Oil and some of its consequences

Three of the four dailies on Friday headlined the second oil find by ExxonMobil at a well called Payara-1. Past predictions about the presence of petroleum deposits in offshore Guyana were confirmed when ExxonMobil announced its world class discovery, the largest for 2016, at its Liza well.

Dis is Guyana buddy

I was in Miami airport recently, waiting to check in at Caribbean Airlines, and I ended up in an intriguing conversation with a Guyanese, living in Florida, who was travelling to Trinidad on business.

And the 2016 players of the year are…

We must work to provide the knowledge and the surroundings which can enlarge the possibilities of every citizen. – Lyndon Baines Johnson, President of the United States of America (Excerpt from his inaugural address, January 20, 1965) Whilst the illustrious Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) is vigorously attending to the preparation of its programme for 2017, and contemplating the manner in which it intends to enlarge the possibilities of citizens through chess, the column pauses to bring you some major international highlights of the past year.

After flood care for your plants

Last month’s heavy rainfall brought unexpected flooding. Numerous people went to bed on December 22, 2016 and awakened on December 23, 2016 to the rising water around them, only to find out that some of the pumps were not working and the high tide did not help the situation either.

Confronting 2017

(Conclusion) Rice Last week’s article discussed the things necessary to achieve stability and durability in the national economy.  It recognized too that cooperation between the government and the private sector was necessary to achieve both stability and durability.

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