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British oil company finds more oil offshore Guyana

The London-listed Irish explorer Tullow Oil said on Monday that it has made a second oil discovery off the coast of Guyana, after the Joe-1 exploration well successfully opened a new upper tertiary oil play in the Guyana basin. The move follows a “substantial and high value oil discovery” by Tullow Oil in its Jethro-1 exploration well, in the same area of ...

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OPINION: Clashing Guyanese and American priorities

By GHK Lall The US Ambassador could not have been clearer in where, from the perspective of her responsibilities and country, the priority of interests focuses. Though couched in the careful and studied language favored by diplomats, there could – and should – be no mistaking the position of strength from which she spoke, and the thrusts embedded in those. ...

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Spending oil money impossible before elections – Finance Minister

Due to the failure of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) to nominate representatives to sit on an oversight committee to manage Guyana’s Natural Resources Fund (NRF), also known as the Sovereign Wealth Fund, Finance Minister Winston Jordan says government will be unable to spend the monies until after general elections. He said if ...

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Venezuelan rivals cross swords over relinquishing claim of oil-rich Guyana’s Essequibo

Reproduced from Argus Media Venezuela’s rival political authorities are trading accusations of relinquishing the country’s historical claim to a large swath of neighboring Guyana on the eve of ExxonMobil’s launch of offshore production there. Venezuela’s executive vice president Delcy Rodriguez today released what she says is a months-old tape of Vanessa Neumann, the UK envoy of opposition leader Juan Guaido, ...

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US Fulbright Scholar pursues accreditation for UG’s engineering programme, research in oil pipeline corrosion

Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Norman Munroe will begin research in Guyana on preventing corrosion of pipelines in the oil and gas industry and facilitate accrediting engineering programmes at the University of Guyana, the United States (U.S.) embassy in Guyana said. That research is currently underway at Florida International University’s (FIU) laboratory. The U.S. embassy says Dr. Munroe, who is an FIU ...

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Georgetown Chamber flays American Ambassador over local content remarks

A section of Guyana’s business community has reacted sharply to United States Ambassador, Sarah-Ann Lynch’s warning that recent chatter about local content may scare away foreign investors. Senior Vice President of the Georgetown Chamber, Timothy Tucker indicated that Ms. Lynch is an American public servant who was merely representing her country’s business interests. Mr. Tucker says nothing is wrong with ...

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16% interest rate “ridiculous” for businesses to borrow from commercial banks – GCCI

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Tuesday said its planned Business Development Forum would be geared to helping small businesses find other sources of financing. Senior Vice President of the GCCI, Timothy Tucker says that’s because interest rates at commercial banks are very steep compared to crowd-funding, boot-strapping and equity. “Apart from electricity costs in manufacturing, is ...

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Third Guyanese company enlisted on stock exchange

A sprawling 700-acre agricultural estate, operating under the name Pomeroon Trading, is set to become the third Guyanese company to be listed on the Guyana Stock Exchange in 10 years. Company Advisor, United Kingdom parliamentarian, David Lammy, says the company is about to sell more than 130,000 shares at US$7.50 per share to any new investor. “Pomeroon Trading will be ...

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US Ambassador cautions local content policy concerns may scare away investors

Co-Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce- Guyana (AMCHAM-G), American Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch on Saturday cautioned that recent concerns about local content could erode Guyana as an attractive investment destination. “For example, some recent suggestions about local content policy in Guyana may send a signal that some investors as well as the employment and know-how benefits they bring ...

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