Daily Archives: August 30, 2018

Guyana: Board appointed for e-services to the hinterland meets to plan implementation

The Project Management Board appointed to overlook the execution of the ICT Access and eServices Connectivity Project for Hinterland, Poor and Remote Communities (HPRC), met for the first time Thursday at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre to become acquainted with their responsibilities over the five-year life of the project.      Continue reading

Guyana: 9th oil discovery announced as Hess hits Hammerhead-1 well

 9th oil discovery announced as Hess hits Hammerhead-1 well

August 30, 2018 – i-News Guyana

Hess Corporation, which holds 30 per cent interest in the Stabroek Block, on Thursday announced the ninth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Hammerhead-1 well, marking its fifth oil discovery on the Stabroek Block in the past year and proving a new play concept for potential development.

According to a statement from the Business Wire, Hammerhead-1 encountered approximately 197 feet (60 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. The well was safely drilled to 13,862 feet (4,225 meters) depth in 3,373 feet (1,150 meters) of water.       Continue reading

Letter: Guyana Teacher’s Union vs Government Salary Negotiations – By Harry Hergash

Dear Editor,

It is disheartening to note the Government’s approach to the salaries negotiation with the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) which has been ongoing since 2016 and has now  resulted in  a countrywide strike by teachers. Undoubtedly, teaching is one of the most critical jobs in a country. It is one that is very stressful and extremely demanding, requiring many hours of a teacher’s personal time outside of the regular school hours. I believe that the GTU’s  request for a livable wage for teachers is justified and Government’s stalling in resolving this matter seems callous and uncaring.             Continue reading

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