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Guyana: By 2026: 4 FPSOs will deliver 50 million barrels of oil; US$4 billion annually to Guyana – Bharrat

OILNOW – October 23, 2021

Guyana’s Natural Resources Minister, Vickram Bharrat, says in the next four to five years Guyana would be well on its way to becoming the “mini-Dubai” of the Caribbean as it will have four oil ships providing considerable production volumes and revenue take.

During an exclusive interview with OilNOW, Mr. Bharrat recalled that currently, Guyana has US$436M in its Natural Resource Fund.  In the coming weeks, he posited that the country will receive payment for the most recent lift of one million barrels of Liza crude to Aramco Trading Limited. With another lift due next month, he predicts Guyana can get US$150M between the two if oil prices remain around US$85 per barrel. With this in mind, he said Guyana could comfortably close the year with close to US$600M in the Natural Resource Fund.

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USA: Police ‘reform’ was always doomed to failure in a system built on racism – By Mohamed Hamaludin

By Mohamed Hamaludin

George Floyd’s May 25, 2020, killing provoked outrage, with massive crowds demonstrating here and abroad, demanding justice for Floyd and police reform. Justice came when his killer, Derek Chauvin, was tried and sentenced to 22 years and six months in prison, with three other officers facing lesser charges. But, on police reform, a Congressional effort to enact the necessary legislation has stalled in the Senate.

The George Floyd Justice in Policing bill, which the Democratic-led House passed since March, would ban tactics such as choke and carotid holds and no-knock warrants; improve police training; and fund community policing programs. The bill would also end “qualified immunity” which shields officers from most civil lawsuits; make it easier to prosecute officers accused of misconduct; ban racial, religious and discriminatory profiling and mandate training on such profiling.          Continue reading

Guyana: Mabaruma – Region1 – Welcome to Spice Country – Video

Guyana: Mabaruma – Region1 – Welcome to Spice Country – Video

News Room Guyana with Neil Marks

GUYANA: MABARUMA. In this third episode of the series GUYANA, the News Room’s Neil Marks travels to the fertile Hosororo Hills at Mabaruma, at the top of Guyana, to meet the farmers who grow Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Ginger and Turmeric. The focus is on Organic Farming with no pesticides, fertilizers or other chemicals…. real “Natural Farming”.

USA: Why Food Is Getting More Expensive In The U.S. – Video

USA: Why Food Is Getting More Expensive In The U.S. – Video

CNBC – September 10, 2021

0:00 – Introduction 01:31 – Rising costs 03:41 – Climate change 04:44 – Supply chain issues 08:33 – Health impact 11:55 – Solutions

The pandemic sent food prices skyrocketing amid a slew of supply chain disruptions, but food costs have been steadily rising over the past five years. The rise in prices can have serious consequences for the most vulnerable Americans. According to the USDA, 13.8 million Americans qualified as food insecure in 2020. Watch the video to find out how much food prices have risen, what’s driving the increase and how businesses and policymakers can fix it.

GUYANA: Shifting power: Guyana’s Energy Mix – ZOOM Recording by Moray House Trust

GUYANA: Shifting power: Guyana’s Energy Mix – Video

Moray House Trust

This is the Zoom recording of the Moray House Trust panel on Saturday 2nd October 2021 with presentations from Simone Mangal-Joly (overview), Alfred Bhulai (solar/wind), the Hon David Patterson MP (gas-to-shore) and Maurice Veecock (Amaila Falls/hydro).

Presented by Moray House Trust

GUYANA: Moray House Trust Presents: Shifting power: Guyana’s Energy Mix – ZOOM – October 2. 2021

Moray House Trust warmly invites to you to attend a panel discussion on Zoom: Saturday 2nd October. Time: 5PM Guyana/NY, 10PM UK

YouTube Clip: https://youtu.be/NGBP6IKGcCQ

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Title:      Shifting power: Guyana’s energy mix
Panel:    Alfred Bhulai, Simone Mangal-Joly and the Hon. David Patterson (MP)
Date:      Saturday 2nd October
Time:     5PM Guyana/NY, 10PM UK

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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

TRAVEL: Why The American Car Fleet Is Getting So Old – Video

TRAVEL: Why The American Car Fleet Is Getting So Old – Video

CNBC – 26 September 2021

In 2021, the average age of vehicles on the road reached a record 12.1 years. Every driver that chooses to hold on to a car for another year is postponing a trip to the dealership, and some industry analysts wonder if rising vehicle ages and prices indicate trouble for new car sales in the future. Automakers are stuffing cars with new technology and improvements but will that be enough to keep buyers wanting the latest and greatest?

OIL: ‘Most transformational project in Guyana’s history’ can deliver huge benefits- says energy expert

Roger Kranenburg

The gas-to-energy project proposed by the Government of Guyana has the potential to not only create new industries and transform the economy but also represents the most environmentally sustainable option currently available to the country.  This is according to Roger Kranenburg, an international executive who specialises in the energy, electric utility, and telecommunications industries. Kranenburg declared that the pros of the project far outweigh the cons.

The gas-to-energy project will utilise associated natural gas from ExxonMobil’s Liza field with the pipeline passing through Crane and other communities before being landed at Wales on the West Bank of Demerara where the power generation facility will be constructed.      Continue reading

USA Population Life Spans: Why Americans Die So Much – Opinion

U.S. life spans, which have fallen behind those in Europe, are telling us something important about American society. 

By Derek Thompson | The Atlantic  

AMERICA HAS A DEATH PROBLEM. 

NO, I’m not just talking about the past year and a half, during which COVID-19 deaths per capita in the United States outpaced those in similarly rich countries, such as Canada, Japan, and France.

I’m NOT just talking about the past decade, during which drug overdoses skyrocketed in the U.S., creating a social epidemic of what are often called “deaths of despair”.      Continue reading

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