Daily Archives: February 27, 2020

Guyana — High-stakes March 2 vote will decide control of Guyana’s new oil wealth

 — By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

If there was any lingering doubt as to why the Guyana government tried every available tactic to stall for more than a year the holding of elections after being defeated in a no-confidence vote, the answer came on December 20.

That is when ExxonMobile and its partners started pumping oil from recently discovered offshore fields. The tanker Yannis P set sail a month later with one million barrels of light crude bound for a United States-based refinery owned by ExxonMobile. With that shipment, Guyana finally realized a 75-year-old dream of finding oil. About a month later, another tanker, the Cap Phillippe, left with another million barrels of oil – this time belonging to Guyana as its share of the output.    Continue reading

Guyanese celebrated Republic Jubilee in Washington, DC; – By Francis Quamina Farrier

.–Francis Quamina Farrier reports from Washington, DC

The Guyana Ambassador to the USA and the OAS, His Excellency Dr. Riyad Insanally, along with the Staff of the Guyana Embassy in Washington, DC, hosted scores of Guyanese and Friends at a special Reception to celebrate Guyana’s fiftieth Republic Anniversary. The event was held on Saturday February 22 in the grand Hall of the Americas, at the Head quarters of the Organization of American States (OAS), in Washington DC, which is just a stone’s throw from the White House.            Continue reading

Guyana: Elections Day 2020 – next Monday- is a holiday

The Guyana government has ordered that next Monday- March 2, 2020- the date for general elections will be a national holiday, following calls by the business community and other stakeholders.

Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan issued the order which has since been published in the Official Gazette.

Sections of the public and private sector had already expressed concern that some workers would have been unable to vote because no time off would have been available.        Continue reading