Gov’t officer had tendered resignation prior to going on Exxon trip

A member of the government contingent to ExxonMobil’s Houston, Texas headquarters had tendered her resignation from the Natural Resources Ministry one month prior to the visit.

Technical Officer at the Ministry of Natural Resources, Teresa Gaime was part of the eight-member delegation, which included five government ministers, which attended an annual partnership meeting with ExxonMobil at its Houston, Texas Campus from August 10 to August 11 of this year.

Apart from Gaime the delegation comprised Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, Foreign Affairs Minister Ministers Carl Greenidge, Finance Minister Winston Jordan, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, Presidential Advisor Dr. Jan Mangal, and Guyana Energy Agency technical officer Kiran Mattai.

ExxonMobil has said that the meetings ….


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