Daily Archives: 02/12/2022

GUYANA: Exxon hits first oil at second Guyana development – capacity now 340,000 Barrels daily

By OilNOW – February 11, 2022
ExxonMobil today said it started production at Guyana’s second offshore oil development on the Stabroek Block, Liza Phase 2, bringing total production capacity to more than 340,000 barrels per day in only seven years since the country’s first discovery.

Production at the Liza Unity floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel is expected to reach its target of 220,000 barrels of oil later this year, as operations continue to be brought safely online. It adds to the more than 120,000 barrels per day of capacity at the Liza Destiny FPSO, which began production in December 2019 and is now delivering at better than design capacity. The Stabroek Block’s recoverable resource base is currently estimated at more than 10 billion oil-equivalent barrels.              Continue reading

SHORT STORIES: Glimpses of a Childhood in British Guiana in the 1940s – By Geoff Burrowes

 By Geoff Burrowes

I was born in colonial British Guiana (now Guyana)  into a white, middle class, Anglican family in Kitty Village in 1942. I mention white because BG, as British Guiana was called, was a multicultural society and although our family didn’t discuss race it was easy to see that not everybody looked the same as we did!

       Middle class because we never missed a meal and had a maid, a cook and a gardener. Our food was plain but tasty and nourishing: breakfast was normally plantain porridge and cocoa, lunch was generally rice, meat or fish with sides of cassava, fried or green plantain and occasionally, ugh, ochro (slippery, slimy ochro). And we called lunch breakfast or brekfuss. Our maid Nanny Cleo and our cook, Ina Murray were unfailingly kind and along with our parents made sure we behaved properly. My mum and dad made sure that we treated them with respect and listened to them.          Continue reading

AFRICA: Desmond Tutu’s life and death hold important lessons for America and the world – By Mohamed Hamaludin


Desmond Tutu

Desmond Mpilo Tutu, son of a South African schoolteacher and a laundress, rose to the position of Catholic Archbishop of Cape Town, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and headed his country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission charged with paving the way for unity between the majority 48 million Africans and the 10 million Europeans who ruthlessly suppressed them for 46 years.

When Tutu died on Dec. 26, 2021, of complications from cancer at age 90, the world honored the five-foot six-inch, 150-pound champion of democracy for a life well lived. He had been “a true servant of God and of the people,” President Joe Biden said. “His legacy transcends borders and will echo through the ages.”            Continue reading

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