Daily Archives: 02/06/2019

ExxonMobil announces two more discoveries offshore Guyana

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ExxonMobil said today that it had made two additional discoveries offshore Guyana at the Tilapia-1 and Haimara-1 wells, bringing the total number of discoveries on the Stabroek Block to 12.

A release from its Irving, Texas office said that the discoveries build on the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek block.      Continue reading

Queens Book Fair Hosts Program on Women as Change-makers! -By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Queens Book Fair Hosts Historic Program on Women as Change-makers!

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The third offering from the Queens Book Fair and Literary Festival Inc. proved to be historic. It was held in partnership with the Office of Adult and Continuing Education in Queens, New York. The event was
billed as ‘Women as Change-makers.’ It was the first time that the community was privileged to listen to
the stories of a number of distinguished women. They were exciting, instructive, and inspirational.


‘I am who I am’: Kamala Harris, daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants,

‘I am who I am’: Kamala Harris, daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, defines herself simply as ‘American

Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), center, sings the Alpha Kappa Alpha hymn at the sorority’s annual “Pink Ice Gala” on Jan. 25 in Columbia, S.C. (Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg News)

In early 2010, an Indian American couple hosted a fundraiser in their elegant Pacific Heights home for Kamala Harris, then a Democratic candidate for California attorney general.

Harris had been San Francisco’s high-profile district attorney for more than six years, but Deepak Puri and Shareen Punian had only recently learned that Harris was, as Punian said, “one of our peeps,” a woman whose mother was an Indian immigrant.           Continue reading

KAMALA HARRIS’ JAMAICAN HERITAGE – By her father… Donald J. Harris

by Jamaica Global – January 13, 2019

Senator Kamala Harris

Any notion that California Senator Kamala Harris does not know much about, or underplays her Jamaican heritage was dispelled on a recent visit to South Florida, home to over 100,000 Jamaicans.

In Miami for a fund-raiser in support of Senator Bill Nelson, she and sister Maya rubbed shoulders and posed for photos with a number of prominent Jamaican Americans, including Mayor of the City of Miramar Wayne Messam and City of Miramar Commissioner Winston Barnes among others.


Concern over 200,000 Trinidadians holding US visas after PM’s stance on Venezuela

Stabroek News – January 28, 2019

Kamla Persad-Bissessar

(Trinidad Express) There are more than 200,000 Trinidad and Tobago citizens who hold United States visas and can be impacted by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s “not-so-veiled attack” on the United States over its stance on Venezuela.

So said Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, at the United National Congress (UNC) national assembly meeting at Couva South Hall on January 27, 2019

United States Ambassador Joseph Mondello had slammed the Trinidad and Tobago Government for continuing to recognise Nicolas Maduro as president of the troubled country.

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Caribbean to brace for increased Chinese population – Research professor warns

Evan Ellis

Evan Ellis, an international research professor, is predicting that the population of Chinese nationals in the Caribbean and Latin America will dramatically increase in the coming years.

Ellis is a senior associate (non-resident) with the Americas Programme at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He is a research professor of Latin American studies.

Last year November, Ellis published a paper titled “The Future of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Context of the Rise of China.”     Continue reading

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