything.” Of course this was possible because in the thirties there was no television – the nemesis of banter and conversation between family and friends.

In subsequent years, the Best of Everything was extended by newspapers and magazines to annual polls on Jazz, restaurants, the worst dressed, the rich and famous, MVPs and today’s popular Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues.

In recording my Nostalgias I have always cherished the idea of sharing my best – titillating your palette to simultaneously evoke your best for comparison, especially since we may have been in the same church – different pews, different times – but all on the same heady, wonderful journey of life in ‘O Beautiful Guyana’ of yesteryear.

READ MORE: The best of everything: Guyana 1945-1985 – Nostalgia 16

Airlines fear long grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopian crash

A Boeing Co. 737 Max8

PARIS/ADDIS ABABA,  (Reuters) – The grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said yesterday.

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed soon after take-off from Addis Ababa last weekend, killing 157 people, the second such calamity involving Boeing’s flagship new model after a jet came down off Indonesia in October with 189 people on board.

Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of the jet that crashed in Ethiopia as the global airline industry waited to see if the cause was similar to the disaster in Indonesia.

Air Canada and United Airlines on Friday became the first major carriers in North America to warn of negative financial implications to business as a consequence of the grounding of the Boeing planes.            Continue reading

Guyana: No obstruction on public road reserves – Ministry of Public Infrastructure.

All road reserves to be cleared by April 1. 2019

Example of Obstruction

Govt welcomes opening of Movie Towne Guyana ─ 1,000+ jobs have been created

Cinema-plex Movietowne Guyana

In the coming months, this figure will increase, as businesses within the Movie Towne mall open their doors.

During the official opening of the facility on Thursday evening, Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin, noted that MovieTowne is poised to be one of the top competitors in Guyana’s entertainment sector.
Minister Gaskin expressed his satisfaction in having this form of investment in Guyana.      Continue reading

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