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French Guyana protests gate crash presidential election.

Presidential candidates from France's far-right and far-left political camps are seizing on protests more than 7,000 kilometres from Paris to bolster their bids for the Elysée Palace this month. Less than a month before French voters head to polls to pick their next president, far-right candidate Ma...

- The Raw Story - US

Georgetown fires longtime coach John Thompson III.

John Thompson III was fired as Georgetown's basketball coach Thursday after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship. Thompson said in a statement released by agent David Falk that he was “honored” to have been the Hoyas' coach and proud of what his players have ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Georgetown Prof Allows Black Student to Skip Lecture on Slavery.

- - US

Jamaica to host energy efficiency building code project launch.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — A regional project team , established to develop a Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code , will be launched in Jamaica, next week.

- - JM

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

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 ...

- MercoPress - FK

Guyana oil stirs friction between Venezuela and ExxonMobil.

Contention over wells said to be located in disputed waters

- Financial Times - US

Guyana National Seminar of the New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group.

Invitation Only Research Event 17 Nov 2016 - 09:00 to 18 Nov 2016 - 17:00 Georgetown, Guyana Meeting Summarypdf | 170.47 KB Energy, Environment and Resources Department, New Petroleum Producers Discussion Group Body The Good Governance: Preparing for First Oil in Guyana seminar is taking place in Georgetown on the 17 and 18 ...

- Chatham House - UK