Daily Archives: January 6, 2018

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – January 4-5. 2018

News – 05 January 2018

New law needed to protect Sovereign Wealth Fund – IMF

Guyanese in NY prepare for Trump’s tough laws

Chicken smuggling ring busted

Guyana has 30-50 million cubic feet of natural gas – Patterson

“Nest of vipers in City Hall must be cleaned out”

Ring-fencing provisions necessary…Guyana must safeguard itself – GRA Boss

Fewer family visas approved as Trump toughens vetting of immigrants

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Time to reconsider the value of cruise tourism? – by David Jessop

The View from Europe: Time to reconsider the value of cruise tourism?

January 5, 2018 – Commentary by David Jessop

At the end of November, the Cuban government hosted an unusual meeting. Then, the presidents of nine of the world’s leading cruise companies, plus significant figures from three others, met with Cuban ministers and senior officials in Havana.

The meeting was in part to discuss how the cruise lines might respond to Washington’s new restrictions on individual travel to Cuba by US citizens. Other conversations centred on the expansion of cruise operations around Cuba, the country’s plans to develop port infrastructure and facilities around the island, the US government’s new administrative requirements for shore visits, and Cuban interest in the possibility of home porting.       Continue reading

Sixth major oil discovery offshore Guyana by ExxonMobil

Sixth major oil discovery – Exxon announces largest oil find to date in Stabroek block

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced Thursday positive results from its Ranger-1 exploration well, marking ExxonMobil’s sixth oil discovery offshore Guyana since 2015.

The Ranger-1 well discovery adds to previous world-class discoveries at Liza, Payara, Snoek, Liza Deep and Turbot, which are estimated to total more than 3.2 billion recoverable oil-equivalent barrels.    Continue reading

Fewer family visas approved as Trump toughens vetting of immigrants

Fewer family visas approved as Trump toughens vetting of immigrants

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is ramping up calls on the U.S. Congress to stop legal immigrants from sponsoring extended family members who want to move to the United States, saying so-called “chain migration” poses a threat to national security.

Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Even without legislative action, however, the number of immigrants approved for family-based visas has dropped this year to the lowest level in more than a decade, a Reuters review of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) data shows. The drop has not been previously reported.

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