CDB funding project to boost local SMEs in non-traditional exports

first_imgWith Guyana solely dependent on the six economic sisters – according to President David Granger – the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is looking to strengthen small and micro enterprises (SMEs) in order to increase non-traditionalCDB-funded project launched to help small and micro enterprise develop in creative and agro-processing sectorsexports, with the development of the local creative industry and agro-processing sector. This initiative will be funded by a US$226,195 from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), through the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Standby Facility for Capacity Building under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).The grant resources will be used via GCCI, towards the cost of improving competitiveness and to enhance the export-readiness of enterprises in creative industries particularly music and art and craft, as well as in agro-processing. The project also seeks to build the capacity of business and trade support of business organisations to deliver value-added support services to the targeted industries.Through its funding, the CDB seeks to assist Guyana’s most export-ready enterprises operating in the identified industries to improve their business and production practices and product quality in line with the market requirements in the European Union (EU), CARIFORUM and French Caribbean Outermost Regions (FCORs)/Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) markets.Participating enterprises and musicians will receive assistance to identify specific “best bet” trade opportunities, particularly those made possible through the EPA. In addition, the participants will receive assistance to develop Export Development Plans which will outline the strategy and actions required for them to successfully enter or deepen their penetration of the targeted markets.This initiative was conceptualised under the GCCI while it was headed by former president Lance Hinds, who is currently the Chairman of GCCI’s Trade and Investment Committee.Delivering remarks at the project launch on Friday at the Herdmanston Lodge Hotel, Hinds pointed out that while the six industries (gold, bauxite, sugar, rice, fish and timber) have supported Guyana’s economy for so many years, it is no secret they will not be able to do so much longer. He posited that it is critical that other sectors are developed for commercial and most importantly, export-led growth.“This initiative seeks to support this imperative by better positioning enterprises to take advantage of trade and development opportunities to compete under the rules, regulations and reality of the Economic Partnership Agreement” said the committee Chairman.The project is expected to develop and initiate implementation of approximately 19 Export Development Plans and three-year Export Development Strategies and Action Plans for the three industries. The project will positively impact the quality of goods and services produced by participants as well as the capacity of firms to identify market opportunities and meet market demands in the EU, CARIFORUM and FCORs/OCTs.Also, the supporting business organisations within each sector will receive training to enhance their capacity to use the marketing information and the results of the export-readiness assessment to lead the implementation of the three-year Export Development Strategy and Action Plan for their particular industry.According to CBD’s Division Chief Technical Cooperation Division, Edward Greene, this project aligns to the bank’s strategy to support initiatives focused on building competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship, among women and men and within SMEs.“We do this by providing technical assistance to assess the production capacity of these enterprises, identify genuine market opportunities, and design and implement plans to take advantage of market opportunities,” he stated.Meanwhile, CARIFORUM/CDB representative Percival Marie posited that Guyana should look closely at the thriving music industry in Jamaica that has significantly boosted the country’s economy.“One good reggae artiste in Jamaica earns more foreign exchange for Jamaica than the bauxite industry and the banana industry combined, and that tells you of the potential of the creative industry… (and) for Guyana the potential is no less so,” he noted.In relation to agro-processing, Marie explained that while the potential is here, that alone is not sufficient. He posited that this sector needs to be worked in order for its true potential to be fully reaped.Moreover, GCCI has partnered with several other agencies and is currently collaborating with regional and international development partners to deliver services critical to the growth and development of Guyana’s private sector.GCCI President Vishnu Doerga remarked that, “sustainable business growth is driven by access to training and other business support that provides the necessary skills required to fuel innovation. It is critical that businesses use this support to move towards larger scale, export ready enterprises focused on generating employment and growing revenues.”The project has commenced and is expected to conclude on March 17 next year.last_img read more

