Entries for 23 September 2020

GUYANA: Sawmillers welcome opportunity to export more logs – But there are concerns

September 9, 2020 – DPI. ─ said increased competition will benefit the forestry sector.

Sawmillers are excited to grasp at the opportunities that will be created as the Government enacts a new policy that will allow those without concessions to export their logs.

The new policy is covered among a vast list of measures in the emergency budget for 2020 that is designed to stimulate economic growth.

In his declaration on Monday, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali said the comprehensive budgetary measures are in part intended, “to increase our productive capacity, to reduce the cost of doing business, to improve efficiency and facilitate the growth and development of businesses.”

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GUYANA: Politicians and gold mining madness in the hinterland


By Stabroek News -Business Editorial –  September 18, 2020

The news earlier this week that the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), has fined a Brazilian gold miner G$12 million (app $60,000 US), for allegedly committing several environmental transgressions in pursuit of his mining activities, including destroying a section of the Cuyuni River bank, would by now have gotten left behind amidst the various other issues that compete for public attention at this time.

Perhaps more to the point is the fact that the fine imposed represents proverbial ‘chicken feed’ compared to the likely overall value of the precious metal extracted by the Brazilian miner and almost certainly repatriated back into Brazil, but definitely not having done anything for this country’s economy.

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The Guyana Tourism Authority Launches Online Travel Training Course!

We are pleased to announce that the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) has launched its very own Online Travel Training – OTT course designed to introduce the travel trade to one of South America’s most emerging destinations.

The content has been split across four modules:

1. Guyana Essentials 
2. Nature, Birding & Wildlife
3. Culture & Heritage 
4. Community-tourism and Lodges 
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GUYANA: Government Links to Ministries and Departments – 2020

Government Links – 2020

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