Category Archives: Environment

Guyana in search of investors for landmark gas to energy project – OilNOW

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The Guyana government is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for joint participation with the administration and ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) in designing or utilizing the outputs from its Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and related facilities. These structures are being built as part of the government’s landmark estimated US$900 million Gas-to-Energy project set to come on stream by 2024.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Close to 90 percent of Nation’s crops and livestock destroyed by floods – Agri. Minister

Commentary: A beautiful part of town – By Dave Martins + Music Video

Some places on earth are stunning just as they are – Utah’s Bryce Canyon; the rock formations of the Pitons in St. Lucia; the Canadian Rocky Mountains; Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman Island – but many of the beautiful places we encounter in the more affluent countries are actually landscapes converted into eye-catching scenery by development and enhancement.

 There is, for example, a valley in Toronto, that was simply bush in the early 1960s; today the six-lane Don Valley Parkway winds through the city, following a dried up river bed, in what can be an almost countryside drive (when there are no traffic jams, that is) in the middle of a huge city. That area, now a very busy roadway, is also a singular scenic experience, much admired, but it wasn’t always there; it was created.          Continue reading

GUYANA: The Mayor of Georgetown – Central Government Will Not control City’s Drainage -Video

MAYOR SAYS GOVT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTROL CITY PUMPS AND SLUICES

HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67) – June 19, 2021

GUYANA: The Mayor of Georgetown Ubraj Narine is making it translucently clear that he will not allow\ government to seize control of the operations of the drainage pumps and sluices under his purview. These utterances come following a meeting on Thursday with the mayor and several government ministers. Amel Griffith reports.

COMMENTARY: Oil, the environment and climate change – By David Jessop

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It is not often that well-resourced and politically powerful companies such as ExxonMobil and Shell suffer historic defeats. However, last month, in different ways, both oil majors saw activist shareholders and environmentalists cause them and the international energy sector, to have to think hard about what the future holds for hydrocarbons.

On May 26, a small hedge fund, Engine No 1, which held a 0.02% shareholding in Exxon worth about US$50mn, led a powerful dissident shareholder group to propose the election to the main board of the oil giant, four alternative nominees. Two with proven track records in creating significant earnings for energy companies and strong environmental credentials, were elected immediately, and a third was confirmed to its board a short while later.      Continue reading

GUYANA: A different kind of debt straightjacket –  Editorial – Kaieteur News

Third World societies live with heavy debt burdens and Guyana is no exception. We had more than our share before, when Guyana earned the disdainful distinction of being deemed a ‘highly indebted’ country. Generous foreign debt relief and earlier careful governmental action brought noticeable improvement.

Today, our leaders are taking this country down that same heavily indebted road again. The difference this time is that the possible debts can be sourced to Exxon’s draining deal terms, fuelled by glaring political feebleness.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Weather Forecast: Above-normal rainfall to continue until August

Prime Minister, Brigadier (retired) Mark Phillips, made the disclosure while providing an update on the flooding situation to the National Assembly on Thursday.

“We will continue to experience above-normal rainfall between June to August 2021,” Phillips told the house.      Continue reading

GUYANA: VIDEO: Berbice River overflows – Heavy rains leave Kwakwani residents underwater

OVERFLOWING BERBICE RIVER, HEAVY RAIN LEAVE KWAKWANI RESIDENTS UNDERWATER  

News Room Guyana  – June 6, 2021

Described as the worst flood to hit the Region 10 community of Kwakwani in years, residents share how they have been grappling with the still increasing floodwaters and their plans for returning to some normalcy, hopefully sooner rather than later.

GUYANA: Most Regions Remain Flooded; G$10B (app $US 45M) in funding planned to address flooding

Guyana Map showing Regions

 

Despite a respite in some areas, floodwater remained at significant levels in most of the country’s regions yesterday as authorities continued to mobilise help for victims.

Residential and farm lands along the riverine villages in regions 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are the worst affected and the respective Regional Chairs have concluded that these communities will face economic hardships in the coming months as the floods have decimated the livelihoods of many.
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