Category Archives: Technology

Guyana’s local content law is likely to achieve the opposite of what was intended – Letter by Andre Brandli

Dear Editor, — Letter by Andre Brandli

National news outlets, including this distinguished newspaper, have been documenting problems that are emerging as a consequence of the Local Content Act, which was passed by Parliament in late December 2021. Companies, such as Ramps Logistics Guyana, the largest logistics company servicing the oil and gas sector has apparently been denied access to the local content register.

Timothy Tucker, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has been quoted saying that “rent-a-citizen” tactics run counter to the local content law. Finally, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has recently voiced that the government is having difficulties with companies trying to circumvent the Local Content Act.        Continue reading

USA: How the US could lose the new Cold War – By Joseph E. Stiglitz

By Stabroek News –  June 27, 2022

 By Joseph E. Stiglitz

NEW YORK – The United States appears to have entered a new cold war with both China and Russia. And US leaders’ portrayal of the confrontation as one between democracy and authoritarianism fails the smell test, especially at a time when the same leaders are actively courting a systematic human-rights abuser like Saudi Arabia. Such hypocrisy suggests that it is at least partly global hegemony, not values, that is really at stake.

For two decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the US was clearly number one. But then came disastrously misguided wars in the Middle East, the 2008 financial crash, rising inequality, the opioid epidemic, and other crises that seemed to cast doubt on the superiority of America’s economic model. Moreover, between Donald Trump’s election, the attempted coup at the US Capitol, numerous mass shootings, a Republican Party bent on voter suppression, and the rise of conspiracy cults like QAnon, there is more than enough evidence to suggest that some aspects of American political and social life have become deeply pathological.                Continue reading

USA: Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War – Video

Col. Richard Black: U.S. Leading World to Nuclear War

793,937 views – Apr 26, 2022 – Schiller Institute
Read the full transcript here: https://schillerinstitute.com/blog/20…

GUYANA: Decarbonisation with US$83.3M in renewable energy projects – IDB

ByOilNOW – June 19, 2022
As efforts continue with the implementation of the Guyana Utility Scale Solar Photovoltaic Programme (GUYSOL), the country is poised for a transformational leap towards decarbonisation, says the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The financial institution noted on Friday that the GUYSOL programme will invest US$83.3M in eight utility-scale, photovoltaic solar projects totaling 33MWp with associated 34MWh energy storage systems distributed across three areas in the country.

Specifically, it will invest in 10MWp in the Berbice area, 8MWp project in the Essequibo system with a minimum of 12MWh battery storage, and a 15MWp plant connected to the Linden system, with a minimum of 22MWh battery storage.        Continue reading

GUYANA pushes for architectural transformation with upcoming International Building Expo — July 22-24, 2022

GUYANA INTERNATIONAL BUILDING EXPO — July 22-24, 2022

Website: https://buildingexpo.gy/

Guyana is expecting more than 150 international and local companies to participate in the International Building Expo, set to take place July 22-24 at the National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.

The expo will create an opportunity for local, regional, and international investors to showcase innovative building and construction techniques, government said.

The country is experiencing a construction boom fueled by the offshore oil and gas operations which is creating higher demand for accommodation for tourists, investors, and industry expatriates. The government said it expects the construction sector to be propelled into a more innovative direction with this Expo.        Continue reading

WORLD: The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist – video

WORLD: The World Ahead 2022: five stories to watch out for | The Economist

What will be the biggest stories of 2022? As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, President Xi will cement his power as leader of China, tech giants will coax more of us into virtual worlds and the space race reaches new heights. The Economist is back with its annual look at the top stories of the year ahead.              Continue reading

ENERGY: SOLAR: Journey to the Sun with me – By Dave Rohee

Journey to the Sun with me – By Dave Rohee

Solar Panels

This is a fascinating trip and definitely worth your time! In this time of uncertainty regarding climate change, historic wildfires, relentless hurricanes, and devastating floods, we need to be more aware of our dangerous situation caused by weather.

By that, I mean, we have squandered our planet’s resources and hastened its demise to an uncertain future. It may be well beyond our imagination to even comprehend the challenges the future generations will face. But that is a discussion for another time.

You do not have to believe in climate change to understand the recent weather-related phenomena that have gripped our small part of the planet.

What I want to talk about today is our primary source of light and heat – The Sun!          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: American company boasts of “highest grade” bauxite find in Guyana

– Has been shipping out resource since 2018

June 05, 2022  – Kaieteur News – “The extreme low impurities make this bauxite stand out in a class of its own,” is how an American Company, First Bauxite LLC (FBX), described its bauxite find in Guyana on its website (https://firstbauxite.com/about) . The company announced that the find represents the “highest quality mega bauxite find” at its Bonasika Mining project located on the right bank of the Essequibo River, Region Three, just 10 miles above Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).

Overhead shots of the Bonasika Mine taken in 2019 (Photo Credit: FBX LLC)

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

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