–Gerry Gouveia Jr., Kester Hutson elected Vice-Presidents
THE newly elected members of the council of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) have elected, from among themselves, Timothy Tucker, to serve at the helm of the organisation for the year 2021-2022. Tucker, who was elected during the council’s first statutory meeting on Tuesday, replaces Nicholas Boyer, who served two consecutive terms as President of GCCI. According to a statement from GCCI, Tucker, the Proprietor of Rid-O-Pes, who previously served as senior Vice-President of the organisation, will be joined by Roraima Airways’ Gerald Gouveia Jr., as senior Vice-President, and Dapper Technology Incorporated’s Kester Hutson, as junior Vice-President. Other newly elected members of the executive body of GCCI are Demerara Bank Limited’s Shaleeza Shaw, who will serve as secretary, and treasurer, Gavin Ramsoondar of Zarc Properties Inc. Early this month, at the GCCI’s 131st Annual General Meeting (AGM), a new 21-member council was appointed.
Members of the council, in addition to the newly elected executive members, are Anije Lambert of Project Development Consultancy; Dr. Vishnu Doerga of ActionINVEST Caribbean Inc.; Dr. Rosh Khan of Social Rank Media; Anita Ramprasad of Machinery Corporation of Guyana Ltd. (MACORP); Briony Tiwarie of BK Supermix Inc; Komal Ramnauth of Kojac Marketing Agency; Keon Howard of Winedaysgy; Candelle Bostwick of Global Compliance Service Guyana Inc.; Navin Prashad of M.P. Insurance Brokers & Consultants Limited; Shaam Outar of A&S Enterprise; Samuel Arjoon of Guyana Beverages Inc and Cassandra Jaikaran of OceanAir Logistics.
Other members of the council are Sean Ramrattan of RRT Enterprise; Rayad Boyce of Sonic Business Service; Carlos Mendonca-Rodrigues of Ricks & Sari Agro Industries Ltd and Pradeep Ramoutar of Western Logistics (Guyana) Ltd.
In addressing members of the council at the organisation’s recent AGM, Boyer said the GCCI has amassed 201 new members over the past two years.
“Our chamber has now been able to almost double its membership, standing at about 420 members, by and far, the largest BSO in Guyana,” Boyer was reported as saying.
He noted that of these members, many continue to be extremely active in the chamber, participating in committees, programmes, webinars and, benefitting from the work of their chamber.
While the chamber has a lot to be proud of, the past year has been turbulent, Boyer said.
“As we are all aware, it was an unprecedented start to a new year. First-hand, we have seen how fragile our lives are, and we have witnessed the precarious nature of our business community,” the former GCCI President said. The chamber, however, remains committed to helping businesses craft a new roadmap and will continue to advocate robustly on all business-related issues on the members’ behalf.