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Pictorial Feature – By Francis Quamina Farrier:- 7-12 of 12 photos

Pictorial Feature – By Francis Quamina Farrier

There is that saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”; as such, this pictorial feature is likely one of my longest articles. During the year, 2017, I have taken over a thousand photographs in many locations in Guyana, as well as abroad, so it was a bit of a challenge to select the dozen which I have submitted for publication here.

My hope is that you enjoy viewing them, as much as I enjoyed taking them. I also hope that you will find the brief stories accompanying them, interesting.

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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

Guyana: Busted carjackers stole over 100 vehicles

Busted carjackers stole over 100 vehicles

-used some in ‘private hire’ service, demanded $24,000 a week from drivers  

Police were yesterday still trying to assess the scope of the recently dismantled carjacking ring whose operations stretched from East Coast Demerara to Linden.

Investigators believe that the gang included ex-policemen, several young taxi drivers, individuals with access to firearm, mechanics and bodywork specialists, women who acquired duplicate vehicle keys, and individuals who assisted in providing forged documents.       Continue reading

Guyana: Central High School closure put on hold – Education Ministry

Central High School closure put on hold – Education Ministry

Central High School. Georgetown. Guyana

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has announced that any closure of the Central High School is on hold.
The Ministry in a statement yesterday disclosed that it is currently exploring other avenues to have the children of that institution housed comfortably following a meeting with the Central High School Board, the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), representatives of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and officials of the MoE.               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

You can’t cure corruption by ignoring it – President David Granger

You can’t cure corruption by ignoring it

 – President Granger tells Police Conference 

President David Granger

“Corruption like a malignant cancer cannot be cured by being ignored.” This was the firm declaration of President David Granger yesterday as he delivered piercing remarks at the 2018 Police Officers Conference at the Eve Leary Police Officers Mess.

The Head of State wasted no time in amplifying the important role of the Police Force even as he underscored his ‘no tolerance’ stance against corruption within its realm. He, moreover, made it clear to his attentive audience of police ranks of various levels that “if corruption is concealed it will continue…”   Continue reading

Guyana Christian Charities (GCC) – Spring Dance -Toronto – May 19. 2018

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Guyana Politics: Mysterious counter-force in a mysterious land – Freddie Kissoon

Mysterious counter-force in a mysterious land

Feb 12, 2018 –  Kaieteur News –By Freddie Kissoon

Here are the words of former Prime Minister, Sam Hinds in a letter to this newspaper recently, “Following the 2001 jailbreak and their projection by some political factions as ‘Freedom Fighters’, the attacks on assumed supporters of the PPP/C were taken to a higher level. When the national security forces showed remarkable inability to apprehend them it was inevitable that a similar irregular counter-force emerged.”     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

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – February 08-10. 2018

  News – 10 February 2018

Venezuela concerns… Guyana, Brazil to ramp up military cooperation

Total, Tullow and Repsol lauded for joint venturing on Guyana offshore blocks

SPU proposes re-opening sugar estates

Pre-contract cost… US$460M seem to have been pulled from an alternate universe- Hinds

Government policy is not decided by the advisor

Trailed from bank… Fisherman shot, robbed of $7.6M he withdrew to build house

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