MicroSoft investors for talks with Guyana Government

Guyana Chronicle
September 7, 2001

INVESTORS from MicroSoft scheduled to visit Guyana this week for business talks with Government, have been prevented from doing so because ongoing problems with flights coming to Guyana.

Liaison Officer to the President, Mr Robert Persaud, in an invited comment yesterday told the ‘Chronicle’ that he was disappointed at the delay.

The team due to visit Georgetown comprises Regional Manager, Ric Mariet; Business Development Officer-Information Technology (IT), Carolyn Allamani; Regional Manager -Sales IT, Chris Singh and Territory Manager IT, George Gobin.

Persaud said that at the time when investors are willing to visit to discuss possible business ventures in Guyana, it is worrying that they are prevented from doing so because of flight difficulties.

In the meantime, Cabinet on Tuesday last gave approval for Universal Airlines to start scheduled flights between Guyana and North America, and other destinations.

Persaud further said that the absence of an alternative to GA 2000 has affected the country’s tourist industry as well as international travel in and out of Guyana.

He is, however, optimistic that with the new airline coming on stream, the problem of getting flights in and out of Guyana would be eliminated.