Category Archives: Guyana infrastructure

Tullow Oil to Spend US$80 Million on Drilling Wells Offshore Guyana

Tullow Oil Rig

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday October 18, 2019 – This year, Tullow Oil plc is expected to expend approximately GUY$17 billion (US$80 million) on drilling wells in Guyana’s offshore basin.

This was disclosed by the oil company’s Head of Communications George Cazenove yesterday, during a Skype interview with members of Guyana’s media corps.

“In 2019, we are going to spend US$80 million on the wells we are drilling this year,” Cazenove said.    Continue reading

Guyana can learn global oil industry standards from TT– Energy Chamber of Trinidad Tobago assures

  —“No, Trinidadian companies are not coming to take over”; 

ECTT CEO, Dr Thackwray Driver

The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago (ECTT) on Wednesday sought to dispel concerns that businesses from that twin-island Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state are coming to Guyana to dominate the oil sector, instead saying that they are grasping business opportunities hinged on 100 years of experience and international safety standards.

ECTT Chief Executive Officer, Dr Thackwray Driver rubbished claims by sections of Guyana’s business community that Trinidadians are coming here in droves to take over the oil sector.    Continue reading

The Linden-Lethem road: foolishness or an investment? – By Adam Harris

Linden/Lethem road construction… Govt. to start advertising for contractors

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure is preparing to start advertising for expressions of interests (EoI) for the Linden/Lethem road.
According to Minister David Patterson, the construction of the roadway will soon materialize.

The condition of the current Linden/Lethem road gets worse in the rainy season.

He made the disclosure on Thursday during a presentation to Amerindian leaders during the annual Toshaos’ conference.

“The Minister explained that several feasibility studies were undertaken to determine how viable the project was.  Continue reading

Contract signed for Hydropower in Kato – despite PPP attempts to block funding – Patterson

Despite moves by the Opposition to block funding for a hydro project in Kato, the money has been acquired and the project will go ahead, Government says.

On Thursday, Minister of Public Infrastructure – David Patterson announced at the National Toshaos Conference that hydropower for the village of Kato, Region 8, will now be possible as a contract was recently signed in this regard.
He explained that the previous administration attempted to secure funding for the project several times but were unsuccessful.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Little detail on how PPP’s Irfaan Ali would create 50,000 jobs

–  presidential candidate silent on matter

Stabroek News – October 11, 2019

Irfaan Ali
Irfaan Ali

Ali has not responded to requests from Stabroek News for more details on the proposal and instead pointed to an interview posted on his Facebook page on July 1, 2019. In that interview, Ali indicated that the 50,000 jobs will come from the mining, forestry, environmental, and other sectors.  He, however, did not source the figures he cited and while he spoke about how some jobs will be created, the figures did not amount to the 50,000 promised.    Continue reading

Climate change report: Guyana has to safeguard against increased flooding

Climate change report highlights need for Guyana to safeguard against increased flooding

Climate change report highlights need for Guyana to safeguard against increased flooding

With its coastline being below sea level, Guyana remains highly vulnerable to climate change and the consequent trend in sea level rise.

A five-year report on the effects of climate change by a group of concerned scientists has therefore highlighted defence mechanisms to help Guyanese cope with increased flooding, which will result from rises in sea levels due to global warming.            Continue reading

Floods: Is the worse yet to come? – Mahaicony residents fear more high tides

Residents along the coastland in the Mahaicony District are not convinced that the worst is over, even though the last high tide was supposed to be on Wednesday October 02, 2019.

The ocean near the Bellamy Canal.

 Rocks on the seashore.

They have been watching the water levels and have observed a rise between the 06:00 and 08:00 hours yesterday morning, when a reporter of this publication attempted to venture out to the seashore to observe the extent of the “breach” of the sea defence.          Continue reading

UK says no decision taken on next phases of two major infrastructural projects

— more fallout from gov’t breaching of constitution

From left are Minister of Finance Winston Jordan, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, British High Commissioner to Guyana Greg Quinn and other officials in 2016 at the launching of the programme. (SN file photo)
From left are Minister of Finance Winston Jordan, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, British High Commissioner to Guyana Greg Quinn and other officials in 2016 at the launching of the programme. (SN file photo)

In a clear sign of the jeopardy facing the Guyana Government for not holding general elections by September 18, the UK High Commission today said that no decisions have been taken on the next phases of two vital projects: the road between Linden and Mabura and the development of the Kingston-Ogle seawall.

The British High Commission here today issued the following statement:                Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Coalition unveils development plans for next decade at GMSA luncheon

President David Granger on Thursday afternoon, attended the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA)’s annual business luncheon held at the Pegasus Hotel.

President David Granger responds to questions posed by some members of the business community. Also photographed are Minister of Public Security, Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan, (left of President), Mr. Clinton Williams, President of the GMSA, and Minister of Public Infrastructure, Mr. David Patterson (backing camera).

Part of the gathering at the GMSA luncheon

Despite a short delay during which protesters interrupted his presentation, the President, who was the guest speaker, outlined the ten major sectors of development which will aid economic development at the launch of the Decade of Development: 2020-2029.  Continue reading

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