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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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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

GUYANA – Latest News – 25 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 25 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

GUYANA: Latest News – 30 June 2015

    GUYANA: Latest News – 30 June 2015

GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 30 Jun 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 30 Jun 2015

  • Mid-morning fire at Enterprise, ECD leaves five homeless
  • Miners lodge proposals for relief with government
  • Commonwealth SG: PPP may soon take up Parliamentary seats
  • Granger wants reform of the NIS
  • Ministry of Communities moves on with Housing Drive
  • Surgery time at Burns Care Unit to be cut by half with new equipment
  • St Roses Alumni in mentoring scheme
  • Sports
  • Commonwealth backs Guyana in border controversy with Venezuela
  • Government asks UK to re-consider security reform project

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GUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 23 June 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA: Capitol TV News Videos – 23 June 2015

  • PPP moves to file elections petition
  • Gov’t trying to weed out “ghost” employees in public service
  • Granger outlines development agenda for Region 7
  • M&CC – Georgetown to demolish city’s dilapidated buildings
  • Citizens often fail to give evidence against rogue cops
  • Inquiry launched into collapse of mining pits
  • Sports

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Bartica to become town in 10 months – President David Granger

Bartica to become town in 10 months

Sunday, 21 June 2015 21:06 – Written by 

President David Granger as he addressed the gathering at the Bartica Secondary (GINA photo)

President David Granger as he addressed the gathering at the Bartica Secondary (GINA photo)

The date set by President David Granger is April 23, 2016.

He made the announcement on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at a public meeting held at the Bartica Secondary School. “I made a promise when I was campaigning and I promised that Bartica will become a town before the 26 May, 2016, the 50th Independence anniversary, in fact Bartica will be a town on the 23rd  April 2016.”  Continue reading

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 04 JUNE 2015

Demerara WavesGUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 04 JUNE 2015

  • Guyana-China Business Council members looking forward to working with new Government – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1QuOzb1
  • Security Minister tells illegal gun holders to gear for amnesty; seeks technocrat in granting licenses – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1M8LOLg
  •  Stick to your word to fix UG; send home Vice Chancellor– unions tell Education Minister – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1dQoyqP
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Canadian company to begin gold production in Guyana mid-year

Canadian company on track to begin gold production in Guyana mid-year

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Guyana Goldfields Inc. (GGI) – production facility almost complete

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday May 28, 2015 – Guyana Goldfields Inc. (GGI), a Canadian based company focused on the exploration and development of gold deposits in Guyana, says it’s on track to begin production mid-year.

The company expects to produce between 30,000 ounces to 50,000 ounces of gold this year and approximately 120,000 ounces to 140,000 ounces of gold in 2016.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 10 May 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 10 May 2015

  • Decision 2015: Granger Votes [11 May 2015]
  • Ramotar makes final pitch to supporters
  • Final rally held as the Unity train throttles full speed ahead
  • Strong impression Ms Nageer on Elections 
  • Diamonds are forever
  • Early Departure for President Jimmy Carter

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Decision 2015: Granger Votes [11 May 2015]

Posted: 11 May 2015 05:01 AM PDT

Ramotar makes final pitch to supporters

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