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Who granted those multi-million$$$ duty free concessions to Bai Shan Lin?

 Who granted those multi-million$$$ duty free concessions to Bai Shan Lin?

GFC says ask GRA; GRA refers questions to GO-Invest; GO-Invest has no applications  

AUGUST 21, 2014 | BY | Questions are continuing over hundreds of vehicles and scores of heavy duty equipment shipped in by an under-fire

GFC Commissioner James Singh

GFC Commissioner James Singh

Chinese logging firm, but little answers have been forthcoming about who gave the okay

The vehicles, which included luxury rides like the high-end Lexus and an Infiniti Q series Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), reportedly came into the country over the last few years. This is before the business plans of the Chinese company, Bai Shan Lin, had even been approved for two forest concessions.
The applications are still pending.

Commissioner James Singh of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) during a press conference on Monday referred all questions regarding duty free concessions for vehicles and pertaining to that company to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). Continue reading

Will Caribbean Americans Finally be able to self-Identify on US Census Forms?

Will Caribbean Americans Finally be able to self-Identify on US Census Forms?
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Celebs. with Caribbean-roots.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. August 22, 2014: After a battle waged since 2008, the United States government may finally be prepared to recognize Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans in the United States as what they are – a district identity group within the American society.

If the recommendation made by the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC)  to the U.S. Census Bureau is accepted , Caribbean men women and children will no longer look at the Census form to find themselves invisible, and forced to choose from a list of racial and ethnic choices that are do not accurately identify them. Continue reading

West Indian American Carnival turns 47

 West Indian American Carnival turns 47

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Crowds at West Indian Carnival

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Thurs. Aug. 21, 2014: The count-down has begun to North America’s largest carnival, the West Indian American Day Carnival, which celebrates its 47th birthday next weekend. It will be a five day celebration of Caribbean culture including a stellar line-up of Caribbean artists, outdoor dance concerts, cuisine, colorful Carnival costumes and competitions – culminating in WIADCA’s annual New York Caribbean Carnival Parade , dubbed, “Brooklyn’s Greatest Show!”   Continue reading

Bai Shan Lin logging scandal…Angry Kwakwani prepares list of demands for Govt.

Bai Shan Lin logging scandal…Angry Kwakwani prepares list of demands for Govt.

Region 10 Chairman, Sharma Solomon

Region 10 Chairman, Sharma Solomon

AUGUST 21, 2014 | BY |

-    Community will no longer allow advantage to be taken upon them…will become very agitated if demands are not met- Solomon

The operations of Bai Shan Lin and the blatant “disrespect” the company has been perpetuating towards the people of Region10 took center stage at a meeting the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) held with residents of Kwakwani on Tuesday evening August 19.
The sustained showers of rain that poured in Kwakwani, a community in the Upper Berbice River area on that evening, didn’t stop scores of residents from attending the meeting. Continue reading

US cancels Dynamic Airways’ Guyana operations

US cancels Dynamic Airways’ Guyana operations

August 19, 2014 | By |
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Dynamic Airways

As recent as last Friday, the United States authority on aviation,  Department of  Transportation (DOT) published its list of Public charters for 2014 and Dynamic Airways’ operation on the Georgetown/ New York route was listed as being cancelled; effective August 6; two days before it was scheduled to re-enter the Guyanese market.

The company’s last flight out of Guyana was on July 15, but it was optimistic about returning to the market by August 8. Continue reading

Guyana: More Pictures of Fruits and Vegetables

Guyana: More Pictures of Fruits and Vegetables 

Here are some pictures from Guyana that illustrate many of the fruits and vegetable that are available there. …

Fruit Cart in Georgetown, Guyana

Fruit Cart in Georgetown, Guyana

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Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming – Nick Hanauer -TED video

Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming

Guyana Politics: When appreciation turns to depreciation – commentary

When appreciation turns to depreciation

AUGUST 12, 2014 | BY | FREDDIE KISSOON

There are photos of Uncle Donald enjoying himself at the Guyana Festival. (Website-  http://www.guyanafestival.gy/)  In one frame he is hugging an African dancer. Then there is a shot of him with an African drum between his legs beating away. Other photos have the President dancing with the performers. There was no back-balling as when he performed that act with a dancer at an Old Year’s Night party.

The ambience reminded us of Bharrat Jagdeo’s Day of Appreciation. The Chronicle put that crowd at fifty thousand. Jagdeo brought in well known names to eulogize him. The dancers gyrated as if they were afflicted with Saint Vitus dance disease. Jagdeo walked around the pavilions at the National Stadium and hugged those fifty thousand souls who hugged him back. Continue reading

Photos of Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Photos of Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

A photo of a bird’s eye view of Georgetown could be so Beautiful; but it is a different scene on the ground. As the saying goes, a picture is like a thousand words, and I’ve decided to submit a few of the photos of Georgetown taken in July, 2014, on the ground.

A Fly Jamaica jetliner at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport,Timehri.  (FQ Farrier photo)

A Fly Jamaica jetliner at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport,Timehri. (FQ Farrier photo)

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5 Reasons Jamaican Culture Is the Most Popular Per Capita

5 Reasons Jamaican Culture Is the Most Popular Per Capita

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Jamaican Patois becoming the youth language of choice in larger countries

In some parts of England and Toronto Canada, a dialect heavy with Jamaican and Afro-Caribbean inflections is being spoken by a significant portion of the youth population. British linguists are calling it “multicultural youth English,” or MYE.

Jamaican Creole, or JamC , what the academics are now calling the patois native to Jamaica, has become the dialect employed not just by the children of Jamaican immigrants, but also by second-generation West Indians of other national origins (i.e. of Trinidadian, Grenadian, Guyanese, etc. parentage) and simultaneously by Black youth of various African heritage. For British-born, urban Black people, JamC became a code used as a marker of Black identity with sociolinguistic functions similar to African-American vernacular English in the United States.

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