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GUYANA: OIL: ExxonMobil subsidiary EEPGL seeking approval for fourth oil extraction well

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ExxonMobil subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) has applied for an Environmental Authorization to undertake the Yellowtail Development Project – what would be the fourth oil extraction well offshore Guyana.

According to its project summary, the site will be located in the eastern portion of the Stabroek Block, 200 km from Georgetown. Oil production from Yellowtail Development Project is expected to last at least 20 years with approximately 45-55 wells to be drilled offshore to support extraction.        Continue reading

OPINION: Avoiding media scrutiny; flaying Walton-Desir but comforting deliberately lazy leaders

Kaieteur News – I am of two minds about this matter of public officials using the pandemic to avoid media scrutiny (KN May 4). They definitely have much to evade, plus a scarcity of truths to offer. So, they find any excuse to hide, with the pandemic being the best thing around as all-purpose bedsheet to wraparound their embarrassing nakedness.

Speaking for myself, I prefer silence than to hear more subtle deceptions and outright falsehoods from this leader and that one; I have little patience with leadership evasions and obvious leadership omissions, one of which is their necessary press presences to face the people and tell them the facts and all of them, not just what is helpful to their tomfooleries.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Workable, Transparent Gov’t Policy Needed For Oil and Gas Investment – by Wilberne Persaud

y: Wilberne Persaud – Published in Opinion – wiredja.com
Hess Corporation Oil rig off the Guyana coast.

Hess Corporation Oil rig off the Guyana coast

How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.”  Adam Smith: “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” (1759) and, “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” (1776)

MIAMI, Florida, May 3, 2021 – Growing up in British Guiana, I marveled at Dutch engineering genius. They created the seawall and amazing below-sea-level coastal water and drainage systems. Georgetown, the country’s capital, was scenic and serene, at the time considered the Caribbean’s Garden City. Imperceptibly, as my dad took our family around the country during those long ‘Summer’ vacations I began to value nature’s infinite variety and Guyana’s biodiversity.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Median household income decreased from $100,000 to $67,000 during pandemic

May 07, 2021- Kaieteur News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its damaging economic impact in Guyana, the median household income has noticeably decreased from G$100,000 to G$67,000. (This is approximately US$500 to US$335 at the exchange rate of 200-1).

This was indicated in a report titled: “Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on Households in Guyana,” compiled by the United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with the Civil Defence Commission.         Continue reading

Canada just ranked – The Best Country In the World – 2021 Report

Canada has claimed first prize in the annual 2021 Best Countries Report

For the first time in the study’s six year history, Canada has been deemed the globe’s best country overall, usurping incumbent country Switzerland, which has held the title since 2017.

The Best Countries Report is a yearly ranking released by US. News & World Report, BAV Group, and the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

The report evaluated 79 nations using 76 different metrics, or attributes, taking into account how countries are perceived, economics, military presence, education, and quality of life.            Continue reading

CRIME: New York-based Guyanese banker charged with US$1.7 million bank fraud

 Sunday, 11 April 2021

A  Guyanese woman, who lives in Queens, New York, has been accused of swindling the bank she worked at of US$1.7 million, according to the United States Department of Justice.

The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the unsealing of a criminal complaint charging Gangadai Rampersaud Azim also known as Julie Azim.      Continue reading

Guyana History: Ancestry: British Guiana Colonists – Historical database of residents

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This entry was published in Guyanese Online on 12 November 2012.

Check family names in the database… A very valuable historical document.

Many have never seen it before so it is being re-posted…. Please make your comments on the original post

British Guiana Colonists – Historical database of residents

OIL: Exxon-Mobil: The people have a right to question gas-to-shore project – Opinion

– Jagdeo’s ‘no brainer’ comment is arrogant and insulting – Christopher Ram

Mar 28, 2021 – Kaieteur News – “Disappointing, arrogant and insulting.”
That was how Chartered Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram, (photo at left)  describes the recent comment made by Vice President (VP), Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, that the financial feasibility of Government’s intended multibillion dollar gas-to-shore project is a “no-brainer.”

The project, since being announced by the Irfaan Ali administration has faced its share of criticisms by industry experts despite having strong support from the nation’s leaders.    Continue reading

ANALYSIS | Britain seeks a new place in the world | By: David Jessop

What global role should a post-imperial, post-Brexit Britain play? Can it reinvent itself in a manner that convinces a population increasingly divided by education, age, race, location, and inequality, let alone the wider world, that it can or should continue to try to punch above its weight?
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The United Kingdom announced on March 11, 2021 that it is delaying the imposition of checks on some goods from the European Union to give businesses more time to prepare for new post-Brexit rules.

Guyana SPEAKS: on Book ‘In Search of Mami Wata’ – Sunday 28th March 2021

Dear Friends,

Please join us for a Guyana SPEAKS event on the recently published book, In Search of Mami Wata, by registering via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/guyana-speaks-in-search-of-mami-wata-tickets-146731041495
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Date: Sunday, 28th March 2021 
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Time: 2pm BST / 9am ET / 9am GYT Reminder: The clocks in the UK go forward by an hour]
Contributors include: Scott Ting-A-Kee, Diane Wright, Michelle Asantewa, and Joyce Trotman  Continue reading