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GUYANA: US$260M contract signed for new Demerara River Bridge

May 26, 2022 Kaieteur News – By Alliyah Allicock

Kaieteur News – Following some five months of negotiations with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and its partners, the Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Public Works on Wednesday signed the contract for the construction of a new US$260 million Demerara River Bridge (DRB).

A 3D model of the new Demerara Harbour Bridge which was released earlier this year.

The project which was awarded to CRCC and its partners China Railway Caribbean Company Limited and China Railway Engineering Bureau Group Company Limited will see the construction of a modern four-lane structure linking Region Three and Four.               Continue reading

POLITICS: Challenges facing the new Government of Guyana – By Sir Ronald Sanders 

 By Sir Ronald Sanders 

The one upside of the challenges facing the Government of Guyana after a 5-month impasse in declaring the result of general elections on March 2, is that the country’s economic growth in 2020 is projected at a whopping 52.8% – surpassing all 26 Latin American and Caribbean states.  This trend is likely to continue for many years to come.

Guyana has become a hotbed for new oil and gas production. Since 2015, there have been 19 oil discoveries, resulting in estimated recoverable petroleum resources of more than 8 billion barrels.  Between December 2019 and June 2020, this newly found wealth in oil and gas provided the government US$95M in royalties paid by ExxonMobil from its first two oil sales.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Carter Center deploys observer mission ahead of elections

Aviation: Qatar to the Rescue – Guyana signs Aviation agreement with Qatar

By Adrian Loverage  …. in Barbados

The announcement that the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority has signed an agreement with the Government of Guyana which will permit award winning Qatar Airways to operate any number of passenger and cargo flights between the two countries, is significant more than it first appears.

It will also allow the airline to open an operation base in Guyana and fly to any other country in the region and other regions as well. Clearly this ground breaking decision is driven by Guyana’s increasingly important position being poised to become a major player in the gas and oil industry.        Continue reading

GUYANA POLITICS: MARCH CONFIDENCE – By  Verian Mentis-Barker – Xpress Blogg


The Coalition Government of Guyana has the support of every Guyanese frightened by the depth of the evil and deception this Party, the PPP, is willing to implement to retain inglorious power.
We would like the Government of Guyana to know that we are firmly behind them.

But we want to know why a vigorous offensive has not yet been launched….at least overtly enough for supporters to know that something is being done by the people that were legitimately elected to lead the country –  in the face of this crisis.

This is not the time to cite the errors or the epistles of shortcomings that are on the wall of the Coalition Government because there are volumes.

Instead, this is the time to save our country from the character of politics and politicians that brought the country to depths of its existence, post-Independence.       Continue reading

BaiShanLin asks UN boss to “remind” Guyana of treaty obligations + The truth about BaiShanLin

BaiShanLin asks UN boss to “remind” Guyana of treaty obligations

 – demands GRA return its vehicles in seven days
– wants diplomatic solution
– claims actions have implications for all investors

[May 18, 2016 – By KNEWS]   The seizure of two high-end vehicles last month from a Chinese company for outstanding taxes by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is threatening to become a diplomatic issue.
This week, law firm, Satram and Satram, representing BaiShanLin International Forest Development Inc., wrote the Commissioner-General of GRA demanding that the two vehicles, a Lexus SUV and Nissan van, be released within seven days.

The lawyer insisted that the seizures triggered a dispute between the company and the Government of Guyana and is contrary to the agreement between China and Guyana, signed on the 27th day of March 2003, that dealt with the promotion and protection of investments between the two countries.

Also written to over the seizures are Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, and Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-MoonContinue reading

The Guyana Cultural Association of New York….. says THANK YOU!

The Guyana Cultural Association of New York…..says THANK  YOU!

We, the members of the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc. express our sincere thanks to all who helped to make our 2015 Guyana Folk Festival season a success. There were more attendees at all of the events—the Awards Ceremony, Kwe Kwe Night, the Literary Hang and Family Fun Day. More than 11,000 attended the annual Family Fun Day 2015 in Brooklyn. This represented a 22 percent increase over 2014’s. Thank you, Brooklyn!

The increased presence of visitors from Guyana, as well as displays of art and products manufactured there made Folk Festival 2015 memorable. This year, GCA was pleased to welcome Honorable Cathy Hughes, Minister of Tourism. In addition, to hosting an exhibition on Guyana’s tourism product and showcasing Guyanese food and beverages at Family Fun Day, Minister Hughes attended Kwe Kwe Night and the Literary Hang.  Continue reading

Venezuela’s relations with Guyana – commentary

Venezuela’s relations with Guyana

Guyana -Venezuela - Disputed territoryMARCH 8, 2015 · BY Stabroek News – Editorial

The week before last Takuba Lodge issued a press release stating that Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez of Venezuela had raised an objection with the Country Manager of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd about the dispatch of an oil rig from Louisiana to an exploratory concession granted by the Government of Guyana.

The site identified for the drilling is called Liza, which is located off the coast of Demerara within the Stabroek Block. Needless to say, it is situated well within Guyana’s waters, and while Venezuela’s spurious claim to this country’s land space has never encompassed territory east of the Essequibo River, the Stabroek Block does extend into offshore Essequibo. The implications of this, one supposes, is the primary reason for Venezuela’s objection.

The latest protest from our western neighbour follows an ingrained pattern whereby it has attempted to thwart any major development on land or sea in Essequibo over the past few decades, be it a hydroelectric project, a spaceport, or an exploratory concession for oil.   Continue reading

Venezuela detains oil survey vessel in local waters – updates – ship now released

Venezuela detains oil survey vessel in local waters, Guyana protests

APNU condemns `provocative’ action of Venezuelan navy


Research Vessel -Teknik Perdana

Research Vessel – “Teknik Perdana”

A Venezuela frigate yesterday  [October 10, 2013], shadowed a research vessel for a US oil explorer in Guyana’s waters and later forced it to the Venezuelan island of Margarita where it is presently detained, sparking a strong protest from Guyana.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning said: “The Government of Guyana is of the firm belief that the actions taken by the Venezuelan navy vessel constitute a serious threat to the peace of this sub-region and the Government of Guyana therefore strongly condemns these actions.”   Continue reading

Guyana: Treason accused Freed

Guyana: Treason accused Freed

28 March 2012 – (Demerara Waves)

Three persons–including a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officer and a former reserve officer- were Wednesday freed of a treason charge but Special Prosecutor, Vic Puran signaled that the matter might be far from over.

Those freed are Major Bruce Munroe, his wife Carol and a former Reserve Officer, Leonard Wharton.

Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine Beharry said there was insufficient evidence for the trio to face trial by a judge and jury.

They were accused of between December 1, 2009 and December 16, 2010, at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, intending to level war within Guyana to force the President out of his office, in order to compel the Government of Guyana to change its measures. The three were arrested on December 27, 2010.     Continue reading

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