Category Archives: Government

In whose interest are GFC and Govt. acting…Bai Shan Lin or Guyana? – Chris Ram

In whose interest are GFC and Govt. acting…Bai Shan Lin or Guyana? – Chris Ram…Company selling to itself; forcing loggers to export in their names

AUGUST 26, 2014 | BY | As Government continues to vehemently defend the operations of a number of foreign logging companies, there are new
Christopher Ram

Christopher Ram

revelations that suggest more wrongdoings in the Upper Berbice, Region 10 area.
Over the weekend, local commentator and Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram, visited the Bissaruni, Kwakwani and Ituni areas, speaking with loggers and residents alike.

His visit would come over increasing questions regarding the arrangements that Government has with Bai Shan Lin, a Chinese logging company. The situation has also cast a long shadow over the arrangements with other foreign-owned loggers as the indications are that there is no enforcement to ensure that their commitments to establish processing facilities are being honored. These arrangements include seemingly unlimited duty free, fuel and other tax concessions.

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US cancels Dynamic Airways’ Guyana operations

US cancels Dynamic Airways’ Guyana operations

August 19, 2014 | By |

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- The food self-sufficiency myth – commentary

The self-sufficiency myth

If it seems that you’ve heard it all before when it comes to food self-sufficiency, don’t doubt yourself; you most likely have. We have been going around in circles rather than moving forward. Hence the cries of progress, the fist-pumping and the back-slapping are all window dressing aimed at giving credence to the myth.

An example presented itself last Friday in the Ministry of Agriculture’s early launch of Agriculture Month—observed in October—with a cook-off competition in its Regent Street compound. The competition itself is an excellent concept, but why is it being presented as new? Those of us old enough to remember would know about similar cook-offs and demonstrations back during the Forbes Burnham administration when attempts were being made to replace wheat flour with local alternatives like rice and cassava.

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Guyana Politics: When appreciation turns to depreciation – commentary

When appreciation turns to depreciation


There are photos of Uncle Donald enjoying himself at the Guyana Festival. (Website-  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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General election: Is the immigrant vote important?

General election: Is the immigrant vote important?

Monday, 11 August 2014 -Written by  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

ballot boxThere were conflicting views about whether votes by naturalized Guyanese and Commonwealth citizens can determine the outcome of the next general election that is expected within another five months.

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) brushed off suggestions that the immigrant-vote would be a decider in the polls while the Alliance For Change (AFC) felt strongly that it could influence the outcome.  Now that the AFC has presented a no-confidence motion to the National Assembly, elections could be called between now and January 31, 2014.  Continue reading

Guyana: Chinese company Bai Shan Lin accused of illegal logging

Bai Shan Lin came to Guyana specifically for large-scale logging


- brought in over 200 trucks, 60 bulldozers, 40 loaders, luxury vehicles all duty-free

As questions continue to swirl over the arrangements between the Government of Guyana and a Chinese company regarding the export of large quantities of logs, there are revelations now that an unprecedented number of duty free concessions were granted. These concessions […]

 Bai Shan Lin has no permission to harvest or log – EPA Official


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Guyana: Capitol News TV News – 08 August 2014

Guyana: Capitol News TV News – 08 August 2014

  • Granger says Jagdeo major player in Bai Shan Lin
  • Army explains interdiction of fishing vessels
  • City Council thinks up new strategies to unseat Sooba
  • Blue Caps continues advocacy for Local Gov’t polls
  • PNCR threatens to cut funding for Rodney COI
  • Police hosts Camp for students
  • Sports
Granger says Jagdeo major player in Bai Shan Lin  — Posted: 08 Aug 2014 02:09 PM PDT   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 07 August 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 07 August 2014

  • AFC tables No Confidence motion with National Assembly
  • Trainee nurses who failed exams told to pay back stipends
  • Police hunt Linden suspect in death of miner
  • Crime Chief speaks on various theories on Rodney’s death
  • Workers of debt-ridden Hotel Tower await benefits
  • PNC opens Burnham Research Institute
  • Sports

Click links below to view the videos:

AFC tables No Confidence motion with National Assembly- Posted: 07 Aug 2014 02:09 PM PDT    Continue reading

Guyana Cultural Asso. of NY – July 2014 Magazine

Download : Guyana Cultural Asso. of  NY – July 2014 Magazine

GCA -July 2014


PAGE 3: GCA Calendar of Events
PAGE 4-5: Symposium- Call for
PAGE 6-7: Literary Hang
PAGE 8-11: Reflections of Guyana Continue reading


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