Over 20 Canadian organisations experienced in the oil and gas sector are currently in Guyana having attended the Guyana Petroleum Business Summit and Exhibition (GIPEX) and are in talks with local businesses to develop the sector in the country.Caption: Representatives of some of the Canadian-based oil and gas companies along with Canadian High Commissioner, Lilian ChatterjeeThis announcement was made on Thursday evening at a reception hosted by Canadian High Commissioner, Lilian Chatterjee. In her remarks, the High Commissioner noted that “Canada is one of the world’s principle energy producers with some of the world’s largest energy reserves; an industry that supports more than 500,000,000 direct and indirect jobs. There is lots of learning in the petroleum industry that can now boost world-class expertise in exploration and production.”High Commissioner Chatterjee remarked that the companies currently in Guyana are eager to share their knowledge and expertise with local businesses. She noted that oil and gas extraction has been Canada’s top export earner by value since 2005, adding that these businesses have vast background knowledge and experience in the sector.One of the recent business collaborations unveiled on Thursday evening is the ‘Guyana Strategic Services’ – a merger between local public relations firm, Sagacity Media, and Canadian consultancy, the Caron Hawco Group.The Caron Hawco Group is a communications, business and trade consultancy that specialises in the offshore oil and gas industry. The owner, Caron Hawco, stated “if you need to build your brand, make connections, if you want to know about trade if you want to know about Guyana and the oil and gas industry we offer those services” and noted that the Guyana Strategic Services will take the oil and gas industry by storm.The High Commissioner urged Guyanese companies to develop their manpower in order to benefit from the opportunities that will be made available.
Ireland North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher who is also a lead negotiator on the Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy for the European Parliament has described the revised mandate of the Council of Ministers on the Reform of the CFP as a “significant and positive step in the right direction concerning the extremely complex problems of discards, regionalisation and capacity management.”Mr. Gallagher was speaking this morning in Brussels following a briefing by Minister Coveney to the European Parliament’s negotiating team on the new mandate of the Council of Ministers. The EU Commissioner for Maritime and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki was also in attendance.Mr Gallagher said: “First and foremost, I would like to pay tribute to the Presidency for their work in progressing this extremely important policy within the Council of Ministers as the new mandate appears to have taken into account many of the important issues for the European Parliament.” Mr. Gallagher confirmed that “the new mandate will allow the Irish Presidency to resume negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Commission, which hopefully will result in a final agreement before the end of June.”Mr. Gallagher stated “At this morning’s meeting, we agreed to consider the 200 page document which we hope to receive later today. We will carefully examine all aspects of the Council position and judge whether the compromise is acceptable in terms of the mandate of the Parliament which was adopted in Plenary in February. The Shadow Rapporteurs will meet this evening and the next trialogue meeting has been scheduled for the 28 May.”Mr. Gallagher said “while the new mandate appears to largely have taken onboard the vast majority of the concerns of the European Parliament including several amendments which I personally put forward.“However, I am deeply disappointed that the Council of Ministers have not included my amendment which seeks to enshrine the Hague Presences into the Basic Regulation. That said, I understand that the Council have not rejected my amendment outright and I will continue to urge my colleagues in the European Parliament to insist on its inclusion. “Also, I will need to examine the text to ascertain whether the Council position supports greater recognition for the small scale, inshore and small island fleets as proposed by me”. PAT THE COPE WELCOMES ‘STEP FORWARD’ IN REVIEW OF FISHERIES POLICY was last modified: May 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PAT THE COPE WELCOMES ‘STEP FORWARD’ IN REVIEW OF FISHERIES POLICY