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Daily Archives: July 27, 2016

Hundreds stranded aboard grounded Essequibo ferry vessel

Hundreds of passengers travelling from Supenaam and Wakenaam to Parika were Thursday morning stranded after the ferry vessel, MV Makouria, ran aground. Among the vehicles aboard is an ambulance with a patient who was injured in a motorcycle accident. Sources said the vessel encountered difficulties at a place named Sting Ray due to very low tide coupled with numerous vehicles. ...

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Natural gas production not immediately feasible- ExxonMobil official tells parliamentary committee

Although “associated” natural gas has been found along with an estimated 1.4 million barrels of oil offshore Guyana, a top official of ExxonMobil on Wednesday said because of the comparatively small gas find it would not be immediately feasible to exploit that fuel. Country Manager for Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL)- ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary- Jeff Simons explained that ...

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Bai Shan Lin grinds to a halt, Region 10’s small loggers have no buyer

The operations of the Chinese logging company, Bai Sha Lin, have ground to halt and the livelihoods of numerous Guyanese who sold logs to that company have been disrupted, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said Wednesday. “The company’s operations are at a standstill right now,” he said. Briefing the bipartisan parliamentary committee on natural resources, he said Bai Shan ...

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Environment separated from Natural Resources Ministry to remove conflict

Government is moving to remove any potential conflict between the extractive industries sector and the management of the environment by stripping the environment portfolio from the Ministry of Natural Resources and putting it under the Ministry of the Presidency. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said there would now be a Department of the Environment of the Ministry of the Presidency. ...

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