Daily Archives: January 2, 2020

Guyana Oil: Excess gas from Liza Phase 1 alone can power all of Guyana for more than 15 years

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By Kiana Wilburg – Kaieteur News

For decades, Guyana has tried and failed in its attempts to address the issue of high energy costs. It appears, however, that this could soon be a closed chapter in the nation’s history given the significant volume of gas that is available for use in the Stabroek Block.

Even though ExxonMobil has not publicly disclosed details about its gas finds, it has made known to the government, and even to the nation’s global partners like the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), that 30 to 50 million cubic feet of natural gas could be piped to shore for electricity generation. But what exactly does this mean or translate to?        Continue reading

Guyana Elections: GECOM releases Revised Voters List for Scrutiny

Revised voters list posted for scrutiny

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has posted the Revised List of Electors (RLE) to allow for public scrutiny, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported on December 31, 2019.

The list can be checked for names at https://www.gecom.org.gy/

According to GECOM Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward, the posting of the 661, 378 names of eligible voters will be displayed over 21 days.  See lists below copied from the GECOM website link.

Revised List of Electors (RLE) Below:              Continue reading

Trinidad pastor tries to change $29 million in cash, minutes before $100 bill deadline

— Police seize funds –  suspect money laundering

The Trinidad pastor showed up at the bank with 29 copy-paper boxes, each containing $1 millionThe Trinidad pastor showed up at the bank with 29 copy-paper boxes, each containing $1 million

(Trinidad Newsday) Minutes before the deadline for changing old $100 bills, a 65-year-old pastor from Chaguanas tried to change $29 million in cash.

Newsday was told the man, who has a church in Longdenville, showed up shortly before the bank closed, with 29 copy-paper boxes, each containing $1 million.

He said the money was his personal funds.                Continue reading

U.S.–Trump’s judicial picks advance the wealthy, right-wing takeover of the nation – By Mohamed Hamaludin

  — By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

With much of the nation focused on Donald J. Trump’s presidency since he took office in January 2017 and, more recently, his impeachment, not nearly enough attention has been paid to his appointment of federal judges, even though one in every four Circuit Court judge was nominated by him, 187 federal judges and two U.S. Supreme Court justices.

The result, The Washington Post has noted, is that Trump “has remade the federal judiciary, ensuring a conservative tilt for decades and cementing his legacy, no matter the outcome of the November elections.” That is because all are lifetime appointees and most are relatively young, including Allison Jones Rushing, who, at 37, is now the youngest federal judge and who is notorious for being anti-LGBT, and Eric Murphy, 39, who is also known for being anti-LGBT and for trying to make it harder for people to vote while he was Ohio’s Solicitor General.        Continue reading

Venezuela: Russia Is Gearing Up for a Conflict with the United States in the Caribbean – opinion

With Moscow propping up Maduro, evading oil sanctions, and moving its troops around the coast, Washington needs to rethink its own strategies.

Ryan C. Berg | Foreign Policy 

New conflicts in the rest of the world may be looming large, but one in the United States’ own backyard is about to get more dangerous. Despite U.S.-led sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), oil from the country is still flowing onto world markets. A central facilitator of the exports is Rosneft, Russia’s state-owned oil company, which has been accepting Venezuelan crude as a form of loan repayment. In this way, Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing a leading role in keeping Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro afloat. As long as he does, current U.S. sanctions policy will do little to force a change in Venezuela, which is why Washington needs to rethink its strategy for dislodging the Venezuelan leader — and soon.          Continue reading

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