Hold public, private sector to higher standards – fmr GCCI President

first_img…urges citizens to be more proactive in demanding betterWith more companies coming to Guyana’s shores than ever before, a former Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry president is urging Guyanese to demand better from local companies and the public sector.This call was made by Vishnu Doerga, as he delivered the keynote address at the launch of construction company Emporium Investments Bureau on Friday.Doerga reminded the gathering that the citizens pay the salaries of public sectorTests being carried out on the company’s heat-resistant concrete blocksemployees through taxes, and he stressed that the best service possible should be demanded from the public sector.The business executive also noted that Guyanese have an obligation to hold local private sector companies accountable. According to Doerga, this will play a key role in the private sector raising its overall standards and getting its proverbial share of the pie from oil.“I looked at your core values, and I thought (that) if I was to choose core values for a company I have to operate with and deal with, these might have been some. So I noticed that you had listed integrity. It means when you say something you must mean it. So everything you have said today we expect you to also do. And I would like this message to resonate across Guyana,” he said.“When we say something to our customers, when we market, we have to be able to deliver on it, because that is the measure by which your customers will hold you by. Every time you barely satisfy your customer, nobody talks about that. They talkFormer GCCI President, Vishnu Doergaabout when they didn’t get what they need. It goes in the newspapers, it goes on Facebook; that becomes your permanent record,” Doerga said.And according to Doerga, customers should, by right, talk about the poor service they receive through the mediums available to them. He pointed to the possibility that while some companies are under the impression their service is competitive, the reality might be different, and they do not even know.Emporium Investments Bureau, incorporated locally in 2016, is located on Sendall Place in Brickdam. Among its services are building construction, civil engineering, and logistics. Director of Operations, Sean Thompson, who is of Jamaican descent, spoke of Emporium’s track record of speedily completing projects.According to Thompson, customers can be assured that their building constructions will easily outlive the customers themselves. In particular, he espoused the fire-resistant qualities of the company’s building blocks.“Clients should also know this is a green product. A non-toxic, mineral-based agent is used in the mixture, which produces the fire resistance in the concrete blocks….some of the benefits our home owners will enjoy with us.“It’s non-toxic, it’s environmentally friendly, and it’s fire-resistant. It’s thermal and acoustic-insulated, mould and mildew-resistant, and these are some of the benefits you would get when you build with Emporium, using our new products,” Thompson detailed.Keene Mitchell, in charge of the company’s electrical installations, noted that there are very few, if any, companies that would provide a 20-year warranty on their construction projects.He also stressed that Emporium, through its solar-powered systems, offers viable alternatives to traditional power generation.last_img read more

Chelsea and Arsenal miss out in Carragher and Neville’s predictions

first_img RANKED gameday MONEY 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade NEW ERA possible standings ALTERED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes silverware smart causal Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Wait, what? Manchester City, who have the best players and play the best football, are favourites to win the Premier League?The current champions have started well, having won their first two games comfortably and on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football programme, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, were asked for their thoughts on whether or not Pep Guardiola’s team will defend their crown as well as which teams will make up the rest of the top four. impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won highlights Manchester City won their third Premier League title last term Who will win the Premier League?Neville: Manchester CityCarragher: Manchester CityDuring the transfer window, Liverpool strengthened their squad considerably when they added Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri, with Neville and Carragher believing it will make them City’s biggest challengers. Both men also think Alisson and Keita will be the players to watch out for in this campaign.Who will make up the rest of the top four?Neville:  Liverpool, Manchester United, TottenhamCarragher: Liverpool, Manchester United, TottenhamThe duo also believe Everton will be the team that challenges the ‘big six’, while the Golden Boot will be contested between Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero; Neville opting for the latter and Carragher picking the Tottenham striker.Aguero top scored in the 2014/15 season and Kane – the World Cup’s top scorer – won back-to-back Golden Boot awards in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons, with Mohamed Salah picking up the prize in 2018. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Football news Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decadelast_img read more