Daily Archives: November 18, 2019

Award of Kaieteur, Canje Oil Blocks… Former Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud explains

Award of Kaieteur, Canje Oil Blocks…I only operated as a bridge between GGMC and Ramotar –  says Former Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud 

Robert Persaud

By Kiana Wilburg  – Nov 18, 2019  News    

When it comes to the award of oil blocks pre- oil discovery, former Natural Resources Minister, Robert Persaud contends that he never had a central role to play.

In fact, Persaud described himself to this news agency as being a mere bridge between former President, Donald Ramotar (who was also the Minister of Energy) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC).

During a guest appearance on Kaieteur Radio’s Programme, Guyana’s Oil and You, Persaud made this comment as he explained the thinking behind the award of two oil blocks, Kaieteur and Canje, just months before the 2015 elections were held.          Continue reading

Did Hollywood use the bounty hunter in Harriet to propagate the Black male myth ? – By Yvonne Sam

 – By Yvonne Sam

In the movie Harriet the first feature length film to capture the most quintessential female abolitionist, suffragist and activist in American history, may have been succinctly used by Hollywood to propagate longstanding myths playing out in our culture.

One such example is the fictional bounty hunter named Bigger Long played by Omar Dorsey.  Although the character is fictional, the name nevertheless alludes to male sexuality, the fear of which in particular has been a core reason for the subjugation of Black American males. One would not be surprised if “dong’ was replaced by “long” to throw viewers off the track, a clear plan of subterfuge.        Continue reading

Guyana: Bolting the Stable: Rusal and Troy Resources – By Adam Harris

The attention is on two failing companies operating in Guyana. One of them is in the bauxite industry, the other in the gold sector. Rusal has been in the Berbice operations of the bauxite industry after the company operating at Bermine pulled up its roots.

Generally, when a foreign company comes to work in a local industry that is outside the scope of the locals, the authorities would grant concessions. To the casual observer these concessions seem exorbitant.

There are concessions for fuel, for machinery, and even for tax payment. In turn the company would offer to provide employment, pay royalty on production, and keep the industry going.          Continue reading

Guyana: Travel from Georgetown to the Pomeroon River in Essequibo- 2016 Video

NOVEMBER: GUYANA TOURISM MONTH

Guyana: Travel from Georgetown to the Pomeroon River in Essequibo- 2016 Video … See map below

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