Scalable code without bloat: DCI, Use Cases, and You

first_imgThe model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted.The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile.It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl, Dalbesio says. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating. She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her in terms of her size or shape.Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture.Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.So simple, yet so essential, the white shirt is the foundation of any wardrobe. It’s also the most multi-functional item, taking you from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. It matter what style fitted boyfriend etc or even what fabric from silk to heavy cotton go with whatever suits your personal style best.Calvin Klein known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to cast a model who deviates from the size standard and make a fuss about it to Dalbesio who spent years.must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete accountthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness.Adderall and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to represents progress released this campaign and were like Whoa look this plus size girl in our campaign from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. They released me in this campaign with everyone else there no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls she says. There was a time in the industry not too long ago, when it seemed that the high fashion world was using plus size models as a headline-grabbing gimmick see the groundbreaking Italian Vogue cover featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley in June 2016.Related: Calendar Gets Its First Plus-Size Model 2016Taking the world into my armsThere was that beautiful Italian Vogue story and the girls that were in that ended up doing really well the classic lace-up shoe is a true.I feel like for a minute, it was starting to feel like this plus size I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls really was a trend.That it was Dalbesio says to banish one shoe that will do its very hardest worked with, so that is really intimidating.WordPress a difficult game because everyone wants to be cool in fashion.Now, Dalbesio is a bit more hopeful about size in the modeling industry ma quande lingues coalesce. In the middle Occidental in fact she says not skinny enough.To find my place. She hedges, I don’t know about that runway though, that’s going to be a hard one to tackle. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are forA Julien Macdonald customer doesn’t sit in the corner of a room, she is the room she’s the host the designer laughed when we met him yesterday afternoon to see the range for the first time. My pieces aren’t shy. It is full-on cocktail red carpet glamour.You don’t necessarily wear them to the supermarket on a Saturday morning with the kids, but with my jewellery they probably will.These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life.Cue a collection of high-wattage necklaces, adorned with nugget and crystals wild-cat cocktail rings, abstract drop earrings, and spectacular statement chokers inspired by the flora and fauna of safari.The most beautiful people we have known are those:explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was bornthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truthTo take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)center_img Be the change that you wish to see in the worldlast_img read more

Teen hospitalised after inhaling poisonous substance

first_img…Police seeking DPP’s adviceThe Police are now seeking advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on whether charges are to be laid against a woman who reportedly sprayed a poisonous substance in her yard, which resulted in a teenager being hospitalised.The teenager, 19-year-old Bhanu Roop, of Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), had to be rushed to a private medical facility after she suddenly fell unconscious on February 1.After being inspected by doctors, it was reported to her parents that her condition was as a result of inhaling a poisonous substance.That doctor’s report, seen by Guyana Times stated that the teen was “admitted in my (the doctor) care for OPC poisoning (inhalation injury)… alleged history of OPC poisoning.”The substances were reportedly present in her lungs and liver and caused her to fall unconscious.Speaking with this publication, the teen’s father, 41-year-old Mahesh Roop, said not only was his daughter affected but he also was rushed to the hospital after experiencing headaches and diarrhoea as a result of inhaling the poisonous substances being used by their neighbour, who is a former nurse.The woman reportedly uses the poisonous substances to spray her plants and in her yard on a monthly basis. Each time this is done, the smell of the substance would result in a series of complaints being made directly to the woman and the Police by residents in the area. The woman was reportedly warned by the Police but still persisted by continually using the poisonous substances.However, things took a turn for the worse when Bhupa Roop inhaled the substance and started to experience nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, weakness and belly pains. After hours of this, the teen fell unconscious and her frightened parents quickly rushed her to the hospital. The matter was reported to the Police, who have since visited the woman and confiscated the poison as well as her spraying equipment. A report of the incident has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions, where a determination will be made whether or not to institute charges against the neighbour.last_img read more

