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Guyana hopes oil will bring wealth – not corruption and crisis

When ExxonMobil begins oil production in Guyana next year, mining crude from its seven new deepwater wells, life may change dramatically in this small South American country. The mega deal is expected to increase Guyana’s gross domestic product from US$3.4 billion in 2016 to $13 billion by 2025. Tha


FIFA football medicine course a first for Guyana

Football medicine was in the spotlight in Guyana on 18 and 19 February during a FIFA football medicine course in Georgetown. Two FIFA instructors from South America and two members of the FIFA Medical and Anti-Doping Department ran the two-day course for approximately 30 participants, and Wayne Ford


Guyana Ratifies IMO Treaty

Guyana has signed up to a host of International Maritime Organization (IMO) treaties supporting safe, secure and clean international shipping. According to the UN body, the treaties cover a wide variety of topics including marine pollution, dumping waste at sea and responding to pollution incidents


Stena Drilling awarded drillship contract offshore Guyana

Offshore driller Stena Drilling has been awarded a contract by partners involved in the Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana, for the hire of its 2009-built drillship Stena Forth. The drillship is currently drilling off West Africa and it will be mobilised for the new contract at the end of May. The cont


Venezuela's Collapse Holds Lessons For Neighboring Guyana

Venezuela’s slide from top of the heap to a virtual bit player in the oil market is a slow-motion car crash. Production sank progressively from 2.6 million barrels per day (b/d) a decade ago, when it was third in OPEC behind only Saudi Arabia and Iran, to 2.0 million b/d by Q3 2017. Decline since ha


Guyana 'on an upward trajectory'

The Guyana Tourism Authority is seeking to double its visitor numbers by 2025 through a combination of tourism and business travel following recent major oil strike. Speaking at Routes Americas 2019 in Quebec, Guyana Tourism Authority director Brian Mullis said the world is beginning to wake up to t


Guyana: The school where indigenous youth learn about their land

The Bina Hill Institute’s Youth Learning Centre is the only tertiary educational institution in Guyana’s hinterland. Started in 2002, the center was set up to be an incubator for future indigenous leaders who can return to and help develop their communities.


Baller Talk: Saint Jhn Talks Latest Projects, Growing Up Poor In Guyana, Linking With Biggs Burke, His Skin Care Routine and More: “Silk, Titty Milk and Strippers Oxygenates Your Skin”

Just ahead of the highly-anticipated Roc Nation Brunch, rapper Saint Jhn stopped by Baller Alert to discuss his musical journey, from his life in Guyana to a superstar cosign from Hip-Hop legend, Biggs Burke.


Guyana’s Big New Real Estate Project

A major new real estate project has launched construction in Guyana. The $100.9 million USD Pegasus Suites is the largest single investment in the country, the brainchild of Robert Badal, owner of Guyana’s Pegasus Hotel.


Guyana gearing up for its big match with Belize

By BBN Staff: Guyana’s head coach of their national men’s football team, Michael Johnson, told the media in his country that his team will be ready to take the victory from Belize in the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifier game scheduled for March 23.


Oil and gas development in Guyana is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Feb. 26

HOUSTON – (Feb. 21, 2019) – Opportunities for oil, gas and infrastructure development in Guyana will be the topic of a special event at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Feb. 26.


Guyanese celebrate 49th Mashramani with pride and unity

One People, One Nation, with One Destiny, was the common thread that ran through a pulsating multicultural presentation of music, dance, drumming, and a parade of Guyana’s six races, to commemorate the nation’s 49th Mashramani under the auspices of Ambassador Rudolph M. Ten-Pow and Consul General of


Stena Forth to drill Jethro-Lobe offshore Guyana

TORONTO – The partners in the Orinduik block offshore Guyana have contracted the drillship Stena Forth for their first exploration well. After completing its current program offshore West Africa, the rig is set to spud the well on the 250-MMbbl Jethro-Lobe prospect in June, close to and up-dip from


Guyana, Brazil to lead demand for high capacity FPSOs

OSLO, Norway – As activity picks up in the offshore oil and gas market, consultant Rystad Energy expects 33 FPSOs to be sanctioned from 2019 to 2021. According to the consultant, 13 FPSOs will require a production capacity of less than 60,000 b/d, 10 will require a capacity of between 80,000-150,000


Guyana to the US: Adapting to American life

While many students find it hard to adapt to college life — with new surroundings, new responsibilities and new people — students in the International Studies program usually find it harder.


Stena Forth booked for Guyana exploration well

Aberdeen-headquartered Stena Drilling has been booked for an exploration well on the Orinduik block offshore Guyana. Project partners Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas, Total and Tullow selected the Stena Forth drillship for the Jethro-Lobe prospect.


Guyanese teen stabbed and stomped to death on Bronx sidewalk

(NEWS SOURCE GUYANA) — The NYPD has identified a 17-year-old boy who was stabbed to death Wednesday night during an argument in his Bronx neighborhood. The young man Pernell “Blizzy” Pompey, is originally from Guyana. According to the NYPD, he had gotten into an argument with a trio of attackers in


Children’s ‘Mash’ a hit yet again

As is the norm, the march began at the Parade Ground and the hundreds of children from every region in Guyana made their way to the National Park. Their bright colours shone in the hot sun and the streets were lined with persons eager to catch a glimpse of what the children portrayed.


Guyanese American Chamber Recommends Extension of Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act

SOUTH FLORIDA – The Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GCAA) wishes to draw to the attention of the business community in the United States and Guyana the fact that the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) will expire on September 30, 2020 and to urge the private sector at home and in t


ExxonMobil gambles on growth

OFF THE coast of Guyana, 160km beyond the ramshackle, rainbow-coloured roofs and the sea wall meant to protect the low-lying capital, past the mud flats and into the deep, churning Atlantic, a vast drilling vessel sits almost perfectly still. Thrusters work constantly to keep the boat’s centre withi