Since 2015 and up to two weeks ago, Exxon Mobil announced three successful oil and gas discoveries offshore Guyana. Since then, there’s been mounting interests particularly because of the nature of the finds. Both Exxon Mobil and Hess Corporation have since pointed out that Guyana’s discovery is one of the richest oil and natural gas finds in decades. And as you heard by the … [Read more...] about Is the Discovery of Oil and Gas in Guyana a Blessing or a Curse?
Photography by Kevin Bonnett. Designed by Lynn Saghir. Blog co-written by Mark Wenner and Jevon Minto. Guyana is a mineral-rich state with gold production as its leading economic sector. In 2015, gold accounted for the greatest share of total exports at 42.8 percent of overall exports. The sector directly employs approximately 17–18,000 persons and indirectly benefits … [Read more...] about Six Ways Gold Mining in Guyana Can Be More Environmentally Friendly
“Sales of coconut water is slated to grow from US$1.36 billion market in 2014 to US$4 billion in 2019. Leading global brand manufacturers such as the Coca Cola Co., Pepsi Co. and Red Bull GmbH, as well as niche players such as Vita Coco have driven product and market development.” (Technavio, 2015). Coconuts have long been a tropical agricultural product exploited … [Read more...] about Coconut the New Sexy: Anglophone Caribbean awakens to exploit new market and tourism opportunities
Photo courtesy Mark Wenner. View of Rice husk intake into top of gasifier by Luis Miguel Aparicio and Mark Wenner Many agroprocessing activities require significant amounts of energy to produce the food and beverages we consume. In the case of rice milling, energy is needed to dry unhulled rice to an ideal moisture level of 14%, to separate the husk from the grain, to … [Read more...] about Biomass Gasification: An Option to Reduce Energy Costs in Rice Milling
Female passengers using public transportation in central Georgetown, Guyana. Photo author Nigel Durrant Guyana’s 2015/2016 budget, titled “A fresh approach to the Good Life in a Green Economy”, established a veritable moral compass for the newly installed Government of Guyana outlining a new policy direction of people-centric development. The subsequent news release by … [Read more...] about DATA: THE KEY TO GENDERED TRANSPORT IN GUYANA