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Guyana Has Major Oil Discovery

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by Clifford Krauss HOUSTON — Guyana, the tiny English-speaking South American country, is poised to become the next big oil producer in the Western Hemisphere, attracting the attention and investment dollars of some of the biggest oil companies in the world. This week, Exxon Mobil and Hess announced the successful drilling of a deepwater exploration well that may soon confirm that the seafloor beneath Guyana’s coastal waters contains one of the richest oil and natural gas discoveries in decades. Experts now estimate that one of its offshore fields alone, known as Liza, could contain 1.4 billion barrels of oil mixed with natural gas, comparable to some of the larger fields drilled in South America. With a population of fewer than one million people, Guyana — Venezuela’s eastern neighbor on the continent’s north coast — would be able to export nearly all of the oil that it will begin producing, probably starting around 2020. The company announcements came only da…

Trinidad Footballer Dwight Yorke Denied Entry to USA

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FORMER Manchester United striker and Trinidad and Tobago sport ambassador Dwight Yorke was expected to arrive in Trinidad last night after being denied entry to the United States on Friday morning. He later travelled to the United Kingdom, then booked a flight directly to Trini­dad, where he was scheduled to arrive last night, a source close to the former professional footballer said. Yorke was barred from entering the US due to an Iranian stamp on his passport, where he travelled to participate in a ­charity match in Tehran in 2015. Iran was one of the seven “Muslim-­majority” countries listed in an executive order passed by US President Donald Trump, prohibiting entry to the US for 90 days. Also included in the ban were citizens from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The ban was eventually halted by a US federal court. Yorke recounted his experience to UK media, saying he was made to feel like a criminal. “I couldn't quite believe what wa…

Calypso Rose Blooms In France

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Submitted by Mahogany Coconut Group



The first woman to win the Road March and Calypso Monarch titles, Linda McArtha Monica Sandy-Lewis, better known as Calypso Rose, performed her smash hit, “Leave Me Alone”, yesterday at the prestigious Victoires de la Musique awards in Paris, France, mere minutes before receiving the award for Album of the Year in the World Music category. 
“Praise be to God Almighty for this wonderful and historic achievement!” she told the Express via telephone, just after receiving the award last night. “I am overjoyed to bring this back to Trinidad and Tobago!
“I want to thank my agent, Jean-Michel,” she said onstage after receiving the award. “I want to thank my Government of Trinidad and Tobago and all my fans...they have kept me going with the beautiful music and the vibrations I give them! I want to thank Stonetree Records from Belize and Ivan Duran. I want to thank you all... May God bless you...and you know something...I am the Qu…

University of West Indies Black Belly Sheep Project

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Submitted by William Skinner Education is one of the many tools a country uses for progress. Somehow we have convinced ourselves that it is the only tool and it must come in a defined format, which must never be changed. Education like any other national tool must undergo redefining and utilized strategically or it falls by the wayside like any other endeavour that is left to its own devices.  A recent photo of a top university administrator, bedecked in shoes and hand bag made from the black belly sheep skin, is perhaps the most exciting news coming from within the walls of UWI for some time. We recall about four decades ago, our craftsmen were taking the skin from cows and making belts. Almost everybody had a “cow skin belt”.  If my memory serves well, I think we had some car seat covers locally made as well. They eventually disappeared because at that time they were seen more as oddities than foreign exchange earners. Nobody thought a tannery would have be…