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Guyana, ExxonMobil about to ink Payara oil well approval

— Hefty fines for flaring, dumping untreated water

Guyana is on the verge of signing an agreement with ExxonMobil for its Payara Development Plan that would provide for hefty fines for flaring and the dumping of untreated water back into the sea, Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharrat said Friday.

He told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that the actual fines were still under discussion and would be ironed out before the draft agreement is approved by Cabinet and make way for its signing.

“We have managed to negotiate on a number of environmental issues…..flaring will carry a fine. Water will have to be treated to international standard before dumping. I think we have a better agreement than Liza,” he said.          Continue reading

Guyana Gov’t to establish committee to look at protecting Georgetown against floods

City Hall – Georgetown

Government plans to give serious attention to protecting Guyana’s capital city, Georgetown, from rising sea levels by establishing an inter-ministerial committee to look at developing a plan to address the issue.

This announcement was made by Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Nigel Dharamlall who said that it is the view and mandate of the new government that they will have to work towards protecting Georgetown from floods.      Continue reading

Guyana: Pres. Granger commissions new power station in Bartica

—  solar farm plans moving ahead

The new Bartica Power Station.

President David Granger Saturday morning December 28, 2019 commissioned a US$3.4 million power station at Dogg Point, Agatash in Bartica, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region 7), where he noted that it will bring unprecedented relief to residents who have experienced severe power outages over the years.

The President in his address at a simple ceremony, said it is inconceivable that Guyana can be on a path of development and ignore the evolution of its hinterland communities.          Continue reading

United States financing humanitarian aid to Venezuelan refugees in Guyana

Millo Yiftach, Field Coordinator of HIAS, a global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, and Programme Officer of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State Rebecca Alvarado.

The United States (U.S.) says it has provided nearly US$4 million in humanitarian assistance to Venezuelan refugees in Guyana since fiscal Year 2017.          Continue reading

Exxon-Mobil: First Oil: Liza Destiny arrives in Stabroek Block

The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s ‘First Oil’ production vessel has arrived in the Stabroek Block after traveling nearly 11 thousand nautical miles from the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, ExxonMobil announced Thursday.

The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel journeyed for 42 days, after a June commissioning ceremony at which First Lady, Sandra Granger renamed it “Godmother”.

After clearing customs, the vessel will be moored to the seabed (known as spread mooring) in preparation for production, storage and offloading of Guyana’s oil.          Continue reading

The world’s most liveable cities – 2016: Living on the edge

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GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 30 November 2015

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 30 November 2015

  • Guyana get show of support from Commonwealth on Venezuela controversy
  • Government seeking to maximize its investment in Specialty Hospital project
  • Comply now with labour regulations minister Broomes warns Berbice businesses
  • The environment comes into focus at international summit
  • Occupational health and safety a priority for Government
  • Sports

Click links  below to view the TV News Videos:-   Continue reading

The global food waste scandal: Tristram Stuart – 2 videos

Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible — but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

Tristram Stuart sounds the warning bell on global food waste, calling for us to change the systems whereby large quantities of produce and other foods end up in trash heaps. Full bio»

The global food waste scandal: Tristram Stuart

Tackling food waste: feeding the 5,000 – Trafalgar Square, London – video    Continue reading

FORWARD – Barack Obama on his achievements since 2008

FORWARD – A Barack Obama video on the challenges America faced

Published on Apr 30, 2012 by BarackObamadotcom

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The video outlines the challenges America faced as President Obama took office at the height of the worst recession in almost a century and details the progress that has been made reclaiming the security of the middle class and building an economy that’s meant to last, where hard work pays and responsibility is rewarded.

Exploration Guyana: video

Exploration Guyana: video

Director: Charles Montier | Producer: Charles Montier
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2011 | Story Teller’s Country: United Kingdom

Synopsis: Guyana is the size of Britain, with just two percent of the population. Its towns are clustered on the coast, so travel inland and there’s nothing but virgin tropical forest. A single road cuts through the jungle to reach the South and there are few airstrips, so the only way of exploring the interior is via its network of rivers. As a result, few people venture into the interior, leaving it unspoiled and pristine.

In February 2009, Charles Montier and two Patamona Indians set off into this wild environment, to attempt the very first descent of the Potaro River, from its source down to its mouth. Relying on old maps and their own wit, they would climb an untouched 2,000-meter Tepui, navigate their way through treacherous rapids, encounter mining camps and take on the mighty Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest single drop waterfall.    See the video below:        Continue reading