Daily Archives: 10/31/2019

Guyana: First oil for Guyana now expected in December 2019

The timetable for production of first oil has been moved up to December this year, earlier than the previously announced first quarter of 2020, ExxonMobil’s partner in the Stabroek Block, Hess, yesterday announced.

“In terms of development, the Liza Phase 1 discovery is now targeted to start up in December and will produce up to 120,000 gross barrels of oil per day using the Liza Destiny FPSO [Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel], which arrived in Guyana on August 29th,” Hess’ Chief Executive Officer, John Hess, yesterday said at the company’s 2019 third quarter earnings call.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections: 9,500 eligible voters update home addresses at GECOM

The preliminary voters’ list posted up at a GECOM office  in Georgetown

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says almost 4,000 additional persons have been registered and more than 9,500 eligible voters have updated their home addresses, as the claims and objections period winds down.

Spokeswoman for the electoral management agency, Yolanda Ward says 3,924 persons have added their names to the National Register of Registrants and will be qualified to vote – reaching the required voting age of 18 – by December 31, 2019.            Continue reading

US Politics: In Defense of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii – commentary

By Danny Sjursen | TruthDig

“The trouble with injustice is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.” — Arundhati Roy

Once again, Arundhati Roy — the esteemed Indian author and activist — more eloquently described what I’m feeling than I could ever hope to. After tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a lifetime in the Army and burying several brave young men for no good reason, I couldn’t remain silent one moment longer.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Change Guyana launches with promise of visionary leadership

Robert Badal speaking at the party launch

Robert Badal speaking at the party launch

The Change Guyana political party was officially launched last evening with its presidential candidate Robert Badal making a call for voters to embrace what he called the visionary leadership needed to create jobs and reduce poverty.

“Since independence the rules of the game has been set by two political groups. Each mirrors the other, like two sides of the same coin. They are both ethnically-dominated, controlled by a few, make rules that benefit themselves and their friends. The wider members of their group are mere cheerleaders; the rest of us have to struggle to make ends meet.

GCC: Guyana Christian Charities Newsletter – October 2019

Download: Guyana Christian Charities Newsletter – October 2019