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Carl Greenidge, WPA executive members clash on direct cash transfers from oil money

Former Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge has confirmed that the Guyana government does not favour direct cash transfers into the hands of ordinary Guyanese on the grounds that it will encourage unemployment, a position that was roundly rejected by Chairman of the Buxton First of August Movement (FAM-Buxton), Professor David Hinds. “I don’t know that one can give a definitive answer ...

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Tullow Oil makes 1st discovery offshore Guyana

Director of the Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe, Monday morning, announced that the UK-based Tullow Oil Plc wholly owned subsidiary Tullow Guyana B.V. discovered oil in commercial quantities. The oil was found in the Jethro-1 exploration well, drilled in the Orinduik Block offshore Guyana. The Jethro-1 well was drilled by the Stena Forth drillship to a total depth of ...

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AG Williams, Nandlall, Ramkarran differ on economic impact of no-confidence motion

Attorney General, Basil Williams on Monday sought to downplay the fallout from the now eight-month old no-confidence motion on Guyana’s business climate, even as two prominent opposition-aligned lawyers forecast a rough period. Speaking during a panel discussion organised by the American Chamber of Commerce Guyana (AMCHAM-G) on the topic “The implication of the CCJ (Caribbean Court if Justice) Consequential Orders ...

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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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Guyana’s plans to raise oil royalties could ‘diminish attractiveness’

Reproduced from Energy Voice By Allister Thomas Guyana’s plans to raise oil and gas royalties may “diminish attractiveness” to future investors, according to new analysis. Earlier this month the South American nation announced its intention to raise the government’s take in future oil licences. Analyst firm GlobalData said the country could raise royalties from the current 2% to 5%, but ...

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Scrap taxes instead of giving ‘oil money’ handouts – Investment Fund Manager

The idea of handing out ‘oil money’ to Guyanese continues to get low marks from experts such as Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Investment Fund Manager, David Pollard. Delivering a public interest lecture on the “Impact of Oil Revenues on Guyana” under the auspices of the Guyana Securities Council, Pollard made it clear that cash handouts would encourage laziness among ...

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Gov’t crafting oil and gas safety and health regulations

A new package of regulations governing workers’ safety in the oil and gas sector is being crafted, Occupational Safety and Health Consultant at the Ministry of Social Protection, Gwyneth King said Wednesday. She made the disclosure at a Health, Safety, Security and Environment Conference and Exhibition hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana in collaboration with the American ...

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Canadian business chamber to open doors in Guyana amid oil, gold rush

Canada on Monday announced plans to established a business chamber in Guyana, as several Canadian companies step up preparations to search for oil offshore the South American nation. Canada’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee made the announcement at a reception at the Marriott Hotel to mark her country’s 152nd anniversary since three provinces came together to form that North ...

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First Lady commissions ExxonMobil’s first FPSO for Guyana

First Lady Sandra Granger on Saturday commissioned the ‘Liza Destiny’, the first in a series of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels for ExxonMobil Guyana at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. The vessel will depart Singapore in July and is expected to arrive in Guyana in September to prepare for the commencement of oil production for the Liza Phase ...

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