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USA EMBASSY: Travel Alert: Guyana – Level 3: Reconsider Travel – COVID-19 and Crime

USA EMBASSY: Travel Alert: Guyana – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Guyana due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Guyana due to crime.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Guyana due to COVID-19.          Continue reading

MEDICAL: The next COVID challenge – Mass Immunization – By David Jessop

The next COVID challenge – mass immunization

By David Jessop –  November 24, 2020

In the last few days, Pfizer BioNTech a German-US company, and the US company Moderna have separately announced that the COVID-19 vaccines they have been developing have proved 95 per cent effective. Both subsequently said that they will now apply to regulators to manufacture and roll out the vaccines.

The two were among the 48 candidate vaccines worldwide which the World Health Organisation (WHO) report as being at various stages of development using different approaches to defeating the virus.    Continue reading

VIDEO: Guyana’s Game Changing Oil Discovery – By AR Global Security

VIDEO: Guyana’s Game Changing Oil Discovery – By AR Global Security

Could Guyana become the richest country (per capita) in the world, due to its small population.

VIDEO: Race in America – by Phil Vischer – Part 1 of 2

VIDEO: Race in America – by Phil Vischer

We need to talk about race. Why are people angry? Why so upset? Didn’t we elect a black president? Pass civil rights laws? Isn’t racism illegal now? Three years ago my brother Rob and I co-taught a class that discussed issues of racial injustice. That class turned into a popular podcast episode, which we’ve now turned into this video. Why are people still angry? Let’s take a look at race in America…

HANSIB PUBLICATIONS – CATALOGUE • AUTUMN 2020

HANSIB: Celebrating Fifty Years of Publishing 1970 – 2020

At its inception in 1970, Hansib Publications was the dream of Arif Ali, a Guyanese immigrant, who had no formal experience in publishing. He had settled in England and recognised among his fellow travellers and contemporaries a grandiloquence and epic sensibility which the mainstream media either deliberately ignored or simply failed to recognise at the time.

The titles are mainly by Guyanese and West Indian writers.  They include titles under the following headings:          Continue reading

GUYANA: Harmon promises `serious resistance’ if Local Gov’t Elections not held next year

Joseph Harmon

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Leader of the Opposition Joseph Harmon today said that there will be “serious resistance” by the APNU+AFC coalition if Local Government Elections (LGE) are not held next year as mandated by law.

“…..Local Government Elections must be held so that communities can choose their leaders. Since the APNU+AFC came into office in 2015, we had two Local Government Elections in 2016 and 2018. The next LGE is due in 2021,” Harmon said.          Continue reading

CARICOM: Who will deliver the structural changes the pandemic has highlighted?

The View From Europe:  By David Jessop –

A timely and comprehensive policy paper produced by the Ramphal Centre has set out the structural changes required to deliver Caribbean post-COVID economic recovery. Welcoming the study, David Jessop, questions however whether the region still has the unity of purpose to deliver what it recommends.

A little earlier this month, the University of the West Indies’ Shridath Ramphal Centre, published    a policy paper that called for a new, integrated regional approach to post-COVID Caribbean economic recovery.  It asked in effect whether the region should seek to re-embrace the ‘old normal’ or seek solutions to the existing and new economic challenges that the pandemic has highlighted.    Continue reading

GUYANA: OIL: Small companies often farm-out acreage to raise capital – By OilNOW

Exxon Drillship in Stabroek Block Guyana

GUYANA: OIL: – By OilNOW – October 18, 2018

As interest mounts about the nature of farm-in agreements in South America’s newest oil and gas hotspot – Guyana – OilNOW takes a look this week at what the term means, why it is used and to what extent do companies enter such deals in the petroleum industry.

A farm-out agreement operates as a type of sale and purchase agreement under which a seller (the “farmor”) agrees to transfer part (but not all) of its interest in an upstream asset to the buyer (the “farmee”), in exchange for that buyer agreeing to undertake (or fund) work obligations such as acquiring seismic data or drilling wells in respect of that asset.              Continue reading

GUYANA: OIL BLOCKS: Harmon says Coalition dependent on KN’s information to take action

— on Kaieteur/Canje oil blocks giveaway

Despite such shocking revelations being put into the public domain, leader of the APNU+AFC Opposition, Joseph Harmon, yesterday declared that the coalition is “awaiting more information” before any action is taken in the National Assembly to hold those responsible parties accountable.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Nigel Hinds resigns from NICIL over treatment of Success squatters by GuySuCo

Nigel Hinds

Nigel Hinds

By broek News – 16 October 2020      

Accountant Nigel Hinds today resigned with immediate effect from the Board of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) over the manner in which it has handled squatters at Success on the East Coast of Demerara.

The state holding company NICIL has begun flooding squatters out of the area and the police have fired pellets on several occasions when they said tensions rose and there were confrontations. Teargas has also been used on the squatters.      Continue reading