Exclusive – Liverpool legend urges Rodgers to move for Swansea star

first_imgWilfried Bony could be the perfect man to fill the goalscoring void left by Luis Suarez at Liverpool, according to former Anfield star Steve Nicol.Brendan Rodgers is pursuing a top class striker after the losing last season’s top scorer Suarez to Barcelona.Monaco’s Radamel Falcao and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani are reported to be on his hitlist, but Nicol reckons the Reds boss should be looking closer to home, with Swansea’s prolific forward Bony his pick to replace Suarez.“They need another striker,” said Nicol, speaking on Extra Time. “It’s unlikely that Daniel Sturridge is going to stay fit and be able to play every game.“Rickie Lambert is a great pro, a good player, but he is not going to win you the Premier League title or do anything in the Champions League.“I’m sorry they haven’t got Wilfried Bony because I think he would be a great player for Liverpool.“He’s a proven striker in the Premier League, he scores goals, and he has played with a side that is similar in style to Liverpool. He would settle into Liverpool very quickly. I’m hoping that would be the signing.”last_img read more


first_imgMembers of the Donegal Enterprise Board are looking forward to a slice of the action.A businesswoman who has launched one of the world’s most popular lines of women’s lingerie is among a superb line-up for Donegal’s 10th Enterprising Business Week.Michelle Mone, a Scottish-born entrepreneur, launched the Ultimo brand of lingerie and has been a huge success story.Ms Mone will be one of a number of high-profile speakers who will help the Donegal County Enterprise Board celebrate their 10th annual Enterprising Donegal Business Week. Organised in conjunction with its enterprise partners in Donegal and event partner Sendmode, the week-long programme of free events once again aims to inspire and motivate people to consider starting their own business while at the same time provide a learning and networking forum for those already in business.The week’s programme will run at venues across the county from Monday 3rd March to Friday March 7th with workshops, seminars and other interesting events.With local business Sendmode on board as an event partner, text messaging will feature prominently as a source of information and reminders in the run-up to the week as well as during the week itself.In addition there will be a renewed focus on the use of social media as a promotional tool, including the use of the Twitter hashtag #DEW prior to and during the week. “After ten years Enterprising Business Week is now very-much firmly established in the business calendar of Donegal,” said Michael Tunney, Chief Executive of Donegal County Enterprise Board at a press-conference to launch the week’s events.He added: “The week offers an annual opportunity for people in business and those thinking about starting a business, to make some time to hear how others have overcome obstacles or seized opportunities to either develop their business or achieve in their lives,” the launch.This year’s week-long programme once again has a terrific range of speakers, workshops and seminars all aimed at providing opportunities for learning and networking.“We have invited back some speakers who were very well received by Donegal businesses on their previous visit to Donegal. We are confident that you will find them and the other events and speakers which we have lined up for 2014 to be challenging, informative and inspirational.”He added: “The ultimate objective is to help established businesses and indeed new start-ups to grow and develop which will assist the economy of our county.” Meanwhile John McNamara CEO of event partners Sendmode has described the benefits of attending events organised during Enterprising Donegal Business Week.“Enterprising Donegal Business Week has fantastic events from local and international business leaders to practical workshops. We’ve always found it very informative, enjoyable and extremely motivational. The combination of top class speakers, strategic workshops, and time to network informally during breaks, presents fantastic opportunities to make contacts, develop business knowledge and motivate ourselves and our business team.”The week’s events will get under way on Monday 3rd March at 10.30 am when Gary Brown of Target McConnell’s will deliver a thought-provoking presentation aimed at improving sales and marketing drive.On Monday afternoon Carol O’Kelly of Redstorm will deliver a Marketing Masterclass at DCEB offices and the week will continue with speakers of the calibre of Kevin Kelly, Claire Burge, Michelle Mone, Andrew Curry, Billy Walsh and many more all certain to attract huge interest from the business community in the county. All events are free but registration is required and the full line-up of the week’s events and speakers as well as online registration is available online at donegalenterprise.ieTo receive information and reminders by text message just FREE Text – DEW to 50015Registration is also available by telephone 07491 60735STUNNING LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS AT 10TH DONEGAL ENTERPRISING BUSINESS WEEK was last modified: February 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalDonegal Enterprising Business WeekMichelle Monelast_img read more

