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Equal pay for drillship workers but unions must understand industry -new oil company

The recently established Unicon Guyana Inc. (UGI), which includes a well-established Ghanaian company, has promised that the workers it will hire, train and place aboard oil rigs will receive equal pay with their foreign counterparts, but trade unions must come to grips with the reality of working conditions aboard drillships. “Specifically, I want to say that once I’m Chairman, UGI ...

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Stop politically-inspired legal interpretations -Attorney Nigel Hughes

Oil industry lawyer, Nigel Hughes is warning that political interpretations of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) judgements on the no-confidence motion are sending bad signals to investors. “We are now at the advent in the unfolding oil and gas era in which the interpretations of orders of court on matters of political importance are likely to be subject to ...

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Guyana’s businesses must demand more local content -Trinidad’s former energy minister

Trinidad and Tobago’s former Energy Minister, Kevin Ramnarine agrees that Guyana’s business community should demand that foreign oil and gas industry companies buy more goods and services locally, but at the same time he sees a role for partnerships between Guyanese and Trinidadian companies. Speaking with local media representatives on Thursday via Skype, Ramnarine said if international oil companies are ...

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Time to revisit CARICOM; Trinidad & Tobago “predatory” on Guyana’s emerging oil sector -Robert Persaud

Former Guyana government minister, Robert Persaud on Tuesday called for the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) Single Market and Economy (CSME) to be revisited. “The time has come for us to revisit the Treaty of Chaguaramas. The time has come for us to redefine what do we want, mean of want out of Caricom and, Guyana, we must start that conversation ...

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GCCI’s Petroleum Head calls out President Granger on oil and gas silence

Head of Petroleum at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Attorney-at-Law Charles Ramson is flaying President David Granger for being virtually silent on key issues in the oil and gas sector. Mr Ramson, who holds a master of science in Oil and Gas Enterprise Management from the United Kingdom’s University of Abeerdeen, describes the establishment of the Department of ...

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NIS encouraged to invest on international stock market amid meagre returns, dwindled contributions

Despite raking in more than GYD$500 million from Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is being encouraged to invest some of its monies on the international stock market as it grapples with paying pensions amid declining contributions. Chairman of the NIS Board, John Seeram told a 50th anniversary observance at the Brickdam-based headquarters that the ...

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Ghana to help Guyana’s energy sector

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed that his country would help Guyana’s energy sector, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said. Briefing the media after Akufo Addo was conferred with Guyana’s national award, the Order of Excellence by President David Granger, Harmon said the technical assistance cooperation would be provided free of cost. “This is very important ...

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Occupational safety visits to Guyana offshore drill-ships too costly for Labour Department to conduct

The Labour Department cannot afford the money to inspect oil exploration vessels offshore Guyana to ensure they are complying with the country’s occupational safety and health laws, Labour Department Consultant Francis Carryl said Friday. “When we can afford to go out there, we will go to see exactly what is happening and I doubt whether we can go more than ...

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Guyana seeks Islamic bank funding for technical-vocational training for oil sector jobs

Guyana has asked the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to finance the training of local persons for the emerging oil and gas sector, even as top officials said foreigners would have to be employed if there are insufficient Guyanese to fill vacancies. “A reverse linkage programme in technical and vocational training with emphasis on addressing the critical needs of our emerging ...

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