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GUYANA: President Ali to hold discussions with Presidents Bolsonaro and Santokhi

His Excellency President of Guyana Dr. Irfaan Ali is scheduled to make a working visit to Paramaribo on Thursday January 20, 2022 to meet with the President of the Republic of Suriname, H.E Chandrikapersad Santokhi, and the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, H.E Jair Bolsonaro.

The leaders are expected to discuss the formation of an energy corridor, oil and gas and other natural resources opportunities, among areas of common interest.

On Friday January 21, President Bolsonaro and a team of officials are expected to travel to Georgetown for a one-day official visit with President Ali and his team of Ministers.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Local Content Bill: Guyana Playing Wrong And Strong!


Jan 16, 2022 – Kaieteur News – The local private sector is being myopic when it comes to the conflict between Guyana’s local content policies and law and the country’s obligations under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC). Those representative private sector organisations which have railed against criticisms of Guyana’s local content laws have failed to appreciate the importance of regional integration towards local firms’ participation through local content policies.

Isabelle Ramdoo, a Senior Investment and Linkages Advisor at the African Minerals Development Centre, has expounded on the importance of a regional approach to the success of local content policies. While noting that many local content policies stand in conflict with goals of regional integration, she said that was in the main because such policies focused on national interests.          Continue reading

Guyana: “Strategic discussions” on regional energy corridor set for January 2022 – President Ali

President Infaan Ali

(DPI- Guyana. December 04. 2021)

Guyana, Suriname, Brazil and French Guyana regarding the regional energy corridor are set to happen in January, 2022. The President shared this in his key note address to the Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association’s (GMSA) 25th annual presentation and award ceremony, held at the Princess Hotel on Friday December 4, 2021.

The Head of State also shared that the French Republic has asked to be a part of these discussions.

He went on to add that the development of the Corentyne River Bridge that Guyana and Suriname are pursuing makes way for massive opportunities. Already, the Guyana and Suriname governments have taken steps to procure a sophisticated contractor to construct this crossing.

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GUYANA: News Video: Guyana News Source – 6th October 2021

GUYANA: News Video: Guyana News Source – 6th October 2021

Top Stories: showing timeline on the video

  • Guyana’s economy grows by 14.5% during first six months of 2021.. @ 00.28 min
  • Moruka teenager dies after receiving Covid-19 vaccination. – Massive brain bleed @ 8.00 min
  • Over 1000 new Covid-19 cases in 5 days @ 9.00 min
  • Oxygen Plant being established at Covid-19 Hospital -@ 9.50 min
  • Police Stands by Brickdam Fire Confession @12.22 min
  • More reports of corruption in Farmers Cash Grant -@ 13.58 min
  • Guyana- Suriname Ferry to start regular service. @ 15.15 min
  • Nicaragua to receive Covid-19 Vaccines from Cuba @ 19.26 min
  • USA pauses non-immigrant visa issuance in Barbados @ 20.35 min
  • World’s first malaria vaccine given approval for rollout @ 21.30 min

TELECOMS: Digicel, France’s Orange target Guyana, Suriname oil industry with new submarine fibre-optic cable

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Digicel has announced that it  has inked a deal with the France-based major international telecoms provider, Orange, to build a submarine fibre-optic cable that would link French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana and, Trinidad and Tobago and provide service to the rapidly emerging oil sector.

“Recognising the opportunity to supercharge connectivity in this area of the Caribbean and Latin America, Deep Blue One will provide best in class connectivity to French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago, with the opportunity to connect offshore oil and gas rigs on the back of the industry boom in the region,” Digicel said.      Continue reading

Former Suriname President Bouterse’s 20-year jail sentence for murder confirmed

Former President Desi Bouterse’

Suriname’s former President Desi Bouterse’s 20-year jail sentence for the murder of 15 persons while he had been a military ruler in 1982 was Monday morning confirmed.

Starnieuws reports that Bouterse was not in court, saying he was sick and no arrest has been ordered.

The session lasted a very short time. No new facts have emerged, the Court Martial concluded.          Continue reading

Guyana and Suriname – Corentyne Bridge : model design agreed upon

Aug 21, 2021- DPI Guyana

Guyana -Suriname Ferry – Corentyne River link

Guyana and its sister country Suriname have settled on the model for which the highly-anticipated Corentyne Bridge will adopt.

During a joint press conference at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) on Thursday, Guyana’s President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali said he and Suriname’s Head of State, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi have settled on the approach for interested companies to design, build, finance, own and operate the Corentyne Bridge.

Earlier in July, eight companies were shortlisted to build the bridge linking Guyana to Suriname.
The proposals are to be submitted on September 16, 2021, following which a joint evaluation committee will assess the bids. Subsequent to the choosing of the successful bidder, the company will have one year to conduct a feasibility study on the bridge.          Continue reading

Oil on Agenda: High-level Suriname delegation on 4-day visit to Guyana – By OilNOW

By OilNOW – August 17, 2021

Guyana’s Head of State, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has indicated that oil and gas collaboration is one of the many topics up for discussion with the Surinamese President Chandrikapersad Santokhi, who is leading a high-level delegation to Guyana for a four-day visit from August 17 – 20, 2021.          Continue reading

CRICKET | West Indies v Australia | McCoy Stars As Windies Go 1-0 Up | 1st T20 – 2021

Highlights | West Indies v Australia | McCoy Stars As Windies Go 1-0 Up | 1st CG Insurance T20I 2021 – Matches being played in St. Lucia

Windies Cricket – July 10, 2021- SCORECARD from ESPNcricinfo.com :

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/australia-tour-of-west-indies-2021 / 1st-t20i- /full-scorecard

——-  Kaieteur News Report below:        Continue reading

GUYANA: One-Cent Magenta stamp auctioned for US$8.3m to new owner

The stamp was sold by shoe designer and collector Stuart Weitzman The designer had bought it in 2014 for US$9.5 million and continued a tradition started by previous owners by adding his own flourish – a line drawing of a stiletto shoe and his initials – to the back of the stamp.        Continue reading

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