Daily Archives: 04/02/2022

TRAVEL: COVID: Grenada Becomes The 25th Country To Remove All Entry Requirements

Map of Grenada and its islands – click to enlarge

https://www.traveloffpath.com/ – April 1, 2022

April 4 Marks The Start Of A New Era For Grenada Tourism

Starting April 4, 2022, Covid proof of entry will no longer apply to foreign visitors visiting the tri-island nation of Grenada, as it fully reopens to tourism under pre-pandemic regulations. This means both the vaccinated and unvaccinated are welcome without testing, quarantine, or any further requirements.

Grenada is now officially the latest entry in our ever-expanding list of countries that have removed all entry requirements in 2022. Earlier this week, we have also received reports of several tourist hotspots in Europe opening up to all categories of travelers, including SwedenPoland, and Denmark.

Grenada is the latest in the Caribbean to have done so, and only the 25th destination in the world:          Continue reading

GUYANA: Diaspora Digest – 8th Edition

GUYANA: Diaspora Digest – 8th Edition

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GUYANA: OIL: EPA grants Environmental Authorisation for Yellowtail Project

ByOilNOW – April 1, 2022
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed on Friday that it gave approval ExxonMobil’s affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to move ahead with the Yellowtail Project.

The regulatory body said an Environmental Permit was granted for a period of five years to EEPGL to undertake the construction and operation of production facilities within the Stabroek Block.

OilNOW understands that the approval comes after the EPA considered public inputs during all statutory periods for public consultations and review.  The EPA said it took into consideration the technical review and recommendations from a team of Independent International Experts and the Environmental Assessment Board (EAB).            Continue reading

GUYANA: A Tiny Population Braces For A Gusher Of Petrodollars – The Economist

Other countries blessed with oil have not always made good use of it

AKAWANI | The Economist

It used to be a disused sawmill surrounded by fields of sugar cane. But since oil was discovered off Guyana’s coast in 2015 the 52-hectare site in Georgetown, the capital, has been transformed into the biggest logistics hub in the country. From this waterfront spot, Guyana Shore Base serves ExxonMobil, an American oil giant, and other foreign firms drilling for oil off the Caribbean coast. At two big berths along the Demerara River ships pull up to offload equipment for maintenance and pick up supplies for hundreds of workers toiling away on offshore rigs.

The buzz at the shore base hints at how a rush of petrodollars could transform one of South America’s poorest countries. Autarkic policies introduced under socialist rule in the 1970s left Guyana struggling with unsustainable debts and sluggish growth. Many of the country’s 800,000 people make ends meet doing the same things their grandparents did: farming rice, chopping timber or mining gold.           Continue reading

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