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Daily Archives: October 10, 2019

GuySuCo reports 23% production shortfall but hopes to meet target

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) says it registered a 23 percent shortfall in production up to the date that the crop should have closed, largely due to bad weather and malfunctioning equipment. At the same time, the state-owned corporation rejected claims by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees that ...

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PODCAST: “Statistics for Daily Life” – Caribbean Statistics Day 2019

The Guyana Bureau of Statistics will be joining the rest of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in observing Caribbean Statistics Day 2019 on October 15 under the theme, “Building the Resilience of the Caribbean Community”. On Thursday, News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News hosted the Deputy Director of the Bureau, Ian Manifold and Statistician, Keshauna Sertimer. They gave ...

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PODCAST: NIS grapples with declining contributions, low investment returns

The General Manager of Guyana’s National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Holly Greaves says Guyana’s state-owned social security entity continues to suffer from declining contributions and low returns on its investments. Addressing the NIS’ 50th anniversary observance, she said a Debt Management Department has been registering some successes in raking in much needed cash from errant employers and self-employed persons. She notes ...

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