Guyana’s diverse economic zones highlighted in 2018/19 edition of iNvest Magazine
With over 15,000 copies sold around the world to promote Guyana as an investment destination, the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) and Advertising and Marketing Services (AMS) last evening launched the 2018/2019 edition of iNvest Magazine.
The magazine was unveiled by Managing Director of AMS, Lokesh Singh and Head of GO-Invest, Owen Verwey in the presence of Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin and Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Eddie Boyer.
According to Singh, since the initial launch in 2013, the magazine has grown tremendously and is available at all of Guyana’s overseas missions.
Those at the launch, which was held at Duke Lodge, Kingston, included Chair of GO-Invest, Patricia Bacchus; US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway; Ministers of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Sydney Allicock and Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes.
The 2018/19 edition highlights prospects in the country’s traditional and emerging sectors, including the oil and gas industry which is receiving much attention over the past three years.
The cover of the magazine sells the message of a tropical country while at the same time highlighting the rice industry, the country’s famous El Dorado rum, Iwokrama – an indigenous tourist hub and the oil and gas industry.
“From 2010, there has been an upward spiral in economic opportunity,” Singh said as he noted that there are significant opportunities for investment here.
Meanwhile, the Business Minister took the opportunity to clarify that the government has no say in the contents of the magazine.
“We don’t get to edit the magazine or ensure that it satisfies the government agenda,” Gaskin emphasized.
The importance of promoting Guyana as an investment destination was highlighted by GO-Invest CEO.
“The magazine helps to keep those who would have invested before informed about other opportunities available and it also helps others who are considering investing in Guyana,” Owen Verwey told the gathering.
Additionally, PSC Chairman applauded the initiative.
“We need to be more friendly to international investors,” Boyer said as he pointed to the importance of partnerships between local and foreign businesses.