ExxonMobil/Guyana oil contract spells disaster for Guyana–Ramon Gaskin
Jan 31, 2018 , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...yana-ramon-gaskin-2/
By Kiana Wilburg
With the Bridging Deed not being published, Gaskin said that the Government is operating in contradiction of the nation’s petroleum laws.
Section 16(2) of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Act states: “The Minister, shall, as soon as may be practicable after a licence has been granted, cause notice of that fact to be published in the Gazette stating the name of the licensee and the situation of the land in respect of which the licence has been granted.”
With such behaviour, Gaskin argued that the Government has lost all moral ground to criticize anyone about secrecy. The commentator was also critical of the loud praise the administration gave itself for having increased the royalty from one to two percent.