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First Lady of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Arya Ali, on Friday, toured Guyana Shore Base Inc.’s (GYSBI) facility at Houston, on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD), to better understand the work of some stakeholders in the oil and gas sector.

The First Lady is of the view that Guyana’s development is being accelerated partly because of its
emerging oil and gas sector, and for this reason, Guyanese must familiarize themselves with the work of these companies. GYSBI provides specialized shore base management and integrated logistics services for operators in Guyana’s Petroleum Industry.

Prior to the tour of the facility, the First Lady met with the company’s General Manager, Sean Hill, and Corporate Secretary, Yolander Persaud, who provided an overview of the work being done at the facility. During that presentation, the First Lady questioned the company about its commitment to environmental regulations and local content.

Mr. Hill explained that GYSBI honours its obligations to protect the environment and reduce its carbon footprints. He also disclosed that 94% of GYSBI staff are Guyanese, and in the coming months, more Guyanese will be employed at the company. Her Excellency used the opportunity to lobby the company’s General Manager to examine the possibility of hiring different-abled persons.

The First Lady recently procured a list of differently-abled persons who are seeking employment, and has been pushing for private companies to employ some of these persons. Mr. Hill and Ms. Persaud both committed to examining the list of differently-abled persons, and where the possibility exist, to employ some of them.

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