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Still no clear indication of when Trinidad will alllow transshipment of Guyana’s honey.

Guyana will not be able to transship honey exports through Trinidad and Tobago any time soon because the twin-island Caribbean nation does not know when it will amend its almost 70-year old law. Trinidad and Tobago’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Richard Kangaloo said his country was sticking by the law as far as possible but was willing to “consider” Guyana’s requests ...

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Caricom strategises to fight seaweed that’s hurting fishing industry

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has borrowed and modified a Puerto Rico protocol to remove large amounts sargassum seaweed that has been retarding the movement of fishing vessels and chasing away some fish species from otherwise heavily populated fishing grounds. Executive Director of CRFM, Milton Haughton said the problem has been plaguing the Caribbean for the past five years. ...

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Fly Jamaica will soon fly to Cuba; opens ticket office in Georgetown

by Abigail Semple Fly Jamaica Airways will soon be offering chartered direct flights from Guyana to Cuba. This was revealed by the airline’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Roxanne Reece, at the company’s opening of its second ticketing office in Central Georgetown. Reece told Demerara Waves that Fly Jamaica is hoping to have the first flight to Cuba in December of ...

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Guyanese business reps off to Cuba on trade mission

The Private Sector Commission on Friday announced that a delegation of private sector representatives will be journeying to Cuba to take part in the country’s annual international trade fair and explore business opportunities. The delegation, which will be led by Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin, comprises of representatives from Roraima Airways, Banks DIH Ltd., Beharry’s Group of Company, Global Seafoods, ...

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President tells Public Procurement Commission to ‘be independent, impartial and fair’

The members of the Public Procurement Commission (PPC), who were sworn in by President David Granger, earlier Friday have been charged to uphold the sacrosanct tenets of the Constitution and to be independent, impartial and fair in the execution of their duties. At a simple but significant ceremony, held at the Ministry of the Presidency, Ms. Emily Dodson, Ms. Carol ...

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Consumers complaining to govt regulator about bad used vehicle deals; owners entitled to 3Rs

The Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) on Thursday said it is being flooded with numerous complaints about soured deals with auto dealers  and said those sellers are bound by the three Rs- Repair, Replace or Refund- if vehicles that they sell develop defects during the warranty period. “The other thing is, understanding that there is something called a warranty. All ...

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Cuban shoppers helping to keep Guyana’s economy afloat

by Abigail Semple The steady flow of nearly 1,000 Cubans coming to Guyana every week to shop mainly clothing is being widely hailed as good for this South American country’s economy at a time when there is much talk about sluggishness and over-reliance on gold to prop up revenues. While cambio (foreign exchange) dealers experience mixed fortunes as far as ...

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Strategic Business Plan 2016-2010 launched

The Ministry of Business on Thursday launched its 2016-2020 strategic business plan, and Minister of Business and Tourism, Dominic Gaskin expressed confidence that its implementation would help boost Guyana’s economy and improve its development. “By the time we have concluded the implementation of this plan you will see significant improvements to aid the business environment.” Gaskin told the launching ceremony ...

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