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Tag: Guyana

  • Monday, April 2nd 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    Venezuela rejects having Guyana's Essequibo dispute taken to the International Court of Justice

    “We concluded that a meaningful progress in the controversy has not been reached and that's why the ICJ was chosen as the means to be used for the resolution”

    Venezuela is seeking a “practical and satisfying” solution to its border dispute with Guyana even as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country has already filed its application to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague on the matter.

  • Friday, March 30th 2018 - 02:37 UTC

    US to process immigration of Cubans at Guyana embassy

    The American Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, the new stop for Cubans vying to emigrate into the United States.

    The United States will shift the processing of immigration visas for Cuban nationals from Colombia to Guyana starting April 1, the State Department announced. Immigrant visa applications and interviews with Cuban citizens will be conducted and processed at the United States Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:30 UTC

    Venezuela rejects UN decision to take Guyana border controversy to The Hague

    The administration of President Nicolas Maduro says it prefers another shot at the UN Secretary General Good Offices’ Process.

    Venezuela has rejected the decision made by the United Nations to refer the border controversy with Guyana to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). “The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, faithful to its historical tradition and in accordance with the Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace, reiterates its firm disposition to defend the territorial integrity of our Homeland and maintain political negotiation based on the 1966 Geneva Accord, as the only way to reach a peaceful solution, practical and satisfactory for both parties and in favor of our Peoples,” the Venezuelan government said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    Guyana/Venezuela border controversy referred to the International Court of Justice

    Secretary-General Guterres stated that he has chosen the International Court of Justice as the means to be used for the solution of the controversy.

    United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has referred the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In a statement which was published on the UN’s website on Tuesday, Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General stated that Mr Guterres has fulfilled the responsibility that has fallen to him within the framework set by his predecessor in December 2016, and has chosen the International Court of Justice as the means to be used for the solution of the controversy.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 22:37 UTC

    Falklands' lawmaker in Guyana to discuss self determination and border controversies

    MLA Hansen, left, with Minister of State Joseph Harmon, center, and British High Commissioner to Guyana, Mr. Gregory Quinn.

    Falkland Islands lawmaker MLA Ian Hansen made on Wednesday a courtesy call on Guyana's Minister of State Joseph Harmon at his office in the Ministry of Presidency, in Georgetown, the country's capital.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2018 - 10:08 UTC

    Sixth major oil find offshore Guyana at the Stabroek block

    The well was spud on 5 November 2017 by the Stena Caron drillship and drilled to 6450m depth in 2735m of water.

    For the sixth time Exxon and partners at the Stabroek block offshore Guyana are celebrating another major find in northern South American waters. In effect, Ranger-1 exploration well, the sixth find since discovering Liza in 2015, hit approximately 70m of high-quality, oil-bearing carbonate reservoirs some 60mi northwest of the Liza development.

  • Thursday, December 28th 2017 - 09:49 UTC

    Brazil supports Guyana's boundaries which are challenged by Venezuela

    Minister Greenidge said Brasilia has been updated on Venezuela’s contention that the 1899 Award is null and void, and remains resolute to its original position. Pic Sebastián Astorga www.sebastorg.com

    Brazil maintains that the settlement of the Guyana/Venezuela Border is final and must be respected, according to the country's Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge. Following his attendance at the recently concluded Mercosur Summit held in Brazil, Greenidge said Brasilia has been updated on Venezuela’s contention that the 1899 Award is null and void, and remains resolute to its original position.

  • Sunday, October 8th 2017 - 07:52 UTC

    Guyana en route to become a top oil producer in Latin America

    Turbot-1 was drilled to 5,622 m in 1,802 m of water on Sept. 29, 2017. It is located in the southeastern portion of the 26,800-sq km Stabroek block

    Exxon Mobil Corp. has discovered more oil on the Staborek block offshore Guyana, northeast South America, with the Turbot-1 well. ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd. began drilling the Turbot-1 well on Aug. 14, 2017, and encountered a reservoir of 23 m of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone in the primary objective.

  • Wednesday, March 22nd 2017 - 12:01 UTC

    Guyana beats exploration/production record: oil extraction expected to begin 2019

    Exxon-Mobil in 2016 announced the successful drilling of a deepwater exploration well, positioning Guyana's seafloor as one of the richest oil discoveries in decades.

    United States oil giant Exxon Mobil Corporation is moving full steam ahead with plans to transform Guyana, in the north of South America, into a major oil producer. In what industry experts call a rare occurrence in the industry, Exxon Mobil has asked the David Granger administration for a production license to start pumping oil from the country’s seabed, less than five years after it discovered major oil finds.

  • Monday, September 12th 2016 - 10:19 UTC

    Guyana working to establish an onshore oil and gas facility to boost the incipient industry

     Guyana said that as industry continues to evolve, “early plans must be put in place to harness synergies and benefits that will arise” said minister Raphael Trotman

    The Guyana government intends to establish an onshore oil and gas facility in the country as it seeks to fully optimize opportunities in petroleum exploration and production. The Ministry of Natural Resources, working in conjunction with the Ministries of Public Infrastructure and Business, says it believes that this facility is critical and said it is part of the raft of measures intended to ensure that Guyana keeps on the right trajectory in the development of the oil and gas industry.

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