Daily Archives: February 11, 2020

Corruption in the Guyana Police Force – By Adam Harris

Guyana: Energy Director says… 75% of Stabroek Block discoveries is oil; 25% gas

The proportion of oil to gas in ExxonMobil’s discoveries is finally out in the open. Roughly 6 billion of the 8 billion oil-equivalent barrels, or 75 percent, is oil.

Energy Director Dr. Mark Bynoe

This was revealed to reporters during a press conference yesterday at the Ministry of the Presidency’s Kairuni Room, by Energy Director Dr. Mark Bynoe.

Up until now, the public has only been privy to the knowledge that there are 8 billion oil-equivalent barrels. That figure includes the quantity of oil as well as gas. Dr. Bynoe said that about 2 billion of those 8 billion barrels are gas, with a conversion factor of about 5.8. That amounts roughly to 340 billion cubic metres of gas.              Continue reading

USA Politics: Voter Suppression: Kemp Loses Vote Purge Suit Brought by Reporter Palast

Nicole Powers for The Palast Investigative Fund

[Atlanta. Georgia-Feb 9, 2020] In an extraordinary and unexpected move, President Barack Obama nominated Federal Judge Eleanor L. Ross HAS DECLARED GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP THE LOSER IN A LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST GREG PALAST TO COMPEL THE STATE OF GEORGIA TO OPEN UP ITS COMPLETE FILES ON THE MASS PURGE OF OVER HALF A MILLION VOTERS FROM THE ROLLS.

SURPRISING ALL PARTIES, THE JUDGE RULED THAT KEMP’S DEFENSE WAS SO WEAK THAT NO TRIAL IS NEEDED. THE JUDGE ACTED “SUA SPONTE” — ON HER OWN INITIATIVE, UNREQUESTED BY PALAST’S ATTORNEYS.

Palast has been fighting Kemp to release his hidden purge lists and methods for six years, for Rolling Stone, Al Jazeera, Salon, Democracy Now and currently, The Guardian.      Continue reading

Black History Month: SHOULD A HORRIBLE PAST BE EXHUMED? – National Geographic

TODAY’S BIG QUESTION: SHOULD A HORRIBLE PAST BE EXHUMED? National Geographic

Monday, February 10, 2020 – By Debra Adams Simmons, HISTORY Executive Editor

In an extraordinary act to unearth the past, city officials in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have ordered a search for mass graves. The excavation will come nearly 99 years after a 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre (above) left more than 300 black people dead in an area known as Black Wall Street.

Black businessman O.W. Gurley purchased 40 acres of land in Oklahoma and in 1906 developed the vibrant district that was considered one of the most affluent black areas in the U.S. On May 31 and June 1, 1921, an angry white mob attacked, murdering blacks, destroying businesses and burning homes to the ground.        “It was a tragic, infamous moment in Oklahoma and the nation’s history, the worst civil disturbance since the Civil War,” wrote then-Oklahoma state Rep. Don Ross in a 1998 report on the massacre.            Continue reading

Guyana’s 50th Republic Jubilee: Three events scheduled in New York

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BY TANGERINE CLARKE

An evening of Thanksgiving and Reflection, will be held on Feb. 16, from 4 pm to 8 pm in the auditorium of New York City Health + Hospital, 82-68 164th Street, in Jamaica, New York, to start three events in honor of the 50th Republic Jubilee Anniversary of Guyana.

Consulate General of Guyana, New York, the Permanent Mission of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to the United Nations and Guyanese in the Diaspora Inc. will host the event under the theme “Guyana Together Reflect, Celebrate, Transform.” The salute will continue with a Republic Anniversary Reception on Monday, Feb. 17, from 11 am – noon at the Schenectady City Hall Rotunda, 105 Jay St., Schenectady, New York.        Continue reading

MOVIES: Parasite review – a gasp-inducing masterpiece wins Best Picture

In Bong Joon-ho’s flawless tragicomedy, a poor yet united family bluff their way into the lives of a wealthy Seoul household

Park So-dam, left, and Choi Woo-shik in Parasite.
 Park So-dam, left, and Choi Woo-shik play siblings who become tutors to the rich Park family in Parasite. Photograph: Allstar/ Curzon/ Artificial Eye

The ideal way to experience South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho’s awards-garlanded, international box-office smash is with as little prior knowledge as possible. So if you’re reading this before seeing the film, and you’ve managed to avoid the whirlwind of publicity it has attracted since winning the Palme d’Or last May, it may be simpler to just stop and head straight to the cinema.            Continue reading

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