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Daily Archives: November 8, 2018

CARICOM fisheries organisation ready to assist Guyana on possible impact of oil industry on fish stock

The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is willing to assist Guyana in assessing whether offshore oil industry work is impacting on fish stock, but Guyana says it may be better for oil companies to collect the relevant data. CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton said Guyana has not asked for help in that regard, but fishers in the rest of the ...

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No more oil concessions until early 2020- govt’s Energy Department

Oil companies interested in acquiring concessions, including those in ultra deep waters, will have to wait until early 2020 by which time the country is expected to have a model Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) and upgraded laws, officials said Thursday. Head of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe said government was in no hurry to ...

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OPINION: What election gimmickry

by GHK Lall The vulgar dissonance that has characterized the Berbice Bridge from its conception, birth, and now sickly if not obese presence continues.  Dissonance is being polite; it is more like river-crossing robbery; in reality the political precursor and equivalent to the piracy on the high seas further pass that same bridge.  Now in the ongoing frenzies of cleverness, ...

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Behavioural change strategy to counter myths about malaria cause, treatment

Guyana’s fight against the mosquito-borne disease, malaria, is coming up against a few stumbling blocks due to a lack of knowledge about transmission of the disease, according to preliminary findings of behavioural change survey. The findings were made by a team being spearheaded by the United States Agency for International Agency’s (USAID) Breakthrough Action Project and the Ministry of Public ...

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