‘It seems like Koeman is trying to push Barkley out of Everton’, talkSPORT told

first_imgPhil Neville says Ronald Koeman has an ‘obsession’ with Ross Barkley and believes he is trying to force the England midfielder out of Everton.The 23-year-old is out of contract on Merseyside in 2018 and he has been offered a ultimatum by the Toffees boss, to sign a new deal or be sold this summer.Koeman had publicly given Barkley a deadline last week and, after their final-day loss at Arsenal on Sunday, the Dutchman revealed he will meet with the board and release a statement on his future on Monday.“I keep listening to Ronald Koeman, and there is an obsession with talking about Ross Barkley every time he does a press conference,” former Everton defender Neville told talkSPORT.“It looks to me as if he wants him to leave, you don’t just keep saying ‘he has a week to decide’, ‘tomorrow I’ll issue a statement’. It seems to me as if he is probably trying to push Ross out of the door. That is what it looks like from the outside.”Romelu Lukaku, who has two years left on his deal, has similarly been linked with a move away from Everton after rejecting a new long-term contract, but it is Barkley who has been criticised more often by Koeman.He was dropped to the bench for the Emirates clash – with Koeman insisting it was for ‘tactical’ purposes – but was brought on after 26 minutes following Laurent Koscielny’s dismissal.Barkley has made 39 appearances for his boyhood club this season, scoring six goals and laying on nine assists in all competitions, and has been linked with north London duo Tottenham and Arsenal since his contract stand-off took another turn.Neville continued: “I am sure if you are a top four, top six club now you will be thinking you can get him relatively cheap – £20m-£30m with a year left on his contract.“That, in this day and age, is a snip so I think he has probably played his last game for Everton.”READ MORE – Phil Neville tells talkSPORT: Romelu Lukaku is NOT a big-game player…Manchester United should try to sign Gareth Bale or Antoine Griezmann insteadlast_img read more

Juventus v Real Madrid confirmed teams – Isco starts Champions League final!

first_imgClick here to find out how to follow the Champions League final, LIVE on talkSPORTThe biggest game of the football season is finally here, as Juventus and Real Madrid clash at the National Stadium of Wales to find out which team is the best in Europe.Saturday’s Champions League final is LIVE on talkSPORT, and you should tune in for what is sure to be a real thriller.Real would claim their 12th European Cup by beating Juve, further proving their dominance as Europe’s greatest ever club, and would also become the first team to retain the trophy since the competition was rebranded as the Champions League in 1992.A win for Juventus would claim the Italians their second European Cup, and would mark the first victory in the career of legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.So, who has been selected for the clash? The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below…Confirmed line ups:Juventus XI: Buffon; Barzagli, Chiellieni, Bonucci, Sandro; Pjanic, Khedira; Alves, Dybala, Mandzukic; HiguainSubstitutes: Neto, Benatia, Cuadrado, Marchisio, Lemina, Asamoah, LichtsteinerReal Madrid XI: Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo Substitutes: Casilla, Nacho, Bale, Kovacic, Asensio, Morata, Danilo Juventus v Real Madrid is LIVE on talkSPORT 1last_img read more


