Category Archives: Guyana infrastructure

GUYANA: Georgetown and Silica City – Commentary

By January 29, 2023

Our own Georgetown was both a planned city and grew haphazardly. It was planned in the sense that in 1781 the British selected the site for a town, building a fort somewhere near the museum – although no one is sure exactly where it was − and deciding that the seat of government would be on the strip of land which ran south from the Brandwagt or Dutch signal station, around where Stabroek Market now stands.        Continue reading

GUYANA ECONOMY: Not one Guyanese should be without, not with so much – By GHK Lall

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Dec 30, 2022 Features / Columnists, News, The GHK Lall Column

Kaieteur News – Happy holidays to all Guyanese, no exceptions.  Happy holidays also to those who have made Guyana their home, some temporarily due to commerce, others because of the necessity of circumstances.  Having been there and lived with my own circumstances for an eternity, I know what it is like to be away from the land of one’s birth.

Every Guyanese should have plenty, enough to enjoy a hearty holiday season; enough leftover to share a little good cheer.  This is the size of the endowment that has been given, the inheritance that is ours.  The wish and prayer are that what is in mind is accurate.  All have something, none is without.  In a land as filled to overflowing as it is with riches, we are the ones that should be sharing joy to the world because we have such joy in our times, and also resonating in our hearts.  Look at our numbers and how they gleam. Listen to how we feature in the conversations of countless others.  When we were always on the move to elsewhere, others are tumbling over themselves to get here.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Oil wealth must drive inclusionary growth – US Ambassador

Steer clear of corrupt vices – US Ambassador to Guyana

As Guyana continues efforts to build out a robust regulatory and legislative framework for the oil industry, it would also be wise to keep its eyes on policies and programmes that target inclusionary growth. United States Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann-Lynch made this point during a recent discussion hosted by Plaza Central (a podcast from the Wilson Center’s Latin American Programme).

The envoy agreed that Guyana is on a remarkable trajectory as it is poised to register an almost 60% growth rate on account of the oil industry. She recalled that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected that the new oil producer will see about 30% growth from 2023 onward. While Guyana is set on an enviable pathway, she said the road ahead will have its fair share of challenges, two of which she opined to be achieving inclusion and guarding against the potential for corruption.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Christmas time in Guyana – video.

Comments at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_35qFxAlkA&t=8s

GUYANA: Four Points by Sheraton in Houston fits into expansion of economic zone – President Ali

– Says project strategically aligned to Govt’s development goals

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali said that Four Points by SheratonMarriott Bonvoy to be constructed at Houston, along the new Eccles to Mandela Road link, is just one component of the rapid economic zone set to change the landscape of the country.

He noted that the hotel, which is being developed by Caribbean Green Building Inc., would be a “natural spin-off” for development and key to the growth and progression of the area.

He stated that the area would have a private sector industrial/commercial development to support the oil and gas sector, which would be a part of a huge commercial zone, an upscale housing development, a medical and technological zone, and a service hub.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Sod turned for US$300M Vreed-en-Hoop shore base facility (VEHSI)

Kaieteur News – On Tuesday June 21, 2022, the sod was turned for the US$300 million Vreed-en-Hoop Shorebase Inc. (VEHSI) which will sit on 400 hectares of coastal land.

The businessmen of NRG Holdings Inc., Azruddin Mohammed (first left); Andron Alphonso (third left), and Nicholas Deygoo-Boyer (first right) and other officials after the sod was turned

The VEHSI is being constructed by NRG Holdings Incorporated, a 100-percent Guyanese-owned consortium along with Hadi’s World Incorporated, National Hardware Limited and ZRN Investments Incorporated are the Guyanese investors involved in the project. They have partnered with Jan de Nul Group, a Belgian engineering and construction firm which offers marine services, offshore service, civil engineering, environmental management activities and project development.        Continue reading

GUYANA: MV Ma Lisha – New North West vessel ‘fit for purpose’– Government

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The government on Monday defended the new US$12.7 million vessel, which will ply the route from Georgetown to the North West District in Region One (Barima-Waini), noting that the vessel was designed and built with specifications to operate in the conditions it is intended to.

“This is a boat that is being built from scratch, designed for the conditions that it has to operate in with specifications to meet the needs of the people in Region One,” Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill said during a media briefing on Monday where he unveiled the model of the ship.        Continue reading

GUYANA: India delivers new US$12.7M North-West Guyana ferry

MV Ma Lisha launched

Jun 16, 2022  – Kaieteur News

Works on the new ocean-going passenger and cargo vessel which is set to benefit the people of Region One has been completed.

The vessel which is called MV Ma Lisha was being built in India to the tune of US$12.7 million by Gardens Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) as part of the Government of India’s Line of Credit-cum-Grant project.

The newly built MV Ma Lisha, which will soon set sail for Guyana      Continue reading

GUYANA: Oil, Gas and the Environment- a review – Moray House Trust- June 9, 2022 – ZOOM event

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You are warmly invited to join us for a Moray House Trust panel and discussion:

Title:             Oil, Gas and the Environment: a review
Speakers:     Dr. Vincent Adams, Frances Carryl (EPA) and Melinda Janki
Date:            Thursday 9th June 2022
Time:            3.00 PM Guyana/ NY/ Toronto
                     8.00 PM London

GUYANA NIGHT: Guyana Office of Investment – Toronto. Canada – June 13, 2022

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