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The danger in what others wish for in Venezuela – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: The danger in what others wish for in Venezuela

David Jessop

February 16, 2018 – By David Jessop

A few days ago, the International Energy Agency reported that oil production in the US was undergoing extraordinary growth. The OECD-related body for net importers of oil said that the increase meant that US “production could equal global demand growth” largely because of its rapidly expanding shale output. This meant that US production would probably reach 11 million bpd by late 2018, outstripping Saudi Arabia and offsetting OPEC-led supply cuts aimed at increasing energy prices.      Continue reading

Pres. Granger says… ExxonMobil contract back with Cabinet

Pres. Granger says… ExxonMobil contract back with Cabinet

President David Granger

Amid growing unhappiness over the 2016 Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) between Government and U.S. oil giant, ExxonMobil, President David Granger yesterday disclosed that the matter is engaging Cabinet.

The President was asked by Kaieteur News, specifically, if Government is prepared to review the contract based on public requests.    Continue reading

That oil contract may be rooted in history – By Adam Harris

That oil contract may be rooted in history

By Adam Harris – Kaieteur News

Most of the conversation these days centres on the oil contract. This contract was made public in December after calls by the society. And from the time the contract was released, people began to pick holes in it.
And indeed there are flaws that seem to be to Guyana’s disadvantage. Critics began to pick at these flaws. Now there are calls for the oil company to revisit the contract and make things a bit more meaningful and profitable for Guyana.     Continue reading

The Caribbean Voice Invites Nominations for the El Dorado Awards

The Caribbean Voice Invites Nominations for the El Dorado Awards

Georgetown, Guyana, January 2018: The Caribbean Voice is inviting nominations for its Fourth Annual El Dorado Awards to be held in July 2016, date and venue to be announced later.

The El Dorado Awards was launched in August 2015 to recognize affirmations agents on Guyana’s social landscape (see for the list of past honorees).

Affirmation agents are individuals, businesses and organizations that give back to communities and causes, promote and support social causes and/or engage in charitable work to empower and positively impact lives.

READ MORE: Caribbean Voice Nominations- El Dorado Awards

Shell made mistake by pulling out of Guyana’s oil basin

Shell made mistake by pulling out of Guyana basin

By Bert Wilkinson – Caribbean Life News

Now that Guyana’s oil and gas basin has been deemed as one of the hottest and most exciting prospects in the world, Shell Oil has to be regretting its decision to withdraw as an investment partner with United States giant ExxonMobil, which has so far drilled six successful wells offshore Guyana worth about 3.2 billion barrels of oil, officials said Monday, Jan. 29.  Continue reading

TORONTO: Factories are desperate for skilled workers

The shortage of skilled workers in Canada’s industrial sector is reaching a new intensity, with many factory owners saying the lack of talent is hindering the growth of their companies.

“It’s getting worse every year,” says Doug Kamphuys at Ellesmere Fabricators Ltd., a custom steel fabricator that makes massive smokestacks and other metalwork for hospitals and waste-water treatment plants.


Medicinal cannabis (Marijuana) industries established in Jamaica and St. Vincent

Jamaican Business to Produce Cannabis-Based Medicinals


Medicinal cannabis

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday February 1, 2018 – A Jamaican manufacturing company has entered a joint venture with US-based biotechnology company United Cannabis Corporation (UCANN) and Cannabinoid Research and its local subsidiary company, Cannabinoid Research and Development Company Limited (CRD), to produce cannabis-infused water and other cannabis-based products.     Continue reading

Jamaican takes over The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) leadership

Jamaican takes over The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) leadership

Mr. Albert Gordon

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) on Friday announced the appointment of Mr. Albert Gordon effective February 1, 2018 as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Mr Gordon is a Jamaican national but stands truly as a son of the Caribbean. The appointment of Mr. Gordon forms part of GPL’s plans to modernize, expand and improve electricity supply in support of the development of Guyana,” the power company said in a statement.  Continue reading

Canada: Back in History – Reveals the true Black History – By Yvonne Sam

Back in History – Reveals the true Black History

By Yvonne Sam

Irregardless of how new and unique something may seem to be, it carries with it a legacy of the past, for everything that exists in the present has come out of the past. Therefore, the more we understand about the past the more we will know about the present.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
– George Santayana, The Life of Reason (1905-06)

For one month each year Canadians deign to pay attention to Black History in the most perfunctory manner possible. For many, it is all about the Underground Railroad, and how progressive Canada the Savior is.    Continue reading

Data and medicine … A revolution in health care is coming – The Economist

Data and medicine … A revolution in health care is coming

Welcome to Doctor You

NO WONDER they are called “patients”. When people enter the health-care systems of rich countries today, they know what they will get: prodding doctors, endless tests, baffling jargon, rising costs and, above all, long waits. Some stoicism will always be needed, because health care is complex and diligence matters. But frustration is boiling over.

This week three of the biggest names in American business—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase—announced a new venture to provide better, cheaper health care for their employees. A fundamental problem with today’s system is that patients lack knowledge and control. Access to data can bestow both.


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