Minister of Tourism, Industry, and Commerce Manniram Prashad of Guyana

Manniram Prashad is Guyanaís Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce; he served as the Presidential Advisor on Investment and Trade at the Office of the President prior to his appointment as Minister.
The completion of the long-awaited Investment Code will also help accelerate business activities in the country, Prashad said addressing a GCCI dinner held on Thursday evening at Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Georgetown.
As investor confidence grows, so too will economic activity, Prashad said of the foreign initiative.
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Manniram Prashad is upbeat that Guyana will meet the International Cricket Council’s accommodation and other requirements for the hosting of the 2007 matches.
Most of the resorts are well geared for this (CWC 2007), they are sprucing up and making all the facilities available,” Prashad said after a spate of visits to tourist destinations across the country.
Speedboat commuters traversing between Parika and Supenaam can now do so at a cheaper cost, Commerce Minister Manniram Prashad has announced.
Meanwhile Prashad is expected to have a meeting with representatives from the speedboat associations during this week to discuss the further reduction of fares.
Prashad says no to minibus fare hike The fare increases which Timehri minibus drivers called.
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manniram Prashad said he was in discussions with Skyservice to provide a continuous service since the airline has indicated that it will also fly the Toronto-Georgetown route for the 2009 summer period.
Commenting on the departure of another Canadian carrier from the Guyana route - Zoom Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this month and automatically pulled out of the Toronto/Georgetown route among others - Minister Prashad said the move was quite unexpected and had left many people stranded.
Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Manniram Prashad was also present at the ceremony and lauded the company for being a good corporate citizen.
Minister Prashad expressed gratitude to the businessman and encouraged him to continue to invest in the region.
Commerce minister Manniram Prashad has commended the Linden Chamber of Industry and Commerce for seeking to expand its business horizons by considering opportunities that may be available in Brazil.
Prashad was the guest speaker at the luncheon held under the theme 'Brazil- The Southern Focus' a press release from the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce said.
Prashad said that he hopes that by speaking directly with the stakeholders he would be able to get their advice on how they can cushion the price increases.
Pointing out that the government, private sector, non-governmental organisations and all Guyanese face tough decisions, Prashad said this year will be a year where elections campaigning can catalyse social disruptions which threaten macro economic stability.
Prashad said local manufacturers showed great improvement in their products this year, pointing out that in three months, there will be an assessment of Guyexpos impact on the business community.
Prashad said he was heartened by the general response and the work of local manufacturers but cited the need for improvement in terms of packaging and upping the standards of local products.
Over the years, concerns were raised in several quarters that Guyexpo is often centred on Information Technology (IT), and while there was a special IT section this year, Prashad said there was more space for local manufacturers since the exposition is traditionally centred on local produce.
After touring the TCL bagging facility last Wednesday, Prashad expressed satisfaction at the level of production at the cement terminal.
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Manniram Prashad said yesterday at a press conference that President Bharrat Jagdeo will address the issue when he returns from the US.
It is unfortunate that Minister Manniram Prashad has considered it necessary to respond to my description of our tourist industry as being in crisis as a result of the horrific violence in Lusignan and Bartica, by resorting to highly intemperate, hostile and, even libelous remarks, by accusing me of telling “blatant lies.
Manniram Prashad has announced that the ‘Pakaraimas Safari’ expedition will now be a twice yearly venture.
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manniram Prashad said he has already started talks with Delta, Skyservice and Caribbean Airlines to increase their services.
Prashad said Zooms move had created a void in the tourism industry and the government was working diligently to fill that space.
Minister Prashad said Skyservice and Caribbean Airlines have agreed to provide immediate assistance to travelers affected by the Zoom pullout.
Guyana is now being considered the best destination in the world for yachting since it is not plagued by storms, hurricanes and other destructive weather patterns, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manniram Prashad said yesterday.
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manniram Prashad was present to crown seventeen year-old Theresa Hendricks winner of the recently concluded Miss Rupununi Pageant held as part of the activities to mark Tourism Awareness Month at Lethem, Region Nine.
Attention was also placed on TravelSpan Airlines, and Minister Prashad has confirmed that TravelSpan is not pulling out of Guyana as it will be providing charter services from June.
Mr Indranauth HaralsinghPrashad said Guyana has now become a prime destination for bird-watching and is being compared with Belize and Costa Rica as the next big neo-tropical birding location.
In an exclusive interview at his South Road, Georgetown, office of the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Prashad said collaboration with Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) and the private sector and major emphasis on developing strategies is effectively marketing the product.
Prashad said Guyana has now become a prime destination for bird-watching and is being compared with Belize and Costa Rica as the next big neo-tropical birding location.
Minister Prashad said his ministry and partners strive to develop linkages and build networks to broaden horizons in various niche markets.
Prashad said Bartica has facilities like Customs and Immigration and, from yachters reports, it has the potential for the system to work well.
Prashad said the Latin American Magazine lists Guyana in the top ten Wild Adventures; the Times rated it for Best Adventure Trip in 2008 and the Independent listed it in the five best wildlife retreats.
Prashad said that he was very impressed by the overwhelming demand and interest in Destination Guyana.
Further, Prashad met with the new Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Harold Lovell and a number of colleague Ministers and high-level tourism officials from most CTO member countries.
Prashad said that the owners were assured that this initiative is not being contemplated since the Ministry is cognizant of the fact that tit will affect the livelihood of some mini-bus owners.
Prashad said the coursing will contribute to the development of human resources within the GRA and Immigration departments and further improve the quality of service to tourists.
Prashad said Guyana is known for the traditional Guyanese hospitality and visitors must experience a unique blend of warm and friendly people with the richness of many cultures, an image that must be preserved at all cost.
Guyana's minister of tourism, industry and commerce Manniram Prashad said using old tyres benefited importers and consumers.
PrashadMinister Prashad is a known close friend of President Jagdeo but has been highly ineffective in his ministry and a deal is being reached with him to move into the Office of the President where several new portfolios are being created to accommodate some of those being fired from their ministerial posts.
GUYANA-TRADE-Guyana and Brazil to improve trading links GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Tourism Minister Manniram Prashad says Guyana and Brazil are seeking to enhance trade relations between both countries.
A Government Information Agency (GINA) release said Prashad met with Rabindra Gandhi, a partner with United Engineering (Eastern) Cor-poration at his office to discuss the venture.
Prashad said that this venture is an example of one of the linkages being created to encourage businessmen from other countries, with the machinery and resources, to invest in Guyana and aid its development.
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manniram Prashad expressed optimism that Guyana would be able to achieve its projected 30,000 visitors during the matches.
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