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Guyana – OIL: First Lady commissions ExxonMobil’s first FPSO for Guyana

First Lady Sandra Granger on Saturday 23rd June 2019, commissioned the ‘Liza Destiny’, the first in a series of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels for ExxonMobil Guyana at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.

The vessel will depart Singapore in July and is expected to arrive in Guyana in September to prepare for the commencement of oil production for the Liza Phase 1 project in the Stabroek Block by the first quarter of 2020.

Mrs. Granger was accompanied by Director of the Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe.    Continue reading

COURTS CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP TRADITION – by Francis Quamina Farrier

COURTS CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP TRADITION – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Melissa Vandeyar; Winning COURTS singer

Melissa Vandeyar; Winning COURTS singer

While it is not any way near the grand mega Christmas Tree light-up at Rockefeller Plaza in midtown Manhattan, New York City, the relative modest COURTS Christmas tree Light-up here on Main Street in downtown Georgetown, Guyana, has also now become an annual Guyanese Christmas tradition. Many Guyanese look forward to it eagerly. In a way, this COURTS Christmas tradition, is now an  important element of the Guyanese Christmas Season, in what is now a much cleaner capital city, Georgetown.

On the day in question, in this Jubilee Year 2016, it was Friday November 11, the southern block of Main Street, between Quamina Street and Church Street, was blocked off to vehicular traffic. That is part of this annual Christmas tradition. A temporary stage was set-up across the western pavement, and jumbo public address systems, put in place. It was another COURTS Christmas Trees Light-Up, and the building up of another phase of a Guyana Christmas tradition.   Continue reading

Sponsors make STEM Camps Possible for Guyanese Youth

Support from First Lady Sandra Granger, the Diaspora and Local Sponsors make STEM Camps Possible for Guyanese Youth

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The sibling team of Ima, Asha, Caleb and Joshua Christian, although US-born, have spent many summers in Guyana, attended summer enrichment programs in Guyana, and are directly connected to Guyana through their involved parents, former National Team Basketball players Karen Abrams and Leon Christian.

Since emigrating, the parent Christians have never allowed distance to hamper their contributions to Guyana, whether through representing the country in several Caribbean basketball championships, investing in a local business, contributing to local civic efforts, or now inspiring their children to share their technology knowledge with local students in Guyana. The husband and wife team feel a strong sense of duty to contribute to the development of Guyana. … [Read more]

Guyana Institute of Historical Research (GIHR) News – 2015 Christmas edition

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In this issue –  [Download: newsletter link below]      

  1. GIHR pixChristmas in slavery times.
  2. First Lady Sandra Granger’s quote.
  3. Christmas breakfast.
  4. GIHR outreach.
  5. Guyanese women: Headliners.
  6. Meet the female parliamentarians in the eleventh legislative assembly.
  7. Faces of Masquerade.
  8. Meet the GIHR Board of Directors
  9. The Guyana Institute of Historical Research Ninth International Research conference.
  10. The First family of Guyana.

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Government News Brief – December 11, 2015

GINA logoGovernment News Brief – December 11, 2015

  1. Linden: Small Business Development Fund established. Loans for the self-employed.  Focus on women self employment.
  2. First Lady Sandra Granger at Lethem Region Workshop. Focus on Women and their role in the community. Self employment and independence extremely important as well the vaue they must place on their work.
  3. Kaieteur National Park: Amerindian residents of the Chenapau community want to see the Kaieteur and its history respected. They want to see an end to its use as a suicide site.  They also want more help with education to reduce the student dropout rate.
  4. Georgetown:  Stabroek mini bus park demarcated and order implemented.   Also the Ministry of Tourism is looking at making part of Georgetown a World Heritage site similar to that of done in Paramaribo, Suriname.
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