Entries for 18 September 2020.
Demerara Waves: Posted by: Denis Chabrol in – September 17, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo. Partly hidden are President Irfaan Ali and the First Lady. Also in picture are Attorney General Anil Nandlall, Foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd and Minister of Governance and Parliamentary Affairs Gail Teixeira.
nited States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Guyana late Thursday afternoon on a whirlwind four-nation South American tour, under tight security and lingering scepticism about whether his visit is linked to plans for eventual regime change in Venezuela. Continue reading →
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We welcome United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, to Guyana. We thank him for his role in ensuring that the democratic will of the people was respected in relation to the elections of 2nd March, 2020.
America also stands for transparency and accountability in government. American companies should not be doing business in a country where deals are being kept secret. American companies should not be involved in investing in oil blocks, the owners of which are concealed from the public.
Guyana and the United States (US) would be activating a 19-year old Shiprider Agreement that would allow the two countries to interdict drug traffickers, the US State Department said ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit.
“Following the Secretary’s visit, a bilateral Shiprider Agreement will come into force, enabling joint maritime and airspace patrols to interdict narcotics,” according to a fact sheet issued by Mr. Pompeo’s office. Continue reading →
Not an April fool. Gasoline is back under a buck. GETTY IMAGES
The Oil Age has powered the world for well over a century. There have been two general schools of thought about how it will ultimately end.
There were those who believed that oil production would peak and begin to decline in the face of high global demand. This is essentially the peak oil argument, which many laymen mistakenly understand as “The world is running out of oil.”
In reality, the argument wasn’t that the world was going to run out of oil, it was that oil production would begin a long decline and cause havoc in a world that is still highly dependent upon oil. Continue reading →
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USA: Travel In The Time Of Coronavirus | The Daily Social Distancing Show – Video
Motels and RVs make a comeback, airline travel turns into a mask brawl, and a US passport is basically worthless. Here’s how travel is looking in the time of coronavirus.
Briefing With Senior State Department Official On the Secretary’s Upcoming Travel to Suriname, Guyana, Brazil, Colombia, and Texas
SPECIAL BRIEFING – OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON
— VIA TELECONFERENCE – SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
MODERATOR: Hey, good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us for this on-background briefing on the Secretary’s upcoming travel to Suriname, Guyana, Brazil, Colombia, and ending in Texas.
For your awareness but not for reporting, joining us on the call to brief is [Senior State Department Official]. He’ll be referred to as a senior State Department official. He’ll begin with a short introductory statement and then we’ll have time for your questions.
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