Daily Archives: November 21, 2019

Guyana Politics: APNU and AFC reach General Elections-2020 accord

APNU and AFC reach elections accord

A meeting today between the two members of the governing APNU+AFC coalition ended with bright smiles and declarations of “excellent” as a revising of the Cummingsburg Accord has been agreed for the 2020 general elections.    Continue reading

Barbados PM calls on President Granger after returning from Ghana

His Excellency President David Granger, this afternoon, received a courtesy call from the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri.          Continue reading

Memoir by Guyana-born, Dr Frank L Douglas – Book Review by ZammiD | Online Book Club

“Defining Moments of a Free Man from a Black Stream”

Memoir by Guyana-born, Dr Frank L Douglas

Book Review by ZammiD | Online Book Club

This is the story of Dr. Frank L. Douglas as he recounts the events of his life filled with religious and personal struggles.     

Frank is a very intelligent, and relentless man who is devoted to his education. During the 1960s and as a result of his hard work, Dr Douglas received a U.S. scholarship to study abroad away from his home in British Guiana (now known as Guyana) at Lehigh University and later at Cornell University Medical School.

During his studies, he experienced many different cultural shocking moments that upon his arrival leaves an impact on him.              Continue reading

ExxonMobil updates on oil exploration, local jobs and content at GIPEX 2019

ExxonMobil oil exploration served up 1,700 Guyanese jobs, GYD$36 billion to local businesses; gov’t crafting Guyana local content policy

ExxonMobil’s Senior Vice President Hunter Farris

ExxonMobil (Guyana) on Wednesday played up the local benefits of its operations in Guyana over the last few years, even as government’s Energy Department said it was crafting a local content policy that is relevant to Guyana.

Addressing the opening of the Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit & Exhibition (GIPEX-2019) at the Marriott Hotel, ExxonMobil’s Senior Vice President of Upstream Oil & Gas Company, Hunter Farris said so far more than 1,700 Guyanese or 50 percent of the 3,400 people in Guyana have worked in his company’s exploration and project activities directly.      Continue reading

President Nicolás Maduro says ‘thank God’ for dollarization in Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro

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CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro embraced the currency of his bitter rival the United States yesterday, calling it an “escape valve” that can help the country weather its economic crisis amid U.S. sanctions aimed at forcing him from power.

The official currency, the bolivar, has depreciated more than 90% this year, while hyperinflation in the first nine months of the year clocked in at 4,680%, according to the central bank.

The inflationary spiral has slashed the purchasing power of the South American country’s minimum wage, which together with food assistance, is equivalent to about $10 per month.    Continue reading

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