Monthly Archives: May 2021

BUSINESS: Govt. gives disrespectful foreigner seven days to leave Guyana

Illegal Concrete Factory  – CHPA issues third Cease Order for construction

Ian Charles Jones

May 12, 2021 – Kaieteur News – The Government has instructed Ian Charles Jones, a Director of foreign-controlled company, Superior Concrete Inc., to leave these shores within seven days following his disrespectful actions towards enforcement officers of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA). The officers recently sought to issue an Order for his company to cease the illegal construction of a concrete factory at Houston Estates.      Continue reading

CARICOM: Belizean Dr. Carla Barnett appointed first female Secretary-General

May 12, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Belizean, Dr. Carla Natalie Barnett, has been selected as the new Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the first woman to hold this post. During a Heads of Government meeting held virtually in a special session on May 11, 2021.

Dr. Carla Barnett

Dr. Barnett was unanimously appointed as the 8th CARICOM Secretary-General. She will replace Ambassador, Irwin La Rocque, who is completing his second term. The post of Secretary General is limited to two terms.

Dr. Barnett is also the first Belizean to be selected for the post. She will assume office on August 15, 2021. Heads of Government in congratulating Dr. Barnett on her selection, recognised the historic moment for the Community.    Continue reading

NYC: The ‘Little Guyana’ Sign- Co-naming Event -Liberty Ave. Queens NY – May 29. 2021 @ 10.00am

VIDEO: Moray House Trust: Early Colonial Georgetown – Streamed live on May 8, 2021

An illustrated talk about the history of Georgetown, presented by Wayne Mc Watt

Streamed live on May 8, 2021 from Moray House Trust. Georgetown. Guyana.

Moderator: Isabelle De Caires – Moray House Trust

GUYANA: Illegal Concrete Factory Ordered To Cease Operations Immediately

By abroek News – May 11, 2021 — Company had no EPA or CHPA approval

Principals of the facility (left) in a standoff with Ministry of Housing officials (CH&PA photo)

Proprietors of an illegal industrial facility adjacent to South Ruimveldt Gardens, have been ordered to immediately cease all operations. The company is a foreign-controlled company, Superior Concrete Inc.

Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Central Housing & Planning Authority (CH&PA), Sherwyn Greaves, visited the location today, where two men identified as representatives were served with a third Contravention Notice. Croal said that based on the CH&PA’s land use policy, the parcel of land has not been approved for industrial activity and the relevant agencies were not engaged.          Continue reading

GUYANA: “A New Era of Engagement for the Guyanese Diaspora” – May 22, 2021, at 9 AM ECT (1 PM UTC)

Dear Diaspora Organisation,

In keeping with His Excellency President Mohamed Irfaan Ali’s promise to aggressively pursue the involvement of the Diaspora in national development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation will host its first Virtual Diaspora Conference under the theme “A New Era of Engagement for the Guyanese Diaspora”, on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 9 AM ECT (1 PM UTC).

The conference will provide a platform for the Government to reaffirm its commitment to Diaspora engagement and to garner feedback from the Diaspora on its plans to engage and involve the Diaspora in Guyana’s development.        Continue reading

BOOK: ZOOM EVENT: Converse with Dr. Frank L. Douglas – Sunday May 30, 2021 4.30-6.30PM EST

     Author of: ‘Defining Moments of a Free Man from a Black Stream’

     BOOK IT is a virtual Book Discussion featuring Guyanese authors.

USA: New York city awakens after long sleep due to the Covid-19 pandemic

NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio. AP / Mary Altaffer

New York is awakening from a year-long slumber caused by the Covid-19 pandemic crisis which quarantined residents from normal activities.

Once regarded as the epicenter of the virus, the city will be fully reopened by July 1 allowing full capacity for restaurants and bars, stores, shops and small businesses, hair salons and barbershops, gyms and fitness classes, arenas, stadiums, music halls, museums and theaters.          Continue reading

VIDEO: What Happens To NYC’s 3.2 Million Tons Of Trash | Business Insider

VIDEO: What Happens To NYC’s 3.2 Million Tons Of Trash | Big Business

Business Insider – March 21, 2121

New York City is one of the most wasteful cities in the world. But none of its trash is actually processed in NYC.

It’s sent to waste-to-energy facilities and landfills as far away as Ohio and South Carolina. It takes a vast network of sanitation workers, trucks, trains, cranes, and barges — and $429 million a year — to get it there.

GUYANA: OIL: ExxonMobil subsidiary EEPGL seeking approval for fourth oil extraction well

— gives assurance on flaring


ExxonMobil subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) has applied for an Environmental Authorization to undertake the Yellowtail Development Project – what would be the fourth oil extraction well offshore Guyana.

According to its project summary, the site will be located in the eastern portion of the Stabroek Block, 200 km from Georgetown. Oil production from Yellowtail Development Project is expected to last at least 20 years with approximately 45-55 wells to be drilled offshore to support extraction.        Continue reading