Entries for 29 August 2020

Exxon’s threat to take investment elsewhere shows how worried it is – Dr. Mangal

 Aug 28, 2020  News   – Guyana has no reason to be afraid-

Upon noting the recent comments of ExxonMobil Guyana’s President, Alistair Routledge, to the effect that the company would take its money elsewhere if it does not get its way with the Payara Field Development Plan (FDP)Petroleum Consultant, Dr. Jan Mangal believes this just exposes how worried that company is.

                                                          Photo: Dr. Jan Mangal

During a recent interview with Kaieteur News, the former Presidential Advisor stated that even if ExxonMobil wants to take its investment elsewhere, Guyana has nothing to fear.  In fact, he said that this sort of posturing is expected.

Dr. Mangal said: “If ExxonMobil were ever vulnerable to a single country, and a single block, it is now. Guyana has immense leverage over ExxonMobil since it needs Guyana much more than Guyana needs Exxon. With Exxon’s current portfolio, Exxon does not have a future without Guyana.”          Continue reading →


Education: Geography of Guyana Series 2 – The Hilly Sandy Belt Region – By Lal Balkaran

Published August 23, 2020

Education: Geography of Guyana Series 2 – The Hilly Sandy Belt Region – By Lal Balkaran

This is the second of a four-part documentary on the Geography of Guyana in text and pictures that focusses on the second natural region known as the Hilly and Sandy Clay Belt. It is close to 20 minutes of viewing and consists of over 150 lines of text, almost 80 photographs, some of which are indeed stunning and taken by the author himself, and ten maps.

The documentary profiles and captures the way to look at this region – both physical, economic, cultural, and human. The region lies immediately south of the Coastal Belt and is 150 to 250 kilometers wide. Covering 14 per cent of the country, it extends from Waramuri in the North West to Orealla on the Corentyne river and further downstream to Governor Henry Light’s or Wonotobo Falls on the same river.            Continue reading →


MEDICAL: Guyana records first successful skull transplant surgery

Guyanese neurosurgeon, Dr. Amarnauth Dukhi

Aug 27, 2020  News  –By Rehanna Ramsay

Annalisa Latchman, 24, a single mother from Lima, Essequibo, Region Two, was given a new lease on life after she became the subject of a successful skull transplant operation performed last Saturday. (22 August 2020)

The surgery – a first of its kind to be conducted in Guyana – was performed by prominent Guyanese neurosurgeon, Dr. Amarnauth Dukhi, at the St Joseph Mercy Hospital.          Continue reading →


OPINION: Hope is a Dying Ember for Black People in the US. Athletes have Rekindled It

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | The Guardian UK

Do you want to know what it feels like to be black in America this week?

Think about Survivor, or Naked and Afraid, or Alone – or any of those wilderness shows in which a person’s survival in a hostile environment depends on keeping that crucial campfire burning bright. Inevitably, some disaster occurs and the fire nearly goes out. Then, on their hands and knees, the person tries desperately to fan one dying ember back to life.

For the African American community living in a hostile environment, that dying ember is hope. Hope that America was finally committed to racial equity. Hope that being black wasn’t a crime and the punishment wasn’t death. The popularity of the Black Lives Matter movement that swept through America this summer after the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd stoked that hope inside us into a small but powerful sun.         

  Continue reading →

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