Can Oil Rescue Guyana from the Brink of Calamity?
Scott B. MacDonald – February 7, 2017 – http://nationalinterest.org
Not if Venezuela has anything to say about it.
Guyana is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, with a small population of fewer than one million people. Most of its population hugs the Atlantic coast. Despite a wealth of natural resources, Guyana’s location on the relatively remote northeast shoulder of South America, political dysfunction until the 1990s, and a longstanding border dispute with neighboring Venezuela have left the country in challenged economic straits. The recent discovery of a large offshore track of oil could change this, but also opens the door to new tensions with Venezuela, and could make Guyana one of the Caribbean’s hot spots in 2017.
In early January two major oil companies, Exxon Mobil and Hess, announced that they had successfully drilled a deepwater exploration well that strongly suggests that the seafloor beneath Guyana’s coastal waters contains one of the largest oil and natural-gas discoveries in recent years. Continue reading
AIR GUYANA AIRLINE LAUNCH SLATED FOR MASHRAMANI
By Waltie Ainsworth
Any day now the new and improved reconstituted Guyana Airways will take to the friendly skies covering international ports such as Havana Cuba, Toronto Canada, Miami Florida, Kingston Jamaica and the traditional JFK in New York.
This new airline will bear the insignia of Air Guyana under a special arrangement with FLY JAMAICA.
Mashramani is our indigenous word which means celebration after a cooperative effort, and is observed annually on February 23rd, which is also the date that Guyana celebrates its Republican status. Air Guyana will take to the air during this special season promising low fares, comfortable accommodation, on-time arrivals and departures, good food and superb ambiance. Continue reading
Three elderly Guyanese pass on
By Waltie Ainsworth
Norman “Star” Armstrong
On Friday January 20th, the family of Norman “Star” Armstrong, will funeralise him in Brooklyn New York.
Star as he was familiarly called was 98 and lived with his eldest son James, in East Orange new Jersey. Star last known address in Guyana was north East la Penitence and he retired in 1973 from the Fire Service.
This writer for more than four decades was a family friend of the Armstrongs and on the eve of the American elections last November, Star called to remind my family to get out and vote for the Democratic ticket. Word on the street is that after the Republican ticket emerged victorious, Star lost hope and threw in the towel. His health rapidly declined and he was hospitalized never to recover from a bout of pneumonia. Continue reading