Daily Archives: 02/01/2012

Offshore drilling rig arrives in Guyana

Offshore drilling rig arrives in Guyana
Published on February 1, 2012 n
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CGX’s rig the Ocean Saratoga has arrived in Guyana
 
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) — The way has been cleared for the Canadian oil exploration company, CGX to commence drilling one of two wells in the Guyana offshore concession with the arrival on Sunday of the Ocean Saratoga, a semi-submersible drilling rig.
President and chief executive officer of the petroleum exploration company, Stephen Hermestone, made the disclosure after meeting Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar.
The Ocean Saratoga rig departed the Gulf of Mexico on January 1, en route to Guyana’s territorial waters, and on its way stopped off in neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago for refuelling.

Hermestone said that anchor lines were secured immediately after arrival and that drilling would be the next major operation.   Continue reading

Most popular: Top 30 Entries for January 2012

Most popular: Top 30 Entries for January 2012

  1. First Lady of Guyana – Deolatchmie Ramotar – Interview
  2. Kaieteur Falls – serious abseil near the waterfall
  3. Famous People of Guyanese Heritage
  4. Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer’s Remedy
  5. Guyana’s Child – song by Jessica Xavier – video
  6. DAVE MARTINS & THE TRADEWINDS – 9 CLASSIC TRACKS
  7. BOB MARLEY MIX – 15 TRACKS
  8. World Maps – This is a fantastic information tool
  9. Godfrey Chin passes on:- “The street where he lived”
  10. The Health Benefits of Coconuts
  11. COLIN POWELL’S NARRATION ON “EXCELLENCE”
  12. Giants of Guyana’s Forests
  13. Guyanese Parrots – comedy
  14. Eulogy for Maurice Moore – by Vibert Lampkin
  15. QC Alumni – New York – Ball and Presentation Ceremony
  16. Skype is killing long distance, one minute at a time
  17. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  18. Nostalgic recollections of Godfrey Chin – by Trev Sue-A-Quan
  19. Guyana Christian Charities – Valentine Dinner & Dance – Toronto
  20. Peacock Bass or Lukanani fish in Guyana
  21. Raphael Trotman elected House Speaker ; Backer is Deputy
  22. The Loneliness of the Guyanas
  23. History buff and interior decorator, Godfrey Chin dies
  24. MASH 2011 Photos
  25. TAKUTU BRIDGE – Rupununi. Guyana
  26. Ramotar disappointed with Trotman’s election as Speaker
  27. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards
  28. The World’s Strictest Parents – Barbados – videos
  29. 2011 in review – Guyanese Online Blog
  30. Sons of Gods – New Novel by Sharon Westmaas
Note: Newsletters and clicks to the Guyanese Online Master page are not included.
  • Totals at January 31, 2011: Total Blog entries = 1068
  • Total page views in January = 27,715    Total page views to date = 406,168
  • Thanks for visiting the blogs at Guyanese Online and reading our newsletters.

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‘Slavery by Another Name’ by Dr. Sharon Malone – video

Thus documentary airs on Feb. 13th at 9:00 PM. On PBS

Eric Holder’s Wife Tells Her Story in PBS – ‘Slavery by Another Name’

January 11, 2012  Comments

by Cherie Saunders  (Note: see video at the bottom of this entry)

Slavery by Another Name is a 90 minute documentary that challenges one of America’s most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

Dr. Sharon Malone speaks during the ‘Slavery By Another Name’ panel during the PBS portion of the 2012 Winter TCA Tour held at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on Jan. 4, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif.

*Imagine this…  You do some research into your family tree and discover that your uncle, who was born nearly 30 years after slavery, was one of thousands of black men pulled back into a forced labor system in which they were arrested – largely on trumped up charges – and compelled to work without pay as prisoners.

Imagine that this “convict leasing” system saw the groups of prisoners sold to private parties – like plantation owners or corporations – and that it was not only tolerated by both the North and South, but largely ignored by the U.S. Justice Department.

Now, imagine that nearly a century after your uncle served 366 days in this penal labor system, you find yourself married to the head of the U.S. Justice Department, who, ironically, just so happens to be the first African American in the position.  Continue reading

Trotman’s election reflects the will of the Guyanese people -AFC

AFC Press Release – January 30, 2012

Trotman’s election reflects the will of the Guyanese people and must be respected. – AFC

The Alliance For Change has noted the unwarranted and ongoing attacks against newly elected Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman by members of the PPP/C and is urging those involved to desist from such behavior.

The PPP/C will do well to recognise that a larger percentage of the Guyanese electorate voted to not have a PPP/C government. It was this action of the Guyanese people that gave the opposition a majority in the House thus allowing Trotman to be elected as Speaker of the Tenth Parliament.

No amount of ‘howling in the wind’ can alter the fact that Guyanese, through the power of the ballot have said that they need change. The onus is now on their elected representatives to honour the call of the people. Continue reading

Barbados consortium wins regional ferry contract

Barbados consortium wins regional ferry contract

The ferry: a 112-metre wave piercing catamaran.

The ferry, a 112-metre wave piercing catamaran, would depart Port of Spain at 6 a.m. and arrive at its final daily destination – Barbados – at 6 p.m. (File photo)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday January 27, 2012 – The Barbados-based Fast Caribbean Ltd has been selected to manage a regional ferry service scheduled to come on stream this year, Transport Minister Devant Maharaj announced on January 27.

Initially, the ferry will carry passengers, vehicles and goods from its base in Trinidad and Tobago to Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and Barbados.

More routes would be added once the venture is deemed commercially viable, the minister said. Continue reading

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