Daily Archives: December 3, 2019

Guyana: ExxonMobil targets US$10B from Stabroek Block by 2025

EXXON-Mobil Drillship

Iwokrama will be the home of an International Institute for Biodiversity – President Granger

Dec 02, 2019  News 

President David Granger on November 30 said Iwokrama must change to survive while assuring that the area will be the home of an International Institute for Biodiversity to support its educational efforts.

Iwokrama International Centre.  Click here for more images of Iwokrama

“The Institute will allow students and researchers from the Continent, the Caribbean and the rest of the world to come to Iwokrama to study its biodiversity and to increase knowledge and understanding of our vital ecosystems,” President Granger said at the 30th anniversary of the Pledge of the one million acres of Iwokrama forests to the international community held at the Umana Yana.            Continue reading

Guyana Foreign Service: A number of long-serving envoys to go

– no more Director-General for Foreign Affairs
– Charlene Phoenix new Permanent Secretary

A number of long-serving ambassadors are facing the end of their tenure.

Foreign Service HQ. Georgetown

The decision was yesterday announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The shake-up would come with the Ministry also yesterday confirming a report over the weekend by Kaieteur News that Director-General Audrey Jardine-Waddell will no longer be there and will be reassigned.  Continue reading

Chinese city with 2.6m cameras is world’s most heavily surveilled

Big Brother is watching:

Commuters walk by surveillance cameras at a walkway between two subway stations in Beijing.
 Commuters walk by surveillance cameras at a walkway in Beijing. Photo: Andy Wong/AP

Qiu Rui, a policeman in Chongqing, was on duty this summer when he received an alert from a facial recognition system at a local square. There was a high probability a man caught on camera was a suspect in a 2002 murder case, the system told him.

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