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GUYANA – Latest News – 30 July 2015 – Demerara Waves – [8 articles]

    GUYANA – Latest News – 30 July 2015 – Demerara Waves  [8 articles]

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 29 June 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 29 June 2015

  • Former Minister appears in court for larceny of state property
  • Reduced tolls for Berbice bridge soon
  • Another former Minister – Bheri Ramsaran– to appear in court
  • Opposition still to take up seats in Parliament
  • Government functionaries to come under scrutiny
  • Police again on the radar for abuse
  • Rodney Commission wrapping up continues
  • Sports

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Asian wood companies told to start value added production or face contract termination

Asian wood companies told to start value added production or face contract termination

Governance Minister Raphael Trotman

Raphael Trotman

[29 July 2015 – Demerara Waves – Written by  ]

Bai Shan Lin Forest Development Inc. and Vaitarna Holdings Private Inc. will have their contracts, which allows them to harvest timber from Guyana’s forests, terminated if they fail to commence value-added operations by year-end, says Governance Minister Raphael Trotman.

Bai Shan Lin established itself in Guyana in 2005 and has several concessions in Guyana, including around 960,000 hectares of forest, a 20-kilometer river gold mining concession, and 400 acres of land for real estate development. Vaitarna’s also holds a concession for several hundred thousand hectares of forest.
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GUYANA – Latest News – 29 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 29 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

  • Former Minister Jennifer Westford, subordinate will not face High Court trial on larceny, forgery charges – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1ILI05y
  • Former Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran will be charged in “slap and strip” episode -Crime Chief – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1JSovD1
  • Possible multi-million dollar scam at Public Service Ministry; no fingers pointing at Jennifer Westford – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1MtYtLi
  • Berbice bridge tolls to be reduced – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1I1S330

Obama warns on Africa leaders refusing to step down

Obama warns on Africa leaders refusing to step down

US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on July 28, 2015

US President Barack Obama speaks at African Union HQ

[28 July 2015 – BBC News] US President Barack Obama has ended his visit to Africa by warning the continent will not advance if its leaders refuse to step down when their terms end.  “Nobody should be president for life,” Mr Obama said.

He was speaking at the African Union‘s headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the first time a sitting US president has addressed the body.

Earlier in the trip, Mr Obama visited Kenya, the homeland of his late father.    Continue reading

Guyana Sugar: Dr Clive Thomas appointed Chairman of GuySuCo

President Obama’s visit to Ethiopia – July 2015 [Pictures and articles]

Obama in Ethiopia [Pictures and articles]

US President Barack Obama receives flowers upon his arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, on July 26, 2015

President Obama visited Ethiopia after his visit to Kenya, his father’s homeland. Here is a collection of articles and pictures of the Ethiopia visit which began on July 26, 2015.  These links were compiled by the St. Stanislaus College Blog.

President Obama in Ethiopia links below:  Continue reading

Logging & Mining: BaiShanLin concessions warrant special review + video

BaiShanLin concessions warrant special review

JULY 24, 2015 | BY |By Kiana Wilburg

– Guyana is yet to know how it has benefitted –Presidential Advisor

wamara-300x183Presidential Advisor on Sustainable Development Dr. Clive Thomas will soon be making recommendations to the Granger administration for all concessions granted to major foreign investors to come under special review.

Dr. Thomas said that the concessions granted to one major company, BaiShanLin, need to be investigated thoroughly.
In a recent interview with this newspaper, the economist said that it is imperative for the new Government to have a “proper understanding” of how the nation is benefitting from the “hefty concessions” which were granted to these companies during the time of the past administration. He stressed that doing this will also help the government to manage how the country benefits in the long term from foreign companies.   Continue reading

President Obama visits Kenya – July 2015 – pictures and articles

Obama in Kenya – pictures and articles

Posted: 26 Jul 2015- [Links compiled by the St. Stanislaus College Blog]

 President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya, his father’s birthplace on Friday July 24 . At dinner on July 25, he cracked a joke about the most famous conspiracy theory that has dogged him since he became President of the USA:

“I suspect that some of my critics back home are suspecting that I’m back here to look for my birth certificate,” the President laughed while delivering a toast at a state dinner hosted by his Kenyan counterpart, President Uhuru Kenyatta. “That is not the case.”

Here are a number of links of pictures and articles regarding  President Obama’s tour of Kenya:-   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 25 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 25 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

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