Daily Archives: August 28, 2020

Education: Geography of Guyana Series 1 – The Coastlands – By Lal Balkaran

Published on August 16, 2020 – By Lal Balkaran

This documentary will show in text and pictures the four different geographic regions of Guyana. Each episode is 20 minutes long and will cover the different aspects of its geographic make-up (physical, environmental, human, economic, cultural, and political).

The objective is educational and the audience is global to largely showcase the stunning , breathtaking, and captivating beauty of the landscape.

Guyana Politics: APNU+AFC election petition to be filed on Monday August 31. 2020

This information was revealed via social media on Thursday in a post appearing on Mr. Harmon’s official Facebook page.

It said, “Message from DG Joseph Harmon, Good afternoon Comrades the petition will be filed on Monday 31st August, 10 a.m., Supreme Court Building. We are asked to mobilize in numbers to lend support to our party. We want a big manifestation against this persecution that is going on.”      Continue reading

GUYANA: Parliament to facilitate first time hybrid sitting; President proclaims Sept. 1 for Parliament

Sherlock Isaacs

Members of Parliament (MPs) will have the option to participate virtually when Parliament is convened, as a decision has been made to adopt the hybrid model of in-person and online attendance, due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Clerk of the National Assembly Mr. Sherlock Isaacs told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online News that the decision was based on the fact that it would allow for a more comprehensive resumption of Parliament and comply with physical distancing rules; while allowing full participation from all MPs.            Continue reading

Exxon says it will take its money elsewhere… “If that is a threat, it will not work” – Jagdeo

– Govt. will continue its due diligence; we will not be rushed – Vice President Jagdeo

“…Guyana is one of the better opportunities for us in the ExxonMobil portfolio (but) it is not the only one. And indeed, if we don’t get the agreement as we are looking for on Payara (the company’s third Field Development Plan), the investment money will go elsewhere in ExxonMobil’s portfolio.” Those were the words of ExxonMobil’s Country Manager, Alistair Routledge, during an online interview yesterday which Kaieteur News and other media entities were not invited to.

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo

Since making the comment, many local and international transparency advocates expressed concern that the American oil giant is issuing a threat to a Sovereign State while it exercises its right to review all aspects of the Payara plan. But if the company intended to send a threat to Guyana, Vice President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, categorically stated that it would not work. During an invited comment with this newspaper last evening, Dr. Jagdeo stressed that the position as noted by the company will have no effect on the quality of due diligence being carried out by the government on ExxonMobil’s Payara Field Development Plan (FDP).    Continue reading