Daily Archives: 12/14/2020

Guyana: US$20M Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Marriott hotel to be built at CJIA

A conceptual design of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel to be built at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport

A conceptual design of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel for the Cheddi Jagan International Airport


Developers are expected to break ground next February for a US$20 million Marriot-branded hotel within the confines of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) compound at Timehri and which plans to cater to airport and airline staff.

The six-storey Marriott Courtyard with 140 rooms and amenities is anticipated to be open by 2023 at the location that currently houses the Lotus Restaurant at the airport.

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BRITAIN: UK papers paint grim picture of possible no-deal Brexit – Talks extended to December 31, 2020

— Bailouts, blame and broken glass..

PM ‘taking control’ of no-deal planning amid reports supermarkets told to stockpile and Merkel allegedly baying for blood

The Sunday papers were dominated by Sunday’s latest Brexit talks deadline.

Sun 13 Dec 2020 04.55 GMT – The Guardian

OIL Exploration: Suriname makes hydrocarbon discovery again near Guyana border

Block 58 near border between Guyana and Suriname. (Click to enlarge)

 Dec 12, 2020 – Kaieteur News – ExxonMobil and its partner, PETRONAS, have made the first hydrocarbon discovery in a Suriname block near the border with Guyana, called Block 52.

PETRONAS Suriname E&P B.V. (PSEPBV), the Suriname subsidiary of the Malaysian PETRONAS, is the operator of the block. It announced the results of the Sloanea-1 exploration well on December 11, 2020. It said that the well encountered several hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone packages with good reservoir qualities in the Campanian section, and that further evaluation is being undertaken to understand the full extent of the discovery.  Continue reading

Guyana and Suriname can underpin CARICOM’s sovereignty and prosperity – By Sir Ronald Sanders

Kaieteur News – The presidents of Guyana and Suriname have announced two major joint venture projects which implementation will deepen the beneficial relations between the two countries, and could have a positive effect for the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) of which they are members.

The projects are a bridge across the Corentyne River to link the two countries, and the construction of a US$1 billion offshore base to support huge oil discoveries in the Guyana-Suriname basin of more than 10 billion barrels of oil.    Continue reading

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