Category Archives: Business

Revolution is shutting six bars as it struggles to survive

REVOLUTION Bars plans to close six of its sites as it struggles to keep afloat due to local lockdowns and a 10pm coronavirus curfew. The chain, formally known as Vodka Revs, opened its first bar in Manchester in 1996 and now has 50 locations UK-wide. 1 Revolution has become the latest hospitality firm to blame […]

Access Financial earnings pressured under decreased loan disbursal

ALTHOUGH Access Financial Services Limited (AFS) hasn’t faced any significant fallout from the coronavirus pandemic the company’s net profit for the third quarter fell by 25 per cent to $66.3 million, with the overall earnings down 65 per cent to $127.9 million for the nine months ending December 31, 2020. The microfinance company which […]

Rio Tinto chairman leaving over destruction of sacred sites in Australia

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — Rio Tinto chairman Simon Thompson said Wednesday he was accountable for the mining giant destroying sacred Indigenous sites in Australia to access iron ore and he will not seek reelection as a board director next year. Thompson’s announcement came after former chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques announced his resignation last September over the […]

Tullow Oil back in Guyana/Suriname Basin

Prospects for an aggressive stepping up of the oil search in the Guyana/Suriname basin in a bid to further enhance the world-class oil discoveries made in that region in recent years now appear to loom large after the London-based multinational oil company, Tullow Oil, announced this week that it will be following what a February […]

Nailing your target market through personas

There is no doubt that the noise in the marketplace has significantly increased, making it more and more difficult for businesses to break through the cacophony to reach their audience. It is, therefore, important to be targeted with your messaging, enabling you to directly reach the individuals you want to hear your message. Buyer personas […]

Biden Gains Two Key Economic Advisers

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed two key members of President Biden’s economic team on Tuesday, ushering in Gina Raimondo, the governor of Rhode Island and a former venture capitalist, as the next secretary of commerce, and Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton University economist, as chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Rouse will […]

Sending bank customer info to U.S. avoided potentially ‘catastrophic effects’: Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government is telling an appeal court it had to provide U.S. authorities with customer information from Canadian banks to avoid possibly “catastrophic effects” on Canada’s economy. The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, known as FATCA, requires banks and other institutions in countries outside the United States to report information about […]

Venezuela again! – Stabroek News

No one with knowledge of the long-standing territorial controversy between Guyana and Venezuela is likely to be shocked over the recent seizure of two Guyanese fishing vessels by the Venezuelan Navy and the detention of their Guyanese crew in Guyana’s territorial waters late last month. Notwithstanding the release of the boats and crew on Tuesday, […]