Entries for 13 October 2020
Oct 13, 2020 News
Example: THE SENEGAL GAS BLOCKS GIVEAWAY
– Expert says this red flag should always warrant probe
Offshore Oil Rig
Kaieteur News – When oil companies are created in a matter of days or weeks and are registered in territories that keep the identity of the real owners – the ‘beneficial owners’ – a secret, it creates the perfect condition for corruption and tax evasion to flourish. It ultimately robs the citizens who are the rightful owners of a nation’s wealth, billions of dollars.
Oct 12, 2020 News
QUICK FLIPPING A SIGN OF CORRUPTION
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) has noted the quick flipping of blocks without having done substantial work, as a major red flag of inquiry into possible corruption.
Kaieteur News – It is unclear whether the first recipient of the Canje oil block, Mid-Atlantic Oil & Gas, ever intended to do the work it committed to doing under the agreement with government.
By Stabroek News – October 12, 2020
Barbados developer and the principal behind that country’s US$175 million revamped Hyatt Ziva Barbados Resort and The Village at Coverly Housing Project, Mark Maloney has expressed interest in housing investments in Guyana and last week met with President Irfaan Ali to discuss possible projects, sources say.
“He had discussions with the President”, sources close to the government confirmed with the Stabroek News. Maloney’s discussions with the president centred on “areas of housing and other sectors”.
When I went to primary school, ah had a ‘muff’. Meh sistuh had plaits wid a big ribbon bow. Meh bruduh used to wear banlon jersey and bell-bottom pants.
I used to keep meh ‘frek’($) in meh pants fabs an’ save it up in meh puzzlin’ tin.
We had a Kelvanater fridge, Singer sewin’ machine an’ a Raleigh bike.
Finance & economics – The Economist – Oct 11th 2020 – NEW YORK.
THE HEALTH of America’s economy and that of its banks are closely intertwined. Sometimes, as in the global financial crisis of 2007-09, hazardous behaviour by the banks leads to the whole economy being laid low. But even when, as now, the banks are not the source of the country’s economic ills, their vital signs still tell you something about the broader picture—about the ability of people and businesses to repay debts, their willingness to borrow and the appetite of companies to raise capital in public markets.
The banks’ third-quarter earnings season, which begins on October 13th, is the next opportunity to take the banks’ pulse and gauge how America’s economy is faring in its recovery from the ravages of covid-19. Continue reading →
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