Daily Archives: September 16, 2019

Guyana: Oil Exploration: ExxonMobil makes another oil strike 

By Guyana Chronicle – 

…this time at Tripletail-1 well offshore Guyana

Director, Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe, today, announced that ExxonMobil made an oil discovery on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana at the Tripletail-1 well in the Turbot area. This well was being drilled by the Tom Madden drillship.

This discovery adds to the previously announced 13 wells with an estimated recoverable resource of more than six billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block.          Continue reading

Guyana: Oil Exploration: Tullow makes its second oil discovery

By Staff Reporter –  

….. discovers oil in Joe-1 well

UK- based oil company, Tullow, on Monday September 16, 2019  announced that it has made its second oil discovery offshore Guyana.

Director, Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe, today, announced that UK-based Tullow Oil plc’s (Tullow) Joe-1 exploration well has successfully opened a new Upper Tertiary oil play in the Guyana basin, the Ministry of the Presidency said.

This is second discovery of oil in two different wells operated by Tullow, in less than six weeks.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: I Stand with the Poor: A New Coalition Government must uplift them – Dr. David Hinds

 

This compartmentalisation has worked against a holistic discourse which in turn inhibits an overarching vision. It occurs both at the level of those who seek to influence government and those who actually govern. It is not that I am against single-issue advocacy, but what is lacking is the linkages between and among those issues—a relationship between the tree and the forest.            Continue reading

More than 9,000 Venezuelan migrants in Guyana

Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix

There are about 9,000 Venezuelan migrants in Guyana. So says Minister with responsibilities for Citizenship, Winston Felix.

The Minister was asked about the presence of the foreign nationals and government’s capacity to deal with increased applications for work permits and citizenship.

According to figures provided, there are also over 900 foreign nationals granted citizenship in the last four and half years- eight of them Haitians.        Continue reading

A Brief History of Bullshit: Why We Have Learned to Ignore Truth – by Eva Illouz | Haaretz

Lies no longer draw backlash or punishment. But truth remains the strongest weapon against the world of alternative facts propagated by Trump and Netanyahu

  Eva Illouz | Haaretz

If lying has become a widespread practice in public life, it is because it has gone unpunished, and more disturbingly, because it often seems to bear ripe and colorful fruits. It is enough for Benjamin Netanyahu to say that Mufti Haj Amin al-Husseini engineered the Holocaust, or that Benny Gantz is a security risk to Israel to suddenly create doubt in the mind of the citizen, a doubt which in turn changes reality.

This is a unique historical moment, one that seems to reverse the most fundamental tenets of the Enlightenment, about the moral and political centrality of truth. Hence the question posed here:                 Continue reading

New Jersey court refuses new trial for Guyanese cash jet pilot Khamraj Lall

 Khamraj Lall

In October 2018, Lall was convicted on several charges ranging from cocaine distribution to money laundering.
Lall was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, money laundering, structuring monetary instruments, and conspiracy to commit money laundering and structuring, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on September 14, 2019.  Continue reading

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