Category Archives: Guyana

Download: CSJAD “New Road” Newsletter June 2018

Download: CSJAD “New Road” Newsletter June 2018

Guyana: The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery

The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery

Oil rigs and production

Guyana just discovered it owns enough oil to solve all its problems — and cause even bigger ones.

Micah Maidenberg, Manuela Andreoni  | Foreign Policy

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Amid the narrow streets and rusty docks of Georgetown, the quiet capital of Guyana, the first signs of an oil boom are visible. Steel pipe destined for deep-water projects can be seen stacked on wharves near the city center. Over at the Marriott, the country’s only five-star hotel, the bar fills up throughout the day with Brazilian oil workers and American contractors. Boats embark from a new depot on the Demerara River, ferrying supplies to oil projects hundreds of miles from the coast.

Driving much of this activity is ExxonMobil. Three years ago, the company’s Guyana subsidiary found crude in sandstone reservoirs about 120 miles offshore, the first of a string of offshore discoveries that have raised the country’s reserves to an estimated 3.2 billion barrels from nothing at all. Decades of dry wells had made such a cache impossible to imagine.     Continue reading

ExxonMobil confirms 8th oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well

ExxonMobil confirms 8th oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well

Stenna Carron drillship

…company to add another exploration vessel offshore Guyana 

ExxonMobil in a statement on Wednesday said it made its eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block.

According to the US based oil giant, the Stena Carron drillship commenced drilling on May 25, 2018 and the Longtail-1 well was safely drilled to 18,057 feet (5,504 meters) depth in 6,365 feet (1,940 meters) of water, where they subsequently encountered approximately 256 feet (78 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir.   Continue reading

Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club – Summer Brunch at Tropical Nights – July 22, 2018

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U.G. Alumni Association Toronto Chapter – “Re-Ignite” Reception – July 19. 2018

Guyana Politics: The PPP – Clutching onto Straws

Guyana Politics: The PPP – Clutching onto Straws

In the absence of desperately needed political traction, the PPP has latched on to a rusty political strategy which well-thinking Guyanese largely see as outdated, unproductive and tribal.
In recent months, the PPP has not advanced any policy on the major issues in the country such as how to improve the economy, lower crime or reduce corruption.

Instead, it has repeatedly criticized almost every policy by the government on these issues. In some cases, it has taken legal action to overturn the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Election Commission and has issued frivolous charges against several ministers for misuse of state funds.      Continue reading

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – June 16-18. 2018

News – 18 June 2018

Former Pres. Advisor…Investigate all oil blocks given out under PPP

SWFs aren’t enough to save economy when you become hooked on oil – Ramson

Alexander challenges Jagdeo to face-off on GECOM hiring

Benn claims GECOM bungled handling of multi-million procurement fraud

GRA not responsible for delays in opening of MovieTowne

My performance at GECOM is unsullied and I am aptly qualified – Former DCEO    Continue reading

The Queens Book Fair and Literary Festival – Queens NY. – June 24. 2018

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Government of Canada – Improving Black Wealth via Mental Health – By Yvonne Sam

Government of Canada – Improving Black Wealth via Mental Health

By Yvonne Sam

The issue of mental health is not only taboo among Blacks, but also well hidden. Mental illness is looked upon as “White person’s disease;” Now the government of Canada is poised within range to bring about a cultural change.

I was recently invited to be part of one of several discussions—– the initial steps in the planning phase surrounding commitments made in the 2018 Government of Canada Budget on the health and well-being of Black Canadians. The Budget proposed the investment of $19 million over a 5year period, aimed at enhancing local community supports for youth at risk and to develop research in support of more culturally focused mental health programs in Black Canadian communities ($10 million administered by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and $9 million administered by Canadian Heritage).  Continue reading

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives – Buxton/Friendship Museum opens August 4. 2018

Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc.

(Supporting the Buxton/Friendship Museum, Archives & Cultural Center)

P.O. Box 352, Lanham, Maryland USA 20768-0352

Email – friendsofvmainc.gmail.com

A 501(c)(3) Organization – Tax ID# 82-1835070

Dear Family,Friends & Supporters,

Last December 2017, we informed you of our intention to open the Buxton/Friendship, Museum, Archives & Culture Center in August 2018.

We now have good news and hereby inform you that the opening is set for Saturday AUGUST 4Th 2018, in Guyana.

We ask your assistance to make this Vision a reality by responding to the attached letter and become one of our Sponsors, by making a contribution and be part of this new history of Buxton/ Friendship.

Please feel free to share with family and friends.

              Together we can make a difference and make all things possible.

             “Thanks to all who have made contributions.”

 

Keith Easton  – President & Founder –  (240)-601-3892 

Download:  Sponsor letter for Buxton Museum – 2018

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