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New oil equivalent estimate at more than 6 billion barrels in Stabroek Block

Hess Corporation, a partner with ExxonMobil Guyana, on Wednesday upped the amount of hydrocarbon discovered offshore this northeastern South American country to 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). “In Guyana, we have just increased the estimate of gross discovered recoverable resources for the Stabroek Block to more than 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent and continue to see multi-billion ...

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City Hall to enforce order to stop construction of petrochemical bond

The Georgetown City Council on Tuesday said it planned to move in on a John Fernandes Limited (JFL) site at Houston Gardens, East Bank Demerara, to enforce a “cease order on the construction of a petrochemical bond by an American company that has been contracted to supply ExxonMobil. Town Clerk, Sharon Harry-Munroe told reporters that despite the issuance of the ...

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Caribbean Vocational Qualification pilot in 11 secondary schools from September

The Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) will be piloted in 11 secondary schools starting in September to provide students with validation of skills, the Ministry of Education said Monday. The Ministry of Education is collaborating with the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) on the implementation of the CVQ within the secondary schools identified, Canje Secondary, Aurora Secondary, New Bartica Secondary, Paramakatoi Secondary, ...

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10 students in ICT internship with MOPT company partners

Ten students from junior secondary schools in Georgetown began a ground-breaking paid five-week internship with the four leading private sector information communication and technology (ICT) enterprises in Guyana, the Ministry of Public Telecommunications (MOPT) said Monday. These enterprises have been working in partnership with MOPT since the first year of the Ministry’s existence—in 2017. Two of the five companies started ...

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US Coast Guard continuing to boost Guyana’s maritime security capacity

The Guyana’s Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) is benefiting from the expertise of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for a capacity building workshop on Port Safety Management. The first such training exercise in Guyana – a three-day seminar – opened Monday morning at Regency Suites, Georgetown. Participants include port facility security officers and representatives of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) ...

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Fly Jamaica bought out

Republished from Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — A team of investors including Jamaican aviation veteran Glenn Logan, led by Yann LeProvost of the French based company W&Y SAS, has taken over the operations of the problem-plagued Fly Jamaica Airways. The new owners, who took over the reigns on Friday from Guyanese operators Paul and Roxanne Reece, have promised to ...

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Court cannot instruct GECOM on election date -President

President David Granger on Thursday stressed that the court could not instruct when general elections must be held because the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is an independent agency and that his administration remained committed to “free, fair and credible” elections with an acceptable voters’ list. “The President cannot tell the Elections Commission (when elections) must be held; neither can the ...

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“Girls in Tech” launches Guyana chapter

Girls in Tech (GIT), a global non-profit that work to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups will launch a Guyana chapter on August 7, the organisation said Wednesday. It is Girls in Tech’s mission to support women with the access and the community they need to succeed in the technology industry by educating and empowering ...

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Republic Bank (Guyana) gets new boss

Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited  on Wednesday announced the appointment of Mr. Amral Khan as Managing Director, effective August 1. He will succeed Mr. Richard S. Sammy who will be taking up a new appointment at Republic Bank in Trinidad and Tobago, the international bank said in a statement. A career banker, with over 34 years of banking experience, Mr. Khan ...

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Ghana helps Guyana certify helideck on Liza Destiny

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it got technical help from its Ghanaian counterpart aviation body to certify the helicopter deck aboard the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, Liza Destiny, that is on its way to Guyanese waters to prepare for commercial oil production. “The inspection was conducted in collaboration with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (Ghana ...

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