first_imgTermon GAA Notes: Week Ending 03/07/12Congratulations to the Donegal Senior mens and ladies teams that both defeated Tyrone last weekend to secure their place in their respective Ulster finals. The ladies final takes place on the 15th July against Monaghan, while the men take on Down on Sunday the 22nd. All applications for tickets for the men’s finals to be with Martina Kelly by Wednesday the 11th of July. Ticket applications will only be accepted from club members.  Minor Board:The minor boy’s take on Newton this Friday the 29th at 7.30 in Newton in the league semi final. This semi final was secured with two excellent results over Downings and Glenswilly last week.The Under 14s had a great win over Milford in a fantastic exhibition of shooting with a 7-18 to 7-12 result. Texts will be sent regarding coaching and blitzes this Saturday morning. The under 10s travel to Milford for a blitz. All players to be in Milford for 11 o clock. On Saturday week we are hosting an under 8 blitz and would appreciate if some parents could contact Eddie Harkin to help with teas etc.The Cul camp takes place this year at the Burn Road from Monday the 13th to Friday the 17th of August. Mark the date in the diary for our future stars. By registering online with Kellogg’s parents can save €5 off the cost of the camp. See packs for details.Ladies Board: Under 16 training takes place every Thursday at 5.30. All new players welcome.The 13 aside ladies had an excellent result on Sunday morning drawing with a strong Glenfin side. Caroline Gallagher, Orlaith Trearty and Maureen O Donnell were best for Termon. The junior ladies play Buncrana this Sunday at 12 noon in the first leg of the championship. Good luck to Harry and the girls.The u12 girls may have a blitz this Saturday morning in Milford. Contact Lisa McGlynn for details.Mens Board:Our seniors and reserves took on Red Hughes on Sunday with the reserves getting an important win with Mark and Charles Gallagher sharing the goals. A depleted senior panel took on Red Hughes and a few contentious decisions from the officials near the end of a game led to a defeat in a game Termon had been leading for its entirety. Both teams are home to Burt this Saturday at 6 and 7.30. Lotto:The Lotto draw took place in McClaffertys, Churchill on Friday last. The numbers drawn were 6,11, 18 and 25. There was no match 4 winner. John Harkin jnr matched 3 numbers and won €80. Donna Carr and Kate Flanagan were drawn in the open draw and won €10 each. Next week’s draw takes place in the Glenveagh Inn. Eddie Harkin and Brian McDaid are the coordinators. The jackpot is now €650.Termon GAA 5kTermon are hosting a 5k on Thursday the 12th of July ay 7.30. Entry is €8 for adults and €5 for under 18s. The 5k is in aid of underage football in the club. Registration at the Craoibhin from 6.30. We would hope all club players and members will take part in the run. GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgDown team to play DonegalBrendan McVeighDaniel McCartanBrendan McArdleKeith QuinnDeclan RooneyPeter TurleyRyan BoyleKalum KingKevin McKernanAmbrose RogersMark PolandNiall MadineConor LavertyBrendan CoulterDonal O’Hare GAA: DOWN NAME TEAM TO PLAY DONEGAL was last modified: June 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: DOWN NAME TEAM TO PLAY DONEGALlast_img


first_imgSINN FEIN’S Martin McGuinness and other leading members of the party are today paying tribute to the late Eddie Fullerton, shot dead by a loyalist gang in Buncrana 22 years ago today.The Deputy First Minister in the North tweeted a tribute – mentioning a poem he penned two years ago in the Donegal County Councillor’s honour.Cllr Fullerton was shot dead by the UFF at his home in Cockhill Park, Buncrana, Co Donegal on May 25 1991. Below is Mr McGuinness’s poem – named after the Dam named in Eddie’s honour. Fullerton’s DamPurple heathered hillsides clothe the peaty bogs leaching streams of water swimming pools for frogs. Down along the glenside a rich brown vein does run to meet and greet another beneath the rising sun.Here below twin bridges the Crana springs to life amid kamikaze midges where father found his wife.At castle gates salmo waits out in the Swilly blue for destiny and a leaper’s spate to bring her home so true.A creator with an earthy face decreed his plan would make this valley the perfect place to gather raindrops in a lake. MARTIN McGUINNESS REMEMBERS EDDIE FULLERTON ON 22ND ANNIVERSARY was last modified: May 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MARTIN McGUINNESS REMEMBERS EDDIE FULLERTON ON 22ND ANNIVERSARlast_img read more